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Romney clinches GOP nomination, focuses ahead

Romney clinches GOP nomination, focuses ahead

By Paul West and Seema Mehta, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In a footnote to the long and often caustic Republican primary contest, Mitt Romney surpassed the number of delegates…

Video footage provides new details in horrific Miami attack

By David Ovalle, Scott Hiaasen and Diana Moskovitz, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Rudy Eugene walked naked alongside the MacArthur Causeway before pouncing on a homeless man he found dozing in…

Face-eating case puzzles friends of attacker, police

By Elinor J. Brecher and Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Ronald Poppo had a hard-knock life on the streets. A homeless drinker who had been shot once and arrested…

Serena Williams loses in first round of French Open

By Bill Scott – PARIS — Title favorite Serena Williams suffered her first career loss in the first round of a Grand Slam as she went down Tuesday to Virginie…

LeBron, Wade ready for physical Celtics response

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — Now comes the inevitable pushback from the team that is behind. It is practically a playoff formality. So a day after Boston Celtics…

Samardzija and relievers tough when it counts in Cubs’ win

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The pressure was on Jeff Samardzija on Tuesday at Wrigley Field after fans were given bobblehead dolls in his image as they entered…

Former Ackley doctor surrenders medical license

Gary E. Lawrence, M.D., a 68-year-old physician who formerly practiced family medicine in Ackley, Iowa, entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine on April 19, 2012.…

ISU’s Hoiberg agrees to right year contract

ISU’s Hoiberg agrees to right year contract

AMES, Iowa – Fred Hoiberg, who shared Big 12 Coach-of-the-Year honors last season, is now positioned to gain additional accolades going forward as the Cyclone men’s basketball coach after agreeing…

Gesell named Parade High School All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa incoming men’s basketball recruit Mike Gesell has been named to the 2012 Parade Magazine High School Boys Basketball All-America team. The list includes…

FBI Launches New Version of Child ID App for Android Phones to Mark National Missing Children’s Day

Friday, May 25 marked National Missing Children’s Day in the United States. In honor of that observance, the FBI has released a new version of its popular Child ID App…

Skilled trades among hardest jobs to fill, study finds

By John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — A persistent dilemma of the Midwest industrial economy resurfaced in a new study showing that skilled trades such as welders and…

Chrysler to discontinue Town & Country minivan

By Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Chrysler Group LLC, the inventor of the minivan, plans to discontinue the Chrysler Town & Country minivan and keep the Dodge…

New video game releases

McClatchy Newspapers – The following games are among those scheduled for release this week, according to Gamestop.com: May 29: Resistance: Burning Skies (PS Vita, rated M) Max Payne 3 (PC,…

Anthony Bourdain to join CNN in 2013

By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting chef and food pontificator, is joining CNN as a host and commentator on the things…

Robbery of TCF Bank Branch in Twins Cities today

On May 25, 2012, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the TCF Bank branch located at 1186 W. Broadway Street in Forest Lake, Minnesota. The robber approached…

Wisconsin man found guilty for participating in international criminal network organized to sexually exploit children

WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin man was found guilty yesterday in the Western District of Louisiana for his participation in an international criminal network, known as Dreamboard, dedicated to the sexual…

Man sentenced to 20 years on child pornography charges

FRESNO, Calif. — A Delano man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison on federal child pornography charges stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)…

ICE deports former Bosnian-Serb police commander tied to Srebrenica genocide

LAS VEGAS – A former Bosnian-Serb police commander wanted in his native country for genocide and atrocities against thousands of Bosnian Muslims was deported Wednesday, capping a successful effort by…

Final Defendant Sentenced for Role in International Conspiracy Involving the Forced Labor of Eastern European Women in Detroit-area Exotic Dance Clubs

Veniamin Gonikman, 56, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Ukraine, was sentenced today in federal court for his role in an international conspiracy to compel Eastern European women to work…

Mid-America Pipeline Company and Enterprise Products Operating to Pay $1 Million for Spills in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska

WASHINGTON – Mid-America Pipeline Company LLC (MAPCO), and Enterprise Products Operating LLC, of Houston, have agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $1 million to the United States…

Romney claims economy recovering ‘in spite of’ Obama

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – CRAIG, Colo. — Campaigning in coal country, Mitt Romney argued Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administration is hostile to business in general and…

Hampton Councilman pleads guilty to harassment charge

Hampton Councilman pleads guilty to harassment charge

HAMPTON, IOWA – The Hampton Police Department charged 36-year-old Ryan Stock of Hampton with 3rd degree harassment (708.7(4)) on May 24, 2012. The charge was filed after an alleged incident…

Fatal accident Monday claims life of Humboldt man

Fatal accident Monday claims life of Humboldt man

HUMBOLDT – A fatal accident took the life of a Humboldt man Monday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, at 5:30 PM Monday on Highway 3 about 4 miles…

How to find health insurance on your own

By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times – If you’re self-employed, unemployed or work for a company that doesn’t offer medical coverage, you may have to find your own insurance.…

Ask the Experts: Where to get safe return on idle cash

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – This week marks the last call by our current trio of “Ask the Experts” contributors. Here with some closing advice are Davis, Calif., certified…

Fatal collision raises new concerns about Chinese automaker BYD

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — The Warren Buffet-backed Chinese carmaker BYD Co. defended the safety of its e6 electric car Tuesday after the vehicle was involved…

NATO says al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Afghanistan killed in air strike

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — U.S.-led coalition troops battling Afghan Taliban insurgents have killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command in Afghanistan in an air strike in the country’s…

Death toll in Italy earthquake rises to 13

By Peter Mayer – ROME — Italian rescue workers said Tuesday that the death toll from a magnitude-5.8 earthquake in a northern region that was hit by a powerful tremor…

Supervisors award B-20 reconstruction contract

Supervisors award B-20 reconstruction contract

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Supervisors awarded a contract to Heartland Asphalt for a B-20 reconstruction project. The 3-mile stretch of road is from Balsam…

Nine NIACC golf athletes named Academic All-Region

Nine NIACC golf athletes named Academic All-Region

MASON CITY, Iowa – Nine NIACC golfers were named Academic All-Region athletes for the 2011-2012 season, with two men and two women earning top honors. Chris Hall (Fr., Mason City,…

Op-ed: Eric pulled the plug on his failing agenda (by Peter Children)

Word has come from deep inside Five East that Eric has laid down an executive dictum to pull the plug on his failed initiatives; those that were conjured up at…

Syrian diplomats being expelled across Europe, elsewhere

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Governments in Europe and elsewhere announced Tuesday that they were expelling top Syrian diplomats in a coordinated response to the killings…

Mason City man faces felony drunk driving charge

Mason City man faces felony drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – An MCPD incident report shows shortly before 1:45 am Monday morning Mason City police officers made a traffic contact for a traffic violation. Officers stopped a vehicle…

Study traces origins of monogamous coupling

By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The roots of the modern family — monogamous coupling — lie somewhere in our distant evolutionary past, but scientists disagree on…

Pope ‘hurt’ by arrest of butler in case of stolen documents

By Peter Mayer – VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has been left “hurt” by the arrest last week of his butler on charges of stealing papal documents, the pontiff’s…

Bonds wants coaching role with Giants

By Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — At peace with a legal process that left him, in his words, “a convicted felon,” all-time home run leader Barry…

U.S. volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon doesn’t like to look back

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The question makes Hugh McCutcheon pause. He knew it was coming but, still, he takes a deep breath. “Yeah,” he says.…

A’s come up short vs. Twins

A’s come up short vs. Twins

By Joe Stiglich, Contra Costa Times – MINNEAPOLIS — At least the A’s changed the script Monday. This time they actually provided some offense, and with it, hope. All it amounted…