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Kings one win away from Stanley Cup

By Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are on the verge of making good on a 43-year-old IOU. Wayne Gretzky couldn’t bring the Stanley…

Thunder defeat Spurs to take 3-2 series lead

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – SAN ANTONIO — The Western Conference finals hit the reboot button Monday night, and little seemed to compute. Manu Ginobili was in the starting…

Giants complete sweep of Cubs

Giants complete sweep of Cubs

By Alex Pavlovic, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a friendly rivalry on the Giants pitching staff, one that comes to the forefront on the rare occasions that…

Heat may receive Game 5 boost from Chris Bosh

By Barry Jackson, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Facing a resilient, resurgent opponent with championship pedigree, the Heat hopes a return home and a possible return of Chris Bosh can deliver…

Lakers exercise Bynum’s option; now the intrigue starts

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers officially picked up Andrew Bynum’s $16.1 million option, a formality for a player who finally tapped into…

150 years late or not, Civil War hero may yet get Medal of Honor

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Alonzo H. Cushing is close to receiving the Medal of Honor, nearly 150 years after his heroic actions at Gettysburg. A little-noticed…

Supreme Court backs Secret Service arrest of man confronting Cheney

Supreme Court backs Secret Service arrest of man confronting Cheney

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opted for safety and security over free speech Monday, ruling Secret Service agents cannot be sued for arresting…

MCFD and MCPD respond to house fire on city’s north end Monday evening

MCFD and MCPD respond to house fire on city’s north end Monday evening

MASON CITY – At approximately 5:43 PM Monday evening, the Mason City Fire Department was dispatched to 610 11th St NE. The resident made the call and informed that everybody…

Nicki Minaj pulls out of gig after host insults her single

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — At best, it’s counterintuitive to insult your headliner right before he or she takes the stage, and probably just…

Jos. A. Bank’s perpetual ‘sale’ is no sale at all, lawsuit says

By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Two customers of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Hampstead, Md.-based men’s apparel chain, accusing…

Massachusetts Democrats visit Iowa, rip Romney record

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Cory Atkins hates it when Republicans don’t act like Republicans, so the Democratic Massachusetts state representative was disappointed when Gov. Mitt Romney failed to…

Mason City woman arrested Monday for driving violation

Mason City woman arrested Monday for driving violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested Monday morning on a warrant for driving under suspension (321.218). According to online records, Alyssa Klemm, 19, was picked up twice…

MCPD investigate rash of home invasions Monday morning

MCPD investigate rash of home invasions Monday morning

MASON CITY – Early Monday morning, the Mason City Police Department fielded reports of home invasions in the city. The department said today that starting in the early morning hours,…

Lake council meeting Monday night

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Council meets Monday night at 6:30. On the agenda is discussion of the North Shore Drive Streetscape project.  Plans for the project will be…

Grassley: Unwrapping Debts and Diplomas

Grassley: Unwrapping Debts and Diplomas

From Sen. Charles Grassley- New graduates have good reason to celebrate their academic achievements.  After all, on average, a college degree remains a good indicator for boosting one’s lifetime earning…

Bash on the Farm gears up for new Forest City location

Austin Daily Herald, Minn. FOREST CITY, Iowa — More than 50 artists will rock the farm at the annual, family friendly Christian music festival known as Bash on the Farm…

BRIEF: Iowa man arrested for check theft, forgery

The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn. – ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — The Lyon County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 48-year-old male for allegedly forging signatures and cashing checks in the…

Heat fall 93-91 to Celtics in OT, East final now tied 2-2

Heat fall 93-91 to Celtics in OT, East final now tied 2-2

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – BOSTON— This NBA series is tied 2-2. Who has the advantage now becomes the question: The Miami Heat with two of the final three…

Spurs will try to find way to contain Thunder’s big men

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – Merely a handful of days ago, pundits and fans eagerly debated whether the San Antonio Spurs would go undefeated in the playoffs. Their…

Summer reading program offers diverse learning opportunities

Summer reading program offers diverse learning opportunities

MASON CITY – Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as Mason City Public Library presents “Dream Big…READ”, Own the Night” and “Between the Covers” during their…

Rural phone companies could be losers under new rules

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – A  federal revamp of telecommunications access programs is threatening the status quo of Iowa’s small, independent telecommunications companies. And the effects could force some of…

Study ranks grade level of congressional speaking skills

Terry Coyle, CR Gazette – Rep. Dave Loebsack and Sen. Tom Harkin may be at opposite ends of Iowa’s congressional delegation in a recent study on speaking skills, but they…

Zimmerman returns to Florida jail

Zimmerman returns to Florida jail

By David Breen and Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer who became the focus of national attention after he shot Trayvon Martin on…

TV picks for the week of June 4-10

By Dale Roe, Austin American-Statesman – —Monday “Hell’s Kitchen” 7 p.m., Fox: Season 10 begins with 18 cooks trying not to spoil the broth. “America’s Got Talent” 7 p.m., NBC:…

Potential story lines for Dolphins and HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

By Izzy Gould and Omar Kelly, Sun Sentinel – The emotional whiplash of the Miami Dolphins offseason continued last week when the franchise elected to open its doors to HBO’s documentary…

Republicans rooting for failure in economy, Obama campaign says

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Republicans are hoping the economy continues to struggle so they can win the White House in November and should put those political…

Syria violence claims talented young filmmaker

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Alexandra Sandels and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — He was an adventurer and artist, with an easy smile and a passion for travel and…

At least 150 reported dead in Nigerian plane crash

By Franca Gbabo and Shabtai Gold – ABUJA, Nigeria — A domestic passenger plane on Sunday crashed into a populated area of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, killing at least 150…

Chicago pastor to start coast-to-coast walk on Tuesday

By Becky Schlikerman, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Rev. Corey Brooks on Sunday likened his battle against urban violence to the battle of David slaying the giant, Goliath. Brooks on…

Former McDonald’s CEO gives $40 million to his alma mater

By Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Michael Quinlan was 18 years old, a broke college student at Loyola University Chicago, when a fraternity brother suggested his mother might…

Death of man stunned by Florida police last year continues to mystify

By Arelis R. Hernandez, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Adam Johnson is one of seven men who died after being shocked by stun guns wielded by Orange County law…

Big Ten flexible on football playoff

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The pro-playoff crowd once branded the Big Ten the “axis of obstruction.” Now it’s the conference of compromise. The league got dragged…