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On eve of Egypt runoff election, revolution feels all but dead

On eve of Egypt runoff election, revolution feels all but dead

By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers – CAIRO — In the hours before Egyptians head to the polls in a runoff presidential election, the revolutionaries whose movement prompted the vote…

Mexico cancels $2 billion resort planned for Baja

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY — Days before a global summit that will focus attention on Baja California, Mexico’s president on Friday canceled a mammoth development project…

When Heat gets down, LeBron has been stepping up

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — LeBron James arrived with several goals in mind in July 2010. Savior was not necessarily one of them. But during these NBA…

Thunder players won’t complain about controversial calls

By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — There is no need in worrying about any of the Oklahoma City Thunder players being fined by the NBA. For the most…

‘Dallas’ premieres big on TNT

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — TNT’s reboot of “Dallas” struck oil. Its Wednesday premiere drew nearly 7 million viewers, making it the No. 1 scripted…

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Florida Alleging Violations of the National Voter Registration Act

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida and the Florida Secretary of State in his official capacity alleging…

Head to downtown Mason City this evening for food, fun and live music

Head to downtown Mason City this evening for food, fun and live music

MASON CITY – Tonight in downtown Mason City is the first Friday Night Live event of the season.  The event is organized by Main Street Mason City and sponsored by…

Obama to order immunity for young illegal immigrants

Obama to order immunity for young illegal immigrants

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered his administration to stop deporting young immigrants who came to the U.S. as young…

Austin, MN couple who allegedly chased, beat man both plead not guilty

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – An Austin couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they chased and beat up an Austin man who owed them money. Willister…

Miami builds 17-point lead, then staves off Thunder and evens the NBA Finals

Miami builds 17-point lead, then staves off Thunder and evens the NBA Finals

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had one thing to say as they attacked with abandon and thrust the Miami Heat…

Family’s four pit bulls face uncertain future

Family’s four pit bulls face uncertain future

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Sharrie Marvin of Mason City and her boyfriend, John Debates, are the owners of four pit bulls that face an uncertain future. Last…

Verbal domestic lands Thornton woman in jail

Verbal domestic lands Thornton woman in jail

THORNTON – Shortly before 7pm on Wednesday Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Deputies responded to a verbal domestic at 300 Larch Street in Thornton. As a result a resident of the…

Crystal Sugar workers to take new vote

Crystal Sugar workers to take new vote

Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – With American Crystal Sugar Co.’s lockout of 1,300 union employees in its 11th month and negotiation attempts going nowhere, workers will take another vote…

Mason City man arrested on felony drug charges

Mason City man arrested on felony drug charges

Mason City police arrested 28-year-old Tyrone Anthony Evans on an outstanding warrant shortly before 9:30pm Wednesday at his address listed in the incident report as 1620 South New Hampshire in…

Big weekend ahead for Iowa Democrats

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – It will be a big weekend for Iowa Democrats as they celebrate their Hall of Fame Dinner Friday night and then gather Saturday for…

Iowa State Patrol wants to name two Johnson County bridges for fallen officers

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – The Iowa State Patrol wants to name two interstate bridges in Johnson County after area troopers who died in the line of duty decades ago.…

Ed department may propose more time in school for some — not all — Iowa students

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – ANKENY — The Iowa Department of Education will likely propose extended school time for some — but not all — school children as it…

JandP Cycles open house June 23-24 expected to draw 25,000

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – ANAMOSA — More than 25,000 people — most of them arriving on motorcycles — are expected to converge on Eastern Iowa next Saturday and…

NASA chief visits SpaceX headquarters

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Just weeks after SpaceX became the first private company to visit the International Space Station, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden toured…

Mom gets 10 years for DUI crash that killed daughter, 14

By Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — A mother accused of crashing her car while driving drunk with her four children — fatally injuring her 14-year-old daughter…

Austin, MN man who allegedly stood off with police, threatened suicide pleads not guilty

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – An Austin man who allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at his chin while standing off with police pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower…

Joe Paterno leaves wife all his property, according to his will

Joe Paterno leaves wife all his property, according to his will

By Chris Rosenblum, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sue Paterno will inherit all of her late husband’s property, according to the will released by his family on Thursday.…

Witness says Sandusky was ‘nice’ at first, but then relationship escalated

By Mike Dawson and Matt Carroll, McClatchy Newspapers – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — One of the most recent alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky, and one of the youngest, was the last…

Prosecution rests in Sandusky trial

Prosecution rests in Sandusky trial

By Jeremy Roebuck and Michael Matza, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Prosecutors closed their case Thursday in the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse trial with testimony from a man who…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urges Mitt Romney to offer bold economic plan

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker, fresh from his victory in last week’s recall election, has been on something of a victory…

On bus tour, Mitt Romney looks to connect with Main Street

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – BOSTON — Mitt Romney will begin a bus tour of six swing states Friday, as the millionaire Republican presidential challenger and former business executive…

Obama, Romney battle it out in Ohio

By Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times – CINCINNATI — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney dueled Thursday from opposite ends of a state vital…

US targets financial abuse of elderly

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Federal regulators launched an investigation into the financial abuse of the elderly, citing a new report that advisors, planners, family members…

Stocks rally as investors hope for stimulus programs

Stocks rally as investors hope for stimulus programs

By Don Lee and Andrew Tangel, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Wall Street is betting that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are ready to roll out programs…

Egyptian court rulings seen as reversal of last year’s ‘revolution’

Egyptian court rulings seen as reversal of last year’s ‘revolution’

By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers – CAIRO — With a pair of court rulings, forces aligned with fallen former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak succeeded Thursday in reversing many of…

Coming weeks may prove crucial to world’s faltering economies

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is stumbling, the global economy is slowing and the next few weeks are likely to be crucial in…

Relay For Life Fundraiser Saturday in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS — Looking for a rockin’ good time for a great cause? Then plan on attending the Relay For Life fundraiser Saturday from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. at…

Obit: Jerome “Jerry” Sandberg, 85

Obit: Jerome “Jerry” Sandberg, 85

Jerome “Jerry” Sandberg, 85, of 601 E. South Street, Manly, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.  His wish was to be cremated.  A graveside service will…

Work Release Escape Notice: Darnell Lee

Work Release Escape Notice: Darnell Lee

NAME: Darnell Cameron Lee AGE: 21 SEX: Male FACILITY: Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility OFFENSE: Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury, Assault on Peace Officer SENTENCE: 6 Years COUNTY OF…

Police suspect captain organized tragic Haitian migrant trip

By Jacqueline Charles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Bahamian police said Thursday that the father of five children who perished at sea in Sunday’s Haitian boat tragedy was the organizer…

WikiLeaks founder Assange loses legal challenge to extradition

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Julian Assange, founder of a website that published classified U.S. documents, can be extradited to Sweden for questioning on allegations of…

Thome leads Phils over Twins, 6-1

Thome leads Phils over Twins, 6-1

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The exhaustive search for Jim Thome’s 607th home run ball proved fruitless Thursday night. Long after the Phillies’ 6-1 victory over…

Syria town of Haffah is deserted, charred after battle, U.N. says

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Deserted streets, scorched buildings, the stench of death — that was the now-familiar state of affairs that United Nations observers…

Mexico violence escalates as elections approach

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — With presidential and local elections slightly more than two weeks away, violence — some of it political, some of it…

Romney supporters in Iowa just fine with ‘doing fine’

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Republicans continued their efforts to spin a Barack Obama gaffe into Mitt Romney gold Thursday, with Iowa businessmen calling the president “detached” and “out-of-touch”…

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