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Twins edge Brewers in 15 innings

Twins edge Brewers in 15 innings

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — After four hours and 50 minutes of baseball Sunday, the Twins finally found something Ben Revere couldn’t catch. The right fielder made…

Closing charge puts Heat up 2-1 over Thunder in NBA Finals

Closing charge puts Heat up 2-1 over Thunder in NBA Finals

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — The dream of a first-ever Miami Heat homecourt championship celebration remains alive. The question is whether the hometown crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena has…

Mike Kern: Tiger’s Sunday at U.S. Open a disaster

By Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News – SAN FRANCISCO — This is all you needed to know about the Tiger Woods U.S. Open experience Sunday afternoon at the Olympic Club: By…

Cardinals get signals crossed in loss to Royals

Cardinals get signals crossed in loss to Royals

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — The chock-full box score will show the loss officially was the result of Yuniesky Betancourt’s home run in the 15th inning,…

Webb Simpson storms back to capture U.S. Open title

Webb Simpson storms back to capture U.S. Open title

By Jeff Shain, The Orlando Sentinel – SAN FRANCISCO — The Olympic Club struck again Sunday, delivering Webb Simpson the 112th U.S. Open championship with a sterling come-from-behind finish that overtook…

Penn State works to maintain profitable program in face of Sandusky scandal

By Frank Fitzpatrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — From a Lasch Building balcony Thursday evening, the sunset views were spectacular. Beyond Penn State’s meticulously maintained, walled-in football compound,…

Minnesota’s reputation as electoral battleground state appears to be waning

Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – In a sign that the presidential race is heating up, Mitt Romney is on his most intensive campaign swing since locking up…

New strategy targets tax breaks for green energy

Jim Spencer and David Shaffer, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – WASHINGTON – If you can’t beat Big Oil, join ’em. That’s part of a pragmatic new green energy strategy that seeks…

Mitt Romney predicts he will end Democratic Pa. winning streak

Karen Langley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – CORNWALL, PA. — Mitt Romney sounded confident on Saturday as he told Pennsylvania supporters, his Republican Party leaders among them, that he will break the…

Iowa man detained after high-speed vehicle chase

William Smith, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – SALEM – A Washington, Iowa, man led police on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph early Saturday.…

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating in LA in 1991 sparked riots, dead at 47

The Miami Herald – Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on videotape and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was…

Mason City man allegedly starts house on fire, may have thrown dog in

Mason City man allegedly starts house on fire, may have thrown dog in

MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire early Sunday morning. At 3:29 a.m., firefighters were at 30 15th Street NE.  The…

Paul delegates bring tension to Iowa GOP convention

Paul delegates bring tension to Iowa GOP convention

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Unity was the theme of the Republican Party of Iowa convention, but there were undercurrents of tension and takeover. “We all want to defeat…

U.N. observer team suspends work in Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The United Nations’ decision to suspend its observer mission in Syria could increase pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to…

Chowchilla kidnapper of busload of children to be freed

By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Thirty-six years ago, three men kidnapped a bus full of schoolchildren for ransom before entombing them in a San Joaquin…

Samardzija and Cubs fall just short against Red Sox

Samardzija and Cubs fall just short against Red Sox

By Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Cubs know what they have in Jeff Samardzija — a possible franchise pitcher — and they’re taking no chances of…

After 50 Years, the U.S. Marshals Remain Diligent in Hunt for Renowned Alcatraz Escapees

After 50 Years, the U.S. Marshals Remain Diligent in Hunt for Renowned Alcatraz Escapees

WASHINGTON – Fifty years after their escape from U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz on June 11, 1962, the U.S. Marshals Service remains diligent in the manhunt for Frank Morris and brothers Clarence…

Camping Trip Ended for Registered Sex Offender by U.S. Marshals

Columbia, SC – Anthony Scott Ebersole, AKA: “Tony” was arrested by the U.S. Marshals at a camp ground in Crescent City, Florida late yesterday afternoon. Ebersole has been on the…

Multi Agency Collaboration Leads to 2 Arrests

Farmington, NM – On May 31, 2012 a State of New Mexico arrest warrant was issued for four subjects, Gabriel Alcon, Richard Winters, Vincent Montoya, Sarah Martinez. All subjects were…

Kephart’s Music closing its Mason City store

Kephart’s Music closing its Mason City store

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Kephart’s Music is closing its doors.  Saturday was the store’s last day, according to store employee Tim Hanson.  Some shoppers were informed of…

U.S. restarts competition for planes for Afghan air force, to Brazil’s consternation

By Vinod Sreeharsha, McClatchy Newspapers – BRASILIA, Brazil — After conducting an internal investigation, bringing in senior staff and briefing members of Congress, the U.S. Air Force expects this month…

Wall Street veteran to lead oversight of credit-ratings agencies

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Consumer advocacy groups voiced concern over the appointment Friday of a Wall Street veteran to be the chief overseer of credit-rating…

Ex-Goldman Sachs director found guilty in insider trading case

By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — The federal government took down the biggest Wall Streeter yet in its battle against insider trading: Rajat Gupta, a former…

‘That’s My Boy’: This is not your movie

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune – Even with 87.5 years to go, the 21st century may never see a stupider comedy than “That’s My Boy.” But let’s be positive, and…

Grassley Comments on Obama Decision to Halt Deportations and Issue Work Permits for Those in the Country Illegally

Grassley Comments on Obama Decision to Halt Deportations and Issue Work Permits for Those in the Country Illegally

Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, issued the following comment about the President’s announcement that the administration will halt deportation and allow the issuance…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (R): Here’s a side of the 16th president you won’t find in the Steven Spielberg biopic due at Christmas: During…

Depth not a worry in NBA draft

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — And with the second pick in the June 28th NBA draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select . . . Oh, right,…

Economy on a steady course despite job scare

Patrice Hill, The Washington Times – While Wall Street and Washington were obsessing over recent signs of softening in the job market and a flare-up of the European debt crisis,…

MN Ethanol profits slow to a drip

David Shaffer and Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – It’s been hard to brew profits at Minnesota ethanol plants. Three more Minnesota ethanol companies reported their quarterly earnings this week.…

ING agrees to forfeit $619 million

Jerry Seper, The Washington Times – Amsterdam-based ING Bank N.V. agreed Tuesday to forfeit $619 million to the Justice Department and the New York County District Attorney´s Office for conspiring…

China’s landmark space capsule launch puts it in company of U.S., Russia

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — It might not have been a giant step for mankind, but the launch Saturday of a piloted space capsule to dock…

Minneapolis Police Chief’s brother charged with attacking man in city park

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Paul J. Dolan, the brother of Minneapolis’ police chief and a convicted drug offender, was charged Friday with beating and threatening to kill a…

United States Penitentiary Inmate Found Guilty of Assaulting Bureau of Prisons Employees

DENVER—Following a two-day jury trial before U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello, Antoine J. Wallace, an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, was found guilty of three…

Ariel Hsing, 16, an elite athlete in a low-profile sport

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times – SAN JOSE, Calif. — The day begins around 7 a.m., at the back of the house, in a room outfitted with rows of…

U.S. men’s Olympic road racing team named for London

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Seven-time U.S. national time trial winner Dave Zabriskie and five-time Olympian George Hincapie were not named to the U.S. road…

Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Begins Monday, June 18

MASON CITY – The 2012 Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project will begin on Monday, June 18, 2012. Phase I of the project will begin on 5th Street NE (the westbound lanes…

Brewers defeat Twins, 6-2

Brewers defeat Twins, 6-2

June 16, 2012 – Minnesota Twins second baseman Jamey Carroll forces out the Milwaukee Brewers’ Cody Ransom at second base, and throws to first base to complete a double play…

Sheldon Ocker: Is steroid testing the reason for increase in no-hitters?

By Sheldon Ocker, Akron Beacon Journal – CLEVELAND — Five no-hitters, including a perfect game, before the middle of June? Have major-league hitters become complete wimps because they no longer…

Baseball rankings

By Larry Stone, The Seattle Times – Larry Stone’s MLB power rankings Last week’s rankings in parentheses Team 1       Nationals (1)   Do Nats’ really deserve the top spot? That’s a…

Ernie Els in striking distance of leaders in U.S. Open

By Marcus Thompson II, Contra Costa Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Moving day for Ernie Els didn’t start so well. But by the time he finished his third round at…

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