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Pirates shell Lincecum, win 13-2

By Alex Pavlovic, San Jose Mercury News – PITTSBURGH—There would be no positive end to Tim Lincecum’s nightmare first half, no signs that his old form will return as the…

White Sox lead AL Central but have lots of work to do

By Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The White Sox maintained their three-game lead in the American League Central despite a wacky 11-9 loss Sunday to the Blue Jays…

Cubs rout Mets to head into All-Star break on positive note

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – NEW YORK — The Cubs may be the only team in baseball that could finish 19 games below .500 at the All-Star break and…

Federer wins 7th Wimbledon title, and a nation weeps

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer sweetly made delicate volleys drop as if it was no trouble at all. He ferociously aimed his one-handed…

Bombings in Afghanistan kill dozens, including 6 U.S. troops

By Laura King and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — In what was an extraordinarily violent day even by Afghan standards, separate bombings on Sunday killed eight…

Spray painters out on city streets, hit Globe

Spray painters out on city streets, hit Globe

MASON CITY – Around 11:30 am, Sunday, the Mason City Police Department reported graffiti on one of the Globe Gazette walls. The west wall that faces the alley did have…

Best Buy to lay off 2,400 workers, including some Geek Squad

Best Buy to lay off 2,400 workers, including some Geek Squad

By Laura Hautala, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The heart of Best Buy’s customer service model took a blow Friday when the company said it was laying off…

Anderson Silva comes back for second-round TKO

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — Anderson Silva again turned strife into conquest in the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon Saturday in a repeat victory over tough…

Lynx loses third game in a row

By Roman Augustoviz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — On Saturday night, the Lynx reached the midpoint of their once-historic WNBA season with tears. Guard Candice Wiggins was openly weeping…

USS Iowa opens to public at L.A. port

USS Iowa opens to public at L.A. port

By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The fearsome guns of the USS Iowa protected FDR from torpedo attacks and helped destroy the Japanese military in World…

How to test for DNS Changer Malware

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As many as 64,000 Americans’ computers may still be infected by malware that will cause them to lose Internet service…

Jobs report brings strong responses from Iowa congressmen, challengers

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – President Obama played down a worse-than-expected June jobs report, calling it a “step in the right direction” at a campaign stop in Ohio. Iowa…

Heat relief is on way for East, Midwest as high temps shift west

By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Relief appears to be in sight for much of the United States suffering through a record-breaking heat wave that…

Youth Center celebrates 14 years of serving the community

Youth Center celebrates 14 years of serving the community

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Regan Banks is pretty proud of his accomplishments in building the North Iowa Youth Center (NIYC) over the years. Banks and lots of…

Op-ed: Fair lineup looks weak (by Peter Children)

Its that time of year again when the fair board puts on their dog and pony show. They will lose money as always with beer leading the way.  You’d think…

Audit reveals University of Iowa made 338 overpayments totaling $645,741 during 2010-11

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – The University of Iowa incorrectly made 338 payroll overpayments to employees totaling $645,741 during 2010-11, an increase of $73,441 in overpayments from the prior year,…

Emmy wish list crowded with newcomers

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times – The Emmy nominations come out July 19, and, as usual, there will be plenty of snarling outrage over all the snubs and flubs made…

Supporters of man on trial for priest beating call on DA to prosecute priest for perjury

By Tracey Kaplan, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — For weeks as the priest-beating trial unfolded, it was the victim’s name that was dragged through the mud.…

Phones, video point to premeditated killing of alleged pimp, San Francisco DA says

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — When Lupe Mercado and Barry Gilton were arrested last month in the slaying of their daughter’s alleged pimp,…

California inmate was innocent in fatal arson case, judge rules

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has ruled that a Modesto, Calif., man convicted of setting a fire that killed his tenant and…

Tim McGraw: Put me in, coach

By Jon Bream, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Tim McGraw and baseball go together like Johnny and June, Willie and weed, three chords and the truth. The country superstar’s dad,…

Sanitary sewer work continues in Mason City starting on Monday

Sanitary sewer work continues in Mason City starting on Monday

MASON CITY – Sanitary sewer work continues in Mason City starting on Monday, July 9th on South Federal Avenue. Phase 1 of the 2012 Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project was completed…

Minnesota Twins at midseason: Halfway home but fully buried

Minnesota Twins at midseason: Halfway home but fully buried

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – DETROIT — The Twins hit the midway point of the 2012 season on their best roll of the season, winners of five straight…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Connie Ogle, McClatchy Newspapers – ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (PG) You have to say this for the fourth film in this animated franchise: At least it’s not afraid of being…

Wright-designed ‘man cave’ in need of repairs

Orlan Love, CR Gazette – QUASQUETON — Lowell Walter had a man cave at least 50 years before the expression came into vogue. No big flat-screen TV, sports memorabilia or…

Minnesota Wild face suddenly lofty standards

Minnesota Wild face suddenly lofty standards

Ben Goessling, Pioneer Press, St. Paul – After the biggest day of his tenure as the Wild’s general manager, Chuck Fletcher awoke on Thursday, July 5, with more radio interviews to…

Many small banks still struggle to repay TARP

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Nearly four years after Washington bailed out Wall Street, small banks have yet to repay $11 billion of taxpayer money.…

The Week Ahead: A closer look at JPMorgan’s loss

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – Superstition holds Friday the 13th as an unlucky day. But it’s not triskaidekaphobia that threatens banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. On Friday, JPMorgan…

Q&A: A dealer’s view of 47 years in the auto industry

By Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — Russ Darrow started in the car business with a single Chrysler dealership 47 years ago. Since then, his business has grown…

Tribes push to open off-reservation casinos — and face stiff resistance

Tribes push to open off-reservation casinos — and face stiff resistance

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — After buying a new chunk of land 50 miles north of San Francisco, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria just broke ground…

Fort Hood shooting suspect’s lawyers question jury selection

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — Attorneys for the Army psychiatrist charged in connection with the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood questioned the jury screening process…

3 charged in S. C. recycling plant fire

McClatchy Newspapers – CAYCE, S.C. — The manager and owners of the Cayce, S.C., recycling operation that burned for several days have been arrested and charged with unlawful burning, according to…

Shell may be ready for the Arctic, but its oil spill barge isn’t

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — A unique ice-class barge designed to clean up any oil spills that might result from Shell Alaska’s upcoming operations in the…

Friends praise driver who died after steering runaway truck through crowd

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — Neither his friends nor his parents are surprised by what Christopher Burgess did when sitting behind the wheel of his…

Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter abruptly hits eject button

By Todd Spangler and Dawson Bell, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter abruptly resigned his office Friday afternoon, ending a decade of service in Congress after…

Naked carjacker tale: Crash car, strip, steal car, crash car …

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – Justice is blind, and that’s good, or she might be embarrassed by the case of a Phoenix-area man who stripped naked during a…

Analysis: Obama and Romney, the generic candidates

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — What if instead of Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama, the presidential race were No Name Republican versus No Name Democrat? In his…

A familiar music biz tune: Album sales down, digital tracks up

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — New albums from superstar artists Justin Bieber, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Nicki Minaj haven’t helped the music business get back in…

Mason City man arrested on felony OWI charge

Mason City man arrested on felony OWI charge

MASON CITY – Shortly before 10:30pm Thursday, July 5th, members of the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department made traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue North…

Team USA roster getting smaller and smaller

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — This all started back in April, when LaMarcus Aldridge’s right hip stopped cooperating. It was a non-issue for USA Basketball, which…

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