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Augusta, home of the Masters golf tournament, admits first women

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – A decade after former Augusta National Golf Club chairman Hootie Johnson swore that the home of the Masters golf tournament would not admit…

Neighbors gather for food, fun, and introductions

Neighbors gather for food, fun, and introductions

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Mason City held its annual block party weekend again this year, and the folks in the Georgia Hanford neighborhood got together in the…

Branstad appoints Joel Dalrymple and Gregg Rosenbladt District Court Judges

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad on Friday appointed Joel Dalrymple as judge to the 2A Judicial District. He also appointed Gregg Rosenbladt as judge to the 1B Judicial District. Dalrymple,…

“Rock the Block” a positive, fun event for north end

“Rock the Block” a positive, fun event for north end

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Something positive was happening on the north side of Mason City Saturday afternoon. There was a big event called Rock…

City Engineer: 10th Street NW trees will not be removed

City Engineer: 10th Street NW trees will not be removed

MASON CITY – Marked trees on 10th Street NW are safe at this time. City Engineer Mark Rahm confirmed today that no trees are scheduled to be removed on 10th…

First Annual Mason City “Olympics” Scheduled for August 24 and 25, 2012

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District head coaches and athletic staff are sponsoring the first ever Mason City “Olympics” on Friday, August 24 and Saturday August 25,…

Chicago bank robber apprehended in Toledo

Rosemary R. Sobol, Chicago Tribune – A man suspected in the July robbery of a Hickory Hills bank was arrested in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend after being spotted by people…

Obama: Congress Should Back Plan to Hire Teachers

Obama: Congress Should Back Plan to Hire Teachers

With students starting to head back to school, President Obama used this week’s address to discuss the critical role that education plays in America’s future. Nothing is more important to…

Obama Administration Announces Four Surface Transportation Projects to Be Expedited

Obama Administration Announces Four Surface Transportation Projects to Be Expedited

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as part of his We Can’t Wait initiative, President Obama announced that four nationally and regionally significant surface transportation projects will be expedited to put Americans to work…

President wants to help homeowners re-finance their homes

President wants to help homeowners re-finance their homes

From http://www.whitehouse.gov/refi: President Obama wants to help millions of responsible homeowners save hundreds of dollars each month by refinancing their mortgages. Why refinance? Today, home interest rates are at historic…

McCaskill: Up to Missouri if Akin stays in race

By Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday that her opponent, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, should not be driven from the…

Report: Giants’ Melky Cabrera schemed to avoid PED suspension

By Alex Pavlovic, San Jose Mercury News – SAN DIEGO — In a statement released after he was suspended for use of a banned substance, Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera said…

Twins’ Span struggles with neck injury

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – SEATTLE — The Minnesota Twins continue to play shorthanded with Denard Span nursing a sore neck, and there’s no end in sight. Span…

9/11 families press fight to contact other relatives of victims

By Patricia Alex, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – NEW YORK — Some families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, opposing a plan to…

Underdog Cole delivers knockout punch for Vikings’ defense

Underdog Cole delivers knockout punch for Vikings’ defense

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS —Audie Cole is a third-string middle linebacker and a second-string player on each of the Vikings’ special teams units. But he also…

Kanawha To Host Three World Record Attempts

Kanawha To Host Three World Record Attempts

Kanawha – The town of Kanawha will be in the spotlight on September 3, 2012 for three Guinness World Record attempts as part of their annual Kanawha Labor Day Festival.…

Ryan fought to bail out GM plant in Wisconsin district

Ryan fought to bail out GM plant in Wisconsin district

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – JANESVILLE, Wis. — In September 2008, as Wall Street was roiling with calamity, Rep. Paul D. Ryan was facing another looming disaster back…

Flight attendants approve American Airlines contract

By Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines flight attendants have approved the bankrupt carrier’s “last, best and final” contract offer, with 59.5 percent voting…

Chinese protesters trash Japanese products, businesses

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Angry Chinese youths on Sunday overturned cars and smashed shop windows in anti-Japanese protests across the country stemming from a long-standing…

Jurors in Drew Peterson trial are expected to ignore disallowed testimony

By Cynthia Dizikes and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Drew Peterson’s jury has a lot to forget about him and his ex-wife Kathleen Savio. There’s the bullet…

TNT renews Eric McCormack-led drama ‘Perception’

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Eric McCormack’s second time on TNT seems to be the charm: The network has renewed the crime-solving drama “Perception,” in…

‘Expendables 2’ handily beats competition but falls short of projections

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “The Expendables 2” may have knocked out the competition at the box office this weekend, but it didn’t pack as…

10 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan

By Sajjad Malik – ISLAMABAD — At least 10 suspected militants were killed Sunday in two U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region along the Afghan border, security officials…

Assange asks US to stop ‘witch hunt against Wikileaks’

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — In his first public appearance since seeking diplomatic refuge, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday called on the U.S. to end…

Suspect charged in shooting of 4 outside Texas Wal-Mart

Suspect charged in shooting of 4 outside Texas Wal-Mart

By Farzad Mashhood, Austin American-Statesman – AUSTIN, Texas — Cedar Park, Texas, police said the suspect in an early Sunday morning shooting outside a Wal-Mart is Soloman Onwukaife, 18, who…

Afghanistan ‘insider’ attacks pose threat to West’s exit strategy

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — They’ve been cut down while working out in makeshift gyms, as they bedded down for the night in remote combat…

On The Money: Cutting auto insurance costs

By Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The route to a lower rate for car insurance may be a trip down the information highway. A number of websites offer a…

Scammers follow the money — all the way to seniors’ bank accounts

By Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Downers Grove, Ill., retiree Robert Govenat was on the computer every day, watching prices of his stocks go down. It was November…

Ask the Experts: Don’t gamble funds earmarked for mortgage

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – Where’s the best place to park money to pay off a mortgage? Should elderly parents cancel their credit cards? This week, those questions…

Bloodshed persists in Syria on Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr

Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — In the Syrian town of Talbieseh on Sunday, residents celebrated the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan on a tank as they cried…

Top U.S. general arrives for talks hours after another American ‘insider’ death

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — With the tempo of “insider” shootings accelerating, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived in Kabul for talks…

Director Tony Scott jumps to his death

Director Tony Scott jumps to his death

By Andrew Blankstein and John Horn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Top Gun” director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles’…

Mariners complete sweep of Twins

Mariners complete sweep of Twins

By Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — There was a lot more for the Seattle Mariners to lose in this current stretch of home games than there was…

Stats, lineups, impressions from Iowa scrimmage No. 2

Stats, lineups, impressions from Iowa scrimmage No. 2

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Stats mean a little more today because it was a full-on scrimmage. Obviously, running back Barkley Hill’s leg injury is a huge…

Pirates beat Cards in 19 innings

Pirates beat Cards in 19 innings

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Whether it was the galling lack of offense or a misplayed bunt, the zero-for-15 afternoon from two All-Stars or the…

Eli Manning lets others make noise as he quietly works to get even better

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – ALBANY, N.Y. — Boring Eli Manning has nothing much new to say. Manning’s pulse never seems to quicken, no matter what he’s asked.…

Racing for a Cure held at the I-35 Speedway Sunday Night

Racing for a Cure held at the I-35 Speedway Sunday Night

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Last week the races at the North Iowa Events Center was canceled due to rain, so Racing for a Cure…

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of…

Rape remark by GOP Senate candidate in Missouri sets off an uproar

By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times – The Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri on Sunday advanced the theory that the female reproductive system can shut down…

Rock Falls celebrates its annual Fun Days

Rock Falls celebrates its annual Fun Days

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls Fun Days is the biggest annual event celebrated in the small town just a few miles northeast of…

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