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Twins lose to Indians in 10 innings

Twins lose to Indians in 10 innings

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CLEVELAND — The Baltimore Orioles have rattled off a remarkable streak, winning 15 consecutive extra-inning games, including two this week in Seattle while most…

Iowa woman suing UIHC after husband jumps to his death

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – The wife of a North Liberty man who died in July 2009 after jumping off a parking ramp at the University of Iowa Hospitals and…

Fighting erupts in north-central Syria after border-post capture

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Fierce clashes were reported Thursday in an area of north-central Syria where anti-government rebels earlier seized a border post across…

Plymouth woman arrested a second time for embezzlement

Plymouth woman arrested a second time for embezzlement

MASON CITY – A Plymouth woman was arrested Thursday on charges of 1st degree theft. Julie Ann Fingalsen, 42, was allegedly involved in an embezzlement scheme at Dr. Michael Heston’s…

Crumbling building to be protected by barricades

Crumbling building to be protected by barricades

MASON CITY – A crumbling building on South Federal Avenue in Mason City may be a safety hazard and city officials are acting Thursday to correct the situation. An NIT…

Where was Jean Marinos Tuesday night?

Where was Jean Marinos Tuesday night?

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – As City Council member Jean Marinos was again absent from another council  meeting, City Hall is being tight-lipped on her whereabouts that evening. Knowing of…

Hickey says 12th Street bridge work only a “band-aid”

Hickey says 12th Street bridge work only a “band-aid”

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A repair project on the 12th Street NW overpass has wrapped up but City Councilman Travis Hickey isn’t satisfied with the results. “I’ve…

Twins turn back Indians

Twins turn back Indians

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CLEVELAND — In his 18th major league start, Twins righthander Liam Hendriks finally notched his first major league victory Wednesday night, yielding just…

What’s next for 49ers’ Moss

By Mark Craig and Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Randy Moss is 35 years old and the fourth-leading receiver on his team, but Vikings coach Leslie Frazier…

Thursday’s NFL pick: Panthers vs. Giants

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – N.Y. GIANTS (1-1) AT CAROLINA (1-1) TV: NFL Network, 8:15 EDT. Line: Giants by 1. Over/under: 51 Sam Farmer’s pick: With Hakeem Nicks…

Manager says Cubs will spend some to fill holes; Cubs lose in 11 innings

Manager says Cubs will spend some to fill holes; Cubs lose in 11 innings

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Dale Sveum said before Wednesday night’s 11-inning 6-5 loss to the Reds that the Cubs would spend money to make improvements this…

Lynn adds another win to revival as Cards blank Astros, 5-0

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS—How many of the National League’s top five pitchers in victories this season have spent nearly three weeks exiled to the bullpen?…

VIDEO: Mason City Council open forum

VIDEO: Mason City Council open forum

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council allows the public to address the council and mayor on agenda items only during the open forum portion of its regular meetings.  Citizens…

Lindsay Lohan arrested in New York City

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Actress Lindsay Lohan was back in the spotlight Wednesday following her arrest outside a New York nightspot on suspicion of…

Romney’s ‘47 percent’ presents challenge for Republican candidates

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Republicans are having a hard time handling the fallout from a videotape that showed Mitt Romney declaring that 47 percent of…

Campaigns’ debate of redistribution of wealth fuels parties’ biggest divide

Campaigns’ debate of redistribution of wealth fuels parties’ biggest divide

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney moved Wednesday to broaden the presidential campaign into a debate over the redistribution of wealth from one group to another,…

Seafood industry hauling in record numbers, according to report

Seafood industry hauling in record numbers, according to report

By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — U.S. commercial fishermen landed record amounts of fish last year, including in the Gulf of Mexico, where fisheries appear to have partially…

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi receives Congressional Gold Medal, meets with Obama

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi receives Congressional Gold Medal, meets with Obama

By Kathleen Hennessey and Danielle Ryan, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Myanmar’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, met privately with President Barack Obama after accepting Congress’ highest honor…

2 step down in wake of blistering report on Fast and Furious operation

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A gun-trafficking investigation on the Southwest border that went awry was a “significant danger to public safety,” according to an…

Chick-fil-A vows to stop donating to anti-gay groups

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Chick-fil-A will no longer donate money to anti-gay groups or discuss hot-button political issues after an executive’s controversial comments this summer landed…

US official calls Benghazi consulate assault ‘terrorist attack’

By Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that last week’s assault on the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi that…

Mitt Romney: ‘My campaign is about the 100 percent’

Mitt Romney: ‘My campaign is about the 100 percent’

By Marc Caputo and Patricia Mazzei, The Miami Herald – CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Mitt Romney had no time to warm up Wednesday night before he was asked onstage in…

‘Fatal Vision’ convict gets one more chance in court

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – WILMINGTON, N.C. — His ankles are shackled as he shuffles into the courtroom, looking older than his 68 years after half a lifetime…

US approves California bullet train construction

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Obama administration Wednesday gave the first formal regulatory approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s plan to construct a…

Romney tells Latinos Obama failed to deliver immigration reform

Romney tells Latinos Obama failed to deliver immigration reform

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Mitt Romney sought to assuage Latino voters Wednesday, downplaying positions he took on immigration during the GOP primaries, vowing…

Update on Mason City Airport

Update on Mason City Airport

MASON CITY – Mason City Municipal Airport Manager Pam Osgood gave an update of the facility to the Mason City Council on Tuesday evening. “A lot of activity going on…

World War II vet honored by Mason City Council

World War II vet honored by Mason City Council

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council awarded World War II vet Earl Opheim a Certificate of Recognition at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Opheim was a crew member of the…

Alaska game officials reject wolf-protection zone around Denali

Alaska game officials reject wolf-protection zone around Denali

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — The Alaska Board of Game has refused to consider a request to establish an emergency no-hunting zone for wolves on the…

New Cedar Rapids police chief likes enforcement cameras, license plate readers

Rick Smith, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – CEDAR RAPIDS — Newly hired Police Chief Wayne Jerman says he is “very keenly aware” of the technological tools that a police department…

Branstad: Threats and intimidation ‘don’t work with me’

Branstad: Threats and intimidation ‘don’t work with me’

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – URBANDALE – Gov. Terry Branstad attributes the successes he’s had as the state’s chief executive for nearly 18 years to tenacity, dogged determination and surrounding…

Brewers continue hot streak with 3-1 win over Pirates

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – PITTSBURGH — One TV in the Milwaukee Brewers’ clubhouse at PNC Park was tuned in to the Los Angeles Dodgers-Washington Nationals game late…

Colombian drug lord bust in Venezuela highlights renewed cooperation

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald – BOGOTA, Colombia — Just hours after Venezuelan police caught Colombia’s top drug lord, Daniel Barrera, at a border town payphone and with his…

Four plead guilty in prostitution sting, others set for trial

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – Four people charged in a large prostitution sting conducted in June pleaded guilty Wednesday in Linn County Associate District Court. In all, 37 people…

Faint galaxy sheds light on universe’s early years

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Hubble Space Telescope has detected light from a small galaxy emitted just 500 million years after the big bang,…

‘Trouble With the Curve’ shows Eastwood has lost his fastball

‘Trouble With the Curve’ shows Eastwood has lost his fastball

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – “Trouble With the Curve” is a baseball dramedy that telegraphs its pitches, an amiable, meandering character study whose big plot points hang there like…

Exciting Weekend Planned in Downtown Mason City

Exciting Weekend Planned in Downtown Mason City

From Main Street Mason City – This weekend Downtown Mason City will be alive with activity from Thursday Evening right through to Saturday Night. Market 124 will kick off the…

Online hiring systems frustrate applicants

By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though the Abingdon, Md., resident believed he was more than qualified for…

Experimental drug may help some autism cases

By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — An experimental drug can improve sociability in patients with fragile X syndrome and may be helpful as a treatment for…

NHL cancels preseason games for September

By Marc Narducci, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — The NHL on Wednesday canceled its preseason schedule through Sept. 30 because of the lockout. That means the Flyers will not…

ICE arrests local leader of Latin Kings gang

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The second-in-command of the Latin Kings gang in Bryan, Texas, was arrested by fugitive operations officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal…

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