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Thousands rally across U.S. to mark May Day

Thousands rally across U.S. to mark May Day

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) — Thousands of demonstrators from New York to Los Angeles Wednesday rallied to celebrate May Day and demand immigration reform. The traditional celebrations of the…

Chris Kelly of ’90s rap group ‘Kris Kross’ dies in Atlanta at age 34

ATLANTA, May 1 (UPI) — Rapper Chris Kelly of ’90s rap group “Kris Kross” was found lifeless in his Atlanta home and was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center, an…

NBA: Indiana 106, Atlanta 83

INDIANAPOLIS, May 1 (UPI) — David West and Paul George combined to make 18-of-24 from the field Wednesday in leading Indiana to a 106-83 decision over Atlanta. The Pacers took…

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 2

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 2

CHICAGO, May 1 (UPI) — Scott Feldman turned in the most outstanding performance of his nine-year career Wednesday in carrying the Chicago Cubs to a 6-2 win over San Diego.…

3 detained in marathon bombing investigation

3 detained in marathon bombing investigation

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) — Three college students detained in the Boston Marathon bombing investigations have been charged, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat…

Caterpillar workers turn down contract proposal

MILWAUKEE, May 1 (UPI) — United Steelworkers Local 1343 in Milwaukee said its members turned down a proposed contract with Caterpillar Inc. that would have frozen wages for six years.…

MLB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 2

MLB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 2

DETROIT, May 1 (UPI) — Pitcher Scott Diamond had a strong outing Wednesday, backed by two RBI each from Justin Morneau and Chris Parmelee in Minnesota’s 6-2 win over Detroit.…

Police: Man called 911 80 times seeking ‘Kool-Aid, burgers and weed’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 1 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a man accused of calling 911 about 80 times because he wanted “Kool-Aid, burgers and weed” brought…

MLB: St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 2

ST. LOUIS, May 1 (UPI) — Lance Lynn improved to 5-0 Wednesday while pitching the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Lynn gave up one…

Two NIACC athletes arrested in connection with theft

Two NIACC athletes arrested in connection with theft

MASON CITY – Two NIACC athletes were arrested on April 28th in connection with a theft at a local gas station. Mason City police were called to the Kum &…

Hezbollah pledge to aid Syria will widen war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 1 (UPI) — The pledge by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to stand by embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad points to an escalation in the Lebanese movement’s military…

Markets have an off day Wednesday

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) — U.S. stocks turned south Wednesday after a disappointing jobs report from Automatic Data Processing Inc. The payroll firm said the private sector added 119,000…

Kelsey Grammer a heavy in next ‘Transformers’ film

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) — U.S. actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer has signed on to play a villain in the next “Transformers” film starring Mark Wahlberg, Variety reported. The 58-year-old actor,…

NIACC faces Marshalltown Sunday in Region XI tournament

NIACC faces Marshalltown Sunday in Region XI tournament

FORT DODGE – The NIACC softball team plays Marshalltown Community College in the opening round of the Region XI tournament at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex at 1 p.m. Sunday…

Human Rights Commission to discuss elimination of Lionel Foster’s position as Director

Human Rights Commission to discuss elimination of Lionel Foster’s position as Director

MASON CITY – The Mason City Human Rights Commission will meet Thursday for its regular monthly meeting and deliberate on a number of issues pertaining to the future of the…

Op-ed: Bookmeyer, administrator, council “incompetent conspirators” (by Peter Children)

Housing Law Of those of you reading these words, how many of you believe that our total governing body… the mayor, the council, along with the most over paid city…

Wanted woman taken off the streets

Wanted woman taken off the streets

MASON CITY – A wanted woman was taken off Mason City streets by police on April 25th. A Mason City police officer stopped a vehicle at about 1:00 AM near…

Family says military contractor sent man’s body home without heart

HOUSTON, April 30 (UPI) — The family of an architect who died while working for a military contractor in Iraq says his heart was not shipped back to Texas with…

Sisters in alleged preschool child abuse enter not guilty pleas

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 30 (UPI) — Two sisters, facing child abuse charges for binding seven infants too tightly in blankets at a Livermore, Calif., day care center, pleaded not guilty…

Report: Policies shield school districts from tough choices

May 1 (UPI) — Education policies in several U.S. states shield school districts from making hard decisions related to falling enrollment and per-pupil funding, a report said. In the report,…

3 Ill. men who met in prison in Wis. sentenced in Ponzi scheme

CHICAGO, April 30 (UPI) — Three men who met in federal prison in Wisconsin have been sentenced for a Ponzi scheme they perpetrated after their release, federal authorities said Tuesday.…

Man cleared in acid attack in London

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) — One of the people arrested on suspicion of an acid attack in London has been cleared, police said. Police said no charges will be filed…

Ex-MLB player Mark Grace, serving a DUI sentence, called model inmate

PHOENIX, April 30 (UPI) — Ex-major league baseball player and announcer Mark Grace, serving time for DUI, was called a model prisoner by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office. “It…

Brother, 5, accidentally kills sister, 2, with child’s rifle

Brother, 5, accidentally kills sister, 2, with child’s rifle

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 1 (UPI) — A 2-year-old Kentucky girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother while he was playing with a .22-caliber rifle, state police…

Rebels say Syria airstrike killed five along Turkish border

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 1 (UPI) — An airstrike by Syrian forces on a rebel brigade’s headquarters along the Turkish border killed at least five people and wounded dozens more, rebels…

Petraeus warns about sequester cuts in opinion piece

Petraeus warns about sequester cuts in opinion piece

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — The former commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan warns automatic budget cuts known as sequestration could end up harming national security. In an…

Iraqi violence alarming to United Nations

Iraqi violence alarming to United Nations

BAGHDAD, May 1 (UPI) — Iraqi leaders are called on to come together to address a deteriorating security situation quickly, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Opposition leaders, government officials and…

Senators facing tough re-election want better funding of rural schools

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — Democratic senators from Alaska and Arkansas are leading the push to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law to provide better funding for rural area…

Faribault Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 39-year-old Faribault man was sentenced for fraudulently writing 127 company checks to himself. United States District Court Judge David S. Doty sentenced Ronald Leo…

UPDATED: Mason City School District recommends cuts to coaching, other positions

UPDATED: Mason City School District recommends cuts to coaching, other positions

MASON CITY – Mason City School District Superintendent Anita Micich confirmed today that recommendations for cuts to coaches and other positions will be brought to the school board for their…

Hundreds of containers of urine found in Newtown, Conn., home

NEWTOWN, Conn., April 30 (UPI) — Newtown, Conn., police found 200 to 300 one-gallon containers of urine in two rooms of a vacant house, they said. The discovery was made…

U.S. malpractice lawsuits less than 1% of healthcare costs

BALTIMORE, May 1 (UPI) — Some argue malpractice lawsuits are a big driver of U.S. healthcare costs, but researchers suggest these assertions are wrong. Dr. Marty Makary, an associate professor…

System that intercepts rocket-propelled grenades has proved “100 percent effective”

System that intercepts rocket-propelled grenades has proved “100 percent effective”

HERNDON, Va., May 1 (UPI) — A U.S.-developed system that intercepts rocket-propelled grenades and other threats close to a targeted vehicle has proved 100 percent effective. Artis LLC said its…

Best Buy to quit doing business in Europe

RICHFIELD, Minn., April 30 (UPI) — U.S. retail giant Best Buy Co. said Tuesday it had agreed to a $775 million deal to allow it to back out of doing…

Texas AG: Gay couples’ healthcare plans are illegal

AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 (UPI) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said healthcare benefits offered to gay couples by municipalities are illegal because Texas doesn’t recognize gay marriage. Several local…

Cyberattacks on U.S., other banks seen to be mounting

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — Cyberattacks on U.S. and other financial institutions are rising amid growing discontent among bank officials over perceived government inaction or inadequate countermeasures, analysts said. Increasingly…

Former Detroit mayor asks third time for release on bond during appeal

DETROIT, April 30 (UPI) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has requested, for a third time, to be released on bond while he pursues an appeal of his corruption conviction.…

Mom admits hiding body of girl shot by son

BALTIMORE, April 30 (UPI) — A Baltimore woman has admitted helping her 13-year-old son hide the body of a girl he had shot under trash bags in an alley. Veronica…

Poll: Hillary Clinton leads Dems, no clear GOP front-runner for 2016

Poll: Hillary Clinton leads Dems, no clear GOP front-runner for 2016

TEANECK, N.J., April 30 (UPI) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads among Democrats but there is no Republican front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, a poll found.…

Blackstone to hire 50,000 veterans

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — Private equity firm Blackstone Group said it had set a goal of hiring 50,000 U.S. military veterans in the next five years. The target…

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