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Bicyclist allegedly shooting at pedestrians is shot, killed by police

CHICAGO, May 6 (UPI) — A bicyclist in Chicago, 16, was shot and killed by police as he fired at pedestrians and then at officers pursuing him, authorities said. Tywon…

Markets close mixed

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) — U.S. stock markets closed mixed Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average shed 5.07 points or 0.03 percent to 14,968.89. The S&P index added 3.08…

MLB: Chicago Cubs 9, Texas 2

MLB: Chicago Cubs 9, Texas 2

CHICAGO, May 7 (UPI) — Scott Feldman fired seven shutout innings and Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs Monday, propelling the Chicago Cubs over Texas 9-2 in an interleague game.…

NBA: Chicago 93, Miami 86

MIAMI, May 6 (UPI) — Nate Robinson scored seven of his 27 points in the final 2 minutes Monday and Chicago upended Miami 93-86 in Game 1 of their second-round…

Saina wins 8th Big 12 track title

Saina wins 8th Big 12 track title

WACO, TEXAS – Iowa State All-American Betsy Saina led a Cyclone attack in the 5,000-meter run that took the 1-3-5-7 spots Sunday at the Big 12 Championships. The Iowa State…

Iowa receives Presidential Disaster Declaration

(DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad received word that a Presidential Disaster Declaration has been issued for five Iowa counties. The five counties included in the declaration are…

School district approves cuts to teaching and other postitions but no coaches

School district approves cuts to teaching and other postitions but no coaches

MASON CITY – The Mason City School District approved cuts to teaching and other support positions but did not approve cutting any coaching positions. The following memo shows the positions…

Mohawk football coach Penner preaches “three s’s” on keeping coaches (VIDEO)

Mohawk football coach Penner preaches “three s’s” on keeping coaches (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – Mohawk football coach Justin Penner spoke to the Mason City School Board Monday night about proposed cuts to coaching positions throughout the school district. Penner spoke about…

Basketball star Jadda Buckley pleads for coach’s job (VIDEO)

Basketball star Jadda Buckley pleads for coach’s job (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – Star Mohawk Basketball player Jadda Buckley pleaded with the Mason City School Board Monday night in an emotional speech to spare the job of girl’s basketball assistant…

Op-ed: Red Llama, Pergakis brothers, and more (by Peter Children)

The response to the passing of Vic Santeramo surprised me. The early 60’s were an interesting time, I had turned 26 with the beginning of that decade and had also…

Longtime UI Basketball Staff Member, Jerry Strom, Retires

Longtime UI Basketball Staff Member, Jerry Strom, Retires

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s basketball director of operations Jerry Strom has retired after 33 years with the program. The announcement came today from head coach Fran…

Mason City woman lies to police and is arrested on warrants for meth delivery

Mason City woman lies to police and is arrested on warrants for meth delivery

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who lied to police to avoid arrest was taken into custody last week. According to police, on May 2, 2013, MCPD officers were…

Woman killed after falling out of bus

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 5 (UPI) — A woman was killed after falling out of a party bus and being run over by another vehicle in Kansas City, Kan., police…

Nurse injured in acid attack

MUMBAI, May 5 (UPI) — A nurse who had acid thrown at her face in Mumbai is in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, her family said Sunday.…

Nine Amish injured in buggy, car crash

PIGEON, Wis., May 5 (UPI) — A collision between a car and a buggy in Wisconsin sent the nine Amish buggy occupants to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.…

Guide dog stops burglary

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 (UPI) — A guide dog interrupted a burglary and saved a 54-year-old blind woman from a potential gas explosion in Philadelphia, police said. The woman was awakened…

Girls allowed to play sports at private schools in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 5 (UPI) — The Saudi Arabian education ministry has ruled that girls in the country will be able to participate in sports at private schools, officials…

Sen. Durbin says preserve basics of immigration reform plan

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) — A leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate said the bones of an immigration reform bill will remain in place despite some anticipated tweaks. Senate Majority…

West, Texas, fertilizer plant had only $1 million liability coverage

WEST, Texas, May 5 (UPI) — The fertilizer plant where an explosion killed 15 people in Texas carried $1 million in liability insurance, a fraction of the cost of damage,…

Grading Obama’s first 100 days into second term

Grading Obama’s first 100 days into second term

President Obama passed the 100-day mark of his second term vowing to soldier on for his agenda while recognizing the limitations of working within a divided government. Yes, things are…

North Korea won’t use U.S. prisoner as bargaining chip

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 5 (UPI) — North Korean officials said they would not use U.S. national Kenneth Bae — recently sentenced to 15 years of hard labor — in…

New Delhi police expect bus gang-rape verdict in late May

NEW DELHI, May 5 (UPI) — The trial of six defendants charged with raping a woman on a bus in India will conclude at the end of the month, the…

Abbas to ask for Chinese help with economy

BEIJING, May 5 (UPI) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived Sunday in China, saying he planned to ask China to help the Palestinian economy. Before his visit, Abbas told China’s…

DeMint: Immigration reform would be costly

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) — Former South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said implementing the bipartisan immigration reform proposal before Congress would cost trillions of dollars. DeMint, who appeared on…

Arizona firefighters battle 11 wild fires, search for arsonist

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 5 (UPI) — Flagstaff, Ariz., firefighters fought wild fires for a second consecutive day and officials said they believe the fires were set by at least one…

Leahy: Obama inching closer to arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) — A top U.S. Senate Democrat said Sunday President Obama appears to be inching toward supplying Syrian rebels with weapons. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy of…

The Issue: Obama reopens Guantanamo issue

The Issue: Obama reopens Guantanamo issue

By MARCELLA KREITER President Barack Obama says it’s time to rethink the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because its operation is a stain on the national psyche and diminishes…

SciTechTalk: Recent events highlight risks from orbiting space junk

SciTechTalk: Recent events highlight risks from orbiting space junk

By JIM ALGAR – Empty space. In discussions of things astronomical, the term pops up so often it’s gone beyond cliche. “A voyage into empty space.” “Across the vastness of…

Iowa Supreme Court approves of closing of floating bar at West Okoboji

Iowa Supreme Court approves of closing of floating bar at West Okoboji

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court recently affirmed the efforts of the City of Okoboji, Iowa to enforce zoning restrictions on a property located on the shore of West…

California wildfire coming under control

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 5 (UPI) — Calmer weather conditions helped as firefighters in California started to take control of a wildfire burning in Ventura County, officials said. The blaze has…

Miami’s LeBron James earns fourth career NBA MVP award

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) — Miami Heat forward LeBron James garnered his fourth career NBA Most Valuable Player award Sunday in a near-unanimous vote. James, who became the fifth…

MLB: Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2

MLB: Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, May 5 (UPI) — Mike Pelfrey tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-2 win over Cleveland. Pelfrey (3-3)…

NBA: Oklahoma City 93, Memphis 91

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 5 (UPI) — Kevin Durant drained a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds remaining Sunday and the Oklahoma City Thunder got past Memphis 93-91 in their playoff series…

5 women on way to bridal shower perish in limo fire

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 5 (UPI) — A limousine caught fire while crossing a bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area, killing five women and injuring four on their way…

NHL: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

NHL: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5 (UPI) — Jason Zucker scored 2:15 into overtime Sunday and the Minnesota Wild edged Chicago 3-2 to get back into their first-round Western Conference series.…

NBA: Indiana 102, New York 95

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) — David West put in 20 points Sunday and the Indiana Pacers used a bruising defense to down New York 102-95, taking Game 1 of…

First lady Michelle Obama speaks on gun violence and childhood obesity

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) — First lady Michelle Obama weighed in Sunday on gun violence, childhood obesity and the prospect of relative anonymity when her family leaves the White House.…

MLB: Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4

MLB: Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) — Todd Frazier knocked in two runs and Cincinnati’s bullpen tossed four solid innings Sunday in the Reds’ series-sweeping 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Frazier’s…

Britain expected to ask Obama to free last British Gitmo detainee

By CHUCK DEBEVEC LONDON, May 5 (UPI) — A British lawmaker says the government will publicly ask the United States to free the last former British resident at the U.S.…

6 wounded in gunfire near McDonald’s in East Palo Alto, Calif.

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., May 5 (UPI) — Gunfire broke out near a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in East Palo Alto, Calif., Sunday afternoon, leaving six people wounded, authorities said. Menlo…

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