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UI Baseball: Hawkeyes’ Rally Falls Short in 6-5 Loss to Omaha

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nebraska Omaha scored in each of the first four innings before staving off a University of Iowa rally to win 6-5 Tuesday night at Duane Banks…

NIACC’s Urdahl and Olson qualify for nationals

CEDAR RAPIDS – Jacob Urdahl and Dalton Olson are going to nationals. The two NIACC sophomore golfers qualified for the NJCAA national tournament with their performances at the Region XI…

Drake Comes Back To Defeat Cyclones

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa State (21-31, 4-11 Big 12) fell in its final road game of the season, 3-4, at Drake (29-19, 14-7 MVC) on Tuesday night. Erica Miller…

Texas executes fifth inmate this year

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 7 (UPI) — One-time drug dealer Carroll Joe “Outlaw” Parr was executed in Texas Tuesday for killing a teenager over a marijuana purchase outside a convenience store.…

Ammonium nitrate said cause of deadly Texas plant explosion

WEST, Texas, May 7 (UPI) — A fire and explosion that killed 15 people at a Texas fertilizer plant was probably caused by ammonium nitrate stored at the facility, authorities…

17-member class announced for college Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) — Three Heisman Trophy winners — Ron Dayne, Vinny Testaverde and Danny Wuerffel — head a 17-person class for induction into the college football Hall…

Pot resolution could have threatened legal marijuana shops in Colorado

DENVER, May 7 (UPI) — The leader of Colorado’s state Senate snuffed his own bill that marijuana advocates feared would have halted the state’s plans for legal marijuana shops. The…

Second-grader suspended for holding pencil like a gun

SUFFOLK, Va., May 7 (UPI) — A Suffolk, Va., second-grader was suspended for pointing a pencil at a fellow student and making gun-like noises, a school spokeswoman said. Christopher Marshall,…

Dogs kill dozen sheep at North Dakota State University

FARGO, N.D., May 7 (UPI) — Two huskies got into a North Dakota State University research barn overnight and killed or mauled a dozen sheep, campus police said Tuesday. Campus…

Glenn Beck criticized for likening Bloomberg to Nazis

Glenn Beck criticized for likening Bloomberg to Nazis

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) — Jewish groups are criticizing conservative commentator Glenn Beck for likening New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to a Nazi during a speech to the…

Dow Jones industrial average at record close Tuesday

Dow Jones industrial average at record close Tuesday

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) — Investors in New York pushed the blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average to a record closing high Tuesday, as a six-month rally continued. The DJIA…

Cardinals closer Jason Motte has elbow surgery; is out for season

ST. LOUIS, May 7 (UPI) — St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte indicated Tuesday he has undergone successful elbow ligament replacement surgery. Motte wrote on his Twitter account the “Tommy…

Funeral director says Tsarnaev’s mom wants body returned

WOCESTER, Mass., May 7 (UPI) — The mother of suspected Boston Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev wants his body returned to Russia, the funeral director handling the remains said. Peter…

Spike picks up ‘Cops’ after Fox cancellation

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) — U.S. cable network Spike TV says it will start airing fresh episodes of the police-themed reality program “Cops” in September. Fox recently canceled the…

Minor damage to house in early morning fire

Minor damage to house in early morning fire

MASON CITY – There was only minor damage to a house after a fire early Tuesday morning in Mason City. According to a report, a fire was reported at 914…

Corridor, Pappajohn promote “Lubricated Serendipity” alcohol mixer

Corridor, Pappajohn promote “Lubricated Serendipity” alcohol mixer

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Corridor and NIACC’s Pappajohn Center have teamed up to promote business development and the consumption of alcohol. According to a news release from the…

Corridor to pay ISU Coach Rhoads to speak at annual meeting; refuses to disclose cost

Corridor to pay ISU Coach Rhoads to speak at annual meeting; refuses to disclose cost

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation  has hired Iowa State Head Football Coach Paul Rhoads to deliver the keynote address at this year’s North Iowa Corridor…

Council candidate Draper asks school board to reconsider coaching cuts (VIDEO)

Council candidate Draper asks school board to reconsider coaching cuts (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – City Council candidate Jody Draper asked the Mason City School Board Monday night to re-consider proposed cuts to coaching positions. Draper told the story of a young…

Supervisors receive insurance dividend check of $77,015

Supervisors receive insurance dividend check of $77,015

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for its regular meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse. The board received a road report from County Engineer Mary…

FBI says terror attack disrupted by Minnesota arrest

MONTEVIDEO, Minn., May 6 (UPI) — A western Minnesota man was arrested after the FBI said it raided his home and found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and guns. The…

A new terror threat: The do-it-yourself jihadist

BOSTON, May 6 (UPI) — In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, counterterrorism officials are confronting a new and confounding threat: the do-it-yourself jihadist. With al-Qaida operatives aware the…

Texas-Mexico border ‘out of control,’ senator told

FALFURRIAS, Texas, May 6 (UPI) — Ranchers and residents along the Texas border with Mexico say the rush of illegal immigrants into the United States is “out of control.” The…

Casey Anthony judge was shocked at verdict

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) — Nearly two years after Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter, Caylee, Florida Judge Belvin Perry said he was shocked at the jury’s…

Air Force’s sexual assault point man charged with sexual assault

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force’s head of sexual assault prevention was arrested and charged with sexual battery for allegedly drunkenly groping a woman he didn’t…

Father, son charged with violating laws preventing WMD proliferation

CHICAGO, May 6 (UPI) — A father and son were arrested for allegedly violating U.S. laws that prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the Justice Department said. The…

Conservative study says illegal immigrants cost U.S. trillions

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) — Unlawful immigrants create a fiscal burden for American taxpayers that lasts well past any amnesty granting them citizenship, a conservative think tank says. A report…

U.S. Senate votes 69-27 to send Internet sales tax bill to House

U.S. Senate votes 69-27 to send Internet sales tax bill to House

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate Monday voted 69-27 to allow states to collect sales tax from big out-of-state Internet retailers. The measure, called the Marketplace Fairness Act,…

Outside View: What 9/11 is telling us years later

By JAMES ZUMWALT HERNDON, Va., May 7 (UPI) — To those Muslims looking to expand Islam’s global reach, symbolism is very important. In the weeks after 9/11, photographs circulated within…

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…

93-year-old suspected Nazi guard arrested in Germany

BERLIN, May 6 (UPI) — A 93-year-old German man was arrested Monday, suspected of committing war crimes while a Nazi death camp guard during World War II. Authorities who took…

Iraq: The deadly bomb detector fraud

BAGHDAD, May 6 (UPI) — Bombs are exploding all over Iraq these days, killing and maiming hundreds of people, and one of the reasons is that an unscrupulous British businessman…

North Korea puts missiles into storage

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) — North Korea has withdrawn two missiles from a launch site on the country’s eastern coast and sent them to a storage facility, a U.S. official…

U.S. envoy: Request for fighter jets in Benghazi denied

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) — The No. 2 U.S. envoy in Libya during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi told investigators his request for fighter jets was denied.…

Carney: If Syria uses chemical weapons, there will be consequences

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) — President Obama hasn’t wavered since saying use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war would cross a red line and incur consequences, the White House…

Mason City man already facing two court dates for driving while revoked stopped again for same

Mason City man already facing two court dates for driving while revoked stopped again for same

MASON CITY – A Mason City man awaiting two trials for driving while revoked was picked up for the same offense in the early morning hours of May 5th. According…

Former big leaguer Otis Nixon arrested on crack charges

ATLANTA, May 6 (UPI) — Otis Nixon, who played for nine major league teams during a 17-year career, is facing crack cocaine charges in Georgia, authorities say. A Cherokee County…

Investigator believes ‘Bladerunner’ intentionally killed girlfriend

JOHANNESBURG, South Korea, May 6 (UPI) — The South African detective who investigated the death of Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend says he is convinced the Olympian intentionally killed her. Hilton Botham,…

Rapper-actress Lauryn Hill likens taxes to slavery

NEWARK, N.J., May 6 (UPI) — Rapper-actress Lauryn Hill, sentenced to jail Monday in New Jersey for evading federal taxes, likened having to pay taxes to slavery. A judge in…

President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md., May 6 (UPI) — President Obama practiced golf cart, not shuttle, diplomacy as he and three U.S. senators played a bipartisan round of golf at Joint…

MLB: Boston 6, Minnesota 5 (11 innings)

BOSTON, May 7 (UPI) — Stephen Drew drove in Jarrod Saltalamacchia with an 11th-inning, game-winning base hit Monday, lifting the Boston Red Sox over Minnesota 6-5. The Red Sox went…

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