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Markets extend record setting trend

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes pushed further into record territory Wednesday with financial stocks leading the charge. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard…

Garner man accused of felony burglary back in jail

Garner man accused of felony burglary back in jail

MASON CITY – A Garner man accused of Class B felony burglary on April 16th after entering the apartment of an ex-girlfriend and assaulting a man who was there is…

U.N. General Assembly condemns Syria’s use of heavy weapons

U.N. General Assembly condemns Syria’s use of heavy weapons

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (UPI) — The U.N. General Assembly condemned the Syrian government’s use of heavy weapons against its own people in a resolution Wednesday. The resolution passed 107-12…

NBA: Miami 94, Chicago 91

MIAMI, May 15 (UPI) — Shane Battier ignited a fourth-quarter comeback Wednesday that pushed Miami into the Eastern Conference finals with a 94-91 win over Chicago. The shorthanded Bulls gave…

Robin Anderson tears up flower bed to install gambling dice sculpture

Robin Anderson tears up flower bed to install gambling dice sculpture

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – In what many in town are now saying is another case of “Robin Anderson gone wild”, the woman who seems to own…

NIACC track national preview

NIACC track national preview

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The NIACC men’s and women’s track and field teams compete in the NJCAA national meet Thursday through Saturday. The NIACC men qualified six individuals and the 4×800-meter…

Aaron Harris murder trial underway

Aaron Harris murder trial underway

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – After a day of deciding on a jury, the trial of Aaron John Harris, 36, who is charged with First Degree Murder started…

Barnett, St. John Named UI Athletes of the Year

Barnett, St. John Named UI Athletes of the Year

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Junior wrestler Derek St. John and senior field hockey player Jessica Barnett have been named the University of Iowa’s 2013 Male and Female Athletes of the…

The perks of elected office in Mason City: Urdahl at the trough 25 years and counting

The perks of elected office in Mason City: Urdahl at the trough 25 years and counting

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – In a series of editorials, I will lay out how several of our elected City Hall and County officials have, in my opinion, abused their…

NIACC opens district play Saturday

NIACC opens district play Saturday

GLENDIVE, Mont. – The NIACC baseball team plays Miles Community College at 10 a.m. (Montana time) Saturday and Dakota County Technical and Community College at 1 p.m. (Montana time) in…

Mason City man faces felony charge after multiple domestic abuse incidents

Mason City man faces felony charge after multiple domestic abuse incidents

MASON CITY – “I love my girl with all my heart I’m going to make myself a better man a man she deserves.” Those were the words written by Bradley…

Adopt a Garden at the North Iowa Events Center

Adopt a Garden at the North Iowa Events Center

MASON CITY – Spring and summer are upon us and again the North Iowa Events Center is asking for your help. The North Iowa Events Center has several flower gardens…

Yogurt bar has become popular destination

Yogurt bar has become popular destination

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – The recently-opened CherryBerry self-serve Yogurt Bar is a big hit with people of all ages. Located at 2468 4th St SW, in between…

Lawyers: Judge killed chances of fair defamation trial for Casey Anthony

ORLANDO, Fla., May 14 (UPI) — Casey Anthony’s lawyers said comments made by the judge who presided over her homicide trial hurt her chances to have a fair defamation trial…

Carney: Republicans fabricated Benghazi emails

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — White House spokesman Jay Carney Tuesday accused Republicans of fabricating emails related to the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. Asked about a leaked partial email…

U.S. budget deficit shrinks faster than expected

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — The U.S. budget deficit is shrinking faster than thought, falling to $642 billion from the $845 billion projected in February, number-crunchers said Tuesday. The Congressional…

Bill Hader leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ after eight seasons

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) — Comedian Bill Hader says he is leaving the U.S. sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” after eight seasons. “It was a hard decision, but…

Senior citizens arrested for allegedly running crack, prostitution den

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., May 14 (UPI) — Two residents of a New Jersey senior citizen housing facility are accused of running drugs and prostitutes from their apartments. James Parham, 75, and…

Man charged with chaining son to pole

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 14 (UPI) — A Miami Beach man was arrested after he chained his son to a pole outside their home, police said. Adolfo Guzman, 49, allegedly…

Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs same-sex marriage bill into law

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 14 (UPI) — Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Tuesday a measure letting gay couples marry, making Minnesota the 12th U.S. state to permit same-sex marriage.…

Obama calls IRS scrutiny of groups ‘intolerable and inexcusable’

Obama calls IRS scrutiny of groups ‘intolerable and inexcusable’

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — President Obama Tuesday called the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups “intolerable and inexcusable.” The president’s condemnation came as Attorney General Eric Holder…

Cable repairman guilty of one killing, faces trial in second

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) — A former cable TV repairman in Chicago convicted of raping and strangling a young woman faces a life sentence and trial for a second killing.…

NBA: Indiana 93, New York 82

INDIANAPOLIS, May 14 (UPI) — George Hill put in 26 points and the Indiana Pacers posted a big rebounding edge Tuesday, besting New York 93-82 for a 3-1 lead in…

Philly drug lord Savage convicted of firebombing

PHILADELPHIA, May 14 (UPI) — A jury in Philadelphia found notorious drug lord Kaboni Savage and his sister guilty of a 2004 firebombing that killed six, including four children. Savage,…

Man sentenced on child porn charge, had hidden cameras in home

CAMDEN, N.J., May 14 (UPI) — A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for producing child pornography with cameras installed in his Budd Lake, N.J., home, court documents…

Woman accused of using Bible as a weapon

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C., May 14 (UPI) — Police in North Carolina said they arrested a woman whose alleged Bible-thumping left a woman with bruises and abrasions. The arrest report said…

Next upgrade of Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS to be free to users

REDMOND, Wash., May 14 (UPI) — U.S. software maker Microsoft says the next iteration of its Windows 8 software, code name Windows Blue, will arrive this year — as just…

Father charged after child shot

TULLAHOMA, Tenn., May 14 (UPI) — A Tullahoma, Tenn., man was arrested after he shot his 13-month-old child while taking apart a handgun in his apartment, police said. Kevin Sayre,…

Holder says he wasn’t part of AP phone records decision

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he took no part in a decision to obtain two months of Associated Press phone records as part of…

Osaka, Japan mayor: U.S. Marines should control ‘energies’ with prostitutes

OSAKA, Japan, May 14 (UPI) — American service members should patronize prostitutes to control their “sexual energies,” the mayor of Osaka, Japan, says. The suggestion did not sit well with…

Afghan training emerging as NATO focus

BRUSSELS, May 14 (UPI) — NATO forces in Afghanistan need to provide clear military guidance as they prepare for a 2014 training mission, a commander said from Brussels. NATO forces…

China publishes human rights white paper

BEIJING, May 14 (UPI) — Living standards, development and social security have made gains in China, the government said in a human rights report published Tuesday. The Chinese government published…

Confidence index slips off a five-year high

PRINCETON, N.J., May 14 (UPI) — Consumer confidence in the U.S. economy slipped off a five-year high in the latest weekly survey, researchers at Gallup said Tuesday. For the week,…

Software can detect cyberattacks on infrastructure control systems

RALEIGH, N.C., May 14 (UPI) — U.S. computer scientists report a new computer algorithm can combat cyberattacks on U.S. systems controlling transportation, power and other infrastructure. Such networked control systems…

Man puts alleged Coca-Cola recipe for sale on eBay

RINGGOLD, Ga., May 14 (UPI) — A Georgia man who found what he believes to be the recipe for Coca-Cola is attempting to sell the recipe on eBay for at…

JPMorgan Chase sued for running debt collection mills

SACRAMENTO, May 14 (UPI) — California is suing Chase bank for cheating thousands of credit card account holders of due process while attempting to collect on debts, court papers say.…

Client punches lawyer at court hearing

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa., May 14 (UPI) — An inmate, appealing his death sentence, punched his lawyer at the end of a hearing in Blair County, Pa., Court, police said. Andre Stanton,…