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‘One Life to Live,’ ‘All My Children’ cut to 2 episodes a week

STAMFORD, Conn., May 16 (UPI) — New episodes of the U.S. soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will air online two times a week instead of…

Candice Glover named winner of ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) — Candice Glover, a 23-year-old singer from South Carolina, was crowned the winner of Season 12 of “American Idol” in Los Angeles Thursday night. She…

Steve Carell returns for ‘The Office’ finale

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) — Steve Carell reprised his role of former Dunder Mifflin regional manager Michael Scott on Thursday’s series finale of the U.S. sitcom “The Office.” Michael…

NBA: New York 85, Indiana 75

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) — Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points while taking 28 shots Thursday, helping preserve New York’s season with an 85-75 victory over Indiana. The Knicks reduced…

Iowa announces 2014 football schedule

Iowa announces 2014 football schedule

Park Ridge, Ill. — The Big Ten office announced the conference schedule for the 2014 football season today, as approved by the Big Ten Directors of Athletics. The 2014 schedule…

Branstad signs nine bills into law

Branstad signs nine bills into law

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Wednesday signed the following bills into law: Senate File 247 an Act providing for the possession of cats classified as bengals and…

Volunteers clean up, repair garden in Central Park

Volunteers clean up, repair garden in Central Park

MASON CITY – In the wake of the assault on a beautiful perennial garden in Central Park by Robin Anderson, child volunteers with the Youth Task Force were in downtown…

Reid: ‘House Republicans have truly lost their minds’

Reid: ‘House Republicans have truly lost their minds’

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday “House Republicans have truly lost their minds” under a popular definition of insanity. Reid, speaking of…

White House releases Benghazi emails

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) — The White House Wednesday released more than 100 pages of emails related to talking points on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in…

Seven arrested in LA drug killings

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) — Seven suspected gang members have been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly participating in six drug-related killings since 2007, police said Wednesday. The suspects,…

Suspect faces murder charges in slaying of five in Nevada

FERNLEY, Nev., May 15 (UPI) — Prosecutors said Wednesday they will seek open murder charges against a suspect in the slaying of five people Monday in and around Fernley, Nev.…

Acting IRS chief resigns, Obama promises ‘new safeguards’

Acting IRS chief resigns, Obama promises ‘new safeguards’

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service has resigned after “inexcusable” misconduct by some IRS personnel. Speaking with…

Man on honeymoon busted in prostitution sting

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a man on his honeymoon was one of 92 people arrested during a four-day undercover prostitution sting. The Polk County…

Gasoline shoots up 30 cents to $4.19 a gallon in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) — The price of gasoline shot into record territory above $4 a gallon in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in Minnesota Wednesday, a price monitoring website…

Hundreds of impacts every year still forming Mars craters

TUCSON, May 15 (UPI) — U.S. astronomers say images from a spacecraft orbiting Mars suggest the Red Planet is still a target for cosmic impacts, experiencing hundreds each year. Scientists…

Texas executes sixth death row inmate this year

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 15 (UPI) — Texas executed Jeffrey Demond Williams Wednesday evening for the 1999 shooting death of Houston police officer Tony Blando. Williams, 37, was executed at the…

Water main flushing set for Monday in Mason City

Water main flushing set for Monday in Mason City

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City Water Division is flushing water mains in the northwest quadrant of town, all areas west of Federal Avenue and north of Highway…

Holder says ‘substantial’ progress in Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the FBI has made “substantial” progress in the investigation of the deadly attack on a U.S. Consulate in…

Texas teen charged with human trafficking

IRVING, Texas, May 15 (UPI) — A Dallas area high school student is accused of holding a classmate for three days and allowing men to have sex with her, a…