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MLB: Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1

MLB: Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1

ATLANTA, May 20 (UPI) — Rookie Julio Teheran fired 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday, dominating Minnesota in the Atlanta Braves’ 5-1 interleague win over the Twins. Teheran (3-1),…

Monster tornado devastates Oklahoma City area; at least 51 dead

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 (UPI) — A huge tornado cut a devastating path in suburban Oklahoma City Monday, slamming schools, a hospital, businesses and homes, and killing at least 51…

Law enforcement searching for abducted Iowa teen

Law enforcement searching for abducted Iowa teen

Webster County, IOWA — Law enforcement in Dayton, Iowa and Webster County, in coordination with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, is requesting the public’s help in finding a 15…

Harris found guilty of 1st degree murder in death of woman

Harris found guilty of 1st degree murder in death of woman

MASON CITY – A jury today in Mason City found Aaron Harris, 36, guilty of murder in the first degree for the death of Sarah Winters of Mason City. Mason…

Human Rights Commissioner “chewed out” today at City Hall

Human Rights Commissioner “chewed out” today at City Hall

MASON CITY – Today at a budget hearing at City Hall, Human Rights Commissioner Brian McNamara was “chewed out” by City Finance Director Kevin Jacobson for sending an email that…

Street fight leads to arrest of two Mason City men

Street fight leads to arrest of two Mason City men

MASON CITY – Mason City police responded to a fight in progress Sunday afternoon in Mason City and arrested two men. Police were called to the 900 block of 9th…

Supreme Court: Due process not violated in denial of killer’s defense

Supreme Court: Due process not violated in denial of killer’s defense

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) — A defendant’s due process rights aren’t violated if the state eliminates a defense argument before a retrial, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In…

Woman set on fire in Texas convenience store

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 20 (UPI) — Three people were injured early Monday in an incident in which a woman was set on fire in a Fort Worth, Texas, convenience…

Former Dolphin Chad Johnson arrested on probation violation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 20 (UPI) — Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Monday morning after twice not reporting to his probation officer, court records said. A…

Bikers lead N.J. troopers on 40-mile chase

NEWARK, N.J., May 20 (UPI) — A group of 15 motorcyclists was arrested in New Jersey after leading troopers on a lengthy chase, police said. Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a…

Florida waiting for Powerball winner to come forward

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla., May 20 (UPI) — Lottery officials in Florida are waiting for the person holding a winning Powerball ticket worth $590.5 million to come forward. The ticket was purchased…

Markets plod along with light losses Monday

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) — Merger news failed to generate enough excitement to push U.S. markets into the black Monday. After a prolonged rally, stock gains took a breather.…

Mile-wide tornado devastates Oklahoma City area

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 (UPI) — A mile-wide tornado cut a devastating swath through the Oklahoma City area Monday, destroying schools, a hospital and other structures. Earlier story The National…

Hawkeyes head to Austin, Texas, for NCAA Track First Round

Hawkeyes head to Austin, Texas, for NCAA Track First Round

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Austin, Texas, this week to compete at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The…

NIACC golf preview – May 20th, 2013

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – NIACC sophomore golfers Dalton Olson and Jacob Urdahl open play at the NJCAA Division II national golf meet on Tuesday. The two former Newman Catholic standouts qualified…

School Board to meet Monday evening; meal price increases, levy election on agenda

School Board to meet Monday evening; meal price increases, levy election on agenda

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Monday evening at 5:30 PM at the Administration Building. Among the items on the agenda, the board will: – Consider…

Rain and storms pound North Iowa (PHOTOS)

Rain and storms pound North Iowa (PHOTOS)

MASON CITY – A line of storms hundreds of miles long continues to pass through North Iowa, bringing with it torrential downpours and strong winds, and more bad weather may…

IG Report Says U.S. Attorney Sought to Undermine Credibility of Fast and Furious Whistleblower

U.S. Attorney fingered for two leaked documents to the press and lying to Deputy Attorney General Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement…

FBI searches Spokane, Wash., apartment in ricin letters case

SPOKANE, Wash., May 20 (UPI) — FBI agents searched a Spokane, Wash., apartment complex as part of an investigation into ricin-laced letters mailed last week, a bureau spokeswoman said. U.S.…

Poll: Family of four needs an average $58,000 a year

Poll: Family of four needs an average $58,000 a year

PRINCETON, N.J., May 20 (UPI) — The federal poverty level for a U.S. family of four is just under $24,000, but most say a family of four needs $58,000 on…

Florida man arrested for driving naked, allegedly stealing motorcycle

HIGHLAND BEACH, Fla., May 20 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a man twice within a 12-hour period, once for driving his car naked and a second time…

Does Islamic law, Sharia, have a place in American courts?

Does Islamic law, Sharia, have a place in American courts?

By MICHAEL KIRKLAND WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) — Does Islamic law, Sharia, have a place in American courts? A lot of state legislatures don’t think so, and there is a…

The Issue: Minnesota latest state to recognize same-sex marriage

The Issue: Minnesota latest state to recognize same-sex marriage

By NICOLE DEBEVEC Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the Land of 10,000 Lakes means that now a dozen states — nearly a…

The Issue: The 2013 farm bill and food stamps

The Issue: The 2013 farm bill and food stamps

By MARCELLA S. KREITER The biggest issue in the U.S. farm bill has little to do with agriculture and everything to do with partisan politics and the role of government…

Florida woman arrested, charged with biting boyfriend’s penis

BRADENTON, Fla., May 19 (UPI) — Police in Bradenton, Fla., said they arrested a 19-year-old high school girl for allegedly biting her boyfriend’s penis when he refused to have sex…

Award Winners Announced at the MacNider’s 33rd Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

Award Winners Announced at the MacNider’s 33rd Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

MASON CITY – Award winners were named in the 33rd Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Thursday, May 9th. Forty-five entries by twenty-six…

Iran hangs two spy suspects

TEHRAN, May 20 (UPI) — Two Iranian nationals accused of spying for Israel and the United States were executed in Tehran at dawn Sunday, the prosecutor’s office in Iran said.…

‘First 48’ run with Miami police comes to close

MIAMI, May 19 (UPI) — The Miami Police Department said is ending its long-running relationship with the A&E cable channel true-crime series “The First 48.” Police Chief Manuel Orosa said…

White House aide Pfeiffer: IRS actions inexcusable

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) — A senior White House aide said Sunday it was appropriate for President Barack Obama not to become involved in an investigation of the Internal Revenue…

Grassley: Q&A on Federal Furloughs

Grassley: Q&A on Federal Furloughs

From Sen. Charles Grassley – Q: With the massive size of the federal workforce, how can it be that federal furloughs, attributed to budget sequestration, have been made in a…

Report says Syria aims rockets at Israel

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 20 (UPI) — Satellite footage reveals Syria has surface-to-surface Tishreen missiles aimed at Tel Aviv, The Sunday Times reported. Reconnaissance satellites showed the Syrian army preparing to…

McConnell: White House operating ‘culture of intimidation’

McConnell: White House operating ‘culture of intimidation’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sunday accused the Obama administration of operating “a culture of intimidation.” In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the…

French man allegedly kills kids during first weekend he had custody

LYON, France, May 19 (UPI) — A man in France allegedly killed his two children on the first weekend he had custody of them after splitting with his ex-wife, an…

Police called to Starbucks over diaper-changing flap

DENVER, May 19 (UPI) — Police said they responded to a Denver Starbucks after an altercation between an employee and customers who changed their son’s diaper at their table. Alex…

Consumer Corner: Digitizing eating out

By MARCELLA S. KREITER CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) — Choosing a restaurant used to be a simple decision: fancy or casual; Italian, Chinese or American; kids or no kids; friends…

30,000 flock to Petaluma, Calif., for ‘American Graffiti’ festival

PETALUMA, Calif., May 20 (UPI) — An estimated 30,000 fans of George Lucas’ “American Graffiti” gathered where the film was shot in Petaluma, Calif., to celebrate its 40th anniversary. About…

Rodents’ space capsule returns to Russia

MOSCOW, May 19 (UPI) — A biological research satellite capsule returned to Earth Sunday with its mice, gerbils, geckos and plants after a 30-day flight, Russian space officials said. The…