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Afghan capital attacked by suicide bombers

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 24 (UPI) — At least three alleged suicide bombers died in coordinated attacks Friday on Afghanistan’s capital city, officials say. Clashes between the attackers and Afghan security…

Obama uses Naval Academy commencement to discuss sexual assaults

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 24 (UPI) — President Barack Obama, referring to sex assaults in the military, reminded U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday honor is “what you do when nobody’s looking.”…

Obama shakes Marine’s hand after failing to salute

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) — President Barack Obama apologetically shook the hand of a U.S. Marine in Washington after having failed to return the service member’s salute. Obama was boarding…

Stock indexes close mixed

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes closed mixed on Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing just above break-even on the New York Stock Exchange. The…

MLB: Detroit 6, Minnesota 0

MLB: Detroit 6, Minnesota 0

DETROIT, May 24 (UPI) — Anibal Sanchez came within two outs of throwing the year’s first no-hitter in the major leagues Friday, carrying Detroit to a 6-0 win over Minnesota.…

MLB: Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4

MLB: Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4

CINCINNATI, May 24 (UPI) — Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips accounted for five runs with homers Friday, launching Cincinnati to a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Joey Votto also…

Justice Department wanted indefinite tracking of Fox reporter’s email

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) — U.S. prosecutors asked a judge to defer indefinitely notifying a Fox News reporter his email was being monitored in a national security probe, records indicate.…

USA Volleyball Calls On Cyclones

AMES, Iowa – USA Volleyball has tabbed five Cyclones to be part of the U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team (WJNTT) and the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Senior A2 Program.…

Saina, Nelson, Stack and Hrezi Headed for Eugene

Saina, Nelson, Stack and Hrezi Headed for Eugene

AUSTIN, Texas – Iowa State’s Betsy Saina, Meghan Nelson and Dani Stack, placed first, ninth and 12th, respectively, in the 10,000 meters race of the NCAA West Regional Thursday in…

Bandfest Weekend underway in Mason City

Bandfest Weekend underway in Mason City

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – The Bandfest Weekend officially started Thursday, May 23, but driving around Mason City’s uptown, you can plainly see the beginning sites of where the…

Start Times Announced for Select Iowa Football Games

Start Times Announced for Select Iowa Football Games

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The start times for four University of Iowa football games have been announced, including the Homecoming contest against Michigan State. The Big Ten Conference announced start…

NIACC baseball preview

NIACC baseball preview

ENID, Okla. – The NIACC baseball team opens play in the NJCAA Division II World Series at 7 p.m. Saturday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark against No. 6 Madison College.…

Law Enforcement Narrows Search Efforts, Thanks Volunteers for their Time

Law Enforcement Narrows Search Efforts, Thanks Volunteers for their Time

Webster County, IOWA — After four and a half days of broad and exhaustive search efforts to find Kathlynn Shepard, law enforcement is scaling back and narrowing their focus on…

Hawkeye broadcaster Jim Zabel passes away

Hawkeye broadcaster Jim Zabel passes away

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – Jim Zabel, who broadcast University of Iowa athletic events for 50 years, passed away Thursday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 91. Information…

Auto accident Friday leaves car on its side (PHOTOS)

Auto accident Friday leaves car on its side (PHOTOS)

MASON CITY – An two-car auto accident in Mason City on Friday left at least one vehicle tipped on its side. The incident took place at 5th Street SE and…

Serena Williams big favorite at French Open

PARIS, May 24 (UPI) — World No. 1 Serena Williams, with a personal record winning streak intact, heads to the French Open as a huge favorite. Williams was stunned in…

Clear Lake man accused of strangulation violates no-contact order twice

Clear Lake man accused of strangulation violates no-contact order twice

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man awaiting trial for allegedly strangling a Clear Lake woman has been arrested for violating the no-contact order placed by a judge in the…

Defense: Trayvon Martin photos, texts show different side of teen

SANFORD, Fla., May 24 (UPI) — Pictures and texts from Trayvon Martin’s cellphone show a different side of the teenager a Florida man is accused of killing unprovoked, defense attorneys…

U.N. humanitarian head: Situation in Darfur ‘extremely worrying’

U.N. humanitarian head: Situation in Darfur ‘extremely worrying’

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 24 (UPI) — About 300,000 people have fled fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region so far in 2013, more than those displaced the previous two years, a U.N.…

Thieves steal ashes of Georgia couple’s stillborn child

MARIETTA, Ga., May 24 (UPI) — A Georgia couple are pleading with thieves to return a stolen silver box containing the ashes of their stillborn son. Jody and Haley Hughey…

Chicago Jesuits settle priest abuse case for $19.6 million

CHICAGO, May 24 (UPI) — Six men who charge they were victims of former priest Donald McGuire have settled a sex abuse lawsuit against Chicago Jesuits for $19.6 million. The…

Poll shows USA as 8th “most popular” country in the world; Germany 1st

Poll shows USA as 8th “most popular” country in the world; Germany 1st

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) — Germany is the most popular country in the world, a British poll indicated, pushing Japan out of the top spot. The annual rating of 16…

Boy Scouts vote to accept gay Scouts; gay adults still banned

GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 23 (UPI) — The Boy Scouts of America national council Thursday voted in Texas to overturn the organization’s ban on gay scouts but retain a ban on…

North Korea tries fax diplomacy with Seoul

SEOUL, May 24 (UPI) — South Korean authorities said they received a faxed statement from North Korea proposing joint activities to mark the anniversary of a cooperation agreement. The Yonhap…

Iraqi justice troubles Amnesty International

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) — Forced confessions put “possibly hundreds” of people on death row in Iraq, Amnesty International reports. Amnesty published its 328-page “State of the World 2013” report,…

Iowa man convicted of possessing gun as felon

Iowa man convicted of possessing gun as felon

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who had a firearm hidden under his seat during a traffic stop in Waterloo was convicted by a jury Thursday after a two-day trial in…

Mother has son arrested for Pop-Tart theft

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 23 (UPI) — Police in Charlotte, N.C., said a woman called authorities and had her juvenile son arrested for stealing her Pop-Tarts. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers responded…

Israeli air chief warns of ‘surprise war’ with Syria

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 24 (UPI) — Israel’s air force commander, whose warplanes hit targets in Syria three times this year, warned that his squadrons could soon be in a…

Iraq gets final helicopter delivery

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Army reports its Project Office for Armed Scout Helicopters has completed deliveries of 407 Bell Helicopters to Iraq. The final delivery consisted…

Coppola to make film about Italian-American family

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) — Francis Ford Coppola is preparing to direct a film about an Italian-American family set in the 1930s to ’60s, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.…

Judge says news of Boston bombings didn’t affect sentencing

NEWARK, N.J., May 24 (UPI) — A New Jersey federal judge has ruled that news of the Boston Marathon bombings did not affect sentences handed down later that day for…