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MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 0

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 0

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) — Jeff Samardzija fired a two-hitter for his first career shutout Monday and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Chicago White Sox 7-0 in an interleague game.…

U.N. rights leader: Syrian war ‘intolerable affront’ to conscience

U.N. rights leader: Syrian war ‘intolerable affront’ to conscience

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 27 (UPI) — Syria’s civil war has devolved into an “intolerable affront to the human conscience” since it began, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said Monday.…

Dad arrested after allegedly putting baby in freezer

ROY, Wash., May 27 (UPI) — A Washington state father has been accused of putting his 6-week-old daughter in the freezer because she wouldn’t stop crying, police said. The incident…

MLB: Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 3

MLB: Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 3

MILWAUKEE, May 27 (UPI) — Kevin Correira earned a six-inning victory and Ryan Doumit supplied a key two-run single Monday in Minnesota’s 6-3 interleague triumph over Milwaukee. Correira (5-4) snapped…

31 people killed in nine car bomb attacks in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, May 27 (UPI) — Nine car bombs were detonated across Baghdad Monday, killing 31 people and injuring more than 100 others, Iraqi police said. Seven of the nine bombs…

Viking running back Adrian Peterson against gay marriage

Viking running back Adrian Peterson against gay marriage

MINNEAPOLIS – Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has come out against gay marriage. “That’s not something I believe in,” Peterson said in an interview last week, ESPN.com reported, despite…

Obama to Americans: ‘Be worthy’ of armed forces’ sacrifices

Obama to Americans: ‘Be worthy’ of armed forces’ sacrifices

ARLINGTON, Va., May 27 (UPI) — President Obama charged Americans Monday with the task of honoring “the strength and resolve” of its armed forces and “be worthy” of the sacrifices…

NIACC baseball preview: May 27th, 2013

NIACC baseball preview: May 27th, 2013

ENID, Okla. – The No. 19 NIACC baseball team will look to make more history Monday afternoon. NIACC (30-19) faces No. 6 Murray State of Oklahoma (42-21) in the second…

Clear Lake’s Zirbel wins cycling time trial

Clear Lake’s Zirbel wins cycling time trial

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Tom Zirbel, formerly of Clear Lake, Iowa, won a national time-trial title Saturday at the USA Cycling Pro Championships, ESPN reported. Zirbel edged Brent Bookwalter by 17…

King Votes for Smarter Solutions for Students Act

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement last week after voting for H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act. The legislation ensures that interest rates will not…

4 Iowans injured, 1 child dead in auto crash Sunday

4 Iowans injured, 1 child dead in auto crash Sunday

CEDAR RAPIDS – One child is dead and three children and one adult were injured when a vehicle left an Eastern Iowa roadway Sunday afternoon and rolled into a wooden…

Op-ed: Show respect to veterans by voting (by Peter Children)

Today is special, especially for voters. I know the holiday is devoted to the armed services and those who gave their lives for freedom. When you burn the forest and…

U.S. only advanced economy with no guaranteed paid vacation

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) — The United States is the only country among advanced economies that does not require employers to provide paid vacation time, a non-profit group says. A…

King: In Defense of God-Given American Liberty

King: In Defense of God-Given American Liberty

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement to encourage 4th District Iowans to recognize this upcoming Memorial Day by honoring the men and women who have died in…

Suspect accused of killing elderly couple, assaulting great-grandchild

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 27 (UPI) — A registered sex offender was arraigned in Alaska Sunday, charged with killing an elderly couple and sexually assaulting their 2-year-old great-granddaughter. Bail was set…

Oklahoma governor anxious for federal disaster aid

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Sunday she hopes federal disaster aid to tornado victims in her state “will be very prompt.” In an appearance on…

Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts to perform at tornado aid fundraiser

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 27 (UPI) — Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and Ryan Tedder of One Republic have joined the “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” in Oklahoma City, NBC…

Grassley’s speech in Aplington canceled due to floods

Grassley’s speech in Aplington canceled due to floods

APPLINGTON, IA – Senator Chuck Grassley’s appearance at the Memorial Day Parade and speak at the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday in Aplington in cancelled due to regional flooding. Below…

Britain tries to amend EU arms embargo to Syria; chemical use reported

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 27 (UPI) — British Foreign Minister William Hague called on the European Union to end its arms embargo to Syria Monday so EU members could supply weapons…

Bradley Cooper says there won’t be a fourth ‘Hangover’ movie

Bradley Cooper says there won’t be a fourth ‘Hangover’ movie

LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) — U.S. actor Bradley Cooper says he loved starring in the three “Hangover” movies, but he insists there are no plans for a fourth installment…

CDC: Don’t swallow the water you swim in — it’s full of germs

CDC: Don’t swallow the water you swim in — it’s full of germs

ATLANTA, May 27 (UPI) — Following a study that found most U.S. public pools contain fecal contamination, health officials warn swimmers not to swallow the water in which they swim.…

Poll: Majority view today’s federal government as too powerful

Poll: Majority view today’s federal government as too powerful

PRINCETON, N.J., May 27 (UPI) — A majority of Americans said they believe the federal government today wields too much power, a Gallup Daily tracking survey released Monday indicated. The…

S. Korea: N. Korea must show ‘sincerity’ on denuclearization

SEOUL, May 27 (UPI) — South Korea’s top diplomat, reacting to reports that North Korea is open to talks on its nuclear weapons program, said Pyongyang must match words with…

Flash flood warning and watches persist in North Iowa area

HAMPTON – Heavy rain is forecast for North Central Iowa Monday through Monday evening. Flash flood warning and watches are still in effect for most of Franklin county. Many rivers…

Consumer Corner: Off-the-beaten path saves money, offers fresh view

By MICHELLE GROENKE CHICAGO, May 26 (UPI) — Hotels in hip, culturally diverse neighborhoods and stylish cabins in rustic locales offer travelers this summer the opportunity to approach popular tourist…

Auto Outlook: Four-cylinder engines back, long summer for autoworkers

By AL SWANSON The Detroit Three automakers are scaling back their annual summer production shutdowns to keep up with demand for top-selling models. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler usually idle…

Minnesota toddler’s body pulled from river

ELK RIVER, Minn., May 27 (UPI) — Divers found the body of a Minnesota toddler in the Elk River Sunday, the day before her second birthday, authorities said. Searchers found…

Census: Texas has 8 of 15 fastest-growing cities in U.S.

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) — Texas leads the nation in population growth with eight of the 15 fastest-growing large towns and cities in America located in the state, the Census…

Dead Sea scroll fragments on sale

SAN MARCOS, Texas, May 26 (UPI) — A Bethlehem antiques dealer is looking to sell fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the head of the San Marcos, Texas, World of…

British nationals charged with making threats on Pakistani flight

LONDON, May 26 (UPI) — Two British nationals have been charged with endangering an aircraft after a Pakistani airliner was forced to divert to an airport in Britain, officials said.…

Teen arrested for Columbine-like planned attack

WEST ALBANY, Ore., May 26 (UPI) — Oregon police said a 17-year-old student accused of planning to bomb his school was inspired by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School…

Gallup: In U.S. private sector, older workers better utilized

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) — In the U.S. non-federal sector, older workers are more likely than younger counterparts to report being able to put their best skills to use, a…

Feds seek jail time for former Fiesta Bowl chief

PHOENIX, May 26 (UPI) — Prosecutors will ask a Phoenix judge to sentence the former head of the Fiesta Bowl to prison for his role in a campaign-finance scheme, court…

Stone Temple Pilots sue former frontman Weiland

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) — Stone Temple Pilots sued former frontman Scott Weiland for allegedly using the band’s name to promote his solo career even though he was fired…

Russian pays $1.5M to go to space with DiCaprio at Cannes auction

CANNES, France, May 27 (UPI) — A Russian man paid $1.5 million to sit next to Leonardo DiCaprio on the maiden voyage of the Virgin Galactic trip into space. Vasily…

3 more suspects arrested in slaying of soldier in London

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) — Three more suspects were arrested Saturday evening in the hacking death of a British soldier in London. Counter-terrorism officers took the trio, ages 21, 24…

Obama to Oklahoma: ‘You are not alone’

Obama to Oklahoma: ‘You are not alone’

MOORE, Okla., May 26 (UPI) — President Barack Obama told Oklahomans Sunday Washington will be “with you every step of the way” as the state recovers from last week’s devastating…