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Fresh orders for factories rise

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) — U.S. durable goods orders jumped 3.3 percent in April, about twice the gain economists had expected, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday. Factory orders climbed…

CDC: U.S. influenza season almost over

ATLANTA, May 24 (UPI) — Health officials said Friday 146 influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during the U.S. flu season, which is nearly over. The weekly flu report of the…

Mason City man arrested on probation violation

Mason City man arrested on probation violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for a probation violation. Michael Aaron Cordell Canady was picked up Tuesday by a Cerro Gordo County…

Iowa Narcotics Enforcement acknowledges arrest of agent

Iowa Narcotics Enforcement acknowledges arrest of agent

Des Moines, IOWA — The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE) is aware that a Special Agent has been charged with Felonious Misconduct in Office.…

Grassley meetings this week in Northwest Iowa

Grassley meetings this week in Northwest Iowa

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley has meetings planned in 10 Iowa communities this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Grassley will hold town meetings in Rockwell City, Fort Dodge, Dakota City,…

Eight dead, nearly three dozen injured in bombing, shooting in Iraq

BAGHDAD, May 28 (UPI) — Eight people died Tuesday in Iraq in the latest of a series of violent sectarian incidents that have left dozens dead and more than 200…

Search for Kathlynn Shepard Continues, Efforts Focus on Investigative Leads and Citizen Tips

Search for Kathlynn Shepard Continues, Efforts Focus on Investigative Leads and Citizen Tips

Dayton, IOWA — As law enforcement volunteers continue to offer their time in the search for Kathlynn Shepard, officers and K-9s are re-visiting many sites that have already been checked. …

Governor Branstad issues Disaster Proclamation for 13 counties

Governor Branstad issues Disaster Proclamation for 13 counties

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency in response to recent storms and flooding in northwest and central Iowa. Thirteen counties are included…

Alliant Energy advises caution around utility service if flooding occurs

Alliant Energy advises caution around utility service if flooding occurs

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – May 28, 2013 – With significant rainfall in the last week and more expected during the next few days, Alliant Energy urges customers to be safe…

Report: Bin Laden blew himself up to avoid capture by SEALs

Report: Bin Laden blew himself up to avoid capture by SEALs

CAIRO, May 28 (UPI) — A former leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad claimed Osama bin Laden took his own life and wasn’t killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011,…

Robin Anderson’s carnival hands out shot glasses to children as prizes

Robin Anderson’s carnival hands out shot glasses to children as prizes

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Just how low can the bar be set in Mason City? Robin Anderson’s Chamber of Commerce isn’t shy about laying out the rules of behavior…

Supreme Court: Innocence a ‘gateway’ despite obstacles

Supreme Court: Innocence a ‘gateway’ despite obstacles

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that actual innocence allows a defendant to pursue an appeal despite procedural problems or a statute of limitations.…

White House sets up web site to help disaster victims

White House sets up web site to help disaster victims

From President Barack Obama – On Sunday, I was in Moore, Oklahoma. Today, I’m headed to the Jersey Shore. Those two communities are separated by half a continent but united…

Couple charged with driving with girl in dog cage in pickup bed

MILLVALE, Pa., May 28 (UPI) — A couple were charged with child endangerment after travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike saw a girl in a dog cage in the back of…

Police: ‘Thong Cape Scooter Man’ not breaking laws

MADISON, Wis., May 27 (UPI) — Police in Wisconsin said a local man known as “Thong Cape Scooter Man” is not breaking any laws by riding his motorized scooter wearing…

Supervisors approve agreement with Teamsters (VIDEO)

Supervisors approve agreement with Teamsters (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for its regular weekly meeting on Tuesday morning at the courthouse. County Engineer Mary Kelly gave a road condition…

NIACC faces Heartland tonight in NJCAA Division II World Series

NIACC faces Heartland tonight in NJCAA Division II World Series

ENID, Okla. – The No. 19 NIACC baseball team looks to continue its magical ride tonight in the third round of the NJCAA Division II World Series. NIACC (31-16) faces…

Majority opposes Obamacare law, three years after signing

Majority opposes Obamacare law, three years after signing

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) — A majority of Americans still oppose the new healthcare law known as Obamacare, a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday indicates. Three years after it became…

WWII: No atheists in foxholes, or even 50 years later

ITHACA, N.Y., May 27 (UPI) — In the heat of World War II, men who experienced intense combat were more than twice as likely to turn to prayer as those…

Israel conducts drills to prepare for missile attacks

JERUSALEM, May 27 (UPI) — A three-day national drill to prepare government bodies and civilians for an unconventional weapons attack began Monday, the Israeli army said. Dubbed “Turning Point 7,”…

Doctor says 0.05 driver’s blood-alcohol limit may not be enough

Doctor says 0.05 driver’s blood-alcohol limit may not be enough

CHICAGO, May 28 (UPI) — U.S. proposals to lower the legal limit of a driver’s blood-alcohol content from 0.08 to 0.05 may not go far enough, a U.S. trauma surgeon…

U.S. scientists discover proteins affect cancer spread

BOSTON, May 27 (UPI) — U.S. and Norwegian researchers identified a five-amino acid fragment that reduces metastatic spread of prostate, breast and lung cancer in mouse models. Randolph Watnick of…

Osaka mayor apologizes for comment about U.S. troops and sex

TOKYO, May 27 (UPI) — The mayor of Osaka, Japan, apologized Monday for suggesting U. S. troops in Okinawa should make use of Japan’s legalized sex industry. Mayor Toru Hashimoto,…

Cruise industry group adopts Passengers’ Bill of Rights

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 28 (UPI) — The head of the Cruise Lines International Association says its new “Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights” adopts many practices U.S.-based lines already use.…

53 people killed in nine car bomb attacks in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, May 27 (UPI) — The death toll from a series of car bombings across Baghdad Monday rose to more than 50, officials said. At least 53 people were killed…

McCain talks with rebel leaders in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria, May 27 (UPI) — Sen. John McCain Monday entered Syria for talks with rebel leaders, The Daily Beast reported. The report said McCain is the highest-ranking U.S. official…

Kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey gets free burgers for life

CLEVELAND, May 28 (UPI) — More than a dozen Ohio restaurants are offering free burgers for life to Cleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey. The restaurants — including Cleveland’s AMP 150…

Accused Fort Hood shooter wants to represent himself

FORT HOOD, Texas, May 28 (UPI) — U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged with gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, wants to act as his own lawyer,…

Man sentenced to death for killing baby

CHANGCHUN, China, May 27 (UPI) — A Chinese man was sentenced to death for killing a baby that he found in the back seat of a car he stole, a…

Teen mugger demands $1 bills from victims

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) — New York police said they have arrested a pint-sized 15-year-old who younger boys said mugged them, demanding $1 bills. The suspect allegedly approached younger…

Report: Trump spends $1M on election research

Report: Trump spends $1M on election research

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) — U.S. business mogul Donald Trump has spent more than $1 million researching a potential run for president in 2016, the New York Post reported…

Electric car maker Tesla repays government loan early

Tesla Motors, an electric car maker headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., has paid off its entire $451.8 Department of Energy loan nine years early with interest. The automaker, riding the…

Boy arrested for allegedly killing girlfriend by setting her on fire

CORIGLIANO CALABRO, Italy, May 27 (UPI) — A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Italy for allegedly killing his 16-year-old girlfriend by stabbing her, then setting her on fire, police said…