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MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona 2

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona 2

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) — Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and Alfonso Soriano and Cody Ransom added home runs Friday, pacing the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over…

Markets end week with downturn

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) — U.S. markets closed lower Friday after the Commerce Department said consumer spending dropped slightly in April. Spending fell 0.2 percent, while economists had predicted…

Newton prison now on lockdown due to inmate brawls

NEWTON – Approximately 10:00 A.M. this date the Newton Medium Security Correctional Facility was placed under lockdown status due to several inmate on inmate physical altercations in the recreation yard.…

Bookmeyer recommends Mason City businessman for Human Rights Commission

Bookmeyer recommends Mason City businessman for Human Rights Commission

MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer is recommending that the Mason City Council approve a local businessman to the Mason City Human Rights Commission. Mark C. Stanton, 61, owner of…

Follow-up information from Mason City Human Rights agency

Follow-up information from Mason City Human Rights agency

MASON CITY – Vice Chair Dean Genth of the Mason City Human Rights Commission requested that the following information be made public today, Friday, May 31st, 2013: I find it…

Northwood teen injured in auto accident Thursday

Northwood teen injured in auto accident Thursday

NORTHWOOD – A Northwood teenager was injured Thursday afternoon in an auto accident. According to a report, a semi-truck was northbound on Highway 65 near 500th Street while a car…

Hoiberg Adds Sadler To Coaching Staff

Hoiberg Adds Sadler To Coaching Staff

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced today the addition of a well-respected and experienced member to his coaching staff in Doc Sadler. Sadler, who has…

Mason City woman loses appeal of OWI conviction

Mason City woman loses appeal of OWI conviction

DES MOINES – An Iowa Appeals Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Mason City woman on an operating while intoxicated charge. Lisa Ann Bailey, 41, was convicted by…

Police arrest alleged prostitute who called 911 on pimp

WEST HAVEN, Conn., May 30 (UPI) — Police in Connecticut said they arrested a woman accused of prostitution and her alleged client when she called 911 to report she was…

Boy who made Pop-Tart into gun shape gets NRA membership

BROOKLYN PARK, Md., May 31 (UPI) — An 8-year-old Maryland boy suspended for biting his Pop-Tart into a gun shape received a National Rifle Association lifetime membership at a GOP…

Judge: Colorado law on insanity plea is constitutional

DENVER, May 30 (UPI) — A Colorado law requiring defendants seeking to plead insanity to cooperate in a psychiatric evaluation is constitutional, a judge has ruled. Lawyers for James Holmes,…

Arizona mom, in Mexican jail, says she reads Scripture to survive

NOGALES, Mexico, May 30 (UPI) — Yanira Maldonado, in her Nogales, Mexico, jail cell, said she relies on Scripture to survive since being accused of attempting to smuggle marijuana. Maldonado,…

Volunteers plant flowers at North Iowa Events Center

Volunteers plant flowers at North Iowa Events Center

MASON CITY – Sun-dappled Village Cooperative volunteers planted flowers at the North Iowa Events Center last Friday in preparation for summer activities and the July 10-14 North Iowa Fair. Strong…

Iowa couple take 332 fish over legal limit

A Davenport couple was charged last week with three counts of being over possession of white bass after an anonymous call to the local conservation officer. Jeremy Nguyen and Chi…

Non-employer businesses on the rise

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) — The number of businesses with no paid employees rose 1.7 percent in 2011, gaining in all states except two, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.…

Suit to challenge NCAA sanctions against Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 31 (UPI) — The family of late Penn State coach Joe Paterno is challenging NCAA sanctions against the university they say were imposed through “coercion and…

‘Machines’ may decide battelfield outcomes

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 31 (UPI) — The military use of automated vehicles in deploying lethal force makes it easier to go to war and raises many legal questions, a U.N.…

300 baby mink taken from Wisconsin mink ranch

MOSEL, Wis., May 30 (UPI) — More than 300 baby mink were stolen from a Mosel, Wis., mink ranch, said police, who have requested the public’s help in solving the…

Pakistani Taliban call off peace talks after commander killed by drone

ISLAMABAD, May 31 (UPI) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday there would be no peace talks with the country’s incoming leaders after a top commander was killed by a U.S.…

Levin presses Obama on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama reminding him of legislation regarding claims of Chinese cybercrimes. Obama…

Hells Angels figure pleads to racketeering, drugs, gun running

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 30 (UPI) — A leader of a South Carolina motorcycle club has been sentenced to more than years in prison after he pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy,…