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UPDATED: Mason City School District recommends cuts to coaching, other positions

UPDATED: Mason City School District recommends cuts to coaching, other positions

MASON CITY – Mason City School District Superintendent Anita Micich confirmed today that recommendations for cuts to coaches and other positions will be brought to the school board for their…

Hundreds of containers of urine found in Newtown, Conn., home

NEWTOWN, Conn., April 30 (UPI) — Newtown, Conn., police found 200 to 300 one-gallon containers of urine in two rooms of a vacant house, they said. The discovery was made…

U.S. malpractice lawsuits less than 1% of healthcare costs

BALTIMORE, May 1 (UPI) — Some argue malpractice lawsuits are a big driver of U.S. healthcare costs, but researchers suggest these assertions are wrong. Dr. Marty Makary, an associate professor…

System that intercepts rocket-propelled grenades has proved “100 percent effective”

System that intercepts rocket-propelled grenades has proved “100 percent effective”

HERNDON, Va., May 1 (UPI) — A U.S.-developed system that intercepts rocket-propelled grenades and other threats close to a targeted vehicle has proved 100 percent effective. Artis LLC said its…

Best Buy to quit doing business in Europe

RICHFIELD, Minn., April 30 (UPI) — U.S. retail giant Best Buy Co. said Tuesday it had agreed to a $775 million deal to allow it to back out of doing…

Texas AG: Gay couples’ healthcare plans are illegal

AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 (UPI) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said healthcare benefits offered to gay couples by municipalities are illegal because Texas doesn’t recognize gay marriage. Several local…

Cyberattacks on U.S., other banks seen to be mounting

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — Cyberattacks on U.S. and other financial institutions are rising amid growing discontent among bank officials over perceived government inaction or inadequate countermeasures, analysts said. Increasingly…

Former Detroit mayor asks third time for release on bond during appeal

DETROIT, April 30 (UPI) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has requested, for a third time, to be released on bond while he pursues an appeal of his corruption conviction.…

Mom admits hiding body of girl shot by son

BALTIMORE, April 30 (UPI) — A Baltimore woman has admitted helping her 13-year-old son hide the body of a girl he had shot under trash bags in an alley. Veronica…

Poll: Hillary Clinton leads Dems, no clear GOP front-runner for 2016

Poll: Hillary Clinton leads Dems, no clear GOP front-runner for 2016

TEANECK, N.J., April 30 (UPI) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads among Democrats but there is no Republican front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, a poll found.…

Blackstone to hire 50,000 veterans

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — Private equity firm Blackstone Group said it had set a goal of hiring 50,000 U.S. military veterans in the next five years. The target…

Martha Stewart tries online dating

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — U.S. domestic diva Martha Stewart said she signed up for online dating because she was lonely and looking for love. “I’d like to have…

Winnebago expands product line

Winnebago expands product line

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. on Monday unveiled new 2014 models to the Company’s Winnebago, Itasca, SunnyBrook and Winnebago Touring Coach dealer partners at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas,…

Sisters in alleged preschool child abuse enter not guilty pleas

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 30 (UPI) — Two sisters, facing child abuse charges for binding seven infants too tightly in blankets at a Livermore, Calif., day care center, pleaded not guilty…

Iraq abuse convict appeals to Supreme Court

Iraq abuse convict appeals to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — An Army lieutenant found guilty of killing an unarmed Iraqi terror suspect has appealed his conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Justice Department…

Israeli president seeks Pope Francis’ help on stalled peace talks

ROME, Vatican City, April 30 (UPI) — Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Tuesday, inviting him to Israel and seeking help restarting the Palestinian peace…

AMA president opposes Guantanamo forced feedings

AMA president opposes Guantanamo forced feedings

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — The president of the American Medical Association, in a letter to the Pentagon, said he opposes the forced feeding of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.…

Lindsey Graham says security systems ‘degrading’

PHOENIX, April 30 (UPI) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Tuesday he stands by his contention U.S. security systems are “degrading” under the Obama administration. While defending his administration’s record…

Army major, wife, charged with ‘unimaginable’ child cruelty

NEWARK, N.J., April 30 (UPI) — Federal prosecutors said a U.S. Army major and his wife have been arrested on charges of “unimaginable cruelty” against five children in their New…

White House: U.S. businesses have hired 290,000 vets and spouses

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — The White House said Tuesday U.S. businesses have hired or trained 290,000 veterans or military spouses and have committed to hiring 435,000 more by 2018.…