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Iowa's elderly lose savings to scams

Karla Sibert answered her mother’s cellphone on April 1, 2014, while her mother, Marlene Sibert, 79, was in surgery. On the other end of the line, a woman asked how the product Marlene had bought from Leading Health Source was working.

Karla Sibert, of Palo, pretended to be her mother and asked what she had bought and how she had paid for it. She doesn’t recall the answer but after hanging up the phone she got out her mother’s credit card and called the number on the back. She learned that the card had $8,000 worth of charges.


Box Office: 'X-Men: Apocalypse' No. 1 With $80M; 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' Bombs - Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse is easily winning the Memorial Day box-office race, devouring the family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Apocalypse grossed $65 million for the three-day weekend, putting its four-day holiday gross at an estimated $80 million from 4,150 theaters, 30 percent behind Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past ($110 million). The big difference between the two films: Apocalypse was lambasted by many critics, who conversely adored Days of Future Past, released over Memorial Day weekend in 2010.


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Trump Tells Rolling Thunder Crowd: Illegal Immigrants Treated Better Than Veterans in U.S. |

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Donald Trump was focusing on veterans Sunday at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally.

The Memorial Day weekend event, which got its start in 1988, also honors members of the military missing in action.

Motorcyclists began their procession from the Pentagon, crossed the Potomac River and rode around the National Mall, ending up at a rally by the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.


Hawks’ baseball rally stumbles in title rumble

In front of more than 8,000 Iowa fans that made the trip across the Missouri River to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the magic finally ran out for the Hawkeyes in the ninth inning of the fifth day at the Big Ten Tournament.

Heading to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning down 3 runs, the Hawkeyes put together yet another late-game rally that included two walks, a hit-by-pitch, and 3 hits to knot the game at 7.


Sunday's recap: Cubs 7, Phillies 2 - Chicago Tribune

Ben Zobrist extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a three-run home run in the third inning Sunday to help the Cubs extend their winning streak to five with a 7-2 victory against the Phillies that completed a three-game sweep before 41,575 at Wrigley Field.

It marked the 34th consecutive start in which Zobrist has reached base.

Miguel Montero also homered and drove in two runs. Kris Bryant also had a pair of RBIs to help the Cubs improve their baseball-best record to 34-14.


Coke debuts 'proud to be an American' cans

NEW YORK - Coke has caught the patriotic fever.

The soda company's new "I'm proud to be an American" limited edition red, white and blue cans honor members of the military and feature the American flag in their design.

Coca-Cola is rolling out the new cans to celebrate its 75-year partnership with the United Service Organizations.

The cans and packs will be in stores through July 4. The song lyric and patriotic design will be on 16-ounce cans as well as 12-ounce cans that come in 20-, 24- and 35-packs.


Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child -

(CNN) The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference.

Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, carried the boy around its habitat for about 10 minutes in what the zoo's dangerous animal response team considered a life-threatening situation, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said at a press briefing.


Iowa Baseball Advances to Big Ten Tournament Title Game |

OMAHA, Nebraska -- The Hawkeyes continued their remarkable run in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament by beating Maryland on Saturday and advancing to the championship game.

Iowa, who entered the tournament as the lowest seed after barely making it, blew out Maryland by a score of 11-0.

The Hawkeyes will now play in the Big Ten Tournament title game on Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.