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ISU Track Wins 16 Events at Holiday Classic

ISU Track Wins 16 Events at Holiday Classic

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State track and field team opened its season strong with 16 first-place finishes in the Holiday Classic Friday in the Lied Recreation-Athletics Center.  The men’s…

No. 2 Stanford Ends No. 18 Cyclones’ NCAA Run

No. 2 Stanford Ends No. 18 Cyclones’ NCAA Run

BERKELEY, Calif. – After reaching the NCAA Regional Semifinal for the fifth time in six seasons, the No. 18 Cyclones (22-8, 13-3 Big 12) saw their season close on Friday…

Unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent in November. The number of unemployed persons, at 12.0 million, changed little. Among the major worker groups, the…

Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program Ceases

DES MOINES – The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, which has provided Iowans with up to 47 additional weeks of benefits, will expire at the end of December as the…

Domestic abuser “Phat Pat” set for court on Monday

Domestic abuser “Phat Pat” set for court on Monday

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested for domestic assault and assault on a peace officer on November 16th is set for an arraignment hearing on Monday,…

ICE removes Mexican kidnapping suspect to Mexico

ICE removes Mexican kidnapping suspect to Mexico

RICHMOND, Va. – A Mexican national wanted for kidnapping in Mexico was escorted out of the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)…

Two Minnesota men arrested for 3rd degree burglary after incident at Mason City apartment

Two Minnesota men arrested for 3rd degree burglary after incident at Mason City apartment

MASON CITY – Two Minnesota men were arrested and charged with burglary and other offenses after an incident at a Mason City apartment on December 4th. Mason City police were…

Fifteen years after his murder, Nortorious B.I.G autopsy released

Officials in Los Angeles last week released the autopsy of the famous rap star Notorious B.I.G, years after his murder, CNN has reported. Also known as “Biggie Smalls,” and Christopher…

US, Mexico participating in Operation Holiday Hoax International enforcement effort targets sale, importation of counterfeit and pirated goods

WASHINGTON – The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the kickoff of Operation Holiday Hoax, an effort to track down those who are selling counterfeit and pirated…

Iowa men defeat Iowa State, 80-71

Iowa men defeat Iowa State, 80-71

Courtesy: cyclones.com IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa State (6-3 overall, 0-0 Big 12 Conference) led 36-35 at halftime, but Iowa (8-2 overall, 0-0 Big Ten Conference) started the second half…

Mason City police confirm spike in auto thefts

Mason City police confirm spike in auto thefts

MASON CITY – NIT has received word that auto thefts are on the rise in the city over the last few weeks. Checking with the Mason City Police Department, officer…

Mason City Woman’s Club Christmas Program set for December 11

MASON CITY – Continuing the celebration of 100 years, the Mason City Woman’s Club Christmas program is being held on Tuesday December 11, 2012 starting at 1pm at the Knights…

After election setbacks, die-hards battle pragmatists for control of GOP

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Republicans are in turmoil, split between die-hard conservatives and pragmatists in a battle for the soul and control of a party reeling…

Settlement talks continuing between Penn State, accusers

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Penn State University’s goal of settling claims from Jerry Sandusky’s sexual-abuse victims before the end of the year now appears unrealistic,…

Consumer Confidential: Patients’ choices narrower, yet cost of insurance rises

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – It’s hard enough having a serious condition like cancer or kidney failure. It’s even worse, some might think, when your health insurer says you…

Honda doesn’t wait to redesign Civic

By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times – Through 10 months of this year, no compact car has sold better than the Honda Civic. Not the Toyota Corolla, the Ford Focus, the…

Automakers find many roads to fuel efficiency

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – On one stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW shows off “the cars of tomorrow,” concepts powered by electricity. On another, Audi touts…

Tax breaks could expire at end of year

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press – So is this the year that Santa hauls the family cottage or part of the family-run restaurant down the chimney? Wealthier parents and grandparents…

First events for Obama’s second inaugural announced

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Presidential Inaugural Committee, tasked with planning festivities surrounding the second swearing-in of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe…

Cyclones.tv and Mediacom partner on dedicated sports channel

Cyclones.tv and Mediacom partner on dedicated sports channel

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Athletics Department announced today that it has agreed to a five-year partnership with Mediacom to distribute programming, currently produced and aired on Cyclones.tv, across…