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Spurs hand Wolves third straight defeat, 106-88

Spurs hand Wolves third straight defeat, 106-88

SANT ANTONIO – The Minnesota Timberwolves lost their third straight game, 106-88, to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.  The loss moves the Wolves 2 games under .500. Jose Barea…

U.N. reacts to bombings in Pakistan

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about ongoing terrorist violence in Pakistan. He strongly condemns the multiple attacks on January 10th in Quetta (Balochistan) and the Swat Valley that have reportedly…

Punchless Northwestern knocked out by Hawkeyes, 70-50

Punchless Northwestern knocked out by Hawkeyes, 70-50

EVANSTON, ILL. – Aaron White led the way for the Iowa Hawkeyes Sunday against the depleted Northwestern Wildcats, scoring 17 points and helping Iowa to a 70-50 win and its…

Hawkeyes drop first dual of season to OK State, 18-12

Hawkeyes drop first dual of season to OK State, 18-12

STILLWATER, Okla. – The University of Iowa wrestling team fell to second-ranked Oklahoma State today, 18-12, at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys won six of 10 matches to hand the fourth-ranked…

Iran condemns attacks in Pakistan which killed dozens last week

Iran has condemned explosions in Pakistan which left dozens dead last week. According to Iranian news media, attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta which resulted in the death of…

New York Governor declares flu emergency

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Saturday declared a Public Health Emergency for all of New York State in response to this year’s increasingly severe flu season. The Governor issued an…

Australia neutral on China-Japan territorial disputes

In a news release Sunday, China claims that Australia remains neutral in territorial disputes between China and Japan. —– Australia’s foreign minister met with his visiting Japanese counterpart Sunday, kicking…

Pres. Obama to use historic bibles during inauguration swearing-in ceremony

Pres. Obama to use historic bibles during inauguration swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced the Bibles that President Obama and Vice President Biden will use at their swearing-in ceremonies on Sunday, January 20, and…

Obama explains how American military forces aided French military in rescuing hostage in Somalia

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE January 13, 2013 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear…

Woman charged after daughter found dead, “covered in urine and feces”

An enrolled member of the Tulalip Tribes was charged Friday with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal mistreatment related to the October 2012 death of her young daughter and…

Steckman: Legislative priorities include creating jobs, building a highly-skilled workforce, and reducing commercial property taxes

Steckman: Legislative priorities include creating jobs, building a highly-skilled workforce, and reducing commercial property taxes

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – Lawmakers are pledging cooperation to grow Iowa’s economy and strengthen the middle class when the 2013 legislative session begins on Monday, January 14. Legislators have…

Hobby Lobby, for now, avoids millions in fines for refusing to comply with Obamacare

Hobby Lobby, for now, avoids millions in fines for refusing to comply with Obamacare

Hobby Lobby continues to battle the Federal Government over implementing America’s new health care policy, sometimes called “Obamacare”, and may have found a loophole to avoid $1.3 million in daily fines…

Ten Members of Violent Drug Trafficking Crew Charged

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau…

U.N. criticizes Saudi Arabian beheading of 17 year old maid

U.N. criticizes Saudi Arabian beheading of 17 year old maid

NEW YORK – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN independent experts and the world body’s human rights office on Friday voiced their dismay over the execution of a young Sri Lankan domestic worker, Rizana…

Chinese man costs U.S. businesses $100 million in lost revenue; faces 25 years

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Chinese national pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and wire fraud. The individual operated a website used to distribute more than…

Mason City School Board to discuss how to move district forward

Mason City School Board to discuss how to move district forward

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District Board of Education will meet on Monday, January 14, 2013, for a planning session to be held at 5:30 p.m. in…

DEA announces arrest of international arms dealer

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart and Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, announced that RICHARD AMMAR CHICHAKLI, an associate of convicted international arms dealer, Viktor Bout, was arrested last week in Australia…

Wanted man cruising Mason City’s north end with dangerous weapon taken off streets

Wanted man cruising Mason City’s north end with dangerous weapon taken off streets

MASON CITY – Mason City police removed another wanted man from the streets of the city this week- this one carrying a dangerous weapon. Dale Joseph Lewis, 41, was cruising…

Obama speaks about ending the war in Afghanistan and rebuilding America

Obama speaks about ending the war in Afghanistan and rebuilding America

WASHINGTON, DC—Following his meeting with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama used his weekly address to update the American people on how we will end the war in Afghanistan, and how…

Former deputy pleads guilty to civil right violations after beating handcuffed prisoner

WASHINGTON—Craig Billings, 39, a former deputy sheriff with the Murray County Sheriff’s Office in Sulphur, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty today in federal court to a one-count information charging him with deprivation…

Statement by White House Press Secretary on the Debt Limit

Statement by White House Press Secretary on the Debt Limit

WASHINGTON – “There are only two options to deal with the debt limit: Congress can pay its bills or it can fail to act and put the nation into default.…

FBI arrests alleged serial bank robber

The FBI announces the arrest of Crispian Carl Sprague, 38, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for his alleged involvement in five South Florida bank robberies. The bank robberies are: 1.…

Top-seeded Broncos ousted by Ravens in double overtime, 38-35

DENVER – Peyton Manning once again could not overcome the cold weather, and the Baltimore Ravens weren’t ready to let their leader Ray Lewis call it a career. The Ravens…

USDA Announces Investments in Bioenergy Research and Development to Spur New Markets, Innovation, and Unlimited Opportunity in Rural America

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited a state-of-the-art bioindustrial facility at Renmatix today, where he announced $25 million to fund research and development of next-generation…

Record-setting Kaepernick, 49ers beat Rodgers and Pack 45-31

SAN FRANCISCO – Colin Kaepernick ran for an NFL record 181 rushing yards for a quarterback in any NFL game as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers…

Tremor shakes northeastern Iran

Iranian news agencies are reporting an earthquake in that nation on Sunday. An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook the vicinity of Torbat-e Jaam in this northeastern province…

NATO military commanders to meet this week; focus on Mediteranean and Afghanistan

NATO and Partners’ Chiefs of Defence will gather at NATO Headquarters for the first Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence format of 2013. General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the Military…

Lenders now required to protect home buyers from risky loan practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) adopted a new rule that will protect consumers from irresponsible mortgage lending by requiring lenders to ensure prospective buyers have the…

WBB: Poppens Double-Double Paces Cyclones Past TCU

WBB: Poppens Double-Double Paces Cyclones Past TCU

AMES, Iowa – No. 25 Iowa State (12-2 overall, 3-1 Big 12) owned a 44-25 edge on the glass to and used Chelsea Poppens’ double-double to defeat TCU (7-8, 0-4)…

China claims its economy is “stable”

Bullish trade data from China indicate that its growth is stabilizing, with analysts predicting that its stability will help to boost global economic growth. The annual growth of China’s foreign…