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Wrestling: Iowa beats Michigan, 33-10

Wrestling: Iowa beats Michigan, 33-10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team downed No. 18 Michigan, 33-10, tonight inside Cliff Keen Arena. The Hawkeyes won three of four matches against ranked…

Kemboi sets new track mark for Iowa State

Kemboi sets new track mark for Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Edward Kemboi set a Cyclone school record in the 1,000-meter run, winning the event with a time of 2:22.71 Saturday in the Lied Center. It…

North Korea: “US, S. Korea Stage Ceaseless War Maneuvers against DPRK”

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) — The artillery forces of the 2nd Division of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea and the 7th artillery brigade of the south Korean…

COL BKB: Wichita State 67, Creighton 64

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 19 (UPI) — Carl Hall provided 17 points and 13 rebounds Saturday, sparking Wichita State to a 67-64 upending of 10th-ranked Creighton. Malcolm Armstead (15 points, six…

Longoria to be on stage at inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Actress Eva Longoria, who helped U.S. President Barack Obama secure the Hispanic vote in November, says she will be onstage with him at his inauguration.…

Disney CEO Iger got 20 percent pay raise in 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 19 (UPI) — The head of The Walt Disney Co. received a 20 percent raise from 2011 to 2012, collecting $40.23 million in compensation last year, the company…

Newspaper takes down N.Y. gun owners’ map

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) — A New York state newspaper has taken down a controversial interactive map that revealed the names and locations of handgun owners in two…

VP Biden to be sworn in early

VP Biden to be sworn in early

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be sworn in for his second term Sunday before President Barack Obama takes his oath, the White House said.…

GOP backs temporary hike in debt ceiling

GOP backs temporary hike in debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Republicans in the House will pass a three-month increase in the U.S. debt limit if the Senate agrees to approve a budget by April 15,…

U.N. Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Algeria

U.N. Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Algeria

NEW YORK – Members of the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned this week’s terrorist attack at the gas facility in Amenas, Algeria, that resulted in numerous deaths and…

Sen. Ragan and Rep. Steckman town hall meeting (FULL VIDEO)

MASON CITY – Representative Sharon Steckman and Senator Amanda Ragan held a town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Mason City Library. The two North Iowa legislators took questions and…

Man wanted for murder of his 2 year-old daughter extradited from Mexico

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark F. Giuliano, Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway, and Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter announce the return of fugitive Christian Vasquez to Gwinnett County,…

Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire in 2007 to Home of Neighboring African-American Family

CHICAGO—A Joliet man is facing an agreed maximum 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty today to a federal civil rights crime for setting fire to the home of an African-American…

NBA: Chicago 100, Boston 99 (OT)

BOSTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) — Kirk Hinrich saved Chicago in the fourth period Friday and Marco Belinelli’s jumper with 3 seconds left in overtime gave the Bulls a 100-99 win…

Armstrong says punishment too severe

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 19 (UPI) — An emotional Lance Armstrong completed an interview with Oprah Winfrey by apologizing to his fans, but also said “I’m not sure I deserve the…

Man who sought child porn for five years sent to prison

FORT MYERS, FL—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that Edwin Carroll Snyder (39, Fort Myers) was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. According…

49’ers Crabtree interviewed about alleged assault

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19 (UPI) — San Francisco police said Friday they interviewed 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree about an alleged sexual assault after Sunday’s game against Green Bay. “The…

Te’o comes off as dupe in ‘Net hoax

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o said he hoped the alleged hoaxer he says invented his Internet girlfriend learns a lesson from the embarrassing incident.…

Obama: Now Is The Time to Take Action Against Gun Violence

Obama: Now Is The Time to Take Action Against Gun Violence

WASHINGTON – President Obama reiterated his commitment to do everything in his power to implement a series of common sense measures that would reduce gun violence in America. The President…

Grassley: “The Second Amendment is more than just words on paper”

Grassley: “The Second Amendment is more than just words on paper”

Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement after President Obama released his proposals to curb gun violence. Grassley is Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Our thoughts and prayers…

Registration Now Open for April 26 Motorcycle Safety Forum

Registration Now Open for April 26 Motorcycle Safety Forum

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 17, 2013 – Registration is now open for the 10th Anniversary Motorcycle Safety Forum. This rider-focused event is facilitated by Iowa’s motorcycle safety team, a diverse…

School guard leaves gun in restroom

LAPEER, Mich., Jan. 18 (UPI) — Officials at a charter school in Michigan said they were “improving school security” after a security officer at the school left a gun unattended…

Harkin: White House Gun Proposal Balances Rights; Need for Safety

Harkin: White House Gun Proposal Balances Rights; Need for Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement after the White House announced recommendations from Vice President Joe Biden’s gun task force. “Like all Americans, I…

ISU researchers awarded grant to study costly disease in pigs

ISU researchers awarded grant to study costly disease in pigs

AMES, Iowa – A team of researchers at Iowa State University has received a $3 million grant to study genetic resistance to the costliest disease threatening the pork industry and…

Iraq bombings kill 23, Sunnis protest

BAGHDAD, Jan. 18 (UPI) — Thousands protested in Mosul, Iraq, claiming Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government discriminates against the country’s Sunni population. The protests Friday in Iraq’s second-largest city…

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Coercion of Minors

COLUMBUS—Todd L. Smith, 50, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of coercion and enticement of minors for sexual activity. Carter M. Stewart, United States…

DeLorean hovercraft seen in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18 (UPI) — A hovercraft built to resemble the DeLorean sports car from the film “Back to the Future” wowed onlookers on the water near San Francisco’s…

Treasury Dept. selling more GM stock

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) — The U.S. Treasury Department said Friday it will begin selling its 300.1 million remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock. Under a prearranged trading…

Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III to Host the Launch of the U.S. Diplomacy Center

On Friday, January 25th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and guest of honor former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III will host the Launch of the United States…