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Court won’t review EPA rule

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to review an Environmental Protection Agency rule that set standards for sulfur dioxide. The denial was one of many…

United States Condemns Attack on Worshippers in Iraq

From the U.S. State Department – The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on innocent worshipers today in northern Iraq. The United States stands with the Iraqi people and…

Iowa DOT reverses itself and will grant ID’s and licenses to some illegals

Iowa DOT reverses itself and will grant ID’s and licenses to some illegals

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation has determined it can now issue driver’s licenses or nonoperator identification (ID) cards to persons granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status…

Terrorist Attack in Benghazi: The Secretary of State’s View

Testimony from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton – Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC January 23, 2013 Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and I…

Iowa Supreme Court makes ruling that defines who deserves libel lawsuit protections

Iowa Supreme Court makes ruling that defines who deserves libel lawsuit protections

DES MOINES – In ruling last week, the Iowa Supreme Court declined to broaden to regular citizens protections enjoyed my the media against libel lawsuits. In comparing a regular citizen using…

U.S. markets move higher

U.S. markets move higher

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose in New York Wednesday with two major boards starting the day at five-year highs. The Dow Jones industrial average and…

Man charged with putting dog in oven

SALEM, Ore., Jan. 23 (UPI) — An Oregon man who told officers he had anger issues has been arrested after deputies said he put his grandmother’s dog in the oven…

Suicide bomb kills 35 in Iraq

TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq, Jan. 23 (UPI) — At least 35 people were killed by a suicide bomber, and many more injured, near a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq, police said…

U.S. women to get combat roles

U.S. women to get combat roles

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Defense officials said Wednesday Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will clear the way for women to serve multiple combat roles in the U.S. military. The Washington…

Couple admits to imprisoning 3 children in storage boxes and pouring water on them

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 23 (UPI) — An Ohio couple have admitted punishing his three children by imprisoning them in storage boxes and pouring water on them. Under James Taylor’s plea…

House passes debt ceiling bill; Steve King votes “no”

House passes debt ceiling bill; Steve King votes “no”

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) — The House Wednesday approved a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling, removing the threat of default on U.S. obligations. The measure now goes to the…

Ohio educator deletes Facebook page after posting images comparing Hitler to Obama

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Debe Terhar, president of Ohio’s board of education, removed her Facebook page after comparisons between Adolf Hitler and President Barack Obama were posted. Although…

Council takes first look at next year’s budget

Council takes first look at next year’s budget

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council met for a work session Tuesday evening and took a look at a preliminary capitol improvement budget for fiscal year 2013-2014. No decisions…

U.S. Senate Republican Leader McConnell: Obama, Democrats have “shifted into reverse and jammed on the gas”

U.S. Senate Republican Leader McConnell: Obama, Democrats have “shifted into reverse and jammed on the gas”

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor today regarding the need for bipartisan action from the President to solve Washington’s out-of-control…

Bills and amendments filed at the Iowa Legislature, January 22nd, 2013

Bills and amendments filed at the Iowa Legislature, January 22nd, 2013

Bills Filed Files Title Sponsor House HF 54 A bill for an act relating to the confidentiality of patient information held by a pharmacy and providing a penalty. Isenhart Study…

Sec. of State Clinton describes lessons leared from Benghazi attack

Sec. of State Clinton describes lessons leared from Benghazi attack

Testimony from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC January 23, 2013 — Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, members of…

Alleged sexual abuse of minor leads to charges against two North Iowa men

Alleged sexual abuse of minor leads to charges against two North Iowa men

MASON CITY – Police have announced the arrest of two North Iowa men on sexual abuse charges. Mason City police said Tuesday that Tyler Edward Teepe, age 19 of Charles…

Man pleads no contest to ‘whooping’ kids

ELYRIA, Ohio, Jan. 22 (UPI) — An Elyria, Ohio, man pleaded no contest to assault charges for beating two children with a belt at a birthday party at his home,…

Plea deferred at general’s court-martial

FORT BRAGG, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) — U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair deferred entering a plea Tuesday at his Fort Bragg, N.C., arraignment on charges including fraud and…

Sex abuse lie sent man to jail for 8 years

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A Canadian man who served an eight-year prison term for sexually abusing his stepson was acquitted after the stepson confessed he lied. The Alberta…

Colorado felons can hunt, not shoot

DENVER, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Felons in Colorado can get hunting licenses but may not possess firearms, and gun advocates say there should be an exception for non-violent felons. Law…

Existing home sales slid in December

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — U.S. sales of existing homes slowed in December, but were up from December 2011 and total sales for 2012 reached a five-year high, a trade…

Dish to close 300 Blockbuster stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 22 (UPI) — Dish Network Corp. said it would close 300 out of 800 U.S. Blockbuster stores at the loss of about 3,000 jobs. The company, “continues…

Community remembers Paterno, a year later

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 22 (UPI) — Joe Paterno’s legacy has changed in the year since his death, but State College, Pa., has not forgotten him, residents say. Paterno, longtime…

Toys for Tots thief changes plea before trial

MASON CITY – Kayleigh Rea Hormann, age 21, of Mason City has pled guilty to a simple misdemeanor count of 5th degree theft for stealing a Toys for Tots donation canister at…

Obama would sign debt limit suspension

Obama would sign debt limit suspension

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — President Obama would sign a Republican-backed measure suspending the U.S. debt ceiling through mid-May if it lands on his desk, a spokesman said Tuesday. White…

NHL: Nashville 3, Minnesota 1

NHL: Nashville 3, Minnesota 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22 (UPI) — The Nashville Predators put the Minnesota Wild away 3-1 Tuesday with a pair of third-period goals by Martin Erat and David Legwand. Erat’s…

Romney portrait joins gallery of also-rans

NORTON, Kan., Jan. 22 (UPI) — A portrait of Republican Mitt Romney, the 2012 U.S. runner-up, joined those of 59 other presidential election also-rans Tuesday at a gallery in a…

Bankrupt firm’s owners took out millions

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 22 (UPI) — Owners of a bankrupt Massachusetts pharmacy blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak got millions of dollars in pay and profits last year, court records…

Tebow wasn’t choice of Jets owner

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Trading for quarterback Tim Tebow wasn’t New York Jets owner Woody Johnson’s idea, as widely assumed, a man who interviewed to head the Jets’…

Beyonce lip-synched at inauguration

Beyonce lip-synched at inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Beyonce lip-synched “The Star Spangled Banner” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, a representative for the U.S. Marine Band told the New York Post. “All music…

Builders, landscapers and excavators encouraged to attend safety class

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, is participating in the Iowa One Call 2013 Excavator Safety Awareness Program offered at locations throughout…

Lip reader explains first lady’s eye roll

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) — First lady Michelle Obama rolled her eyes at John Boehner in Washington because he was quietly teasing her husband about why he quit smoking,…

NFL reinstates Sean Payton as Saints coach

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Sean Payton was reinstated, effective immediately, as head coach of the New Orleans Saints, the National Football League announced Tuesday. Payton is free to…

Proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 in Story County to be discussed Feb. 5

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, to discuss the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65…