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Are Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn an item?

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) — Tiger Woods and U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn have been dating for the past several weeks, sources told the celebrity website HollywoodLife.com. The…

COL BKB: Wisconsin 45, Minnesota 44

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 26 (UPI) — Traevon Jackson’s jump shot with 2.1 seconds remaining Saturday hoisted Wisconsin over struggling 14th-ranked Minnesota 45-44 Saturday. The Badgers (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten) only…

NBA: Washington 86, Chicago 73

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Nene put in 16 points and Emeka Okafor was potent at both ends of the court Saturday in the Washington Wizards’ 86-73 victory over Chicago.…

ISU women win Bill Bergan indoor track meet

ISU women win Bill Bergan indoor track meet

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State got a record-setting performance from Ese Okoro in the 400-meter dash and the Cyclone women rolled to a team victory in the Bill Bergan Invitational…

Familiar themes heard in GOP address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate must pass a budget and Congress must reform federal entitlement programs, a South Dakota Republican senator argued Saturday. Delivering the weekly GOP…

At least 13 dead in Afghan bombings

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 26 (UPI) — At least 13 people were killed and 28 hurt in separate suicide bombings Saturday in eastern provinces of Afghanistan, officials said. Provincial security chief…

Gun control advocates rally in Washington

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Thousands of people rallied Saturday in Washington, callling for the return of a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons. It was the first…

Cyclones Upset No. 11 Kansas State 73-67

Cyclones Upset No. 11 Kansas State 73-67

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Will Clyburn tallied 24 points and 10 boards to aid Iowa State (14-5 overall, 4-2 Big 12) to a 73-67 win over No. 11…

Much of North Iowa under winter storm warning

DES MOINES – The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Freezing rain and sleet, which is in effect from 6 am Sunday to…

Wrestling: Iowa edges Minnesota on tiebreaker, 16-15

Wrestling: Iowa edges Minnesota on tiebreaker, 16-15

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Iowa wrestling team outscored Minnesota, 41-33, in match points to defeat Minnesota, 16-15, today at Williams Arena. Iowa and Minnesota were tied 15-15 after splitting…

Cyclone wrestlers route West Virginia, 30-3

Cyclone wrestlers route West Virginia, 30-3

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Iowa State wrestling team (5-3 overall, 1-1 Big 12) won nine matches on Saturday en route to a convincing 30-3 victory over West Virginia (1-7 overall,…

Harkin Bill Outlines Critical Public Health and Prevention Initiatives

Legislation Includes Provisions to Fight Chronic Disease, Encourage Healthier Communities, Schools and Workplaces, and Improve Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation introduced today by Senator Tom Harkin…

Harkin will not seek re-election to U.S. Senate

Harkin will not seek re-election to U.S. Senate

CUMMING, Iowa – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement on his plans for the future, including his decision not to seek reelection for his U.S. Senate term…

Klenakis Joins Iowa State Football Staff

Klenakis Joins Iowa State Football Staff

AMES, Iowa — Chris Klenakis, most recently the offensive line coach for three seasons at Arkansas, has been named to the same position at Iowa State, Cyclone head coach Paul…

Palin’s contract with Fox not renewed

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin is no longer under contract as a contributor at Fox News Channel, the network confirmed. Palin first became a contributor…

Apple value slips to second place

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Shares of U.S. technology innovator Apple dropped Friday, pushing the value of the firm from first to second place behind Exxon Mobil, stock data…

Google sparks hope in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 26 (UPI) — Google’s use of Kansas City, Kan., as a high-speed Internet test case has already proven itself, a Kansas City, Mo., official said. “This…

NBA: Washington 114, Minnesota 101

NBA: Washington 114, Minnesota 101

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Jordan Crawford led a strong shooting performance Friday that lifted Washington to its 10th victory of the season — 114-101 over Minnesota. The Wizards, who…

NHL: Detroit 5, Minnesota 3

NHL: Detroit 5, Minnesota 3

DETROIT, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Damien Brunner started a four-goal outburst in the second period Friday that sent Detroit to a 5-3 victory over Minnesota. The Red Wings equaled their…

Djokovic, Murray set for Australian final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Novak Djokovic goes for tennis history in the finals at the Australian Open but Andy Murray would add luster to a recently glowing resume with…

Luna’s bad teeth tirade against Lala leads to assault charge; court date elusive

Luna’s bad teeth tirade against Lala leads to assault charge; court date elusive

MASON CITY – A tirade over what a Mason City man called botched dental work by a Mason City dentist lead to an assault charge with an elusive court date,…

Steckman: Education Reform Hearings Begin

Steckman: Education Reform Hearings Begin

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – The House opened hearings on the Governor’s Education reform plan this week. It’s just the first step in hearing from educators, parents, and students to…

Steckman: Subcommittee reviewing Governor’s reform package

Steckman: Subcommittee reviewing Governor’s reform package

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – We are off and running on HSB 4 as the subcommittee meets to discuss and review various aspects of the Governor’s reform package. The Governor…

NIACC’s Brooks is ICCAC athlete of the week

NIACC’s Brooks is ICCAC athlete of the week

  MASON CITY – NIACC freshman post player Lashae Brooks has been selected the ICCAC athlete of the week for the week of Jan. 13-19. Brooks (Nett Lake, Minn.) scored…

Obama discusses new appointees in weekly address; makes political statement

Obama discusses new appointees in weekly address; makes political statement

Statement by the President – In my State of the Union last year, I urged Congress to take steps to fix the way they do business.  Specifically, I asked them…

NIACC softball team signs 13 players

NIACC softball team signs 13 players

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team signed 13 players to letter of intents for the 2014 season. NIACC coach Tyler Sisco signed infielders Kalli Caldwell (Lodi, Wis.), Micah Chavez…

Law enforcement work together to crack vandalism case

Law enforcement work together to crack vandalism case

MASON CITY – North Iowa law enforcement agencies worked together to crack a vandalism case Friday. According to a report, Mason City Police were dispatched on Sunday to the Laser…

First NATO Patriot battery in Turkey operational

MONS, Belgium — The first of six Patriot missile batteries deploying to Turkey was declared operational and placed under the command and control of NATO on Saturday, 26 January. The…

Reliably, Irredeemably Wrong: The US Chamber of Commerce

Originally published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by CommonDreams.org by Bill McKibben – What if I told you I’d found a political group that for a hundred years had managed…

Michigan Man Arrested After Making Bomb Threats to High School

SAN FRANCISCO—FBI agents arrested Jason Keith Smith, 27, of Lincoln Park, Michigan, without incident on January 22. Smith has been charged with the use of interstate communications to make threats.…

Arizona reconsiders license ban

PHOENIX, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Arizona lawmakers are reviewing a state law that denies driver’s licenses to young people who recently received immigration relief and work permits. In August, Gov.…

Israel may rank high on Kerry’s agenda

Israel may rank high on Kerry’s agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) — One of John Kerry’s first trips, should he be approved as secretary of state, will be to Israel and the Palestinian territories, Israeli officials say.…

Italian police seize mafia assets

ROME, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Police in Italy on Friday seized millions of dollars in assets from two alleged mafia members, officials said. In Trapani, police seized hundreds of thousands…

Iranian defector: Iran would use nukes

Iranian defector: Iran would use nukes

JERUSALEM, Jan. 26 (UPI) — An Iranian defector says the country is only a year away from possessing a nuclear bomb. In an interview broadcast Friday on Channel 2 in…

Gambino Organized Crime Family Associate Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Racketeering and Murder

John Burke, a longtime associate of the Gambino organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Gambino family”), was sentenced on Friday to life imprisonment without parole plus 10 years…

Man Who Threatented to Rob Bank with Explosives Sentenced

PHILADELPHIA—Dragos Ungurean, 30, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on Friday to 63 months in prison for attempting to rob the Wyomissing branch of M&T Bank. He pleaded guilty to the…