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NHL: St. Louis 5, Minnesota 4 (OT)

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Vladimir Sobotka tallied 2:16 into overtime Sunday, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 decision over Minnesota. On the game-winner, Andy McDonald got…

NFL: NFC 62, AFC 35

HONOLULU, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph hauled down five passes for 122 yards and a score Sunday, pacing the NFC to a 62-35 defeat of the…

NBA: Boston 100, Miami 98 (2OT)

BOSTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Paul Pierce notched a triple-double and hit a go-ahead basket in the second overtime Sunday, helping Boston snap a six-game skid with a 100-98 win…

Tiger Woods holds 6-shot Torrey Pines lead

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) — Tigers Woods held a six-shot lead at 17-under par Sunday when fourth-round play was suspended by darkness at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods,…

COL BKB: Creighton 81, Southern Ill. 51

CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 27 (UPI) — Doug McDermott helped No. 12 Creighton break a two-game skid with 21 points and 10 rebounds Sunday in the Bluejays’ 81-51 pounding of Southern…

Obama: Holocaust Day time for commitment

Obama: Holocaust Day time for commitment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — President Obama Sunday said International Holocaust Remembrance Day must be a day for mourning those killed and for resolving to fight hatred and persecution. The…

Ryan: GOP has to ‘expand our appeal’

Ryan: GOP has to ‘expand our appeal’

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — U.S. Rep Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee in 2012, said Sunday the election outcome suggests his party must “expand our appeal.”…

State of emergency in 3 Egyptian cities

CAIRO, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Egyptian President Morsi declared a state of emergency in three cities after seven people were killed Sunday during a funeral for protesters killed Saturday. The…

At least 232 die in Brazilian club fire

SANTA MARIA, Brazil, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The initial estimate of the death toll from a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, has been revised to 232 from…

MCPD says stay off city streets

MCPD says stay off city streets

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is recommending no travel at this time.  Especially “City” streets are 100% iced covered.  The Mason City Police Department has answered numerous…

Winter storm warning persists through midnight; roads extremely dangerous

Winter storm warning persists through midnight; roads extremely dangerous

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 27, 2013; 11:05 a.m. update – Northbound Interstate 35 in Franklin County near milepost 164 is currently blocked. There is a significant back-up of traffic in…

NIACC softball catching camp canceled for today

MASON CITY – Due to dangerous driving conditions, the NIACC softball catchers camp scheduled for today on the NIACC campus has been canceled. The camp was scheduled from 1-4 p.m.…

U.S. schools required to provide opportunities for disabled students to take part in sports

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — School districts across the United States are required to provide opportunities for disabled students to take part in sports, federal officials said. The Department of…

Job title squashed in worker perk poll

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) — A fancy title is not anywhere near the top on the list of concerns that workers indicate would keep them on the job, a survey…

Bill ties balanced budget to impeachment

Bill ties balanced budget to impeachment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — A Republican congressman proposed a constitutional balanced-budget amendment that includes the hammer of presidential impeachment. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., offered the proposal this week, which…

Merchants can now pass along credit card fees

Merchants can now pass along credit card fees

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Starting Sunday, U.S. businesses will be allowed to pass credit card fees to their customers, which could mean higher prices for some goods and services.…

Fuel removed from grounded minesweeper

MANILA, Jan. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has removed 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the USS Guardian, a minesweeper that ran aground off the Philippines, officials say. Rear…

Riots rage in Egypt over death sentences

PORT SAID, Egypt, Jan. 26 (UPI) — At least 30 people were dead and 300 were injured as riots raged in the Egyptian city of Port Said after 21 soccer…

Former CIA Officer Sentenced to 30 Months for Revealing Identity of 20-Plus-Year Covert CIA Officer

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, 48, of Arlington, Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for revealing to a journalist the…

NYC goes 9 days without homicides

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Freezing temperatures in New York City appear to have cut the crime rate in the Big Apple with no homicides reported for nine days,…

Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Firing Shots at a Louisiana National Guard Helicopter

ALEXANDRIA, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that James Lamar Kelly, age 62, of Sikes, Louisiana, was sentenced on Friday to a total of 41 months in prison for…

Same-sex wife is Fort Bragg spouse of year

FORT BRAGG, N.C., Jan. 25 (UPI) — A woman who is married to a female Army officer has been named Fort Bragg, N.C., spouse of the year even though an…

Anonymous threatens Justice Department

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Hackers claiming to be with the group Anonymous threatened to release sensitive U.S. Justice Department documents as retaliation for the death of Aaron Swartz. The…

Google reveals data request numbers from U.S. government

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) — Google says U.S. government requests for data on Google users have jumped 70 percent since 2009, culminating in 21,389 requests in the last…

Verizon, AT&T in wireless spectrum deal

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Verizon Wireless says it is selling some spectrum to AT&T for $1.9 billion as U.S. carriers scramble for bandwidth to carry increasing smartphone data…

State electoral changes could favor GOP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Several Republican-dominant states may alter the way electoral votes are allocated in hopes of tipping the balance of power to the GOP, officials say. Rather…

U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Wanted for Sex Crimes Against a Child

Williamsport, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Dan Burch, a 36-year old man, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In May 2007,…

KCHA To Host 4th Annual Charles City Rotary Radio Auction

Charles City, Iowa – For the fourth consecutive year, Charles City radio stations KCHA AM & FM will host the Charles City Rotary Radio Auction. The auction will air live…

Origin of HIV put at millions of years ago

SEATTLE, Jan. 25 (UPI) — The origins of HIV, which causes AIDS, go back millions of years rather than the tens of thousands that had previously been believed, U.S. researchers…

NBA: Charlotte 102, Minnesota 101

NBA: Charlotte 102, Minnesota 101

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 (UPI) — Gerald Henderson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left Saturday and Charlotte beat Minnesota 102-101 to break a 16-game home losing streak. Henderson…