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Funeral procession stops at Burger King

WEST YORK, Pa., Jan. 28 (UPI) — Family members of a Pennsylvania man who loved Burger King said they took his funeral procession through the drive-through. Linda Phiel, one of…

Kansas tops coaches’ poll

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 28 (UPI) — Kansas replaced Duke as the No. 1-ranked team in the USA Today Coaches’ poll Monday, with Michigan a very close second. Last week was…

Woods claims 8th win at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) — Tiger Woods struggled down the stretch but managed to hang on for his 75th career victory with an even-par 72 Monday to claim…

NBA: Chicago 93, Charlotte 85

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 (UPI) — Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson combined for 34 points Monday and the Chicago Bulls claimed their fourth win in five games with a 93-85 defeat…

U.S. wants Africa drone base

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) — The U.S. military wants to put a drone base in northwestern Africa to deal with the threat of Islamic terrorists operating in the region, officials…

Man allegedly hogtied 4 year-old girl, shot her with BB gun

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 28 (UPI) — A Washington state man allegedly tied up his step-daughter and shot her with a BB gun more than 30 times, police said. The young…

Man who beat and scalded his 6-year old son set to be executed

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 28 (UPI) — The Louisiana Supreme Court denied a stay of execution to a condemned inmate and his lawyers say they question the state’s method of…

U.S. soldier gets double arm transplant

BALTIMORE, Jan. 28 (UPI) — A U.S. infantryman who lost all four limbs in a 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq received a double arm transplant, his physicians say. Dr.…

Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) — A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators offered a proposal to revamp the country’s immigration laws Monday, saying the time is here to begin fixing…

U.N. to Iran: Don’t execute 5 activists

U.N. to Iran: Don’t execute 5 activists

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (UPI) — A group of U.N. experts urged Iran to halt the execution of five activists who were sentenced to death on charges of corruption and propaganda.…

Al-Qaida car bomb kills 8 in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 28 (UPI) — Al Qaida is being blamed for a suicide car bomb in central Yemen that killed at least eight government soldiers, military officials said. The…

Grassley Reaction to New Immigration Proposal

Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, gave the following statement regarding the immigration proposal put forth by Senators John McCain, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake,…

Grassley: Runaway spending drives deficits and debts

Grassley: Runaway spending drives deficits and debts

Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley on Debt Limit and Need to Reduce Spending Monday, January 28, 2013 Mr. President, During the next few weeks and months, Congress and the…

NIACC sports update, January 28, 2013

NIACC sports update, January 28, 2013

Men’s basketball What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (12-8 overall, 1-5 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against Clinton (5-13, 1-6). Game time is set for…

Iowa WBB – Hawkeyes Crack Associated Press Top 25

Iowa WBB – Hawkeyes Crack Associated Press Top 25

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s basketball team entered the national rankings this week, cracking the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 24…

Waterloo VCAT Officers Seize 100th Gun Off Streets

From Waterloo police: On January 25, 2013 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team conducted a traffic stop in the area of Edwards/Logan Ave. reference an equipment…

Magistrate releases accused felony home invaders back onto streets

Magistrate releases accused felony home invaders back onto streets

LAKE MILLS – On Friday, January 25th, Magistrate Daron F. Fritz dropped $25,000 bond requirements and released three Albert Lea, Minnesota men being held in the Winnebago County Jail in…

Yavorski’s trash-to-energy plant at same crossroads in Colorado as it once was in Mason City

Yavorski’s trash-to-energy plant at same crossroads in Colorado as it once was in Mason City

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – It must feel like deja vu for Joe Yavorski. Yavorski and his company, sometimes known as Creative Energy Systems (CES), other times referred to as…

Clyburn Picks Up Second Big 12 RoW Honor

Clyburn Picks Up Second Big 12 RoW Honor

IRVING, Texas- For the second time this season, Iowa State senior Will Clyburn was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week, announced today by the league office. Clyburn was picked…

Goldie’s story prompts outpouring of support

Goldie’s story prompts outpouring of support

From the Humane Society of North Iowa – MASON CITY – The reaction to Goldie’s story has been truly unbelievable! It’s gone national (technically international as we have received a…

Readout of the President’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Obama spoke today by telephone with Prime Minister Netanyahu to congratulate him on his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats in Israel’s recent election. The President…

Ice and fog persist in North Iowa

Ice and fog persist in North Iowa

VENTURA – The icy, North Iowa conditions caused many mixed emotions for residents of Ventura. Two boys, all bundled up in snowmobile suits were outside playing, having a great time.…

Proposed M.C. operating budget would lower tax rate by using police/fire retirement funds

Proposed M.C. operating budget would lower tax rate by using police/fire retirement funds

MASON CITY – City staff has brought a proposed operating budget to the city council for discussion Tuesday night that would lower the city’s tax levy rate for homeowners by…

Man accused of threatening Liberty Bell

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The man who allegedly threatened to blow up the Liberty Bell has been identified, Philadelphia police said. Police say Carlos J. Balsas, 41, of Tempe,…

Feinstein girds for gun control battle

Feinstein girds for gun control battle

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Political support exists to pass legislation cracking down on assault weapons in the United States, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday. Appearing on CNN’s “State…

Syrian gov’t intensifies attacks on rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The Syrian government stepped up attacks on rebels in Damascus Sunday with warplanes and intensified artillery, anti-government activists in Beirut said. Thousand of Syrians…

Waldorf’s Luise V. Hanson Library to sell used books for Kids Against Hunger

Waldorf’s Luise V. Hanson Library to sell used books for Kids Against Hunger

Forest City, Iowa – Continuing Waldorf College’s tradition of service, the Luise V. Hanson Library will be selling used books from various collections to raise money for Waldorf’s annual Kids…

Marines recruiter arrested on sex charges

SALISBURY, N.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) — A Marine recruiter is facing sexual battery and rape charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted two female recruits in North Carolina, officials said. Sgt.…

Ramseys were indicted in JonBenet’s death

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 27 (UPI) — A grand jury indicted John and Patsy Ramsey in their daughter’s death in 1999 but the Boulder, Colo., prosecutor declined to try the case,…

71-year-old woman accused of prostitution

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) — A 71-year-old woman was arrested in Connecticut for alleged prostitution, police said. Sygun Liebhart, of Westport, was arrested in a hotel room at the…

Plan for U.S. immigration reform ready

Plan for U.S. immigration reform ready

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — A bipartisan working group in the U.S. Senate has quietly neared agreement on the principles of a plan for immigration reform, officials said. The Washington…

Hagel nomination draws campaign-like ads

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Shadowy groups are running advertisements opposing U.S. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, The New York Times reports. The most prominent…

Feds investigate Stuxnet leak

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The Obama administration is investigating who leaked classified information about a highly secret cyberwar targeting Iran’s nuclear facility, officials said. The Justice Department investigation started…

Bipartisan optimism over immigration

Bipartisan optimism over immigration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — An upcoming blueprint for immigration reform includes a so-called pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, said a U.S. senator who worked on the plan. Sen.…

Apple finds child labor at some suppliers

GUANGZHOU, China, Jan. 26 (UPI) — U.S. technology giant Apple says it found 11 international factories involved in the production of its products used child labor in 2012. An internal…

$58 billion left unclaimed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — U.S. residents have walked away from unclaimed benefits and other payouts valued at $58 billion, a national association said. The National Association of Unclaimed Property…

Djokovic beats Murray in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in four sets Sunday, becoming the first man in the Open Era to win the Australian Open three consecutive years.…

Celtics’ Rondo has torn knee ligament

BOSTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Boston Celtics all-star guard Rajon Rondo has a torn knee ligament and will likely miss the rest of the season, the team announced Sunday. Rondo…