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NBA: Minnesota 115, New Orleans 86

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Dante Cunningham knocked down all nine of his shots and finished with 18 points Saturday in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 115-86 decision over New Orleans. Nikola…

NBA: Chicago 93, Atlanta 76

ATLANTA, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Luol Deng fired in 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Saturday, helping Chicago overcome the absence of some key players in its 93-76 win over…

NASA pays tribute to lost astronauts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) — NASA is paying tribute to astronauts lost in its three fatal accidents involving space shuttles Columbia and Challenger and the Apollo 1 launch pad fire.…

Press Briefing by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, 2/1/13

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:51 A.M. EST MR. CARNEY: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Happy Friday. I have no questions — I mean, I have no announcements, so…

King ‘lunged’ at Couric on date in 1980s

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) — U.S. TV personality Katie Couric said talk show host Larry King once “lunged” at her when she went on a date with him in…

COL BKB: Northern Iowa 57, Wichita St. 52

COL BKB: Northern Iowa 57, Wichita St. 52

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Anthony James provided 16 points for Northern Iowa Saturday and the Panthers forced 13 turnovers in their 57-52 victory over No. 14 Wichita…

COL BKB: Creighton 75, Bradley 58

OMAHA, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Doug McDermott went 9-of-15 from the field en route to 25 points Saturday and No. 17 Creighton pulled away in the second half for a…

Mickelson keeps up torrid pace in Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 2 (UPI) — Phil Mickelson fired a 7-under-par 64 Saturday, extending his torrid run at the Phoenix Open by forging a six-stroke lead at 24-under-par 189 after…

Home foreclosures down in December

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) — Home foreclosures across the United States declined in December, extending a critical component of the housing recovery, a mortgage tracking firm said. The 19.5…

WBB: Defense Strong in 67-52 win over Texas Tech

WBB: Defense Strong in 67-52 win over Texas Tech

AMES, Iowa – No. 22 Iowa State (15-5 overall, 6-4 Big 12) outscored Texas Tech (16-6 overall, 6-4 Big 12), 42-23 in the second half en route to a 67-52…

M.C. School Board to study finance opportunities

M.C. School Board to study finance opportunities

MASON CITY – The Mason City Board of Education Committee of the Whole will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, in the Information Center of Lincoln Intermediate,…

Upmeyer says “simple 4.5 percent flat tax” for Iowans is possible

Upmeyer says “simple 4.5 percent flat tax” for Iowans is possible

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Legislation is continuing to work its way through the subcommittee and committee process at the Statehouse this week. We are working hard to move legislation…

Mason City woman in jail after not-so-gracious fight at mobile home park

Mason City woman in jail after not-so-gracious fight at mobile home park

MASON CITY – Shortly after noon on Friday, Mason City police responded to a report of a fight at lot 81 in the Gracious Estates Mobile Home Park located at…

Waterloo police capture man who went on rampage with utility knife

WATERLOO – On January 30, 2013, at 2:55 AM, Waterloo Police arrested Scott Edward Schrage, age 28, of 1148 Lincoln Street, Waterloo at his residence without incident. He is charged…

Pakistan Taliban kill 23 in revenge raid

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Some 13 soldiers and 10 civilians died Saturday when Taliban fighters attacked an army checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. Twelve militants were killed in…

Panetta: U.S. responds to Iran arms flow

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) — The United States is taking part in exercises in the Persian Gulf area intended to counter Iranian arms smuggling, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. Panetta…

Five plead not guilty to Indian gang rape

NEW DELHI, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Five men pleaded not guilty Saturday to the rape and murder a woman on a bus in a case that has stirred protests across…

S.D. school police carry assault rifles

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2 (UPI) — The head of the San Diego school board said he was unaware the district’s police force was equipped with assault rifles. The San Diego…

Biden sets conditions for talks with Iran

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 2 (UPI) — The United States is willing to hold direct talks with Iran under specific conditions, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday in Munich, Germany. Speaking…

North Korea seen as prepping for nuke test

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (UPI) — A tunnel at North Korea’s main underground nuclear site has shown increased activity, a South Korean government source said Saturday. It’s the latest indication Pyongyang…

Bin Laden’s son-in-law arrested in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Turkish security forces arrested al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Gheith, in Ankara, Turkish media agencies reported. The CIA tipped off Turkish…

NBA: Brooklyn 93, Chicago 89

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) — C.J. Watson’s two free throws with 11 seconds remaining Friday wrapped up a 93-89 win for Brooklyn over the ailing Chicago Bulls. Brook Lopez…

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 111, Minnesota 100

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 111, Minnesota 100

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Pau Gasol returned to the Los Angeles starting lineup Friday and celebrated with 22 points in lifting the Lakers over Minnesota 111-100. Los Angeles won…

NHL: Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1

NHL: Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) — Kyle Palmieri scored the tying and go-ahead goals Friday to bring Anaheim back from an early deficit to defeat Minnesota 3-1. The Wild had…

Wrestling: #3 Iowa 22, #1 Penn State 16

Wrestling: #3 Iowa 22, #1 Penn State 16

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team won 6-of-10 matches to defeat top-ranked Penn State, 22-16, tonight in front of a sold-out crowd at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The…

Obama’s Weekly Address: A Balanced Approach to Growing the Economy

In this week’s address, President Obama calls on Congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce our deficit and promote economic growth and job creation. httpv://youtu.be/7P_3WDJe5QY…

250,000 Twitter accounts breached

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Twitter said this week’s security breach involving 250,000 of the social website’s accounts was similar to other attacks on U.S. companies. Twitter said the…

Cyclones Win Fifth-Straight Dual, 23-18

Cyclones Win Fifth-Straight Dual, 23-18

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team (6-3 overall, 1-1 Big 12) defeated Arizona State (7-10 overall, 2-1 Pac-12) on Friday night in Hilton Coliseum by a score of…

Woman found dead in bullet-riddled van

CHICAGO, Feb. 1 (UPI) — The body of a woman was found inside a bullet-riddled van on the ramp of a Chicago expressway Friday morning while a passenger was not…

Pakistan blast kills 20 mosque worshipers

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 1 (UPI) — A suicide bomber attacked near mosques in restive northwestern Pakistan Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 42, authorities said. The explosion jolted…

Man convicted in Oregon bomb plot

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 1 (UPI) — Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali-American, has been found guilty in U.S. District Court of attempting to bomb the Portland, Ore., town square. U.S. District…

Ex-FBI official attacks ATF nominee

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) — An ex-FBI official has denounced U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones, President Obama’s nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Donald…

Kids dumped in road by carjackers

BIRMINGHAM, England, Feb. 1 (UPI) — Birmingham, England, police say they are searching for carjackers who forced a woman from her car, then abandoned the two children in the car…

Internet scam artist indicted on fraud charges

SYRACUSE, NY—United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that a Syracuse federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Alexandru Turcan, 29, with wire fraud, false use of a passport,…

Witness: Kilpatrick staff gave him cash

DETROIT, Feb. 1 (UPI) — A former aide testified Friday staffers frequently gave Kwame Kilpatrick cash presents when he was mayor of Detroit. Kizzi Montgomery said she once gave Kilpatrick…

Clinton leaves post; Kerry takes over

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended her tenure Friday as former Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts was sworn in as the top U.S. diplomat. Clinton…

Corbett work in Sandusky case to be probed

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1 (UPI) — A special prosecutor will investigate Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s handling of the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal, the state attorney general said. Kathleen…

Track: ISU’s Kemboi Breaks on School Mark in New York

Track: ISU’s Kemboi Breaks on School Mark in New York

NEW YORK, New York – The Iowa State track and field team was led by another record-breaking performance from Edward Kemboi, Friday, in New York, N.Y., at the New Balance…

Senate won’t rush immigration bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate will not rush an immigration bill through and will instead put it through the traditional committee process, Democratic lawmakers say. Senate Majority…

Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography Collection

PITTSBURGH—On January 29, a resident of Allegheny County was sentenced in federal court to 36 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, on his conviction of…

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