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Super Bowl: Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31

Super Bowl: Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Joe Flacco fired three touchdown passes Sunday and Baltimore held off a furious San Francisco comeback try to hang on for a 34-31 win…

Man kills two sons, self in Florida

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) — Police said a man in Florida killed two of his sons and told his wife he would let her live so she would…

Panetta says Benghazi rescue not realistic

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said things happened too quickly in Benghazi, Libya, last year to launch an effective rescue mission to the U.S. consulate. Panetta…

Multination Iran nuclear talks to resume

Multination Iran nuclear talks to resume

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Multinational talks over the fate of Iran’s nuclear program are set to resume later this month, German and U.S. officials confirmed. The United States,…

North Korea: Workers are “thirsting for revenge on the U.S.”

North Korea: Workers are “thirsting for revenge on the U.S.”

Pyongyang, February 1 (KCNA) — The Korean people, including servicepersons, are categorically rejecting the “resolution on sanctions”, cooked up by the UN Security Council at the initiative of the United…

Former Pres. candidate Perry: Scouts can exclude gays

Former Pres. candidate Perry: Scouts can exclude gays

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he sees no reason for the Boy Scouts of America to change its policy excluding gay scouts or scoutmasters.…

Latest from US military in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban improvised explosive device attack coordinator in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, Feb. 1. The detained Taliban IED attack coordinator…

2 dead, 1 arrested in gun range shooting

GLEN ROSE, Texas, Feb. 3 (UPI) — A highly decorated former Navy SEAL and a second man were shot to death at a gun range in Texas and police said…

ISU’s Johnson-Lynch Agrees to New 7-Year Contract

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch has agreed to a new seven-year contract, keeping her at the helm of one of the nation’s most successful volleyball…

Cyclones beat Baylor, 79-71

Cyclones beat Baylor, 79-71

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Will Clyburn tallied his sixth double-double of the season (28 points/10 rebounds) to aid Iowa State (15-6 overall, 5-3 Big 12 Conference) to a…

C.G. Sheriff: “Large fire” empties water tower

From the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s office: DUE TO A LARGE FIRE IN MESERVEY POWER WAS DISRUPTED AND THE WATER TOWER IS EMPTY AND UNABLE TO BE REFILLED. MESERVEY FIRE…

Wanted woman arrested by MCPD

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Amendment to Iowa Constitution would provide for term limits for Iowa legislators

Amendment to Iowa Constitution would provide for term limits for Iowa legislators

DES MOINES – A joint resolution has been introduced in the Iowa Senate proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa to change the length of term…

Soldiers from Mason City’s 1133rd provided support during presidential inauguration

Soldiers from Mason City’s 1133rd provided support during presidential inauguration

By Master Sgt. Duff E. McFadden, Iowa National Guard DES MOINES, Iowa – For the second consecutive presidential inauguration, Iowa National Guard soldiers and airmen represented the state of Iowa…

Facebook makes foray into gift-card arena

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) — Facebook has announced it will sell gift cards redeemable in the real world at retailers such as Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, Sephora and…

Simplified tax code in store for Iowa corporations if bill is enacted

Simplified tax code in store for Iowa corporations if bill is enacted

DES MOINES – A group of Iowa senators have introduced a bill that would eliminate a tired tax structure for corporations doing business in Iowa. Currently, the corporate income tax…

NYC teen allegedly threw boy, 9, from roof

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) — A 17-year-old New York youth was charged Saturday with critically injuring a 9-year-old neighbor by throwing him off a five-story building, authorities said. Freddy…

White House releases pic of Obama with gun

White House releases pic of Obama with gun

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) — The White House has posted a photo of President Barack Obama firing a gun, days after skeptics doubted his claim of skeet-shooting at Camp David,…

FTC moves on mobile privacy guidelines

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said software developers for mobile devices should adopt stronger policies to safeguard the privacy of individuals. In a non-binding staff…

Iran introduces new military plane

TEHRAN, Feb. 2 (UPI) — A new single-seat bomber jet designed to evade radar detection is not intended as an offensive weapon, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday. The president…

San Fran police cite nude activists

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Police in San Francisco have begun enforcing the city’s new ban on public nudity, starting with four naked activists they found in front of…

U.S. manufacturing picks up steam

Feb. 3 (UPI) — U.S. business activity at manufacturing firms picked up significantly in January, the Institute of Supply Management said Friday. The headline Purchasing Managers Index rose from 50.2…

Panel floats high-end investor exchange

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) — An advisory panel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recommended Friday a stock exchange be created exclusively for high-end investors. The panel, the advisory…

Russia defends Syrian chemical weapons

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Syrian government maintains control of chemical weapons and won’t use them against rebels in their civil war.…

NFL commissioner promises enhanced safety

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 (UPI) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday professional football would continue to make changes in the game where needed to protect the health of players.…

Steven Tyler does’ ‘Idol’ in drag

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 2 (UPI) — “American Idol” judges said they weren’t fooled when former judge Steven Tyler took the stage in drag during this week’s auditions for talent show in…

Etch A Sketch creator dies

BRYAN, Ohio, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Andre Cassagnes, the French inventor who created the Etch A Sketch drawing toy in the 1950s, has died, a company official says. He was…

Sotomayor: Succeed with ‘love and passion’

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told University of Miami students the key to success is to do “a few things, but do…

80 percent of heart disease is preventable

ROCHESTER, Minn. (UPI) — Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of U.S. men and women even though almost 80 percent of it is preventable, a Mayo Clinic cardiologists says.…

Chefs face felony charges over whale meat

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) — Chefs who worked at a now-closed sushi restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., have been indicted on felony charges for allegedly importing illegal whale…

Man allegedly used drugs to enslave women

CHICAGO, Feb. 2 (UPI) — A Chicago-area man has been charged with running a “sex trafficking house of horrors” where women were forced to work as prostitutes. Charges were announced…

Waldorf’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series to host international poet

Waldorf’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series to host international poet

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College’s Distinguished Visiting Writer Series welcomes Patrick Hicks on Tuesday, February 5. Hicks will speak to creative writing classes at Waldorf College as well as…

A-Rod denies latest steroid report

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) — New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez denies he took steroids provided by a reputed Miami dealer being investigated by prosecutors and Major League Baseball.…