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Cause of Super Bowl outage probed

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) — New Orleans utility Entergy and the manager of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome say they’re probing the cause of a partial power outage during Super Bowl…

NBA: Indiana 111, Chicago 101

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Indiana’s David West, Paul George and George Hill each provided at least 21 points for the Pacers Monday in their 111-101 win over Chicago. West…

NBA: Portland 100, Minnesota 98

NBA: Portland 100, Minnesota 98

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 4 (UPI) — LaMarcus Aldridge pumped in 25 points to go with 13 rebounds Monday and Portland held off a late Minnesota rally to best the Timberwolves 100-98.…

NHL: Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1

NHL: Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1

GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 4 (UPI) — Mike Smith turned aside 21-of-22 shots Monday and the Phoenix Coyotes kept Minnesota winless on the road with a 2-1 decision over the Wild.…

In Minneapolis, Obama Speaks on Preventing Gun Violence (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — President Obama took his argument for stricter gun laws to Minneapolis Monday, saying all Americans have “a role to play.” “We don’t have to agree…

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 2/4/2013

Aboard Air Force One En Route Minneapolis, Minnesota 11:58 A.M. EST MR. CARNEY: I had something at the top here — oh, I meant to bring back my scarf, Margaret.…

Skeleton ID’d as Britain’s Richard III

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 4 (UPI) — DNA testing has confirmed a skeleton found beneath a parking lot in Leicester in Britain is that of the English King Richard III, British…

108.41 million watch Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) — About 108.41 million U.S. viewers watched Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII, marking a slight drop from the past two years, CBS announced Monday. The network…

Economic Outlook: The status quo

By ANTHONY HALL Asking how Tim Geithner did as the U.S. treasury secretary, one week after he has stepped down, is a question of tone and detail. In the first…

Markets retreat Monday

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The Dow Jones industrial average ducked under 14,000 Monday after closing above the psychological benchmark Friday. Friday marked the Dow’s highest close since Oct.12,…

Grains close mixed in Chicago

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Grain futures prices were mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday on a light trading day. Corn was 1 1/4 to off 1 3/4,…

Meth hidden in papayas mailed to Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 3 (UPI) — An Anchorage man was arrested and charged for receiving in the mail more than four pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside six papayas, officials said.…

Five Mason City residents charged with distributing meth

Five Mason City residents charged with distributing meth

CEDAR RAPIDS – Corey Gardner, age 32, Amanda Eldridge, age 33, Stephen Collins, age 26, Chad Seger, age 35, and Slade Smith, age 39, all from Mason City, Iowa, have…

Former Mohawk Hockey Club players compete in Waldorf – Iowa State weekend series

Former Mohawk Hockey Club players compete in Waldorf – Iowa State weekend series

(Photos and information source credit to Waldorf Athletics) ALBERT LEA – A two-game hockey series held across the border in Minnesota had a local flair. The Waldorf Warriors Hockey team…

Jets to try to trade quarterback Tebow

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) — New York Jets officials said they don’t plan on releasing quarterback Tim Tebow before the start of the new league year in March. Instead,…

Kerry speaks to Japan, S. Korea FM’s

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The United States joined Japan and South Korea in warning North Korea of “significant consequences” if it conducts another nuclear test. The warnings came Sunday…

Obama: Boy Scouts should end ban on gays

Obama: Boy Scouts should end ban on gays

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The Boy Scouts of America should end its ban on gays, President Barack Obama said as the Scouts’ board was to mull lifting the ban…

Indian president signs rape ordinance

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on sexual assault despite objections by women’s rights groups that said the measure was weak. The ordinance…

Iraq suicide bomber kills 22, injures 45

BAGHDAD, Feb. 4 (UPI) — A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a group of anti-al-Qaida fighters in Iraq Monday, killing 22 people and injuring 45, a security official said. The…

Lebanon issues warrant for Syrian general

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 4 (UPI) — A Lebanese judge said Monday he had issued an arrest warrant for a Syrian general alleged to be involved in a plot to carry…

Woman who killed man over beer sentenced

CONCH KEY, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) — A Florida Keys woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a man who refused to give her a beer. Carolyn…

1 killed, 2 injured at Super Bowl party

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) — One person was killed when gunfire erupted outside a Super Bowl party in Miami Gardens, Fla., police said. The shooting occurred around 6…

Bullied gay teen who hanged himself dies

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 4 (UPI) — An openly gay 15-year-old Oregon boy who had been bullied died at a Portland hospital two weeks after hanging himself, officials said. Jadin Bell,…

Grassley-led legislation to place sunshine on drug company payments to physicians

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is the co-author, with then-Sen. Herb Kohl, of the bipartisan Physician Payments Sunshine Act, enacted in March 2010.  The legislation came after Grassley’s investigative and…

Grassley blames Obama Administration for Russian ban on beef and pork

Senator Chuck Grassley made the comment below about a news report that U.S. exports of beef and pork to Russia will be stopped on February 11, with Russia wanting to require that…

Report: Menendez probe comes up short

MIAMI, Feb. 4 (UPI) — A tip involving U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic has led to a dead end, The Miami Herald reported.…

Clyburn Big 12’s Top Rookie for Second-Straight Week

Clyburn Big 12’s Top Rookie for Second-Straight Week

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior Will Clyburn is the Big 12’s Rookie of the Week Award winner for the second week in a row after averaging 21.0 points and…

Mason City School District could hold levy referendum in next few months

Mason City School District could hold levy referendum in next few months

MASON CITY – Sources are indicating that the Mason City School District is investigating the possibility of a referendum for a voter approved Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). A…

Single-vehicle accident Saturday due to medical emergency

Single-vehicle accident Saturday due to medical emergency

MASON CITY – A single vehicle accident Saturday in Mason City was due to a medical emergency, Mason City police said today. According to police, the driver of a vehicle…

Attempted sexual abuse not enough for jail time for Mason City man

Attempted sexual abuse not enough for jail time for Mason City man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man already on probation was given more probation after a jury convicted him of assaulting a woman with the intent to sexually abuse her.…

Iowa lawmakers look to further outlaw radar jamming devices

Iowa lawmakers look to further outlaw radar jamming devices

DES MOINES – A bill for an act relating to the sale, operation, and possession of speed detection jamming devices, and making penalties applicable has been introduced in the Iowa…

Law shields gun makers from lawsuits

Law shields gun makers from lawsuits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) — Families of victims of mass shootings are being blocked from suing gun makers because of a 2005 federal law heavily pushed by the gun industry,…

Gun range slaying suspect held on $3M bail

GLEN ROSE, Texas, Feb. 3 (UPI) — A jobless ex-Marine was jailed on $3 million bail in Texas Sunday, suspected of gunning down a highly decorated former Navy SEAL and…

Mohamud’s lawyers to appeal conviction

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3 (UPI) — Mohamed Mohamud’s lawyers said they will likely appeal his terrorism conviction in Oregon by targeting the alleged violation of his constitutional rights. Defense lawyers…

Man sues sister-in-law: false accusation

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) — A New York lawyer filed suit against his sister-in-law, who he said falsely accused him of sexual assault after the two allegedly had sex…

S. Korea, U.S. begin joint navy drill

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (UPI) — The South Korean and U.S. navies began a three-day exercise Monday in the Sea of Japan amid signs North Korea plans a nuclear test, military…

North Korea: Japan Can Never Evade Responsibility for Sexual Slavery

Pyongyang, February 4 (KCNA) — Lawmakers in New York State recently proposed a resolution on the issue of the “comfort women” for the Imperial Japanese Army. The resolution branded the…

Pressure mounts on N. Korea nuclear test

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Pressure is mounting on North Korea to abandon its publicly stated plan to perform a third nuclear test detonation, diplomats said. This comes as state-controlled…

Panetta says Republicans out to get Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday Republicans had it out for his potential replacement, Chuck Hagel, during his confirmation hearing. “It’s pretty obvious that…

NFL to scrutinize injuries from low blocks

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday the NFL was looking at the occurrences of low blocks as another way of making the game safer for…

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