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Stock indexes close higher

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) — The Dow Jones industrial average closed higher Tuesday, following an equities rebound in Europe. By close of trading on Wall Street, the Dow added…

After five delays, trial set for Ellsworth teacher Hodak

After five delays, trial set for Ellsworth teacher Hodak

MASON CITY – A trial date has been set for a Mason City man charged with willful injury in connection with an incident that took place in 2011 at a…

Grains mixed Tuesday

CHICAGO, Feb. 5 (UPI) — Grain futures prices were mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Tuesday with the dollar index flat on the International Exchange. Corn was off 4…

Suspension for coach-teacher after rant

ROGERSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 5 (UPI) — An Alabama high school teacher and football coach was suspended for derogatory remarks against gays and first lady Michelle Obama, a school official said.…

Onlookers become emotional as horse struggles in mud (VIDEO)

Onlookers become emotional as horse struggles in mud (VIDEO)

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – An injured horse was euthanized Tuesday about forty-five hours after the first complaint to law enforcement about its condition. Ralph…

NIT investigates condition of horse after readers question its treatment; owner arrested (VIDEO)

NIT investigates condition of horse after readers question its treatment; owner arrested (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – After receiving information over the last 2 days from readers alerting us to possible mistreatment of a horse located just out side Mason City city limits, NorthIowatoday.com…

Courthouse tuck pointing would cost $45K (VIDEO)

Courthouse tuck pointing would cost $45K (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors heard a budget presentation from Administrative Officer Tom Drzycimski Tuesday at a 10 AM hearing. Drzycimski spoke on courthouse maintenance…

Supervisors approve traffic safety study with Iowa DOT (VIDEO)

Supervisors approve traffic safety study with Iowa DOT (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting Tuesday morning. Supervisor Phil Dougherty was absent due to illness. County Engineer Mary Kelly gave…

Cyclones Throttle Oklahoma, 83-64

Cyclones Throttle Oklahoma, 83-64

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (16-6 overall, 6-3 Big 12 Conference) raced out to a 25-point lead early in the second half and never let up in…

Man mugged on North End; suspect apprehended

Man mugged on North End; suspect apprehended

MASON CITY – Police say they caught a man who mugged another early Tuesday morning on Mason City’s North End. According to police, officers responded to a report of an…

Iowa Republicans want higher threshold for raising taxes

Iowa Republicans want higher threshold for raising taxes

DES MOINES – According to proposed legislation being discussed in Des Moines, raising taxes in Iowa would become more difficult for state lawmakers. Th proposal is largely backed by Republicans.…

Man Convicted in Plot to Bomb Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

PORTLAND, OR—After a 14-day trial, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 21, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia and resident of Corvallis, Oregon, was convicted today by a federal jury in the District…

Resistant weeds said threat to U.S. crops

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — A U.S. health advocacy group Monday urged limiting the use of herbicides on genetically engineered crops, saying the technology is unsustainable. The Center for Science…

Strom Thurmond’s biracial daughter dies

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 4 (UPI) — Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the biracial daughter of the late one-time segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., died Monday at 87, a funeral home said. The…

Asteroid to make close fly-by of Earth

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) — A small asteroid approaching Earth will pass by so near it will come closer than the orbits of many weather and communications satellites, NASA…

Israeli official: Iran to soon have bomb

Israeli official: Iran to soon have bomb

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 4 (UPI) — A former head of Israel’s military intelligence, Amos Yadlin, warned Monday Iran will have the ability to manufacture a nuclear bomb in four…

SciTechTalk: BlackBerry rolls the dice

By JIM ALGAR Research in Motion, desperate to turn around its flagging fortunes, has laid the chips on the table for it final wager in the form of two new…

Former Bank Executive Admits Embezzling from Bank of America

LUBBOCK, TX—Donnie Wright, 53, of Lubbock, Texas, appeared yesterday in federal court and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to one count of embezzlement of funds by…

Inmate Sentenced for Assault on Guard Using Contraband Weapon

ALEXANDRIA, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Isaac Hashi, 32, of San Diego, California, was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 years in prison for stabbing a federal…

Cantor to reposition GOP beyond debt talk

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will urge Republicans to stop fussing about federal spending cuts and start talking about helping U.S. families, an aide says.…

Erekat says Israel must stop settlements

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Palestinians will not return to peace talks until Israel halts all of its construction in settlements, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said. Palestinians will…

44% of U.S. families live week-to-week

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) — About 44 percent of U.S. households have almost no savings to cushion a job loss, health crisis or other income-depleting emergency, a non-profit group says.…

Online ‘unfriending’ has consequences

Online ‘unfriending’ has consequences

DENVER, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Unfriending someone on Facebook has repercussions beyond cyberspace, U.S. researchers say, with some people avoiding in real life anyone who unfriended them. Computer science researchers…

Registered Sex Offender Charged with Sexual Exploitation

BOSTON—A Williamstown man who is a registered sex offender was charged today with sexually exploiting a 16-year-old boy. Ronald Brown, 50, was charged in a complaint with sexual exploitation of…

Inmate Admits Threatening Federal Judge

AMARILLO, TX—Larry Boyd Wren, II, 40, appeared in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, yesterday, and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to one count of mailing a…

Martian rover drills first rock

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) — NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity has used its drill for the first time to hammer briefly into a rock targeted on the floor…

Factory orders up 1.8 percent in December

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — U.S. factory orders for manufactured goods rose in December, but fell short of gains economists had expected, the Census Bureau said Monday. New orders were…

Government goes after S&P

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. government has plans to file charges against credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s for misleading bond ratings, sources told The Wall Street…

Indiana returns to top of basketball poll

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) — Indiana, the pre-season No. 1, has been returned to the top spot in the USA Today Coaches basketball poll. With a No. 1 team…

Man Pleads Guilty to Online Enticement of Minor

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 46-year-old Scranton resident pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to…