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Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq Saturday condemned by U.S.

Press Statement Victoria Nuland Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 9, 2013     The United States condemns in the strongest terms the vicious and senseless terrorist attack that…

Mason City man arrested on two warrants

Mason City man arrested on two warrants

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man was arrested this week on two warrants. Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Benjamin Jonathon Dalgliesh, 24, near 4th Street SW and…

Two more Marines charged in urination case

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Feb. 8 (UPI) — A U.S. Marine captain and a sergeant were charged in the matter of a video showing Marines urinating on dead Afghan militants, officials…

Obama praises Panetta in send-off

FORT MYER, Va., Feb. 8 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama, in a ceremony Friday honoring Leon Panetta, praised the outgoing defense secretary for “keeping America safe.” The president told…

Ohio school board sued over Jesus picture

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 8 (UPI) — A family in southern Ohio has asked a federal court to order the local school board to remove a portrait of Jesus from a…

Arrest made in slaying of Calif. girl, 13

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) — A 32-year-old man was arrested Friday in the rape and killing of a 13-year-old girl found naked in a park in Fairfield, Calif., authorities…

YouTube banned for month in Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 9 (UPI) — An Egyptian court banished YouTube for a month after the website refused to take down a video considered anti-Islamic. The ban applies to any website…

McCaffery: His Hawkeyes are “showing a lot of fight” in tough losses (VIDEO)

McCaffery: His Hawkeyes are “showing a lot of fight” in tough losses (VIDEO)

IOWA CITY – Iowa head basketball coach Fran McCaffery held a press conference Friday ahead of Saturday’s home game against Northwestern. Q. Northwestern seems to be on a surge. What…

McCain optimistic on immigration reform

McCain optimistic on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says if House Republicans reject immigration reform the party is likely to suffer for it at the polls. In an…

Man arrested for robbery, HIV threat

CASSELBERRY, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) — A Florida man was arrested for allegedly threatening a pet-store employee with an HIV-infected syringe during a robbery, police said. Casey Garlick was taken…

East coast snow heads out to sea

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A massive storm headed out to sea Saturday after dumping up to 3 feet of snow in parts of Canada, New England and New…

Bombing kills 6 Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan killing six civilians, including two women, security officials said. The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the bomb,…

Iowa celebrates sister state relationship with Hebei Province, China

(DES MOINES) – The year 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Hebei Province, PRC and State of Iowa Sister State relationship. During those 30 years, Iowa and Hebei have participated…

Iowa State Welcomes 2013 Football Signing Day Class

Iowa State Welcomes 2013 Football Signing Day Class

AMES, Iowa – They come from eight states, covering every position on the football field. For Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads, this group of 25 student-athletes who signed national…

Cyclone Women Cruise Past Kansas State 87-71

Cyclone Women Cruise Past Kansas State 87-71

AMES, Iowa – The No. 25 Iowa State women’s basketball team (17-5 overall, 8-4 overall) played a sterling first half, led by 51-29 at the break and never looked back…

Parliament attacker hanged in India

NEW DELHI, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Afzal Guru, the mastermind behind the deadly 2001 attack on India’s Parliament, was hanged Saturday in New Delhi, the country’s home minister said. The…

Obama on deficit reduction (VIDEO)

Obama on deficit reduction (VIDEO)

President Obama urges Congress to act to avoid a series of harmful and automatic cuts — called a sequester — from going into effect that would hurt our economy and…

6 killed in attack on Iranian camp in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A camp housing Iranian expatriates near Baghdad was hit by mortars and missiles Saturday morning that killed six people, a support group said. The 5:45…

Obama urges balanced plan to end debt

Obama urges balanced plan to end debt

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Republicans in Congress should seek an approach to reducing the national debt that doesn’t involve deep cuts in vital services, President Obama urged Saturday. In…

GOP calls for changes in U.S. rules

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) — The Republicans used their weekly radio address to call for a roll-back of government regulations in the U.S. energy industry. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said…

Search resumes for fugitive ex-cop

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A ground search resumed Saturday in the Big Bear mountains near Los Angeles for a former police officer wanted in the deaths of three…

Lone demonstrator for Human Rights at City Hall Friday

Lone demonstrator for Human Rights at City Hall Friday

MASON CITY – A lone demonstrator picketed outside City hall in Mason City on Friday. Phil Sanchez of Mason City, a known labor supporter and activist who has ran for…

Secret courts could rule on drone strikes

Secret courts could rule on drone strikes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Congress is considering creation of secret courts to rule on whether drones can be used to kill terrorist suspects on foreign soil, lawmakers and experts…

NIACC to host 2013 Iowa teacher of the year

NIACC to host 2013 Iowa teacher of the year

MASON CITY – Xi Chapter of the international non-profit women’s education organization, Delta Kappa Gamma, and North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) are pleased to announce that Iowa’s 2013 Teacher…