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Lending rises in China

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Lending is on the rise in China as the economy rebounds from a seven-quarter trend of slower growth, the People’s Bank of China said. Lending…

Google chairman to sell 3.2M shares

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Google Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell 3.2 million of his 7.6 million shares of the U.S. search engine, a filing with federal regulators…

COL BKB: Illinois 57, Minnesota 53

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Tyler Griffey scored 16 points and Tracy Abrams connected on a game-clinching 3-pointer Sunday, allowing Illinois to hold off No. 18 Minnesota 57-53. Griffey drained…

NBA: Memphis 105, Minnesota 88

NBA: Memphis 105, Minnesota 88

MEMPHIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Tayshaun Prince led a contingent of four Grizzlies scoring in double figures Sunday and the Grizzlies bounced shorthanded Minnesota 105-88. Prince (18 points), Zach Randolph…

Boy, 14, charged with killing baby sister

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 9 (UPI) — A 14-year-old Maryland boy has been charged with beating and suffocating his 7-month-old sister, authorities said Saturday. Montgomery County police said the Silver…

States clean up in deadly snowstorm’s wake

States clean up in deadly snowstorm’s wake

BOSTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) — The northeastern United States was digging out from a monster snowstorm Sunday that killed nine people and left at least 400,000 customers without power. Residents…

Teacher puts pencil shavings in student’s mouth

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 10 (UPI) — An Arlington, Texas, teacher was suspended after she dumped pencil shavings into a student’s mouth last month, officials allege. Eighth-grader Marquis Jay said he…

Paterno kin call Freeh report ‘failure’

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 10 (UPI) — A lawyer for the family of the late Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno said the so-called Freeh report was flawed and led…

NIACC men roll past Waldorf JV, 107-68

NIACC men roll past Waldorf JV, 107-68

MASON CITY – Sophomore Mike Wagner scored a career-high 28 points and sophomore Mohamed Mohamed scored a career-high 21 points to lead NIACC to a 107-68 victory over the Waldorf…

Tornado hits Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Feb. 10 (UPI) — A tornado hit Hattiesburg, Miss., and surrounding areas Sunday afternoon, causing considerable damage, authorities said. The funnel cloud that touched down in Lamar County…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes defeat #13 Nebraska, 31-7, to win Big Ten Dual Championship

Wrestling: Hawkeyes defeat #13 Nebraska, 31-7, to win Big Ten Dual Championship

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa wrestling team clinched its fifth Big Ten dual title in the last six years with a 31-7 win over No. 13 Nebraska…

Upmeyer: “Putting Iowans back to work will continue to be one of our highest priorities”

Upmeyer: “Putting Iowans back to work will continue to be one of our highest priorities”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Passing legislation and promoting policies that encourage an environment for job creation in our state is something we have been focused on for many years.…

Third annual “Battle of the Badges” charity event held Saturday (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Third annual “Battle of the Badges” charity event held Saturday (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

by Jody Spear ad Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – It was standing room only for the Third Annual Battle of the Badges charity event, held Saturday night at the…

NIACC men win fourth straight, 81-72

NIACC men win fourth straight, 81-72

MASON CITY – Freshman David Humphries scored 25 points and sophomore Chris Davis scored 16 points to lead NIACC to a 81-72 victory over Iowa Central in ICCAC men’s basketball…

EDITORIAL: Globe Gazette proves today it is no longer a cornerstone of truth and justice

EDITORIAL: Globe Gazette proves today it is no longer a cornerstone of truth and justice

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – If you read my publication NorthIowaToday.com, you are fully aware that I am not a fan of the Mason City Globe Gazette newspaper. I have…

Legislators Steckman and Ragan take questions on Human Rights cut

Legislators Steckman and Ragan take questions on Human Rights cut

MASON CITY – Legislators Sharon Steckman and Amanda Ragan took questions from the public on the proposed cutbacks to Human Rights from Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the Mason City Council.…

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr assumes command of ISAF

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr assumes command of ISAF

International Security Assistance Force HQ Public Affairs – KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 10, 2013) – U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force…

Thousands march for Trayvon Martin

MIAMI, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Thousands of people gathered for a march in honor of slain Trayvon Martin nearly one year after the unarmed teen was shot to death in…

Iowa Central women top NIACC, 78-58

Iowa Central women top NIACC, 78-58

MASON CITY – The Iowa Central women’s basketball team topped NIACC 78-58 Saturday afternoon in the NIACC gym. Theresa Doyle led Iowa Central (17-6 overall, 8-3 in the ICCAC) with…

North Korea blusters over nuclear test

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (UPI) — North Korea chided the United States this weekend for supposedly misinterpreting Pyongyang’s nuclear program. The government weekly Tongil Sinbo posted an article saying North Korea…

Political advantage in Christie’s weight?

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could use his weight as a political advantage by losing the extra pounds, ABC News chief White House correspondent…

Paul giving Tea Party reaction to Obama

ATLANTA, Feb. 10 (UPI) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Sunday his planned Tea Party reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union speech won’t be divisive in the Republican…

Cyclones Fall At No. 13 Kansas State, 79-70 (VIDEO)

Courtesy: cyclones.com AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (16-7 overall, 6-4 Big 12) fell to Kansas State (19-4 overall, 8-2 Big 12) by a score of 79-70…

Iowa beats Northwestern, 71-57

Iowa beats Northwestern, 71-57

IOWA CITY – Despite missing several shots from point blank range, the Iowa Hawkeyes were able to pull away from the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday for a 71-57 victory. Iowa sweeps…

North Iowa woman arrested, banned from Rockwell grocery store

North Iowa woman arrested, banned from Rockwell grocery store

ROCKWELL – A North Iowa woman with numerous recent run-ins with the law was arrested and banned from a Rockwell grocery store this week. According to a report, Jennifer Anne…

Paterno widow rips Sandusky scandal report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 9 (UPI) — The widow of longtime Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno says an independent study of the scandal that led to his firing was…

NIACC’s distance medley team places 12th at Iowa State Classic

AMES – The NIACC men’s distance medley relay team placed 12th in a time of 10:44.51 at the Iowa State Classic on Friday. The Trojans’ foursome was Matt Bowman, Nako…

Parking lot attendants stole $1.4M

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 9 (UPI) — Two parking lot attendants at a Smithsonian Institute outpost in Virginia have been sentenced to prison for skimming $1.4 million in parking fees. Freweyni…

Federal furloughs hang on budget action

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed if Congress fails to short-circuit automatic U.S. budget cuts next month, officials say. The Office of…

Strike mulled against Algerian terrorist

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) — The man believed behind a January attack on an Algerian gas production facility could be added to the U.S. kill or capture list, intelligence officials…

Judge suspended for affair with plaintiff

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A Michigan judge has been suspended without pay after allegedly impregnating a woman involved in a custody dispute before his court, officials said. Wayne County…

Arson suspect in coma after second fire

MONTREAL, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A Montreal man accused of firebombing a reputed mafia kingpin’s funeral business is in a coma after a fire, his lawyer said. Alexandre Toualy, 29,…

ISU experts: Keep retirement savings on track despite financial setbacks

AMES, Iowa – In tough economic times it may be tempting to dip into or cut back on retirement savings. Even with the economy showing signs of recovery, people may…

Softball: Cyclones Defeat SDSU, Fall To IPFW

Softball: Cyclones Defeat SDSU, Fall To IPFW

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) split the second day of the Cyclone Invitational on Saturday, downing South Dakota State (0-3, 0-0 Summit League) 11-4, before falling…