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Day: February 12, 2013

Vick in new deal with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Michael Vick agreed to restructure his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and be in “open competition” for the starting quarterback job, his new coach said. Vick, 32,

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Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI

PHOENIX, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Former Major League Baseball player Mark Grace reported to Maricopa County Jail Sunday to begin serving his four-month term for driving drunk. Grace, a first baseman for

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NBA: Minnesota 100, Cleveland 92

CLEVELAND, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Luke Ridnour put in 21 points and Nikola Pekovic notched a double-double for Minnesota Monday, helping the Timberwolves post a 100-92 win over Cleveland. Pekovic provided 16

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NHL: Minnesota 2, Calgary 1 (SO)

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 12 (UPI) — Mikko Koivu’s goal in the second round of a shootout Monday boosted the Minnesota Wild to their first road win of the season, 2-1 over Calgary.

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4 Alabama football players arrested

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Feb. 12 (UPI) — Four members of Alabama’s national championship football team allegedly assaulted and robbed two university students on campus, police statements say. Depositions filed by campus police obtained

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U.N. Security Council condemns N. Korea nuke test

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 12 (UPI) — The U.N. Security Council Tuesday unanimously condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test and promised “appropriate measures.” The condemnation by all 15 nations on the council

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ISAF’s Dunford, Afghanistan’s Karzai meet

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 12 (UPI) — U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of coalition forces, reaffirmed NATO’s commitment Tuesday in a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The meeting was the first

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Iran may allow visit to Parchin base

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (UPI) — Iran may consider allowing U.N. inspectors to visit the Parchin military base provided Iran’s nuclear rights are acknowledged, an Iranian official said. “We are ready to reach

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Removed cardinal to vote on new pope

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) — A Los Angeles cardinal removed over charges of concealing priest molestations will be able to vote on a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, a church spokesman

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9/11 hearings halted over privilege

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Feb. 12 (UPI) — The U.S. military judge in the Sept. 11, 2001, conspiracy case granted a defense request to halt pretrial hearings over concern about attorney-client privilege. The

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NIACC sports weekly update

Men’s basketball What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (17-8 overall, 4-5 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at league-leading Iowa Lakes (18-5, 9-2). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Benefits extended to military same-sex partners

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Monday signed a memo extending benefits to same-sex partners of military personnel. When the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on sexual

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