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Even moderate alcohol use linked to cancer

BOSTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) — Alcohol is estimated to account for 3.5 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths, resulting 18 years of potential life lost per patient, U.S. researchers say.…

Harrison Ford to play Han Solo again

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Hollywood screen icon Harrison Ford is to reprise his role of intergalactic smuggler Han Solo in an upcoming “Star Wars” sequel, Latino Review reported…

SEC investigating Heinz takeover trading

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating “highly suspicious” trading in the takeover of H.J. Heinz Co., an SEC official said. The agency…

COL BKB: Michigan State 73, Nebraska 64

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 16 (UPI) — Keith Appling scored 16 points and Adreian Payne had 15 points and 15 rebounds Saturday in No. 8 Michigan State’s 73-64 win over Nebraska.…

Suicide bomber kills top Iraqi general

TAL AFAR, Iraq, Feb. 16 (UPI) — The head of Iraq’s intelligence academy and two bodyguards were killed Saturday in a suicide blast intended for another officer, officials said. Gen.…

U.S. trimming Sandy recovery red tape

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) — The U.S. government is speeding up the finalization of new rules that should help with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. The…

Waterloo man charged with home invasion

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at approximately 8:15 PM, Waterloo Police were sent to 153 Byron Avenue on report of a robbery. The victim, Dennis Fix, had been assaulted and…

FAA: 327 drone permits active in U.S.

FAA: 327 drone permits active in U.S.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) — Almost 1,500 drone permits have been issued in the United States since 2007 to law enforcement agencies and others, federal aviation regulators said. The unarmed…

Nurse sues hospital over alleged racism

FLINT, Mich., Feb. 16 (UPI) — A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly complying with a man’s request that no African-Americans be involved in his baby’s care. Tonya…

Bloomberg fights NRA in Ill. election

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 (UPI) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gotten involved in a Chicago-area congressional race with ads attacking a candidate who has opposed gun control. The mayor,…

Wrestling: #2 Hawkeyes 31, #15 Edinboro 6

Wrestling: #2 Hawkeyes 31, #15 Edinboro 6

IOWA CITY, Iowa – In his final collegiate appearance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, senior Matt McDonough scored a major decision to spark Iowa to a 31-6 victory over No. 15 Edinboro…

Former Hawkeye Erik Sowinski sets American Record in 600 meters

NEW YORK – Former University of Iowa All-American Erik Sowinski set the American record today in the 600 meters when he crossed the finish line of the 2013 Millrose Games in…

Iowa-Minnesota Game Sold Out

Iowa-Minnesota Game Sold Out

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s basketball game against Minnesota scheduled for Sunday at 1:06 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena is sold out. Iowa…

ISU Leads Wire-To-Wire In Win Over TCU

ISU Leads Wire-To-Wire In Win Over TCU

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Georges Niang posted career highs in points (19) and 3-pointers (3) to pace Iowa State (17-8 overall, 7-5 Big 12) to an 87-53 victory…

UI Baseball: Offense Propels Hawkeyes to First Win

UI Baseball: Offense Propels Hawkeyes to First Win

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Iowa baseball team used a big offensive day to defeat Austin Peay on Saturday at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn. The Hawkeyes…

NIACC women stop Southeastern, 70-55

NIACC women stop Southeastern, 70-55

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team topped Southeastern 70-55 in an ICCAC contest Saturday afternoon in the NIACC gym. Freshman guard Lateeka Thompson (Burnsvile, Minn.) led the Lady…

Klemme bar closed after complaint to IA Dept. of Inspections

Klemme bar closed after complaint to IA Dept. of Inspections

KLEMME – A Klemme bar has closed indefinitely after a complaint to the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA). According to the February 8th DIA report, the investigator that…

Miller, Torrescano Homer, Cyclones Split

Miller, Torrescano Homer, Cyclones Split

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Seniors Erica Miller and Tori Torrescano each homered on Saturday as the Cyclones (6-3, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Boise State (3-5, 0-0 Mountain West), 9-4, on…

Alleged drunk Mason City man flees with child, snaps utility pole

Alleged drunk Mason City man flees with child, snaps utility pole

MASON CITY – Police said this morning that a Mason City man fled a crime scene with a child in the car, striking a utility pole and snapping it off…

Progress Iowa Director: “Governor Branstad should be ashamed of himself”

Progress Iowa Director: “Governor Branstad should be ashamed of himself”

Des Moines, Iowa — On February 11th, the Iowa Legislature will took its first step toward Medicaid Expansion, despite repeated refusals from Governor Branstad.  As the Senate held its first subcommittee…

Obama calls for “quick action” to grow economy and create jobs

Obama calls for “quick action” to grow economy and create jobs

In this week’s address, President Obama calls for quick action on the proposals he made during the State of the Union to grow our economy and create jobs, including making…

UI Baseball:Hawkeyes Fall to Austin Peay in Season Opener

UI Baseball:Hawkeyes Fall to Austin Peay in Season Opener

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Austin Peay used back-to-back two run innings to defeat the University of Iowa baseball team, 4-2, in the Hawkeyes’ season opener Friday at Raymond C. Hand…

MCFD douses electrical fire

MCFD douses electrical fire

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 3:00 pm Friday, the Mason City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 15422 Winnebago Avenue. It was…

Charges filed against Jesse Jackson Jr.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. government Friday filed charges against former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for allegedly misusing campaign funds. Jackson, who resigned from Congress in November,…

House denies pay hikes to federal workers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — The House on Friday voted to freeze pay for federal workers in a swipe at President Obama’s executive order in December granting the raises, officials…

Urine tossed from New Orleans parade float

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 15 (UPI) — A reveler who allegedly threw urine from a pre-Mardi Gras parade float has been banned from the event and is under investigation, New Orleans…

Obama: ‘Wish I had had a father’

Obama: ‘Wish I had had a father’

CHICAGO, Feb. 15 (UPI) — President Barack Obama, promoting his gun control and economic proposals in Chicago, said Friday he wishes he had had a father in his life while…

Use of morning after pill rising in U.S.

ATLANTA, Feb. 14 (UPI) — U.S. emergency contraception, the morning after pill, rose from 4 percent in 2002 to 11 percent from 2006-10 among women sexually active women, researchers say.…

Guards convicted in abuse of disabled man

JERUSALEM, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Four former Israeli border guards have been convicted of beating and abusing a mentally disabled Palestinian man at a checkpoint in 2009, officials say. A…

Police: Man made 1,200+ 911 calls

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of making more than 1,200 calls to 911 since December of last year. The Hillsborough…

Convicted child killed found dead

HUDDERSFIELD, England, Feb. 15 (UPI) — A man serving a sentence in a British jail for torturing and killing a 2-year-old girl has been found dead in his cell, officials…

Asteroid fly-by an opportunity for science

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) — A small asteroid made a close fly-by of Earth Friday and is now moving away from our world, NASA said. Near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14…

U.S. flu widespread, but going down

ATLANTA, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Influenza is down in most states but still widespread and elevated in the United States, federal health officials said. The weekly flu report by the…

Industrial production slipped in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Industrial production fell 0.1 percent in January after a climb of 0.4 percent in December, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Manufacturing output dropped 0.4 percent…

Lavrov: Russia not supplying arms to Syria

MOSCOW, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Russia has no troops in Syria and is not delivering arms to the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. Lavrov said Russia’s only…

States get funds to improve prenatal care

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Washington has awarded more than $41 million to states to improve prenatal care for women at risk, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.…

Aerial Seeding and Fertilizing Set to Begin along Iowa’s Highways

Aerial Seeding and Fertilizing Set to Begin along Iowa’s Highways

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 4, 2013 – Aviation contractors hired by the Iowa Department of Transportation will be performing aerial seeding and fertilizing along the state’s highways as soon as…

Industrial production slipped in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Industrial production fell 0.1 percent in January after a climb of 0.4 percent in December, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Manufacturing output dropped 0.4 percent…

Lawmakers push sales tax bill

Lawmakers push sales tax bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — U.S. lawmakers introduced a new sales tax bill designed to close loopholes that make it harder for small businesses to compete with online retailers. The…

Cyclones Take Down Michigan State, 30-10

Cyclones Take Down Michigan State, 30-10

Courtesy: cyclones.com – EAST LANSING, Mich. – The No. 22 Iowa State wrestling team (8-4 overall, 1-2 Big 12) scored bonus points in all seven victories against Michigan State (4-13…

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