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Ron Jeremy leaves hospital

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Porn star Ron Jeremy has been discharged from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering an aneurysm near his heart last month, TMZ reported. Jeremy,…

Britt man dead after car rollover Friday morning

From the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Jeffery Alan Horstman, age 50, from rural Britt, Iowa died in a single vehicle accident North of 1930 Nash Ave. This location is approx.…

Michelle Obama and Big Bird Team Up to Help Get Kids Healthy

Washington, D.C. – First Lady Michelle Obama and Sesame Street’s Big Bird teamed up to film two public service announcements encouraging kids to eat healthy and get active. The new…

Two arrested following pursuit in Waterloo

On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at approximately 11:15 PM, Waterloo Police attempted to stop a 2003 Saturn for a traffic violation in the area of Edwards Street and Logan Avenue.…

MCFD: Second floor of Legacy apartment structure collapsed during fire

MCFD: Second floor of Legacy apartment structure collapsed during fire

MASON CITY – The Mason City Fire Department responded to an alarm for a fire in a building under construction reported by a passing motorist at 2357 hours on February…

Mason City man wanted for assault of Des Moines woman arrested

Mason City man wanted for assault of Des Moines woman arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man involved in an assault in April of 2012 has been arrested by police. William Scott Foster, 47, turned himself in to the Cerro…

Kilpatrick jury deliberates for 4th day

DETROIT, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Jurors in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and a contractor began a fourth day of deliberations Friday. About 45…

Religious group claims victory as Sears pulls ads from SNL after bloody Jesus skit

Religious group claims victory as Sears pulls ads from SNL after bloody Jesus skit

NEW YORK – Perhaps Saturday Night Live DID go too far. Following a furious backlash from Christians after a gory SNL skit which aired a couple of weeks ago, a…

U.S. Chamber President and AFL-CIO President issue joint statement on immigration reform

Joint Statement of Shared Principles by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue & AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: The United States will always be a nation of…

Slick Roads Call for Continued Caution on Iowa Highways Today

Slick Roads Call for Continued Caution on Iowa Highways Today

AMES, IOWA – Feb. 22, 2013 – Due to the winter storm, roads, bridges, overpasses and ramps have become slick in many locations in Iowa. Eastbound Interstate 80 is currently…

NIACC sends three to tonight’s quarterfinals

DES MOINES – NIACC advanced three wrestlers into tonight’s quarterfinals at the NJCAA national tournament at the Jacobson Exhibition Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. NIACC’s top-ranked 184-pounder Basil Minto…

Sandusky lawyer seeking new trial

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 21 (UPI) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s attorney says he plans to appeal for a new trial in the child sex abuse…

Class action suit filed over disabled ship

MIAMI, Feb. 21 (UPI) — A class-action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. court in Florida against Carnival Corp. over events that disabled the cruise ship Triumph in the Gulf…

Manufacturing index shows resilience

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) — A general index of U.S. manufacturing activity slid January to February, but showed resilience in component indexes, a research firm said Thursday. Markit Economics…

Woman accused of threatening mass shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 21 (UPI) — A 19-year-old woman in Connecticut is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at Gateway Community College, officials said. Amanda Bowden,…

Apple patent filing ups rumors of iWatch

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) — Patent filings by Apple suggest the company is considering an iWatch concept with a flexible touchscreen display, an Apple-watching website says. AppleInsider says the…

Mercury may have had ancient magma ocean

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 21 (UPI) — The planet Mercury may have had a large, rolling ocean of magma very early in its history after its formation about 4.5 billion years…

Broken glass may be in Kellogg’s cereal

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 20 (UPI) — Kellogg Co. said consumers should check cupboards for boxes of Special K Red Berries cereal, which is being recalled due to potential broken…

NIACC’s Olson signs with Campbellsville

NIACC’s Olson signs with Campbellsville

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Dalton Olson has signed a national letter of intent to play golf at Campbellsville University, an NAIA school in Campbellsville, Ky. Olson said the golf…

Armstrong won’t testify in USADA probe

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 21 (UPI) — Lance Armstrong’s attorney said his client won’t cooperate with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation of performance-enhancing drug use in cycling. USADA had given Armstrong…

Church: Tebow cancels under ‘pressure’

DALLAS, Feb. 21 (UPI) — A Dallas church said Thursday NFL quarterback Tim Tebow canceled a scheduled appearance at the church because he “felt pressure” from the news media. Tebow…

NHL: Minnesota 3, Edmonton 1

NHL: Minnesota 3, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Matt Cullen scored his second and third goals of the season Thursday in helping rally Minnesota to a 3-1 victory over Edmonton. For the…

NBA: San Antonio 116, LA Clippers 90

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Tony Parker scored 31 points to go with seven assists in leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 116-90 defeat of the Los Angeles…

Suit alleges beating by New Orleans police

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 20 (UPI) — An Alabama man claims in a federal lawsuit he was beaten by New Orleans police while handcuffed to a bench during the 2012 Mardi…

Ragan: Improving student achievement requires a timely investment

Ragan: Improving student achievement requires a timely investment

From Senator Amanda Ragan – One of the top priorities of the Iowa Senate this session is providing the necessary funding for our schools for the upcoming 2013-14 and 2014-15…

Judge expected to rule on Pistorius bail

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 22 (UPI) — A South African judge was widely expected to rule Friday on whether Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, can be…

Progress Iowa: Two Paycheck Terry Branstad should be ashamed for fundraising off denying health care

From Progress Iowa: ‘Two Paycheck’ Terry Branstad Should be Ashamed for Fundraising off His Denial of Health Coverage to Iowans Des Moines, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad sent a fundraising…

MCFD battles fire at construction site early Friday morning (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

MCFD battles fire at construction site early Friday morning (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

MASON CITY – A fire raged Friday morning south of Menard’s at or near a construction site on 9th Street SW. As heavy snow pelted the area, Mason City police,…

Woman, 104, forced to lie about age online

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich., Feb. 21 (UPI) — A Facebook spokesman apologized for a Michigan woman’s inconvenience in being unable to list her actual birth year — 1908. Gail Marlow…

Existing home sales rise slightly

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) — U.S. sales of existing homes rose slightly in January over December, a trade group said Thursday. Existing-home sales rose 0.4 percent month to month to…

Mortgage rates hold steady in week

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were little changed for the fourth consecutive week, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said Thursday. Rates for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages…

McIlroy, Woods ousted in match play event

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) — Charles Howell III and Shane Lowry defeated golf’s top two players in huge first-round upsets Thursday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Lowry defeated…

NBA: Miami 86, Chicago 67

CHICAGO, Feb. 21 (UPI) — LeBron James scored 26 points and flirted with a triple-double Thursday in pushing Miami to its ninth straight win — 86-67 over Chicago. The Heat…

U.S. oil industry challenges E15 ruling

U.S. oil industry challenges E15 ruling

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) — The oil industry said it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower-court decision opening the door to gasoline containing a higher amount…