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NIACC’s Minto, Chapman place fifth; Stockton places sixth

NIACC’s Minto, Chapman place fifth; Stockton places sixth

DES MOINES – Basil Minto went out a winner. The NIACC sophomore beat North Idaho’s Caleb Rivera 9-2 in the fifth-place match at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon…

Moody’s downgrades Britain from AAA to Aa1

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — U.S. rating agency Moody’s Friday downgraded its rating of British bonds from AAA to Aa1, sparking criticism from the Labor Party over economic policies. Chancellor…

Three NIACC wrestlers will wrestle for fifth

DES MOINES – NIACC’s Basil Minto, Shakheim Chapman and Alex Stockton all dropped their consolation semifinal matches at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament Saturday at the Jacobson Exhibition Center on…

Storms bring record snow to parts of U.S.

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Wet, messy weather has brought record snowfall to many parts of the United States, and more snow is forecast for the U.S. East Coast,…

Post-election Obama backers hitting donors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — A leading government watchdog says the transition of U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election team into an advocacy group to promote his agenda “just smells.” Obama…

NIACC wrestlers fall in semifinals

DES MOINES – NIACC’s Basil Minto, Shakheim Chapman and Alex Stockton all dropped their semifinal matches at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament Saturday at the Jacobson Exhibition Center on the…

Settlers, Palestinians clash in West Bank

JERUSALEM, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Israeli troops separated groups of Palestinians and Israeli settlers that had clashed in a West Bank village Saturday, military officials said. Israeli forces said they…

Russia sees economic gains through defense

MOSCOW, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Military modernization will help the nation’s economy rely less on oil and gas in favor of a “cult of an engineer and constructor,” a government…

Report Shows Iowa Loses $260 million dollars of Tax Revenue Every Year Due to Offshore Tax Havens for Corporations and the Very Wealthy

From Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO – Des Moines – As Iowa working families hold actions today to call on Wall Street and the wealthiest 2% to pay their fair…

Iowa Wrestling recap — #2 Hawkeyes 21, #9 Cornell 16

Iowa Wrestling recap — #2 Hawkeyes 21, #9 Cornell 16

MINNEAPOLIS — The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling advanced through the quarterfinals of the NWCA Cliff Keen National Dual Meet Championship with a 21-16 win over No. 9 Cornell tonight…

Obama urges Congress to stop the sequester (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – President Obama urges Congress to stop the sequester — the so-called harmful automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security from taking effect on…

NIACC moves 3 to semifinals, in 11th place after first day

NIACC moves 3 to semifinals, in 11th place after first day

DES MOINES – Basil Minto is two wins away from his ultimate goal. The NIACC 184-pound sophomore topped Dylon Braun of Colby Community College 3-2 in double overtime in the…

Microsoft fends off hacker raid

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Microsoft says it fought off a recent attempt by computer hackers to break through its firewalls and get into the U.S. company’s computer systems. Microsoft…

Iowa Wrestling recap — #2 Hawkeyes fall to #4 Minnesota, 22-15

Iowa Wrestling recap — #2 Hawkeyes fall to #4 Minnesota, 22-15

MINNEAPOLIS — The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team fell to No. 4 Minnesota today, 22-15, in the semifinals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Meet Championship. Iowa dropped six…

Ferentz: “We’ve been through a period of transition” this off season (VIDEO)

Ferentz: “We’ve been through a period of transition” this off season (VIDEO)

IOWA CITY – Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz held a press conference Friday and described the process of re-vamping his coaching staff this off-season. “I think we’re just really happy with…

UI Baseball — Hawkeyes Lose Pitchers’ Duel to No. 14 Oklahoma

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Sophomore pitcher Sasha Kuebel allowed two runs over eight innings for the University of Iowa baseball team in a 3-1 setback against No. 14 Oklahoma on…

Teacher gets 5 years for videotaping girls

DELAND, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) — A teacher at a Catholic school in Florida has been sentenced to five years in prison for using hidden cameras to get videotape of…

McCain offers Aurora mom ‘straight talk’

McCain offers Aurora mom ‘straight talk’

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 (UPI) — A woman whose son was killed in Aurora, Colo., says a comment by U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that she needs “straight talk” on guns…

Marijuana arrests at World Trade Center

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Three construction workers at New York’s World Trade Center were charged with possessing and selling marijuana at the site, a Port Authority spokesman said.…

CDC: Flu elevated, but ebbing in U.S.

ATLANTA, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Influenza activity remained elevated in the United States, but decreased in most areas and some states have minimal activity, federal health officials said. The weekly…

Police officers arrested in alleged rape

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Two police officers in Playa del Carmen, a Mexican resort city, were charged in an alleged rape of an Italian citizen, prosecutors…

Upmeyer: “Reforming our education system is an investment in the future of our state”

Upmeyer: “Reforming our education system is an investment in the future of our state”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – This week the House passed legislation targeted at returning Iowa’s education system to #1 in the nation. In 1992, Iowa’s students ranked first in the…

Sequester not inevitable, Obama says

Sequester not inevitable, Obama says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama said he and Congress have an opportunity to get something done before $85 billion in federal spending cuts go into effect next…