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Johnson holds off Earnhardt at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) — Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap Sunday to corral his second career Daytona 500 victory at Daytona International…

NBA: Golden State 100, Minnesota 99

NBA: Golden State 100, Minnesota 99

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Jarrett Jack put in 23 points, including a key 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining, and Golden State rallied for a 100-99 win over Minnesota Sunday. Jack…

NHL: Chicago 1, Columbus 0

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Corey Crawford recorded a 28-save shutout Sunday and Chicago edged Columbus 1-0 to extend its NHL-record streak to start a season without a regulation loss.…

8 killed in Afghanistan Sunday

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Several violent acts in Afghanistan Sunday left at least eight people dead, including four militants, and others injured, officials said. In Kabul, Afghan intelligence…

KKK fans not allowed to return to game

FARGO, N.D., Feb. 24 (UPI) — The three freshmen who wore KKK outfits to a North Dakota hockey game were not allowed to attend the subsequent championship game, school officials…

Afghanistan bans U.S. Special Forces, alleges torture

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Afghanistan has banned U.S. Special Forces from operating in a province near Kabul, saying Afghans working for the elite force have tortured villagers. The…

Dad arrested for leaving daughter in truck while he partied at strip club

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) — A California father was arrested Sunday for allegedly leaving his 2-year-old daughter in a truck while he went inside a strip club and got…

Teen receives death threats over photo of pit bull he fatally shot with a bow and arrow

TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Feb. 24 (UPI) — An Oklahoma teenager who posted a photo of a pit bull he fatally shot with a bow and arrow online has prompted outrage and…

U.S. condemns rocket attacks by Syrian regime on city of Aleppo

The United States Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the series of rocket attacks against Aleppo, most recently the attack using Scud missiles on an eastern district of the…

Northwood woman who drove van in fatal crash loses license, fined

NORTHWOOD – A woman who was driving a mini-van last July that was involved in a crash that claimed the lives of two children has received fines and  a suspended…

Fact Sheet: The President’s Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Infrastructure

Fact Sheet: The President’s Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Infrastructure

The President’s Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Infrastructure – Investing in infrastructure not only makes our roads, bridges, and ports safer and allows our…

Obama renews national emergency regarding Cuba

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE February 22, 2013 Dear Mr. Speaker:   (Dear Mr.…

Wrestling: #2 Hawkeyes fall to #6 Missouri, 18-16

Wrestling: #2 Hawkeyes fall to #6 Missouri, 18-16

MINNEAPOLIS — The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team lost to No. 6 Missouri tonight, 18-16, in the consolation finals at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Meet Championship. The Hawkeyes finished…

ISU’s Saina defends Big 12 Indoor 5,000-meter run title

ISU’s Saina defends Big 12 Indoor 5,000-meter run title

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Betsy Saina defended her Big 12 Indoor Track and Field 5,000-meter run championship title Saturday at the Lied Recreation Center. Saina won the race with…

Wisconsin man in jail for felony eluding, other crimes

Wisconsin man in jail for felony eluding, other crimes

MASON CITY – A Wisconsin man is in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on numerous charges including felony eluding. According to a report, on February 18th at about 4:30 PM,…

U.S. eyes sanctions for Chinese hacking

U.S. eyes sanctions for Chinese hacking

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — The Obama administration is weighing economic sanctions for countries that hack into American companies to steal trade secrets, security officials said. Though a report released…

4 hurt in Oakland bus shooting

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) — Several shots were fired at a bus in Oakland Saturday, leaving four of the nine passengers with minor injuries, AC Transit officials said. The…

Prisoners at the mercy of abusive guards?

Prisoners at the mercy of abusive guards?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Kim Millbrook, a federal prisoner serving 31 years on a variety of charges, says on March 5, 2010, three corrections officers took him to a…

The Issue: The deficit and the wealthy

By MARCELLA KREITER If a class war is heating up, a pilot study by Northwestern and Vanderbilt universities indicates the federal deficit may be the trigger. The study, “Democracy and…

Israelis warn of third intifada

JERUSALEM, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Israeli politicians and security officials warned Israel may be facing a third intifada (popular uprising) and urged resumption of talks with the Palestinians. Palestinian President…

Report: U.S. made secret N. Korea trips

Report: U.S. made secret N. Korea trips

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) — The Obama administration secretly sent envoys to North Korea to meet with the new leadership of the secretive state, U.S, officials told the Los Angeles…

8 killed in Afghanistan Sunday

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Several violent acts in Afghanistan Sunday left at least eight people dead, including four militants, and others injured, officials said. In Kabul, Afghan intelligence…

Steckman says education bill that passed House “contains little that will improve learning or help school districts”

Steckman says education bill that passed House “contains little that will improve learning or help school districts”

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – After weeks of work by the subcommittee on Education reform, a debate that lasted until midnight on Tuesday evening and a vote taken first thing…

GOP: Obama’s higher taxes to ruin economy

GOP: Obama’s higher taxes to ruin economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — President Obama’s insistence on higher taxes is threatening to put the U.S. economy in a tailspin, a Republican senator charged Saturday. Delivering the GOP’s weekly…

Cleanup from Urals meteor at 65 percent

MOSCOW, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Russian officials said Saturday about 1,500 people sought psychological counseling after a giant meteor left a path of destruction in the Urals. The spectacular fireball…

ISU Blows Past Texas Tech, 86-66

ISU Blows Past Texas Tech, 86-66

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Chris Babb scored 17 points (5-9 3FG) and Melvin Ejim posted his 12th double-double (13 points/13 rebounds) to propel Iowa State (19-8 overall, 9-5…

Florida felon undone by ‘I voted’ sticker

MIAMI, Feb. 23 (UPI) — A Florida felon was in legal trouble again after showing up at meeting with her probation officer sporting an “I voted early” sticker, state authorities…

U.S. military grounds F-35 fighters

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Department has grounded all its F-35 stealth fighter jets as a “precautionary measure,” officials say. The action Friday followed the finding of…

Drake University Wind Symphony to perform at NIACC; free to public

MASON CITY – The Drake University Wind Symphony, Robert Meunier, conductor, will appear in concert on Thursday, February 28, 2012 at the North Iowa Community Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The…

‘Operation Red Zone’ nabs $17.3 million in fake NFL merchandise

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-led nationwide enforcement operation dubbed ‘Operation Red Zone’ came to an end Feb. 6 and the results were record-breaking. The operation, which began Sept.…

Israel gearing up for more violence

JERUSALEM, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Israel security forces were on high alert Sunday amid fears West Bank clashes would escalate after the death of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli…

Low snow in winter will prolong drought

DENVER, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Drought will persist in the U.S. West this summer due in part to a lack of snow this winter, climate, agriculture and water resources experts…

BP heads to court in 2010 oil spill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — The case against BP in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to go to trial but the New York Times said Saturday government…

Guest Clinicians to Work with Waldorf Vocal Students

Guest Clinicians to Work with Waldorf Vocal Students

Forest City, Iowa – On February 27 and 28, Waldorf College vocal students will have the opportunity to work with two renowned instructors: Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor of the St.…

WBB: Cyclones Beat Kansas State, 69-50

WBB: Cyclones Beat Kansas State, 69-50

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Iowa State (19-6, 10-5 Big 12) had four players in double figures and used its height advantage to defeat Kansas State (13-14, 4-11 Big 12) and remain…

Former cop gets 70 years for molestation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Former Colorado Springs police officer Joshua Carrier was sentenced Friday to 70 years to life in prison for 123 counts including sexual assault on…

Syrian opposition pulls out of talks

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 23 (UPI) — The opposition Syrian National Coalition has pulled out of international talks on ending the Syrian conflict, blasting “international silence” on the violence. It particularly…