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Day: February 27, 2013


Iowa punishes Purdue, 58-48

IOWA CITY – Iowa held Purdue to just 48 points -its lowest point total against the Hawkeyes since 1983- in beating the Boilers 58-48 Wednesday night. Iowa improves to 14-2 at home

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Senate confirms Lew as treasury secretary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted handily to confirm Jacob Lew as treasury secretary despite reservations by some Republicans. The vote was 71-26, Washington publication Roll Call reported.

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U.S. research to be free online

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The White House says major government agencies must make taxpayer-funded research freely available to the public within 12 months after publication. The directive that went into affect

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MCPD warns of possible scam

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is alerting people to a possible scam. Victims are receiving a phone call from a suspect stating the victim just won a lottery drawing

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NHL: Minnesota 2, Calgary 1 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 26 (UPI) — Zach Parise’s goal during a 4-on-3 power play 27 seconds into overtime Tuesday handed the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over Calgary. The Wild went

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NBA: Phoenix 84, Minnesota 83 (OT)

PHOENIX, Feb. 27 (UPI) — Marcin Gortat, Markieff Morris and Wesley Johnson all scored 14 points Tuesday to lead Phoenix to an 84-83 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gortat laid in

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Reports: 49ers to trade Smith to Chiefs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) — Quarterback Alex Smith will be traded from the San Francisco 49ers to the Kansas City Chiefs, several media outlets, citing NFL sources, reported Wednesday. Reports

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Best Buy cuts 400 jobs at headquarters

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26 (UPI) — U.S. retail giant Best Buy said Tuesday it had laid off 400 workers from its corporate headquarters in a cost-saving plan it calls “Renew Blue.” Best Buy

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New Jersey adopts online gambling law

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a law legalizing online gambling in the state that applies only to persons physically in New Jersey. The law

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Pending home sales rose in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Pending Home Sales Index rose in January, returning to an upward trend that took a month off in December, a trade group in Washington said

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U.S stocks post solid gains

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s defense of the central bank’s monetary policies. In testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday,

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I-80 Westbound near Kellogg is Blocked

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is reporting that westbound Interstate 80 in Jasper County, near Kellogg (milepost 178), is currently completely blocked due to a

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20 beached whales die, 26 are saved

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 27 (UPI) — Officials said 20 beached killer whales died in Southern Chile, while local fisherman, scientists and authorities were able to put 26 others back into the sea.

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COL BKB: Minnesota 77, Indiana 73

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26 (UPI) — Trevor Mbakwe fired in 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Tuesday, helping Minnesota knock off top-ranked Indiana 77-73. Andre Hollins scored 12 of his 16 points the

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NBA: Cleveland 101, Chicago 98

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) — Dion Waiters pumped in 25 points Tuesday and the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off the absence of Kyrie Irving to hang a 101-98 loss on Chicago. Irving was

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