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Speedskater Gable apologizes to woman

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) — Olympic speedskater Andy Gabel issued an apology Friday for alleged misconduct with a teenage teammate in the late 1990s. Gabel told the Chicago Tribune he…

Thrusters on Dragon working properly

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 2 (UPI) — All of the thrusters on Dragon spacecraft launched by private U.S. company SpaceX are now working properly, officials said. The spacecraft, which is…

French drivers to carry breathalyzers

PARIS, March 2 (UPI) — A controversial French law requiring motorists to carry breathalyzer kits in their vehicles has been reinstated, a government official said. French Interior Minister Manuel Valls…

NATO apologizes for shooting Afghan children

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 2 (UPI) — The head of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan apologized Saturday for the killing of two young children in an airstrike gone tragically awry. Gen. Joseph…

Alcohol levels in Bud beer questioned

Alcohol levels in Bud beer questioned

ST. LOUIS, March 2 (UPI) — Independent testing of three varieties of Budweiser beer shows alcohol content slightly under the levels listed on the label, CNN said. The cable news…

NIACC’s Burchett 7th in weight throw at nationals

NIACC’s Burchett 7th in weight throw at nationals

LUBBOCK, Texas – NIACC sophomore Emily Burchett placed seventh in the weight throw at the NJCAA national indoor track and field meet Saturday. Burchett earned her seventh-place finish with a…

Cold-Shooting Iowa State Falls at TCU

Cold-Shooting Iowa State Falls at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas -No. 23 Iowa State (20-7 overall, 11-6 Big 12) trailed by 15 points with 12:03 left and chipped away at TCU’s (9-19 overall, 2-15 Big 12) lead…

Obama: Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Sequester (VIDEO)

Obama: Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Sequester (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama used this week’s address to urge Congress to stop the harmful automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security—called the sequester—from taking effect…

UI Baseball: Big inning dooms Hawkeyes

UI Baseball: Big inning dooms Hawkeyes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning guided Arkansas-Little Rock to a 9-3 victory over the University of Iowa baseball team Saturday at Gary…

Buffett says he is still hunting elephants

OMAHA, March 2 (UPI) — Wall Street kingpin Warren Buffett said 2012 was the year in which the big ones got away, referring to his pursuit of profitable acquisitions. Berkshire…

Softball: Cyclones Stage Comeback Against SJU, Fall To No. 1 Alabama

Softball: Cyclones Stage Comeback Against SJU, Fall To No. 1 Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Iowa State (8-5, 0-0 Big 12) staged a dramatic seventh-inning comeback against St. John’s (3-9-1, 0-0 Big East), winning 11-9, on Friday before losing, 13-4 in six…

Kremlin tallies brisk arms sales in 2013

MOSCOW, March 2 (UPI) — Russia’s arms industry rang up $2.5 billion in sales during the first two months of 2013, the Kremlin said. Alexander Fomin, head of the Federal…

Iditarod dog sled race kicks off in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 2 (UPI) — The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off Saturday in Anchorage, Alaska, with a short showcase of the competitors, officials said. On Sunday, mushers…

UI Baseball — Hawkeyes Fall to Arkansas-Little Rock, 5-2

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The University of Iowa baseball team was unable to capitalize on offensive opportunities Friday at Arkansas-Little Rock, falling to the Trojans, 5-2, at Gary Hogan Field.…

Pit bull attack leaves multiple people injured (UPDATED 12:10 PM)

MASON CITY – Reports are now coming into the NIT newsroom that a pit bull attacked at least 5 people early Saturday morning in Mason City. Mason City police confirmed…

Consumer Corner: Housewares show

By MARCELLA S. KREITER CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) — It sounds counterintuitive, but the Great Recession actually was a good thing for the $305 billion housewares industry. “Suppliers felt the…

Lawmaker to first-graders: Help us behave

Lawmaker to first-graders: Help us behave

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) — Members of Congress are like first-graders, “only not as well-behaved,” a freshman lawmaker told a first-grade class in talking about Washington politics. Rep.…

Iowa State to play at Tulsa Sept. 26

Iowa State to play at Tulsa Sept. 26

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s 2013 football game at Tulsa will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26. The game was moved from the previous Saturday to accommodate a national television…

False alarm reported at Trinity House; MCPD investigating

False alarm reported at Trinity House; MCPD investigating

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Saturday morning at about 6 AM, Mason City fire fighters and Mason City police officers responded to an emergency call…

Branstad nominates North Iowan to judicial post

Branstad nominates North Iowan to judicial post

Des Moines – March 2 – Governor Terry E. Branstad has announced the appointment of Sandy Blodgett to to a full, six-year term on the Iowa Judicial Qualifications Commission, it…

Magic will pay LeBron James to enter dunk contest

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) — LeBron James had no immediate response to Magic Johnson’s generous offer to pay the Heat star $1 million to enter the dunking contest at…

Police seek help in case of stolen skid loader

Police seek help in case of stolen skid loader

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is investigating the theft of a Case 430 skid loader from the 100 block of 4th St SW sometime between February 11th…

King Receives Award from the American Motorcyclist Association

King Receives Award from the American Motorcyclist Association

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after receiving the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Award. The AMA is a non-profit association that serves as the “premier advocate” of…

Shell report shows decreasing role for oil

Shell report shows decreasing role for oil

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) — U.S. oil giant Shell in a new report said solar could eclipse oil to become the dominant energy source by 2060. As part of its…

Mom arrested for leaving child at 7-Eleven

SANFORD, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) — A Florida woman was arrested after she allegedly told her son he would have to sleep in the woods as punishment for a fight…

Supreme Court told that kids of same-sex parents fare as well

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) — In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Sociological Association said children fare as well with same-sex parents as traditional parents. Cecilia…

NIACC heads to NJCAA national indoor track and field meet

NIACC heads to NJCAA national indoor track and field meet

Smith (Charles City, Ia.) is also seeded 10th in the 3,000 (8:44.92) and 18th in the mile (4:21.11). At last season’s national indoor meet, Smith was fourth in the 5,000 (15:19.81) and…

Finnish gunman gets life imprisonment

HYVINKAA, Finland, Feb. 28 (UPI) — A teenager who opened fire from a rooftop in suburban Helsinki, Finland, killing two people and injuring seven, was sentenced to life in prison…

Feds: Guards smuggled phones into prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) — Seventeen Texas prison guards have been charged with smuggling cellphones into prison that allowed inmates to organize murders and sell drugs, officials say.…