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Illinois State Knocks UNI Out of MVC Tourney, 73-65

Illinois State Knocks UNI Out of MVC Tourney, 73-65

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Illinois State scored a 73-65 victory over the University of Northern Iowa Panther men’s basketball team in the quarterfinals of the…

Wholesale inventories rise, sales slip

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) — U.S. wholesale inventories rose by 1.2 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted $504.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Friday. Inventories were up 6.5…

Unemployment ticks down to 7.7 percent

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) — The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in February on a gain of 236,000 jobs, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.…

China seeks negotiations on solar panels

BEIJING, March 9 (UPI) — China wants to use negotiations to address a dispute with the European Union over Chinese solar-panel shipments, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said Friday. The issue…

Japan reports economic growth

TOKYO, March 8 (UPI) — Japan reports economy up 0.2 percent TOKYO, March 8 (UPI) — Japan’s economy grew at an annual 0.2 percent rate in the October-December quarter, technically…

Tesla to repay federal loan early

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 9 (UPI) — Niche U.S. auto company Tesla Motors Inc. said it would pay off its $465 million government loan five years earlier than originally planned.…

News Corp. spinoff to start up with $2.6B

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) — News Corp. said in a U.S. regulatory filing its publishing business will start up with $2.6 billion and no debt when it spins off…

NIACC baseball preview 2013

NIACC baseball preview 2013

A new era in NIACC baseball begins Saturday. The NIACC baseball team, under first-year coach Travis Hergert, opens its season Saturday against the Ontario Blue Jays and Penn State-Hazleton in…

Solon’s Hoy signs to play soccer at NIACC

Solon’s Hoy signs to play soccer at NIACC

MASON CITY – Solon’s Ben Hoy signed a national letter of intent to play soccer for NIACC in the fall of 2013. Second-year NIACC coach Jon Platt said he’s excited…

Arrest warrants obtained for 22 Mason City residents on drug charges (PHOTOS)

Arrest warrants obtained for 22 Mason City residents on drug charges (PHOTOS)

MASON CITY – On Friday, the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force obtained arrest warrants on drug related charges for 22 Mason City residents and one Clear Lake resident. The…

City taking bids for demolition of 14 flood-damaged homes

City taking bids for demolition of 14 flood-damaged homes

MASON CITY – Nearly 5 years after a devastating flood, the City of Mason City is able to move forward with the demolition of 14 more flood damaged homes and…

Torrescano Homers Twice, Cyclones Drop Two

Torrescano Homers Twice, Cyclones Drop Two

FRESNO, Calif. – Tori Torrescano hit two home runs on Friday as Iowa State (9-9, 0-0 Big 12) fell to No. 6 California (17-2, 0-0 Pac-12), 11-0, and to San…

UI Baseball: Hawkeyes Win Snowbird Classic Opener

UI Baseball: Hawkeyes Win Snowbird Classic Opener

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Sophomore Sasha Kuebel pitched seven strong innings and the University of Iowa baseball team’s offense erupted for nine runs in a 9-2 triumph over Maine in…

NIACC softball preview

NIACC softball preview

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team opens its season on Monday at the Snowbird Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. NIACC is scheduled to play eight games on its annual…

Probabtion violation added to list of charges for Mason City felon accused of domestic assault

Probabtion violation added to list of charges for Mason City felon accused of domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is now accused of violating his probation for a third time on a charge of carrying a weapon as a felon. Aaron Michael…

Obama: End the Sequester to Keep Growing the Economy

Obama: End the Sequester to Keep Growing the Economy

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Obama says that businesses have created jobs every month for three years straight – nearly 6.4 million altogether, and have added 246,000 new…

Branstad calls for public hearing before releasing convicted murderer Rasberry Williams

Branstad calls for public hearing before releasing convicted murderer Rasberry Williams

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has called for a public hearing before acting on a positive recommendation from the Iowa Board of Parole for sentence commutation for a…

Annual test for cervical cancer not needed

ATLANTA, March 8 (UPI) — Annual screening for cervical cancer is no longer recommended for women, a U.S. health official said. Meg Watson of the Centers for Disease Control and…

Ex-FBI agent missing 6 years

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Friday with the wife and son of Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in…

8 buses stolen, chopped overnight

CHICAGO, March 8 (UPI) — Police in Chicago said Friday they were searching for a scrap yard owner after eight school buses were stolen and chopped into scrap overnight. Police…

Clinton calls for Defense of Marriage Act to be overturned

Clinton calls for Defense of Marriage Act to be overturned

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton called for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that he signed in 1996, banning same-sex marriage. In…

Danica Patrick injured by flying rock

LAS VEGAS, March 8 (UPI) — NASCAR driver Danica Patrick said Friday her head was “really sore” after she was hit by a rock while attending a race at a…

Rand Paul says he may run for president

Rand Paul says he may run for president

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., fresh off a 13-hour filibuster over President Obama’s drone policy, says he is considering a presidential run in 2016. In…

Bicyclist to stand trial for manslaughter

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 (UPI) — A cyclist who fatally struck a pedestrian in San Francisco will stand trial on felony vehicular manslaughter charges, a judge has ruled. Superior Court…

Rick Springfield arrested on bench warrant

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) — Rick Springfield was arrested in Los Angeles Friday on a bench warrant for missing a court date related to his 2011 drunken driving case,…

‘Rifleman’s Journal’ host shot to death

WHITEFISH, Mont., March 8 (UPI) — The host of the Sportsman Channel’s “A Rifleman’s Journal” was fatally shot in Montana by the estranged husband of a woman he was visiting,…

2 USS Monitor sailors’ remains buried

ARLINGTON, Va., March 8 (UPI) — The remains of two sailors who died when the ironclad Civil War ship USS Monitor sank during a storm were buried with full military…