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Woods completes WGC-Cadillac victory

DORAL, Fla., March 10 (UPI) — Tiger Woods wrapped up his seventh career WGC-Cadillac Championship victory Sunday despite stumbling a bit down the stretch, posting a two-stroke win. Wood, who…

WBC: United States 9, Canada 4

PHOENIX, March 10 (UPI) — Adam Jones blasted a go-ahead double in the eighth inning Sunday and Team USA advanced at the World Baseball Classic with a 9-4 win over…

NBA: Dallas 100, Minnesota 77

MINNEAPOLIS, March 10 (UPI) — Vince Carter sank four 3-pointers Sunday, finishing with 22 points in the Dallas Mavericks’ third straight win, a 100-77 rout of reeling Minnesota. Dirk Nowitzki…

NHL: Minnesota 4, Vancouver 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 10 (UPI) — Minnesota’s Zach Parise provided two goals with an assist Sunday and the Wild moved into first place in the Northwest Division with a…

Iowa DOT Suspends Snowplow Operations in Northwest/West Central Iowa

AMES, Iowa – March 10, 2013; 8:30 p.m. update – Iowa Department of Transportation’s maintenance garages based in Correctionville, Denison and Ida Grove are suspending snowplow operations for the evening…

Iowa Wrestling 3rd at Big Ten Championships

Iowa Wrestling 3rd at Big Ten Championships

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Iowa wrestling team placed third today at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, totaling 133.5 points. Penn State (151) won the team title, and Minnesota…

Cyclones Men Garner Plenty of Big 12 Awards

Cyclones Men Garner Plenty of Big 12 Awards

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State men’s basketball players were well-represented on the 2012-13 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards, announced today by the Big 12 Conference. Three Cyclones won…

ISU WBB Beat OU 79-60 in Big 12 Semifinal

ISU WBB Beat OU 79-60 in Big 12 Semifinal

DALLAS – There would be no déjà vu this time. Iowa State (23-7 overall) led Oklahoma (22-10 overall) at halftime by 19 points Sunday, the same intermission deficit the Sooners…

Services/Parking is Limited/Full along I-80 in Western Iowa: I-80 Traffic Backing Up

AMES, Iowa – March 10, 2013; 9:50 p.m. update – Due to the significant number of travelers in western Iowa who have sought safety for the evening from the winter…

Transparency group: Reforms inconsistent

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) — A Center for Effective Government report released Sunday said national executive policy reforms have been carried out inconsistently across federal agencies. The report, “Delivering on…

Syrian refugees top 200K in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, March 10 (UPI) — Turkish officials said more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have flooded over the border to escape two years of violence to oust President Bashar Assad.…

China to issue government reforms

BEIJING, March 10 (UPI) — China plans to overhaul its maligned railway system as part of a larger government overhaul aimed at reducing inefficiency and corruption, officials said. The Chinese…

Hagel, Karzai meeting scrapped

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 10 (UPI) — A planned meeting between new Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai was scrapped over security concerns, officials said. A suicide bomber…

Federal court overturns ‘fetal pain’ law

Federal court overturns ‘fetal pain’ law

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) — An Idaho federal district court ruled unconstitutional the state’s “fetal pain” law — a law banning most abortions after 20 weeks. The fetal pain laws,…

Another winter storm warning in effect; some flooding reported

Another winter storm warning in effect; some flooding reported

MASON CITY – Yet another winter storm warning is in effect for the North Iowa area at this time and into Monday. According to the National Weather Service in Des…

Proposed law would make fuel pumps more accessible to disabled Iowans

Proposed law would make fuel pumps more accessible to disabled Iowans

DES MOINES – A bill approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee would make fuel pumps more accessible to Iowans with disabilities, according to Iowa Senate Democrats. If SF 235 is passed, gas stations in…

Ragan wants to keep classes small

Ragan wants to keep classes small

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – If a student cannot read, they will not do their best in school. We should do all we can to help kids learn to read…

NHL: Minnesota 2, Nashville 1 (SO)

NHL: Minnesota 2, Nashville 1 (SO)

NASHVILLE, March 9 (UPI) — Matt Cullen scored the decisive goal in a shootout and Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves Saturday in the Minnesota Wild’s 2-1 win over Nashville. Cullen…

NBA: Denver 111, Minnesota 88

NBA: Denver 111, Minnesota 88

DENVER, March 10 (UPI) — Ty Lawson went 12-of-17 from field en route to 32 points and Saturday the Denver Nuggets rolled to their 13th straight home win, 111-88 over…

Blue Zone “Purpose Workshop” to be held March 21st

MASON CITY – If you are struggling with your life and want to find a reason for living, then perhaps the Blue Zone’s “Purpose Workshop” is just what you need.…

Torrescano Out-Duels No. 8 Oregon, Cyclones Split

Torrescano Out-Duels No. 8 Oregon, Cyclones Split

FRESNO, Calif. – Cyclone senior Tori Torrescano is known for her power hitting but showed her toughness in the pitching circle on Saturday as the Cyclones (10-10, 0-0 Big 12)…

Hawkeyes achieve milestones in beating Nebraska, 74-60

Hawkeyes achieve milestones in beating Nebraska, 74-60

IOWA CITY – Iowa coach Fran McCaffery collected his 300th career victory Saturday as his Hawkeyes beat the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers, 74-60 on Senior Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Roy…

UI Baseball — Dermody Pitches Hawkeyes Past Georgetown

UI Baseball — Dermody Pitches Hawkeyes Past Georgetown

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Senior pitcher Matt Dermody allowed two runs and struck out six batters over eight innings to lead the University of Iowa baseball team past Georgetown, 7-2, on Saturday at the…

Iowa Wrestling — Hawkeyes in third place, sending 4 to B1G finals

Iowa Wrestling — Hawkeyes in third place, sending 4 to B1G finals

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Iowa wrestling team advanced four wrestlers to the finals of the Big Ten Championships following semifinal action tonight at Assembly Hall. Two-time defending champion Matt…

WBC: United States 6, Italy 2

PHOENIX, March 10 (UPI) — David Wright rallied the American squad with a grand slam Saturday and Team USA stayed alive in the World Baseball Classic with a 6-2 win…

COL BKB: Creighton 68, Wichita State 65

ST. LOUIS, March 10 (UPI) — Jahenns Manigat supplied 16 points Sunday, boosting Creighton to a 68-65 Missouri Valley Conference win over Wichita State and a berth in the NCAA…

Iowa Senate Dem’s blame Republicans for “most extreme agenda in Iowa history”

Iowa Senate Dem’s blame Republicans for “most extreme agenda in Iowa history”

DES MOINES – Iowa Senate Democrats claimed victory in blocking what they call “the most extreme agenda in Iowa history” put forward by Republicans, saying the most extreme Republican measures…

Iowa State Scores Huge Road Win at West Virginia

Iowa State Scores Huge Road Win at West Virginia

Courtesy: cyclones.com – MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Iowa State (21-10 overall, 11-7 Big 12) held on to defeat West Virginia (13-18 overall, 6-12 Big 12), 83-74 Saturday afternoon in Morgantown, W.Va.…

Motorola Mobility begins 1,200 layoffs

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., March 8 (UPI) — Motorola Mobility, a company owned by Google, said it had begun the process of laying off 1,200 workers in the United States, China and…

U.S. auto execs reap rewards from recovery

DETROIT, March 9 (UPI) — Alan Mulally has acquired holdings worth $317 million in six years as Ford Motor Co. chief executive officer, U.S. analysts said. Mulally — who is…

Steckman: State revenues continue to exceed estimates

Steckman: State revenues continue to exceed estimates

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – Great news this week for the state budget!  Growth in revenues of 9.1% continues to exceed estimates as of the end  of February, 2013.  For…

Google close to a deal on privacy breach

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) — U.S. Internet giant Google is finalizing details for a $7 million settlement over an inadvertent breach of privacy, a source told the Los Angeles…

Senator asks why bankers aren’t jailed

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she would like to know why more money-laundering bankers do not spend time in jail. “If you’re caught with an…

Global growth in manufacturing slows down

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) — A United Nations report said Friday that global manufacturing slowed to 1.2 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2012 due in part to…

Canadian unemployment sits at 7 percent

OTTAWA, March 8 (UPI) — Canada added 51,000 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate did not budge, holding at 7 percent, Statistics Canada said Friday. The job gains come…

China’s February exports soared

BEIJING, March 10 (UPI) — China’s February exports, spurred by demands from the United States and other markets, rose 21.8 percent annually to $139.37 billion, a government agency said. In…

Airlines slam TSA rule allowing more knives in planes

Airlines slam TSA rule allowing more knives in planes

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) — The head of Delta Airlines says a U.S. rule change allowing passengers to carry small knives on airliners “will add risk to airline personnel and…

North Korea says it is poised for “do-or-die battle”

North Korea says it is poised for “do-or-die battle”

Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) — The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released the information bulletin No. 1021 on Friday: The army and people of…