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Nine Hawkeyes slotted for 2013 NCAA Championships

Nine Hawkeyes slotted for 2013 NCAA Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team will send nine wrestlers to Des Moines, Iowa, next week for the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The event will be…

“Iowa Buy American Act” advances in Senate

“Iowa Buy American Act” advances in Senate

DES MOINES – A bill requiring the use of American products for public improvement projects in Iowa advanced in the Iowa Senate on Tuesday. According to the bill, each contract…

At least 4 dead in shootings near Utica

HERKIMER, N.Y., March 13 (UPI) — Police in Herkimer County, N.Y., said they were searching Wednesday for a suspect in at least four deaths in shootings at a barber shop…

Pot brownies sicken students ages 10-12

Pot brownies sicken students ages 10-12

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 13 (UPI) — Seven California elementary school children were taken to a hospital after eating marijuana-laced brownies a 10-year-old classmate gave them, police said. Police said…

Gabrielle Giffords’ husband buys AR-15

TUCSON, March 13 (UPI) — Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, R-Ariz., says he bought a military-style assault weapon in Tucson to show how easy it is.…

Gun laws advance in U.S. Senate

Gun laws advance in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved bills to expand background checks for gun sales and reauthorize federal funding for security at schools. The background…

Entitlement cuts raise liberal hackles

Entitlement cuts raise liberal hackles

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) — Liberal U.S. senators challenged President Obama over his readiness to cut entitlement benefits, as the president prepared to meet with House Republicans. “I think he…

Iran pipeline to Pakistan tests U.S. stand

Iran pipeline to Pakistan tests U.S. stand

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 13 (UPI) — The launch of a controversial $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline from Iran to energy-starved Pakistan, despite U.S. efforts to torpedo the project,…

Man arrested after Visine poisoning

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., March 13 (UPI) — A California man was arrested on poisoning and domestic violence charges for allegedly putting Visine in his girlfriend’s drink, officials said. Shayne Carpenter,…

Iowa State Head Wrestling Coach Kevin Jackson Signs Contract Extension

Iowa State Head Wrestling Coach Kevin Jackson Signs Contract Extension

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University announced today that it has extended the contract of wrestling coach Kevin Jackson, the former Cyclone All-American and Olympic Gold Medalist, through 2015. “The…

National emergency with Iran continues

NOTICE from President Barack Obama: – – – – – – – CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN On March 15, 1995, the President issued Executive Order…

Grassley to hold public meetings across North Iowa in March

Grassley to hold public meetings across North Iowa in March

WASHINGTON – Iowa Senator Charles Grassley will hold series of town meetings across the North Iowa region in March. “Representative government is a two-way street.  It’s strengthened by dialogue between…

Harkin Amendment Will Offer Negotiated FY 13 Labor, Health, Education Bill to Continuing Appropriations Act

Harkin Amendment Will Offer Negotiated FY 13 Labor, Health, Education Bill to Continuing Appropriations Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An amendment to the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 (CR) that will be offered by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will increase funding for the NIH, child care,…

Harkin: Medicaid Expansion Is the Right Choice for Iowa

Harkin: Medicaid Expansion Is the Right Choice for Iowa

By Senator Tom Harkin – A growing number of governors, including many Republicans, are choosing to expand Medicaid in their states, taking advantage of the extremely generous terms in the…

Small town Iowa woman killed in crash

Small town Iowa woman killed in crash

SPENCER – A woman was killed Tuesday morning in an auto crash near Spencer, Iowa. A vehicle driven by 40 year-old Mindee Wilcox of Rossie, Iowa lost control on ice…

Twenty-one coal miners killed in China

GUIYANG, China, March 13 (UPI) — Rescue operations were under way in China’s Guizhou Province following an accident that killed 21 miners and left four others missing, local authorities said.…

Witness: Wrong man imprisoned for 25 years

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 13 (UPI) — An expert witness testified that shoddy work by investigators in Florida left an innocent, mentally challenged teenager in prison for more than 25…

McCaffery and Hawkeyes prepare for Big Ten Tournament (VIDEO)

McCaffery and Hawkeyes prepare for Big Ten Tournament (VIDEO)

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing for the Big Ten tournament and will face Northwestern in a late game Thursday. Iowa will likely be with the services of…

Trade inventories up, sales down

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) — U.S. business inventories rose in January, while sales dropped slightly, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Manufacturing and trade inventories rose 1 percent to an end…

Mississippi bill would ban drink limits

JACKSON, Miss., March 13 (UPI) — The Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would block efforts to ban the sale of large sugary drinks, the opposite of a law that…

Tamar Braxton pregnant with first child

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) — Singer and reality TV personality Tamar Braxton confirmed she is pregnant on “Good Morning America” in New York Wednesday. Braxton is a cast member…

Dow slides in early going

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed early Wednesday trading with the Dow blue chip index posting modest losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped despite…

Cyclone Road Trip Begins Friday

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State softball (10-10, 0-0 Big 12) heads out on its longest road trip of the season this weekend, heading to Florida for a three-city, 10-day stint…

Trooper stuck in snow while checking on rolled vehicle (VIDEO)

Trooper stuck in snow while checking on rolled vehicle (VIDEO)

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – VENTURA – Early Wednesday morning, around 5:30 AM, a rollover on Highway 18 about one mile west of Ventura was reported. At the…

Cardinals in ‘good mood’ as voting resumes

Cardinals in ‘good mood’ as voting resumes

VATICAN CITY, March 13 (UPI) — Catholic cardinals were in good spirits Wednesday despite failing to reach a consensus on a new pope after three rounds of voting, a Vatican…

Fla. lawyer allegedly killed wife’s lover

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 (UPI) — A Florida lawyer who allegedly told a 911 dispatcher he found his wife having sex with a younger man has been charged with the…