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Woods, seeking No. 1, leads in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23 (UPI) — Tiger Woods fired a 6-under 66 Saturday, grabbing the lead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational after three rounds in his quest to regain the…

NCAA: Louisville 82, Colorado State 56

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 23 (UPI) — Russ Smith fired in 27 points Saturday and top-seeded Louisville stayed routed Colorado State 82-56 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Gorgui…

NCAA: Arizona 74, Harvard 51

SALT LAKE CITY, March 23 (UPI) — Mark Lyons tied a career high with 27 points Saturday and sixth-seeded Arizona dispatched Harvard 74-51 in a third-round NCAA tournament game. Lyons…

Obama back in D.C. after Middle East trip

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Washington Saturday evening, hours after wrapping up a visit to Jordan with a quick tour of the ancient city…

Dragon capsule to spend extra day in space

BAJA, Calif., March 23 (UPI) — The SpaceX Dragon space capsule will stay at the International Space Station for an extra day due to poor weather conditions near its landing…

Innocent man freed from prison, has heart attack next day

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) — A New York man has suffered a heart attack one day after he was released from prison, where he served 23 years for a…

NHL: Minnesota 2, San Jose 0

NHL: Minnesota 2, San Jose 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 23 (UPI) — Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves en route to his first shutout of the season Saturday and Minnesota blanked San Jose 2-0 for a…

NCAA: Michigan 78, Va. Commonwealth 53

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 23 (UPI) — Michigan had four starters in double figures Saturday in a 78-53 rout of Virginia Commonwealth that moved the Wolverines to the Sweet 16…

ISU Softball: Torrescano Tosses No-No Against Elon

ISU Softball: Torrescano Tosses No-No Against Elon

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Cyclone Tori Torrescano threw a no-hitter, the first of her career and the fifth in Iowa State history, on Saturday as the Cyclones (15-15, 0-0 Big…

Lofthouse, Evans earn NCAA All-America honors

Lofthouse, Evans earn NCAA All-America honors

DES MOINES, Iowa — University of Iowa wrestlers Ethen Lofthouse and Mike Evans concluded their All-America seasons at the NCAA Championships today, earning fifth and sixth place, respectively, during the medal…

Petition to force vote on Mason City Schools Instructional Support Levy ready to be signed

Petition to force vote on Mason City Schools Instructional Support Levy ready to be signed

MASON CITY – A group of concerned Mason City taxpayers has gone to Cerro Gordo County Auditor Ken Kline and had a petition drawn up to attempt to force a…

MCPD: Beware of coyotes

MCPD: Beware of coyotes

From the Mason City Police Department – The Mason City Police Department would like to advise the public we have received calls of a coyote in the area of Fredrick…

Iowa State versus Ohio State next in NCAA tourney

Iowa State versus Ohio State next in NCAA tourney

AMES – No. 10 seed Iowa State (23-11, 11-7) will battle No. 2 seed Ohio State  (27-7, 13-5) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, March 24 at the…

Obama on gun violence: “As a nation, the last three months have changed us” (VIDEO)

Obama on gun violence: “As a nation, the last three months have changed us” (VIDEO)

From the White House – Three months after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama says that the Senate has taken important steps forward to help protect our kids…

Iowa Defeats Stony Brook, 75-63

Iowa Defeats Stony Brook, 75-63

IOWA CITY – Iowa beat Stony Brook 75-63 Friday night at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Iowa advances to the NIT third round game, where they will meet either top-seeded Virginia or…

Iowa Wrestling — Ramos, St. John advance to NCAA semifinals

Iowa Wrestling — Ramos, St. John advance to NCAA semifinals

DES MOINES, Iowa — University of Iowa wrestlers Tony Ramos and Derek St. John advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships following quarterfinal wins today. The Hawkeyes have five…

Cyclones Advance With Win Over No. 23 Notre Dame

Cyclones Advance With Win Over No. 23 Notre Dame

Courtesy: cyclones.com – DAYTON, Ohio – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (23-11 overall, 11-7 Big 12) took down No. 23 Notre Dame (25-10 overall, 11-7 Big East) in the…

Dairy groups petition FDA to allow aspartame and other “safe and suitable sweeteners” to be added to dairy products

Dairy groups petition FDA to allow aspartame and other “safe and suitable sweeteners” to be added to dairy products

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition requesting that…

Steckman hopeful that bill capping taxes on elderly, low income Iowans can advance

Steckman hopeful that bill capping taxes on elderly, low income Iowans can advance

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – I was very proud to be present in the Senate Chamber when our own Senator Amanda Ragan was awarded the Herbert Hoover 2013 prize which…

FAA lists 149 towers slated for closing

FAA lists 149 towers slated for closing

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) — The Federal Aviation Administration released a list Friday of 149 control towers at small airports across the United States that are to be closed to…

Traffic Safety Efforts Recognized at Annual Meeting

Traffic Safety Efforts Recognized at Annual Meeting

Altoona, IOWA — Traffic safety professionals gathered at the Meadows Events and Conference Center on March 19th and 20th for the annual Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Conference.  Over 250 people…

Forest City Writer and Professor Wins Literary Award

Forest City, Iowa – Joe Wilkins’ book “The Mountain and the Fathers” has been named a 2012 Montana Book Award honor book. Wilkins, an associate professor of English and director…

2 arrested for robbery in Waterloo

WATERLOO – On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at approximately 11:18 PM, Waterloo Police were dispatched to the 5 Star Snacks and More, 437 Sullivan Avenue, on report of an armed…

Upmeyer: Iowa has “an ending balance of $688 million and our budget reserves are full”

Upmeyer: Iowa has “an ending balance of $688 million and our budget reserves are full”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – While the calendar may show spring has arrived, the cold temperatures across the state certainly make it feel like winter is still upon us. The…

Iran faces oil losses as Asian buyers balk

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 22 (UPI) — Sanctions-battered Iran faces losing a big part of its oil export revenues as key Asian trading partners cut back on Iranian…

Prosecutor files groundhog ‘indictment’

HAMILTON, Ohio, March 22 (UPI) — An Ohio prosecutor has filed a tongue-in-cheek “indictment” against Punxsutawney Phil, accusing the groundhog of incorrectly predicting the weather. Michael Gmoser of the Butler…

Police shoot, kill man holding fake gun

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., March 22 (UPI) — Police in Huntington Beach, Calif., shot and killed a man who was brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun, officials said.…

PepsiCo puts a twist in its bottle

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 22 (UPI) — U.S. soda giant PepsiCo Inc. says it is overhauling the look of its 16- and 20-ounce bottles, including a new corkscrew-style twist at the…

Hydraulic bicycle brakes recalled

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 2,800 hydraulic brake systems for bicycles that could fail in cold temperatures. The hydraulic…

Bones found on golf course, no ID yet

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 22 (UPI) — Skeletal remains found on an Alabama golf course three months ago still haven’t been identified, Birmingham police say. The bones were found Dec. 23,…

Panasonic opens washing machine plant in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam, March 23 (UPI) — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp.’s $32 million washing machine plant in Vietnam has begun operations, officials said Thursday. The plant, operated by Panasonic Appliances…

Lt. Governor Reynolds’s Military Children Education Coalition Resolution Receives Overwhelming Support at NLGA Meeting

(DES MOINES)  – Today, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) adopted Lt. Gov. Reynolds’s sponsored resolution in support of the Military Children Education Coalition (MCEC) during the annual federal-state relations…

Afghanistan: 43 militants killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 22 (UPI) — Forty-three Taliban fighters died in a massive operation by Afghan forces overnight Friday in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, local authorities say. Government forces…

FDA changes regulations for defibrillators

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it plans to toughen regulation of the production of defibrillators. The move comes after years of…

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Army Staff Sgt. Steve Blass

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Army Staff Sgt. Steve Blass

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, to honor…

Colorado shooting suspect dies in Texas

DECATUR, Texas, March 22 (UPI) — A suspect in a shootout with police in Texas has died and police in Denver say he was the man sought in the slaying…

Senate shoots down Ryan’s budget

Senate shoots down Ryan’s budget

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate shot down U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget in a 59-40 vote, officials said. Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., forced a…

Pakistan: 4 killed in U.S. drone strike

ISLAMABAD, March 22 (UPI) — Four militants were killed when a U.S. drone targeted a vehicle in the northern tribal region of Waziristan, Pakistan, officials said Friday. The attack occurred…

Lt. Governor Reynolds named to Republican Lieutenant Governors Association Executive Committee

(DES MOINES) – Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today was named to the 2013 Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) Executive Committee by the Republican State Leadership Committee President (RSLC), Chris Jankowski.…