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WBB: Cyclones Rally Falls Short to Georgia

WBB: Cyclones Rally Falls Short to Georgia

SPOKANE, Wash. – The fifth-seeded Iowa State women’s basketball team fell to fourth-seeded Georgia, Monday by a final score of 65-60. The Cyclones finished the season 24-9. The Cyclones were…

Branstad pens letter of support for his nominees to the Board of Regents

Branstad pens letter of support for his nominees to the Board of Regents

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today penned a letter and had it delivered to all 50 members of the Iowa Senate, expressing support for his nominees to the Board of…

“Medicaid Madness” tour stopping in Mason City Wednesday morning

“Medicaid Madness” tour stopping in Mason City Wednesday morning

DES MOINES — The Healthiest Iowa Initiative today announced locations and details for the “Medicaid Madness” tour that will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27th. The events, which will educate…

Editorial: Clean up your act, Wal-Mart

Editorial: Clean up your act, Wal-Mart

by Matt Marquardt – I was disgusted today as I entered the Wal-Mart parking lot. I was greeted by debris, trash and overflowing garbage cans. Even as our City Council…

Two Iowans Charged in March After Investigations Reveal Illegal Voter Registration, other Violations

Two Iowans Charged in March After Investigations Reveal Illegal Voter Registration, other Violations

Des Moines, IOWA — This month the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) secured two arrest warrants related to violations of the laws surrounding voter registration in the state of…

Ejim And Clyburn Named NABC All-District

Ejim And Clyburn Named NABC All-District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Iowa State men’s basketball players Melvin Ejim and Will Clyburn were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 8 Second Team, announced today…

Alert: Sex offender released into Osage community; no residency restrictions at this time

OSAGE – On Monday, a convicted sex offender was released from federal prison to live in Osage. William Collins will be living at 527 Walnut Street in Osage. Collins is…

U.S.: We still support Syrian rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 25 (UPI) — The Obama administration Monday offered no strategy changes for pushing Syrian leader Bashar Assad out of power following the resignation of a key rebel…

Michele Bachmann facing ethics scrutiny

Michele Bachmann facing ethics scrutiny

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) — The 2012 presidential campaign of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is under scrutiny by a federal ethics watchdog, people linked to the congresswoman said Monday. Bachmann’s…

U.S. Senator McCaskill endorses right of gays to marry

U.S. Senator McCaskill endorses right of gays to marry

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) — Claire McCaskill has come out in support of gay marriage, becoming the second sitting U.S. senator to reverse a long-held position on the issue in…

Report: Cranston’s script stolen from car

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) — Actor Bryan Cranston told police in New Mexico a shoulder bag containing his iPad and a “Breaking Bad” script were stolen from his car,…

China’s vice premier pledges cooperation

BEIJING, March 25 (UPI) — Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Monday pledged to create a fair business environment for U.S. investors. “China and the United States share a wide range…

Gene study could up wheat crop production

Gene study could up wheat crop production

BEIJING, March 25 (UPI) — U.S. and Chinese scientists say mapping a key genetic code for bread wheat could improve the crop’s productivity and ability to withstand extreme conditions. Their…

‘Tatooine’ planet found orbiting two stars

GRENOBLE, France, March 25 (UPI) — European astronomers say they’ve captured the first image of a planet orbiting two suns, like the fictional “Tatooine” of the Star Wars films. Philippe…

Obama presses for immigration bill

Obama presses for immigration bill

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) — President Obama used a naturalization ceremony at the White House Monday to push the U.S. Congress to introduce an immigration reform bill by April. “Everyone…

Republicans fired up by latest oil plans

Republicans fired up by latest oil plans

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) — President Barack Obama is blocking access to shale oil deposits in the United States in key Western states, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.…

Majority support drone attacks abroad

PRINCETON, N.J., March 25 (UPI) — Most Americans said the U.S. government should use drone airstrikes against suspected terrorists in other countries, Gallup reported Monday. Sixty-five percent of Americans said…

Abdul-Latif gets 18 years in terror plot

SEATTLE, March 25 (UPI) — Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment Monday for plotting to kill U.S. military personnel and workers at a Seattle processing facility. Abdul-Latif,…

Two killed, father in custody

PUYALLUP, Wash., March 25 (UPI) — A Puyallup, Wash., man is in custody after shooting his adult children in their heads as they slept, killing his daughter and injuring his…

‘Funeral Bandit’ targets grieving families

PONTIAC, Mich., March 25 (UPI) — Authorities in Michigan said they were on the lookout Monday for a man they’ve dubbed the “Funeral Bandit” because he targets grieving families. Oakland…

No death penalty for P.R. mass killer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 25 (UPI) — A gunman who killed eight people, including a pregnant woman, at a bar in Puerto Rico in 2009 will serve life in…

Royce White to rejoin D-League team

HIDALGO, Texas, March 25 (UPI) — Houston Rockets 2012 first-round choice Royce White indicated Monday he will report to the team’s developmental squad despite a dispute over mental health. White,…

Obama designates five new monuments

Obama designates five new monuments

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) — President Barack Obama, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, designated five new national monuments across the United States Monday. “These sites honor the pioneering…

College student saves stranger’s newborn

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 25 (UPI) — A Michigan college student says he was just doing a “good deed” when he resuscitated a stranger’s newborn daughter, saving her life. Ryan…

Facebook pages anonymously share ‘secrets’

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) — Facebook pages are being created at universities across New York to allow students and instructors to anonymously share their “secrets.” A page called Hunter…

Flight test for mini-interceptor

DALLAS, March 25 (UPI) — A miniature hit-to-kill interceptor to defeat rockets, artillery and mortars has been tested by Lockheed Martin in collaboration with the U.S. Army. The interceptor is…

Mars rover back to full science operations

PASADENA, Calif., March 25 (UPI) — NASA says its Mars rover Curiosity is back to doing science after recovering from a computer glitch that switched it to a redundant main…

Cellphone location data a privacy risk?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25 (UPI) — A mobile phone user can be identified from a few items of location information on their position and movement when connected to a network,…

Report: Sen. Johnson of South Dakota to bow out in 2014

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) — Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., will leave the U.S. Senate after finishing his third term in 2014, the Hill reported Monday. Johnson is expected to announce…

Waterloo native competes in ‘Best Warrior Competition’

Waterloo native competes in ‘Best Warrior Competition’

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – Spc. Cori Noble, a combat medic for the 4224th U.S. Army Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is competing in the Army Reserve Medical Command’s prestigious “Best Warrior…