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Ackley Water Treatment Main Ruptures

ACKLEY – An Ackley, Hardin County, water treatment plant 8-inch main has ruptured and the entire system will be shut down to make repairs. Water Supply Superintendent Jack Boelman with…

UI Baseball: Milwaukee Jumps on Iowa Early in 10-3 Win

UI Baseball: Milwaukee Jumps on Iowa Early in 10-3 Win

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A solo home run on the second pitch of the game began a 10-run Milwaukee outburst over the first five innings, which propelled the Panthers to…

N.J. mom lied about child’s cancer to get money

PENNSAUKEN, N.J., April 27 (UPI) — A New Jersey mother faces child abuse and fraud charges after police said she allegedly lied, saying her son has cancer to get money.…

Drunk North End man arrested for yelling obscenities

Drunk North End man arrested for yelling obscenities

MASON CITY – Police arrested an allegedly intoxicated North End Mason City man with a history of crimes involving alcohol on new offenses Monday night. Police responded to a call…

Police: Man tried to flee arrest to attend prom

O’FALLON, Mo., April 30 (UPI) — A 19-year-old accused of leading Missouri police on a high-speed highway chase allegedly said he was trying to dodge arrest so he wouldn’t miss…

Woman arrested after allegedly leaving tainted OJ at Starbucks

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30 (UPI) — A California woman has been arrested after police accused her of sneaking bottles of tainted orange juice into a cooler at a San…

ACLU sues Missouri city for banning KKK

DESLOGE, Mo., April 30 (UPI) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Desloge, Mo., for banning Ku Klux Klan members from handing out leaflets on the…

Teacher fired after urinating into bottle, making students flush it

PATERSON, N.J., April 30 (UPI) — A New Jersey teacher was fired after a judge determined he’d urinated into plastic bottles and made students take it to the bathroom and…

TNT picks up ‘Dallas’ for another season

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) — TNT has renewed “Dallas” — the drama about the wealthy, feuding Ewing family — for a 15-episode third season, Warner Bros. Television said Tuesday.…

Stocks notch another month of gains

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — The Dow Jones index notched a fifth consecutive winning month and the Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq indexes their sixth winning month Tuesday.…

FDA approves morning after bill — plan B — over-the-counter for 15 and older

FDA approves morning after bill — plan B — over-the-counter for 15 and older

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved over-the-counter marketing of the Plan B One-Step contraceptive for women age 15 and older. The…

Man saves neighbor girl from pit bull attack

LEBANON, N.H., April 30 (UPI) — A New Hampshire man is being credited for saving the life of a 7-year-old neighbor attacked by two of her family’s pit bulls. Adam…

Man dies after falling into meat blender at meat-processing plant

CLACKAMAS, Ore., April 30 (UPI) — The death of a man who fell into a mechanical meat blender at a plant in Clackamas, Ore., was being investigated, state worker safety…

Stocks notch another month of gains

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — The Dow Jones index notched a fifth consecutive winning month and the Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq indexes their sixth winning month Tuesday.…

Outside View: Drones: Say it with figures

Outside View: Drones: Say it with figures

By AMITAI ETZIONI WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — Attacking drones, the most effective counter-terrorism tool the United States has found thus far, is a new cause celebre among progressive public…

Obama: Jason Collins announcement makes him proud

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he talked with gay NBA player Jason Collins and couldn’t be prouder of him. Obama told a White House…

Micah Byars Promoted to Director of Basketball Operations

Micah Byars Promoted to Director of Basketball Operations

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced today the promotion of Micah Byars to Director of Basketball Operations. Byars, who spent the last two seasons…

Iowa Senate Dem’s are “Keeping Score on Iowa Health Care”

Iowa Senate Dem’s are “Keeping Score on Iowa Health Care”

DES MOINES – Iowa Senate Democrats are watching a House vote on a health care plan for Iowa. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad opposes Medicaid expansion, while Democrats are in favor…

Trolly Trail between Mason City and Clear Lake now open

MASON CITY – Effective immediately, the Trolley Trail between Mason City and Clear Lake has been swept and is open for the season. The 5-mile recreational paved trail, located along…

U.S. military suffers losses in Afghanistan

U.S. military suffers losses in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Three International Security Assistance Force service members died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today. It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures…

California woman guilty of slicing off estranged husband’s penis

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., April 29 (UPI) — A California woman was convicted Monday of drugging her estranged husband, and cutting off his penis then mutilating it in a garbage disposal.…

Outside View: Islam’s true colors

By JAMES ZUMWALT HERNDON, Va., April 30 (UPI) — In the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” a young girl almost gets eaten by a wolf disguised as her grandmother.…

Baby girl abandoned on Hawaiian beach

HONOLULU, April 29 (UPI) — Police in Honolulu said they were trying to find the mother of a newborn girl found abandoned on a beach during the weekend. State Human…

Seven die in cargo plane crash in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 29 (UPI) — A U.S. cargo plane crashed after taking off from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, killing seven people aboard, coalition forces said. The New York…

Missiles said fired at Russian plane over Syria

MOSCOW, April 30 (UPI) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it was taking emergency action after two missiles were fired at a Russian commercial passenger jet flying over Syria. The Nordwind…

Most in U.S. know homeowner’s insurance won’t cover flood

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — More than 4-in-5 U.S. adults say they know a standard homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover flood damage, a survey indicates. The Federal Emergency Management…

Woman accidentally shoots and kills husband during gun lesson

Woman accidentally shoots and kills husband during gun lesson

PHILADELPHIA, April 29 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania man was accidentally shot and killed by his wife to whom he had just given a gun lesson following hours of drinking, authorities…

Obama nominates Charlotte mayor as transportation secretary

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) — President Obama nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his secretary of transportation Monday, succeeding Ray LaHood. Obama called Foxx “one of the most…

WTC spire nears completion, delayed by weather

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) — Weather has delayed the installation of the final two pieces of the spire atop One World Trade Center tower in New York, construction officials…

Google bans self-updating apps from its Play Store

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 29 (UPI) — Google says self-updating Android apps are being banned from its Google Play Store as potentially dangerous hotbeds of malware and hacks. The search…

Aircraft debris ID’d as wing flap from Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) — Debris found between two New York buildings apparently came from a wing flap off one of the planes in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror…

Russia, Japan to seek WWII peace treaty

MOSCOW, April 29 (UPI) — Russia and Japan agreed Monday to renew talks aimed at achieving their first peace treaty since World War II and resolving present-day territorial disputes. The…

Waldorf College Graduates Over 230 Students April 27

Waldorf College Graduates Over 230 Students April 27

Forest City, Iowa – On Saturday, April 27, more than 230 students received their diplomas from Waldorf College. One of the largest graduating classes in Waldorf’s history, more than 130…

Strip clubs fail to stop bikini top ordinance

SAN ANTONIO, April 29 (UPI) — A judge rejected a request from San Antonio strip clubs to block enforcement of a bikini-top ordinance they fear could “strip them of their…

Study finds unexpected plant diversity in No. America vital for crops

MADISON, Wis., April 29 (UPI) — North America, while not known as a plant diversity hot spot, in fact has nearly 4,600 wild relatives of crop plants grown in the…

North Central Iowa crop land valued at $11,453 per acre on average

North Central Iowa crop land valued at $11,453 per acre on average

AMES – Realtors who specialize in farm and land sales, management and appraisal have estimated the value of Iowa crop land in March of 2013 at $11,515 an acre, according…

Spacecraft returns dramatic images of massive hurricane on Saturn

Spacecraft returns dramatic images of massive hurricane on Saturn

PASADENA, Calif., April 29 (UPI) — NASA says the Cassini spacecraft has sent back the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. High-resolution pictures…

U.N.’s Ban calls for unfettered access in Syria for chemical weapons probe

U.N.’s Ban calls for unfettered access in Syria for chemical weapons probe

UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (UPI) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon renewed his appeal Monday for unrestricted access in Syria for the U.N. team investigating alleged chemical weapons use. “A credible…

Drug lord Cumhur Yakut captured in Istanbul, Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 29 (UPI) — Law enforcement officers in Turkey have captured a suspected drug kingpin who has been wanted in the United States and by Interpol for 13…

China puts high-definition Earth observing satellite into orbit

BEIJING, April 30 (UPI) — China says a high-definition observation satellite launched Friday will improve its capabilities in disaster relief, resources and environment monitoring. The State Administration of Science, Technology…

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