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Baseball: Iowa beats Michigan, 4-3

Baseball: Iowa beats Michigan, 4-3

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A 12th-inning sacrifice fly by junior Bryan Niedbalski lifted the University of Iowa baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Michigan on Saturday at the Wilpon…

Mason City loses pizza pioneer (by Peter Children)

I am saddened to report that Vic Santeramo has died. He passed away yesterday at the Heritage Nursing Home here in Mason City. He was 84. I first met Vic…

Reports: LeBron James to be named MVP

Reports: LeBron James to be named MVP

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) — Miami forward LeBron James will be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the fourth time, multiple media outlets reported Friday. USA Today reported…

Ex-kosher meat plant manager pleads not guilty

Ex-kosher meat plant manager pleads not guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 3 (UPI) — A former manager of a kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa who fought extradition from Israel, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he harbored illegal…

Sarah Palin revs up NRA crowd in Houston

HOUSTON, May 4 (UPI) — Sarah Palin drew a standing ovation at the National Rifle Association confab in Houston Friday when she called the 4.5 million NRA members her siblings.…

Obama takes on salesman-in-chief role in Latin America

MEXICO CITY, May 4 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama, on a Latin America tour, Saturday touted the trade opportunities nations to the United States’ south present. Obama, delivering his…

MLB: Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, May 4 (UPI) — Jack Hannahan drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning Saturday and the Cincinnati Reds to beat the Chicago Cubs…

U.S. considers military strike in Syria

U.S. considers military strike in Syria

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) — The United States is considering a military strike in Syria after Israel bombed a target in the war-torn country over fears of chemical weapons, officials…

Funeral director criticized for agreeing to bury Boston bomb suspect

WORCESTER, Mass., May 4 (UPI) — A funeral home owner under fire for agreeing to handle the burial of an accused Boston Marathon bomber says he’s “not burying a terrorist,…

Report: Kobe Bryant family feud had been simmering

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) — Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is trying to stop his mother from selling memorabilia but her lawyer says Bryant told her “he had…

77 said dead in government attacks on Syrian coastal city

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 4 (UPI) — Hundreds of Syrians have fled coastal areas around the city of Baniyas, where activists say 77 people died in massacres by government forces. The…

Venezuelan president revives U.S. plot allegation

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 4 (UPI) — The United States denied allegations by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro U.S. operatives are involved in an assassination plot against him. Maduro said he has…

Bulls say Luol Deng hospitalized, will miss Game 7 vs. Nets

CHICAGO, May 4 (UPI) — The Chicago Bulls said star forward Luol Deng remained hospitalized due to flu-like symptoms and would miss Saturday’s decisive playoff game at Brooklyn. Deng remained…

Five coalition service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 4 (UPI) — A bomb blast in southern Afghanistan Saturday killed five coalition service members, military officials said. The roadside bomb was detonated in the Maiwand district…

UI Baseball — Iowa’s Comback Falls Short at Michgan

UI Baseball — Iowa’s Comback Falls Short at Michgan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Iowa baseball team’s comeback effort fell short Friday at Michigan, falling 5-4 to the Wolverines at the Wilpon Complex. “We played with really…

NRA: Democrats used Newtown ‘opportunity’ to push gun control

NRA: Democrats used Newtown ‘opportunity’ to push gun control

HOUSTON, May 4 (UPI) — National Rifle Association members at the group’s national convention in Houston are celebrating legislative victories and taking aim at gun control advocates. Convention speakers Friday…

Nelson Wins 10k for First-Place ISU at Big 12 Track

Nelson Wins 10k for First-Place ISU at Big 12 Track

WACO, Texas — Meaghan Nelson led an Iowa State Cardinal and Gold rush, as the Cyclone women went 1-2-4-6-7 in the 10,000 meters to give the Iowa Staters the first…

Steve King will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate

Steve King will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate

From Steve King – I want to thank all of my friends, family, advisors and supporters who have put so much time, thought, prayer, and effort into helping me make…

Jackson family lawyer confident after testimony

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) — A Michael Jackson family lawyer said the first week of testimony showed the U.S. pop star’s promoter was lax in hiring Jackson’s doctor and…

Cybercriminal extradited from Thailand to United States

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) — An international cybercriminal was extradited from Thailand to the United States to face charges for his role in creating “SpyEye” malware, U.S. officials said. Hamza…

NIACC Graduates Receive Honors and Awards during Commencement

NIACC Graduates Receive Honors and Awards during Commencement

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) graduates were recognized during the May 3, 2013, commencement.  Special honors and awards include: HALL OF FAME CANDIDATES (Graduates earning all…

School band director accused of sex and pot smoking with student

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 3 (UPI) — A Florida high school band director was arrested for sexual assault after police investigated his relationship with a female student, court records show.…

Iraq signs $830 million deal for more F-16s

Iraq signs $830 million deal for more F-16s

BAGHDAD, May 3 (UPI) — Amid growing concerns the Middle East faces major security threats, Iraq has ordered a second batch of Lockheed Martin F-16IQ fighters worth $830 million. The…

Cantor says vote to repeal Affordable Care Act will be soon

Cantor says vote to repeal Affordable Care Act will be soon

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) — A vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act will be scheduled for the House of Representatives soon, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Friday. “While…

Iraq: Shell’s $17 billion gas project ‘a milestone’

BAGHDAD, May 3 (UPI) — Iraq has inaugurated a $17 billion natural gas project run by Royal Dutch Shell that the Financial Times hails as a “milestone” in the country’s…

Turkey, Japan to build $22 billion nuclear power plant in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, May 3 (UPI) — Japan and Turkey have agreed to build Turkey’s second nuclear power plant, a $22 billion project, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.…

Chicago terror suspect to remain in jail

CHICAGO, May 3 (UPI) — Prosecutors Friday successfully fought an order that would have released a Chicago-area teenager accused of planning to join a terrorist group to house arrest. U.S.…

Soccer referee critical after head punch from teen

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, May 3 (UPI) — A referee who was punched in the head by a 17-year-old player during a Utah youth soccer game was in extremely critical condition Friday,…

Amtrak getting states to pick up cost of unprofitable routes

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) — Amtrak is chugging along with its efforts to get U.S. states to pick up the cost of subsidizing unprofitable routes, officials said. Amtrak is…

Woman allegedly robbed teen who tried to hire her for sex

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill., May 3 (UPI) — Authorities in Illinois said a 22-year-old woman allegedly pepper sprayed and robbed a 14-year-old who hired her to have sex with him. Cook…

U.S. refueling plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan; crew of three missing

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, May 3 (UPI) — A U.S. military plane carrying three people crashed in a mountainous area of Kyrgyzstan and the crew members were missing, officials said Friday. Fragments…

Department of Defense looking to allow Apple, Samsung devices

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) — BlackBerry may lose favor with a big customer — the U.S. Defense Department — as department officials say they’re considering Apple and Samsung alternatives. Following…

Pro-Tsarnaev posters seen in Grozny, Chechnya

Pro-Tsarnaev posters seen in Grozny, Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, May 3 (UPI) — Posters expressing support for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev have been installed on walls in Chechnya’s capital city, Grozny. The posters — featuring…

$40 million border patrol post completed in Texas

KINGSVILLE, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District completed the $39.9 million design-build U.S. Border Patrol Station project in Kingsville, Texas, and will celebrate this milestone with…

Microsoft says Outlook.com accounts reach 400 million

REDMOND, Wash., May 3 (UPI) — Microsoft says it has finished transferring Hotmail.com users to Outlook.com and has 400 million active Outlook.com accounts as a result. Microsoft on Thursday announced…