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NBA: Indiana 82, New York 71

INDIANAPOLIS, May 11 (UPI) — Roy Hibbert’s double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds Saturday propelled Indiana over New York 82-71, handing the Pacers a 2-1 playoff series lead. George…

Rep. Issa working on House immigration bill

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) — Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has been given the job of drafting a House bill to deal with visas for highly skilled foreign workers, The Hill…

U.S. air travel back to normal with controllers back on job

U.S. air travel back to normal with controllers back on job

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) — With air traffic controllers back on their normal schedules, most delays at U.S. airports are now caused by the weather, observers say. FlightAware.com, a website…

Lohan wants to leave rehab after Adderall supply cut off

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., May 11 (UPI) — Actress Lindsay Lohan is threatening to leave the Betty Ford Center near Palm Springs, Calif., after doctors cut off her supply of Adderall,…

NATO Secretary General condemns attacks in Turkey

I condemn today’s deadly attacks in Hatay province, which have led to many dead and injured. These despicable acts show total disregard for the life of civilians. I extend my…

Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships Release

Men’s Preview: Ohio State University and Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium will host the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday. Wisconsin…

Op-ed: Saying goodbye to a friend (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Saying goodbye to a friend (by Peter Children)

On Thursday we buried Vic; there were only a handful of us there. Both of Vic’s two sons along with their families were present. His son Scott drove in from…

Knight last of Cleveland hostages to leave hospital

CLEVELAND, May 11 (UPI) — Michelle Knight, one of three Cleveland women kidnapped and held hostage for a decade, has been released from a hospital, officials say. The other women…

Iowa felon and pot smoker sentenced to prison for unlawful possession of .380 caliber handgun

Iowa felon and pot smoker sentenced to prison for unlawful possession of .380 caliber handgun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used marijuana and possessed a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense was sentenced Friday to almost six years in federal prison. Andre…

NIACC summer volleyball league

MASON CITY – The NIACC high school volleyball league is set for six weeks in June and July. The league, which is open to all high school volleyball programs, will…

Car bombs rock Turkish border town

REYHANLI, Turkey, May 11 (UPI) — Two car bombs exploded outside government buildings in a Turkish border town Saturday, killing at least 40 people, and injuring more than 100, officials…

Iowa State University cadet awarded ROTC Medal for Heroism for saving a life

Iowa State University cadet awarded ROTC Medal for Heroism for saving a life

AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University student has received the Department of the Army’s highest medal for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. The award is presented to cadets who…

Rand Paul attacks Hillary Clinton in Iowa speech

Rand Paul attacks Hillary Clinton in Iowa speech

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 11 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an Iowa speech that appeared to be the kickoff of…

Clothes dryer mom violates probation, gets 45 days in jail

Clothes dryer mom violates probation, gets 45 days in jail

MASON CITY – A woman previously of Mason City who had punished her child by leaving it in a running clothes dryer – and was convicted of the crime and…

Jayhawks Stifle Cyclone Offense

Jayhawks Stifle Cyclone Offense

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (21-32, 4-12 Big 12) lost the first game of its weekend series with Kansas (32-16, 7-8 Big 12) on Friday, 8-0, at the Cyclone Sports…

Commercial, human space flight closer after NASA Safety review for SNC’s Dream Chaser

Commercial, human space flight closer after NASA Safety review for SNC’s Dream Chaser

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) — A comprehensive safety review of a commercial, human space flight services system for NASA has been completed. The system is called the Dream Chaser Space…

Harkin announces $126K for Forest City airport to update the existing master plan

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Friday announced that six airports across the state will receive a total of $1,182,330 for various projects and enhancements from the U.S.…

Kerry: No role for Assad in Syria’s transition government

Kerry: No role for Assad in Syria’s transition government

ROME, May 10 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he sees no role for Syrian President Bashar Assad in a transition government trying to lead Syria out…

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate’s Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam. The Senate…

Report: Africa loses billions annually to corruption, tax evasion

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) — Tax avoidance, secret government deals and other illicit schemes cost African nations $38 billion a year, a U.N. panel said. The panel, headed by…

Gov. Branstad signs nine bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs nine bills into law

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday signed the following bills into law: House File 356 an Act relating to the statute of limitation periods in bringing suit and executing…

Serbian autos have a new destination: The USA

Serbian autos have a new destination: The USA

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 10 (UPI) — A Serbian government official said Friday the country would soon be exporting vehicles to the United States. The first shipment of 3,000 Fiat 500L…

Suspect flees, foiled by alligator attack

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., May 10 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a man who eluded capture by officers during a traffic stop was arrested later in the day after being…

Bernanke points to ongoing risks to financial system

CHICAGO, May 10 (UPI) — U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is more vigilant than ever, but the system on the whole remains vulnerable to crisis.…

Symposium set on nuclear, radiological threats

FAIRFAX, Va., May 10 (UPI) — A symposium on nuclear and radiological threats and how to defend against them is scheduled for a U.S. university next week. VIP GlobalNet LLC…

North Korea: Park, Obama talks sign of war

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 10 (UPI) — Talks between the U.S. and South Korean presidents in Washington are a prelude to war on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea said Friday.…

Grassley Statement On Immigration Reform Debate

Grassley Statement On Immigration Reform Debate

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley made the following comment after his amendments to the immigration reform bill were circulated to Judiciary Committee members and made available to the…