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MLB: Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) — Carlos Gonzalez blasted two solo home runs and went 5-for-5 in the Colorado Rockies’ 9-4 defeat of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Tuesday. Gonzalez,…

Drake nominated for 12 BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) — Canadian rapper Drake was nominated Tuesday for 12 BET Awards, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Video of the Year. Kendrick Lamar and…

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Minnesota 2

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 (UPI) — Jake Peavy went seven innings for his third consecutive win Tuesday while leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 road victory over the Minnesota…

Two Men Sentenced in Minneapolis for Supporting Foreign Terrorists

MINNEAPOLIS—Today in federal court, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis sentenced two local men for providing material support to foreign terrorists. Mahamud Said Omar, also known as Sharif…

Iowa receives $1.2 million federal STEM grant

Iowa receives $1.2 million federal STEM grant

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a 3-year, $1.2 million grant to the Iowa Governor’s…

IC3 2012 Internet Crime Report Released

Today the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released the 2012 Internet Crime Report—a summary of reported fraudulent activity, including data and statistics. In 2012, the IC3 received and processed 289,874…

Homeland Security seeks public’s help to identify ‘John Doe’ producer of child pornography and rescue child from ongoing sexual abuse

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is seeking the arrest of an unidentified man for producing child pornography and the rescue of a 7…

FBI Releases 2012 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

According to preliminary statistics released today by the FBI, 47 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2012. The total number of officers killed is…

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 89 Individuals for Approximately $223 Million in False Billing

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that a nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in eight cities…

Man Indicted for Making Bomb Threats at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 22-year-old man, formerly of Maine, was indicted for making bomb threats at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America (MOA). Dana…

ISU Men’s Hoops Plays Host to Auburn in Inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge

RVING, Texas – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will play host to Auburn on Dec. 2, 2013 in the first season of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, announced today by…

Justin Austin named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the Championships

Justin Austin named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Justin Austin has been named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Big Ten Championships, the conference office…

Biden responds personally to chocolate bullets letter

Biden responds personally to chocolate bullets letter

MILWAUKEE, May 14 (UPI) — A 7-year-old Wisconsin boy who suggested bullets be made from chocolate to reduce violence received a personal reply from Vice President Joe Biden. Teachers at…

High school coach charged with sexual contact, transmitting HIV

CAHOKIA, Ill., May 14 (UPI) — A Cahokia, Ill., assistant teacher and coach was charged with sexual contact with a student and transmission of HIV, court records said. Mario Hunt,…

NIACC wins regional title

NIACC wins regional title

WATERLOO – The NIACC Trojans are regional champions. And when it comes to the game of baseball, that’s a first. NIACC topped Iowa Central 8-6 in dramatic come-from-behind fashion to…

Baby in Texas dies after being left in car

EL PASO, Texas, May 14 (UPI) — Detectives said they are waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death of a teacher’s baby who was left in a…

Bomb blasts kill coalition troops, civilians in two Afghan provinces

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 14 (UPI) — Attacks in provinces in southern and eastern Afghanistan killed three coalition troops and four civilians, officials said. Three International Security Assistance Force service members…

Army sergeant found guilty of murder of 5 at clinic in Iraq

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash., May 14 (UPI) — U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 deaths of five service personnel in a…

Doctors advise more outings for man who beheaded fellow bus passenger

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 14 (UPI) — A man who beheaded a fellow Canadian bus passenger should be allowed to spend more supervised time in the outside world, his treatment team…

Newtown shooter had no drugs, alcohol in body

NEWTOWN, Conn., May 14 (UPI) — Adam Lanza had no drugs or alcohol in his body when he shot and killed 20 students and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary…

Man questioned by FBI after toy plane crash

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 14 (UPI) — A Chinese student studying in the United States was warned by the FBI after crashing his radio-controlled airplane near a Connecticut power plant. Police…

Florida sets execution date for serial killer Marshall Gore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 14 (UPI) — A man convicted in a series of rapes and murders in Florida has been scheduled for execution next month, officials say. Gov. Rick Scott’s…

Ariel Castro police reports show he had a hot temper

CLEVELAND, May 14 (UPI) — New documents released by Cleveland police depict Ariel Castro, the man suspected of holding three women captive, as a hot head who largely avoided arrest.…

Top recruit Andrew Wiggins signs with Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan., May 14 (UPI) — Andrew Wiggins, considered one of the top high school recruits this year, said Tuesday he would play college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. Wiggins,…

Feds consider lowering drunk driving threshold

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says it is considering advising states to reduce their drunken driving limits by more than one-third. The NTSB can’t…

The perks of elected office in Mason City: Bookmeyer is the worst offender

The perks of elected office in Mason City: Bookmeyer is the worst offender

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – They get to sit on a perch 12 inches higher than the rest of us, these so-called leaders here in Mason City. Seems to me…

Iowa grants guard Ingram right to transfer

Iowa grants guard Ingram right to transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced today that guard Patrick Ingram (6-foot-2, 211 pounds) has asked for and has been granted his…

Aggravated intoxication lands violent Mason City man in jail

Aggravated intoxication lands violent Mason City man in jail

MASON CITY – A Mason City man convicted of numerous alcohol-related offenses is now serving jail time after his latest conviction. Timothy Scot Lumley, 52, of Mason City, plead guilty…

Charles City Gears Up for WhiteWater Challenge

Charles City Gears Up for WhiteWater Challenge

CHARLES CITY – Charles City Challenge WhiteWater Weekend at Riverfront Park, May 31-June 2, is expected to attract top canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) talent from across the…

Report calls Detroit ‘insolvent’

DETROIT, May 13 (UPI) — The city of Detroit is basically insolvent and has borrowed beyond its means, a report from Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said. Orr, who was appointed…

Teens who allegedly beat man with skateboards arrested in Calif.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 13 (UPI) — Four Huntington Beach, Calif., teenagers were charged with attempted murder for allegedly beating a man with their skateboards, police said. Investigators said as…

Pastor tried for animal abuse in death of cat

BASTROP, Texas, May 13 (UPI) — The trial of the Rev. Rick Bartlett, accused of cruelty in the abuse and death of a cat, is set to begin in a…

Hydrogen-powered unmanned aerial drone sets endurance record

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) — Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory say they’ve set a record by flying a liquid-hydrogen powered unmanned aerial vehicle for 48 hours straight. The…

2 arrested in death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X

MEXICO CITY, May 13 (UPI) — Two Mexico City bartenders were in custody Monday in the beating death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, prosecutors said.…

Grassley Reminds Agencies of Key Whistleblower Protections, Seeks Compliance Details

Grassley Reminds Agencies of Key Whistleblower Protections, Seeks Compliance Details

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has written to 15 government agencies, reminding them of recently enacted whistleblower protections and seeking information on their compliance with the new law.…

Grassley plans meetings in Northwest Iowa

Grassley plans meetings in Northwest Iowa

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley will hold meetings in 10 Iowa communities on May 29 and 30. Grassley said he has planned town meetings in Rockwell City, Fort Dodge, Dakota…

Police working to solve quadruple homicide

COLUMBUS, Ind., May 13 (UPI) — Police in Columbus, Ind., say they are “working around the clock” to find those responsible for a quadruple homicide that happened in the city…

Heavy Boat Traffic Expected for Memorial Day Holiday

Heavy Boat Traffic Expected for Memorial Day Holiday

DES MOINES – Iowa’s peak boating season begins May 25 and with it comes a reminder for boat owners to make sure they have a current boat registration sticker on…

Gallup to review methodology after bad miss

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) — After badly missing the mark in its prediction of last November’s U.S. presidential election, the polling firm Gallup will review its statistical procedures. Gallup received…

Public college presidents millionaires’ club grows

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) — The millionaires club of U.S. public college presidents added one member in the 2011-12 academic year, the Chronicle of Higher Education said Monday. For the…

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