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Hawkeyes pin Cyclones, 23-9

Hawkeyes pin Cyclones, 23-9

AMES, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team won 7-of-10 bouts to top Iowa State (5-1) on Sunday inside Hilton Coliseum, 23-9. Tony Ramos and Mike Evans scored bonus…

Man allegedly tries to choke neighbor in Shalom Tower

Man allegedly tries to choke neighbor in Shalom Tower

MASON CITY – Neighbors in a senior living center in Mason City were at odds Saturday and again Sunday, leading to police visits both days and an eventual arrest. An…

U.S. brags about “significant reductions” in purchases of Iranian oil

U.S. brags about “significant reductions” in purchases of Iranian oil

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry said this weekend that several countries have significantly reduced the amount of oil they are purchasing from Iran, and said that U.S.sanctions against…

Vikings beat Bears, 23-20, in “wild football game”

Vikings beat Bears, 23-20, in “wild football game”

MINNEAPOLIS – The Vikings topped the Bears 23-20 in overtime Sunday at Mall of America Field in what Coach Leslie Frazier described as “a wild football game and I’m so glad we…

Cyclone football coach Paul Rhoads fires two coaches

Cyclone football coach Paul Rhoads fires two coaches

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads announced today two members of the Cyclone football coaching staff have been relieved of their duties. Those…

Op-ed: 21 ways the Canadian health care system is better than Obamacare

Op-ed: 21 ways the Canadian health care system is better than Obamacare

Written by Ralph Nader and published by Common Dreams, open for re-publication – Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian…

Senators unveil plan to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits through 2014

Senators unveil plan to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits through 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to stabilize the economy and prevent 1.3 million Americans from having their federal jobless benefits cut off, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the…

Police nab wanted man Saturday in Mason City

Police nab wanted man Saturday in Mason City

MASON CITY – Sheriffs and local police worked together to bring another wanted man into custody this weekend. Saturday afternoon, Mason City police and Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s deputies converged…

Feds say Obamacare website is “night and day” better than it was 60 days ago

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration said Sunday that the much-maligned HealthCare.gov website is now running “smoothly for the vast majority of users” and is “night and day from where it was on October…

FDA approval of avian flu vaccine may prevent pandemic

WASHINGTON – A statement from Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie, M.D. late last month indicated that the U.S. is making progress toward a vaccine to prevent avian…

One dead, 3 injured in two car accident near Iowa City

One dead, 3 injured in two car accident near Iowa City

IOWA CITY – A two car accident claimed the life of a teen Sunday near Iowa City. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 2000 Ford F150…

PETA says China is cruel to rabbits

PETA says China is cruel to rabbits

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says China is cruel to rabbits. Ninety percent of angora rabbits fur comes from China, PETA says, and the long, soft fur is…

Iowa State scores big road win over West Virginia, 52-44

Iowa State scores big road win over West Virginia, 52-44

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Iowa State rallied from a 31-7 deficit to force overtime and Grant Rohach hit Justin Coleman for the game-winner on the first play of…

Iowa outlasted by Villanova, 88-83

Iowa outlasted by Villanova, 88-83

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Roy Devyn Marble and Zach McCabe were named to the all-tournament team in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship, won by Villanova in a hard-fought championship game…

Fast and Furious star Paul Walker dead in car crash

Fast and Furious star Paul Walker dead in car crash

Santa Clarita, CA – Big screen actor Paul Walker, one of the stars in the immensely popular Fast and Furious movie franchise, was killed in a South California car crash…

Toyo tire company agrees to pay $120 million criminal fine

WASHINGTON — Osaka, Japan-based Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $120 million criminal fine for its role in two separate conspiracies…

Cyber Monday Starts Early—Amazon Announces Two Unprecedented Limited-Time Deals on Kindle Fire Tablets

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 1, 2013– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced two special deals on Kindle Fire tablets. Starting now and through Cyber Monday, customers will receive $50 off two of our most popular…

Cyclone women down Auburn to improve to 6-0

Cyclone women down Auburn to improve to 6-0

LAS VEGAS – The 23rd-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team (6-0, 0-0 Big 12) defeated the Auburn Tigers (4-3, 0-0 SEC) 68-57 at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.…

Somalia: UN envoy appeals for calm following clashes in northern region

Somalia: UN envoy appeals for calm following clashes in northern region

NEW YORK – “Deeply concerned” by the recent outbreak of violence in Somalia’s northern Sool region, the top United Nations official in the country called today for calm and urged…