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ISAF repors three soldiers killed by IED

KABUL, Afghanistan – Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died following a suicide vehicle born improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday. It is ISAF…

Director of National Economic Council blasts Congress for not renewing long-term unemployment benefits

From the Director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling: As the President has repeatedly made clear, it defies economic sense, precedent and our values to allow 1.3 million Americans…

UNI beats Iona, 90-78

UNI beats Iona, 90-78

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team wrapped up its non-conference play with a 90-78 win over the Iona Gaels…

No. 14 Iowa State women 10-0 after 72-50 win over Holy Cross

No. 14 Iowa State women 10-0 after 72-50 win over Holy Cross

AMES – The No. 14 Iowa State women’s basketball team (10-0, 0-0 Big 12) continued its undefeated run with a 72-50 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders (7-3, 0-0 Patriot…

One dead after driver reaches into back seat, causes head-on collision

One dead after driver reaches into back seat, causes head-on collision

RURAL UNION COUNTY, IOWA – An apparent case of distracted driving has claimed the life of a young Iowa woman. According to the Iowa State Patrol, at about 3 PM…

Unemployment benefits expired for 1.3 million Americans today

Unemployment benefits expired for 1.3 million Americans today

NIT – Over a million Americans  – and nearly 4,000 Iowans – will lose unemployment benefits today as a federal program that cuts checks for the long-term out-of-work expired December…

Iowa celebrates birthday number 167 today

Iowa celebrates birthday number 167 today

NIT – The state of Iowa is 167 years old today. The state was founded in 1846 as the 29th state. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad wished the state a happy…

Judge Weiland increases bond for Clear Lake man accused of two domestic assaults

Judge Weiland increases bond for Clear Lake man accused of two domestic assaults

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man is back in jail Saturday after a judge increased his bond after he was accused of two domestic assaults and felony burglary. Benjamin…

UN budget of $5.5 billion set for 2014-2015

UN budget of $5.5 billion set for 2014-2015

NEW YORK – The General Assembly today wrapped up its work for the main part of the 68th session by approving a budget of $5.5 billion for the United Nations…

Former cop pleads guilty to receipt of child pornography

COLUMBUS, OH – Stewart A. Miller, 48, of Sunbury, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of receipt of child pornography. Miller was a Columbus police…

Dangerous individuals arrested at Mexico border

Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested several felons recently including an individual convicted of homicide, an MS-13 gang member and sex offenders. A majority of the felons…

Lebanon: Security Council and UN officials condemn deadly Beirut bombing

NEW YORK – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council and the top United Nations envoy in Lebanon have strongly condemned the car bombing in Beirut today that killed former minister…

Civilians in strife-torn South Sudan fleeing to UN bases now number 63,000

Civilians in strife-torn South Sudan fleeing to UN bases now number 63,000

NEW YORK – Some 63,000 civilians have now sought refuge in United Nations bases in South Sudan as the UN peacekeeping mission there moves to reinforce its strength with troops…