Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 18, the 199th day of 2013. There are 166 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 18, 1863, duri…

ESPY Awards List

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners at the 21st annual ESPY Awards presented Wednesday: Male Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat Female Athlete: Serena…

Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The zombies, superheroes, space aliens, pirates and time travelers taking over the streets of downtown San Diego can only m…

$33,000 spent on sequestered jurors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — About $33,000 was spent to sequester the six female jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of any crime for fatally shoo…

Bicycle accident at North Carolina and 4th Street Mason City, IA

Remembering Bicycle Safety

A Mason City man is in fair condition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, after he crashed into a truck while on his bicycle.

Ala. girl found in SUV pronounced dead

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Police in suburban Birmingham, Ala., say a 1-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in an SUV has died. Homewood pol…

Obama honors Mandela on 95th birthday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say the world can honor Nelson Mandela by heeding his example and ser…

US and Cuba discuss migration issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migration issues headlined talks on Wednesday between the U.S. and Cuba, yet long-standing disputes threaten efforts to th…