Today in History

Today is Monday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2013. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1953, Operat…

China, Russia halt some NZ dairy imports

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China and Russia have halted imports of some New Zealand dairy products in response to a botulism scare, acco…

Petition Brings Hope for Shepard Family

The family of Kathlynn Shepard is making good on their promise to promote an effort that would prevent violence against Iowa’s young people.