Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2013. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1913, the …

Chris Watts and Bob Berggren Mason City, IA

Park Improvements Underway

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‘Parks and Rec’ loses 2 cast members

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” is losing two of its cast members. Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will leave the series after the 1…

Dent family stings Red Sox again

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — First, Bucky Dent tormented the Boston Red Sox. Now his son is doing it, too. The Class A Lowell Spinners of the New Yo…