Sri Lanka criticizes UN rights chief visit

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s powerful Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa complained Tuesday that a visit of the United Nations h…

UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced over 2 million people out of the country and over 4 million others are displaced within its …

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous …

For DC, the villains take the reins

There are always bad guys in comic books — rogues and evil geniuses out for world domination. In DC Comics’ slate of “New 52″ titles there’s…

Who’s a victim of human sex trafficking?

CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Cops in the Chicago area call it a “track,” a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant cl…

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2013. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 3, 1943, A…

Fire in St. Ansgar home St. Ansgar, IA

House fire in St. Ansgar

Major damage was done to a home in Saint Ansgar after a fire earlier this morning.

MCFD Firefighter collecting money for MDA Mason CIty, IA

Fill the boot

The Mason City Fire Department spent their Labor Day weekend helping raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Dove hunting season Cerro Gordo County, IA

Dove hunting begins in Iowa and Minnesota

It may be quiet out here in this public plot in Cerro Gordo County, but later in the evening this plot will have a dozen or so hunters stake…