Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2013. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York. On…

Colo. officers search home of deceased boy’s dad

DENVER (AP) — A man whose teen son’s bones were found in southwest Colorado in June says investigators have searched his home and taken several items. KUSA-TV in Denver reports (http://on9news.tv/15GFRxW ) investigators executed a search warrant at…

Rio Olympics coordinating chief resigns

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the public body coordinating planning for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has resigned, raising concerns about the city’s ability to stage the first games in South America. The…

Family names employer of US couple held in Qatar

DENVER (AP) — A relative of a Los Angeles couple arrested in Qatar says the two had gone there at the request of a Colorado-based engineering company that focuses on water infrastructure projects. Matthew and Grace Huang are…

Japan marks World War II surrender anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — Japan marked the 68th anniversary of its surrender in World War II with somber ceremonies Thursday and visits by senior politicians to a shrine honoring 2.5 million war dead that remains a galling reminder of…

Largest Lutheran group elects 1st female leader

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The nation’s largest Lutheran group elected its first woman as presiding bishop on Wednesday. The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton was chosen as head of the liberal-leaning Evangelical Lutheran Church in America during its national legislative meeting…

Help sought in case of decapitated dog in Colorado

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado say a dog whose severed head was found at a park appears to have been injured by a human, not an animal. The decapitation was reported Aug. 4 in El Jebel…

1 stolen bonsai returned to Hawaii nursery

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man who had 16 rare trees worth more than $100,000 stolen from his nursery more than two weeks ago has recovered one of the trees. KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/14MMHG7 ) a bonsai tree valued…

Venezuela gov’t lawmaker hurls gay slurs at foes

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venomous political attacks have become the norm in Venezuela, and now a governing party legislator has unleashed a homophobic-laced tirade in the country’s legislature aimed at discrediting the opposition. The lawmaker displayed photos in…

Ohio exotic-animals owner’s estate items auctioned

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of curiosity-seekers, horse-traders and other people have attended an auction of the estate of a suicidal man who released dozens of exotic animals including lions and tigers in eastern Ohio almost two years…

Prosecutor reads from diary in serial killing case

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A California prosecutor in the trial of a former photographer charged with the decades-old killings of four women says his diary shows how he would stalk and approach victims. The Marin Independent Journal…

Obama sees sun, hits links for another golf game

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — As the skies turned blue and the sun illuminated Martha’s Vineyard, the vacationing President Barack Obama hit the links again. The White House says the president played golf Wednesday with World Bank President Jim…

Thursday, August 22

Today is Thursday, August 22, the 234th day of 2013. There are 131 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1485 – England’s King Richard III is killed fighting against overwhelming odds at the…

Nevada petroglyphs the oldest in North America

PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. (AP) — Ancient rock etchings along a dried-up lake bed in Nevada have been confirmed to be the oldest recorded petroglyphs in North America, dating back at least 10,000 years. The petroglyphs found on limestone…