Today in History

Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2013. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 17, 1943, th…

Royals sweep pair from Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — James Shields and Danny Duffy were too much for the Detroit Tigers’ offense. Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless in…

Vietnam frees dissident on appeal

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese appeals court overturned a six-year prison sentence against a dissident and halved the jail term of anoth…