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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 7:05 PM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China. That forward-looking message will be delivered even as he confronts the legacies of two wars long past " Vietnam and World War II " that still are fraught with emotion. Obama's first stop on his weeklong Asia trip was Vietnam, where he is the third sitting president to visit since...

Updated at 7:04 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " The killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike was greeted Sunday by Kabul's political leadership as a game-changer in efforts to end the long insurgent war plaguing...

Updated at 6:51 PM

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) " Authorities in Orange County say a 7-year-old boy didn't hesitate when he smelled smoke at his home, waking up his sleeping father so the pair could escape a spreading fire. The Orange County Register says (

Updated at 6:22 PM

MADRID (AP) " A Spanish priest says he has given up hope that local authorities in his parish of Xestoso in the northwest of the country will fix the potholes in the roads so he has asked for divine intervention. Luis Roldan Patino...

Updated at 5:09 PM

VIENNA (AP) " With all direct ballots counted in Austria's presidential election Sunday, a right-wing politician was in a statistical dead heat with a challenger whose views stand in direct opposition to his rival's anti-immigrant and Eurosceptic...

Updated at 5:02 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday appointed one of his most trusted allies to form Turkey's new government, in a move seen to help consolidate his hold on power. Binali Yildirim, the transportation and...

Updated at 4:38 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Bill Cosby faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday to determine if his criminal sex-assault case in suburban Philadelphia goes to trial. Prosecutors had declined to charge Cosby over Andrea Constand's complaint in 2005, but...

Updated at 3:25 PM

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) " Israel's defense minister officially stepped down on Sunday, capping a tumultuous week of politics that is expected to replace the former military chief with an inexperienced hard-liner in the sensitive post. Moshe...

Updated at 2:56 PM

NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) " On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing local...

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