The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 6:36 PM

A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.

Updated at 6:33 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " A Turkish court has ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial on terrorism charges and revealing state secrets.

Updated at 6:24 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.

Updated at 6:23 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " A man with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked in at a gate for a flight to California before he was caught earlier this month, authorities have disclosed.

Updated at 6:20 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) " New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers.

Updated at 6:09 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Three Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a...

Updated at 5:59 PM

LONDON (AP) " British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.

Updated at 5:57 PM

PARIS (AP) " The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:

Updated at 5:14 PM

CAIRO (AP) " Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun's 3,300 year-old tomb in the search for hidden chambers that an Egyptologist believes could include Queen Nefertiti.

Updated at 5:14 PM

MONACO (AP) " Sebastian Coe is giving up his role as a special adviser to Nike Inc. that left the new president of the IAAF open to accusations that he was vulnerable to conflicts of interest.

Updated at 5:11 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " French President Francois Hollande called for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, using his visit to Moscow on Thursday to try to unite France, the U.S. and Russia on a response to the Paris attacks...

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