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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 10:58 AM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) " Three people were killed on Wednesday in renewed shelling by Syrian rebels of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo, state media and opposition activists said. The violence in the city " Syria's largest and once its key commercial center " has been going on for the past 13th days despite intense diplomatic efforts to restore a limited cease-fire that began in late February. The U.N. Security Council due to meet later Wednesday to...

Updated at 10:53 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) " Prince had arranged to meet a California doctor to try to kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday. Prince's representatives called Dr. Howard Kornfeld...

Updated at 10:41 AM

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) " An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions and called on Iraq's leaders to reconcile their political...

Updated at 10:37 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette...

Updated at 10:34 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The European Union's executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips, a major step toward fulfilling a key part of an agreement with...

Updated at 10:31 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Russia says it will form new military divisions to be stationed along the country's borders with Europe to counter a planned NATO buildup. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday that two new divisions would be...

Updated at 10:24 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China's military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice. A new recruiting video aimed at Chinese millennials raised on pop tunes and video games features a...

Updated at 10:19 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton " a stunning political...

Updated at 10:08 AM

ATLANTA (AP) " Georgia's Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election year politics in a deep red state. Gov. Nathan Deal, in his second and constitutionally...

Updated at 8:55 AM

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) " The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighborhoods. More than 80,000 residents have...

Updated at 8:52 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media...

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