The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 9:00 PM

PARIS (AP) " A French auction house withdrew a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts Monday after protests from the United States. U.S. Embassy spokesman Phil Frayne called it a "small victory in a larger battle" to repatriate tribal artifacts to their original homes. Frayne told The Associated Press that the U.S. government believes the 19th-century shield might have been taken illegally in the 1970s, and so it was withdrawn by Drouot just before the auction...

Updated at 8:25 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port. The cause of death was not immediately apparent for the endangered...

Updated at 8:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a...

Updated at 8:16 PM

DELTA, Colorado (AP) " A racist Internet meme shared on an official's personal Facebook page was the result of hacking, Members of the Delta County Republican Central Committee say. Last week, a photo that compared President Barack Obama to...

Updated at 8:08 PM

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) " An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday. Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy...

Updated at 7:30 PM

The color guard marches in as Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery hosts its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.

Updated at 7:05 PM

Airlifter Brass, which is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, perform before the start of a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Updated at 7:03 PM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) " NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that an upcoming "landmark summit" will enhance the alliance's defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number still haven't...

Updated at 6:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Secret Service says the White House has returned to normal operations after being placed on lockdown early Monday afternoon. Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback says someone at about 12:15 p.m. threw a metal object...

Updated at 6:55 PM

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) " About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's...

Updated at 6:54 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) " Authorities say they have rescued another 40 people from floodwaters in a Texas county near Houston even though rain has stopped in most of the state. Some rivers and waterways are still rising slowly after...

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