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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 3:09 AM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) " A psychologist is expected to be sentenced on Friday to six years in prison for the 1995 killing of a man she says raped her while she was a college student. Norma Patricia Esparza is scheduled to be sentenced in Orange County Superior Court along with two co-defendants. Esparza, who is now 41, pleaded guilty in 2014 to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for a six year sentence for the killing of Gonzalo Ramirez. Esparza pointed out Ramirez at a bar...

Updated at 3:08 AM

PEARL CITY, Hawaii (AP) " For decades, Lisa Wond visited the above-ground gravesites of relatives in Hawaii. But her tradition of honoring her ancestors at the sites known as "haka" changed when thieves stole urns holding the ashes of two...

Updated at 3:07 AM

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) " Events focusing on the life of the author of "12 Years a Slave" are being held this weekend in the upstate New York communities where he lived before his pre-Civil War enslavement. The 18th annual Solomon Northup...

Updated at 3:06 AM

PHOENIX (AP) " In a blue-collar Phoenix neighborhood known for gang and drug violence, Margarito Castro's 19-year-old son Manny was learning to be a welder just like his father. Father and son carpooled together to work until June 10, when Manny...

Updated at 3:05 AM

NICE, France (AP) " World leaders are expressing dismay, sadness and solidarity with France over the attack carried out by a man who drove truck into crowds of people celebrating France's national day in Nice, killing at least 80...

Updated at 1:09 AM

NICE, France (AP) " The Latest on a truck that drove into the crowd in Nice (all times local): 4 a.m. French President Francois Hollande says "the terrorist character" of the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice cannot be...

Updated at 1:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Veteran Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on a bill he sponsored that was related to her work, the House Ethics Committee said Thursday in a report. The ethics panel...

Posted at 1:01 AM

“When there’s something strange ... in your neighborhood ... who you gonna call?” Just hearing the toe-tapping “Ghostbusters” theme takes me back to a 1984 state of mind; not a bad place to be — 13-years-old and without a care in the world. So I...

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There’s no character named Captain Fantastic in “Captain Fantastic,” but it might as well be the nickname for the film’s protagonist Ben (Viggo Mortensen), a wise, passionate, outspoken former resident of Boulder, Colorado, who, when his wife’s...

Updated at 12:57 AM

SEATTLE (AP) " The employees of a company whose boss gave them a well-publicized big raise have bought him a new Tesla. The Seattle Times reports ( http://bit.ly/29BWuF5 ) that Gravity...

Posted at 12:01 AM

My promise to you, my children, is to love and nurture you, instill right from wrong, teach you good habits and manners, raise you to respect yourself and others, love you, no matter what. As many of you know, this is much harder to do than reading...

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