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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 9:42 PM

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) " Iceland's fisheries and agriculture minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson said Wednesday he will seek the president's approval to become the country's next prime minister after the previous leader resigned because of revelations he had offshore accounts.

Updated at 9:41 PM

President Barack Obama scored a victory this week when Pfizer scrapped a $160 billion overseas deal that would have kept a chunk of the drugmaker's profits beyond the U.S. tax man's reach.

Updated at 9:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Justice Department is suing to stop Halliburton from buying oilfield-services rival Baker Hughes, the latest effort by the Obama administration to block mergers that it believes enrich corporations but hurt consumers.

Updated at 9:26 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Los Angeles police said Wednesday that actor Charlie Sheen is the subject of a criminal investigation headed by detectives from an elite stalking unit.

Updated at 9:25 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Could the next "House of Cards" be coming to your phone?

Updated at 9:24 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " A clear majority of people who voted Wednesday in a Dutch referendum rejected a far-reaching European Union free trade deal with Ukraine, and with all votes counted it was clear that the threshold of 30 percent voter...

Updated at 9:23 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) " Standing before a federal judge, former coal company executive Don Blankenship expressed sorrow for the families of 29 men killed in his coal mine six years ago and added, almost in the same breath, that he committed no...

Updated at 9:17 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) " A lottery vendor for years manipulated drawings to enrich himself and associates by installing software code that allowed him to predict winning numbers on specific days of the year, Iowa investigators alleged Wednesday.

Updated at 9:16 PM

GENEVA (AP) " Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported...

Updated at 9:12 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) " Some Mississippians say a new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people is needed protection for Christians who adhere to traditional views of marriage and gender...

Updated at 9:06 PM

DENVER (AP) " While the focus of the Republican presidential campaign shifts eastward to the New York primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is pivoting west, where he is quietly trying to chip away at Donald Trump's lead in the race for convention delegates.

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