The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 9:41 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

Updated at 9:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says President Barack Obama continues to underestimate the threat posed by Islamic State militants despite the Paris attacks.

Updated at 9:37 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) " It's been cold, dark and boring.

Updated at 9:31 PM

DETROIT (AP) " After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

Updated at 9:16 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " Kenya's president reshuffled his Cabinet Tuesday to replace five ministers who are being investigated for graft and one who resigned over the weekend after being accused of corruption.

Updated at 9:15 PM

SEATTLE (AP) " Nineteen people in seven states, including Washington and California, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Updated at 9:11 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " The man suspected of killing three members of an Ohio family in their home including a 7-year-old boy was investigated six years ago for threatening a mass shooting, according to police records.

Updated at 9:06 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " That other Thanksgiving tradition " congested highways and jammed airports " is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.

Updated at 9:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is recognizing 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and...

Updated at 9:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris.

Updated at 9:03 PM

Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital after an explosion Tuesday struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding...

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