The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 10:36 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 emergency number. Within minutes, he was free. An official summary report of three calls to an emergency operator obtained by The Associated Press shows the 25-year-old forward for Olympiakos in the Greek league threatened and beat his captor...

Updated at 10:10 PM

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) " Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police officers, officials and witnesses. The violence erupted...

Updated at 9:25 PM

CAIRO (AP) " Prosecutors on Monday referred the head of Egypt's journalists union and two board members to trial after they were formally charged with spreading false news and harboring journalists wanted by authorities. A statement by the...

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"...

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...

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