The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 2:52 PM

BERLIN (AP) " Guenter Schabowski, the senior East German official whose cryptic announcement that the communist country was opening its fortified border precipitated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, died Sunday at 86.

Updated at 2:52 PM

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) " There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day.

Updated at 2:50 PM

CAIRO (AP) " Egypt's prosecution referred to trial the editor-in-chief and a writer for Egypt's top literary magazine on Saturday for publishing sexually explicit material and allegedly violating public morals.

Updated at 2:48 PM

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) " The latest developments after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board (all times local).

Updated at 2:39 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " Laura McIntyre began educating her nine children more than a decade ago inside a vacant office at an El Paso motorcycle dealership she ran with her husband and other relatives.

Updated at 2:32 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " A U.S.-born male Sumatran rhino arrived in his ancestral home of Indonesia on Sunday, making the long journey from Cincinnati, Ohio, on a mission to mate to help save his critically endangered species from extinction.

Updated at 2:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is spending $2 million on his first television ad campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, casting himself as a longtime fighter against injustice and inequality.

Updated at 1:57 PM

CAIRO (AP) " Egypt has unlawfully prevented "scores" of people from leaving the country over the past year, U.S. based-Human Rights Watch said in a new report released Sunday.

Updated at 1:56 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " Pope Francis expressed hope Sunday he can still visit the Central African Republic this month despite what he called a worrisome flare-up of violence in that conflict-torn country.

Updated at 1:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " When new Speaker Paul Ryan says he's ready to clean house, he really means it.

Updated at 1:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Sunday that he's conflicted about the death penalty "as a human being" and because executions take too long to carry out.

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