The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 1:46 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The latest on the federal hush-money case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local):

Updated at 1:38 PM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) " The weekend election won by Poland's right-wing and anti-migrant Law and Justice party has also created Europe's most right-wing parliament " one without a single party that is left of center on social issues.

Updated at 1:34 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " NASA's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, took his first spacewalk Wednesday just hours before setting a new U.S. flight record.

Updated at 1:33 PM

VIENNA (AP) " Austria, a strong critic of building of fences to keep out refugees, announced plans Wednesday to erect border barriers of its own, but insisted the move was aimed solely at bringing order to the river of people entering the country.

Updated at 1:32 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI in a hush-money scheme, agreeing to a deal with federal prosecutors that recommends he serve no more than six months in prison and averting a trial in the case.

Updated at 1:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House is poised to vote on a bipartisan pact charting a two-year budget truce and Republicans are set to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan as the chamber's new speaker, milestones GOP leaders hope will transform their party's recent...

Updated at 12:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren.

Updated at 12:58 PM

GENEVA (AP) " Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called for international protection for the Palestinians, saying the human rights situation under Israeli occupation is the worst it has ever been, and accused Israeli Prime Minister...

Updated at 12:51 PM

Hillary Clinton stopped by

Updated at 12:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Expect the 10 candidates participating in the third Republican presidential debate to highlight rising tensions in the unsettled field.

Updated at 12:43 PM

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