The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 8:11 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " A Seoul court on Thursday acquitted a Japanese reporter of defaming South Korea's president by reporting that she was spending time with a man during a deadly ferry disaster last year.

Updated at 8:03 AM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) " The bodies of a husband and wife behind the California shootings that killed 14 people have been released by authorities and buried.

Updated at 7:51 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " Finance ministers from the 15 nations on the U.N. Security Council will meet Thursday to adopt a resolution aimed at disrupting the outside revenue that the Islamic State extremist group gets from selling oil and antiquities,...

Updated at 7:46 AM

PARIS (AP) " The family of American reporter James Foley is urging French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to take down tweets of gruesome photos of him and others executed by Islamic State extremists.

Updated at 7:42 AM

Hall of Famers Joe Torre and Dave Winfield are leading a delegation from Major League Baseball and its players' association on a goodwill trip to Cuba that began Monday and ends Thursday.

Updated at 7:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republicans are hailing the likely demise of a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports, as well as spending limits imposed on the Environmental Protection Agency, a longtime GOP target.

Updated at 7:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republicans are ready to whip a year-end tax-cut compromise through the House as Congress prepares to finish 2015 in a flurry of accomplishment that belies the partisan collisions sure to dominate the coming election year.

Updated at 7:23 AM

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia (AP) " Tunisians who won the Nobel Peace Prize are joining with townspeople in the country's beleaguered heartland to mark five years since a desperate street vendor set himself on fire, unwittingly setting in motion upheaval...

Updated at 7:14 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Members of the House Oversight Committee are set to press administration officials on what safeguards are in place to ensure that would-be extremists are not exploiting a variety of legal paths to travel to the United States.

Updated at 6:28 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " Abby Wambach walked off the field for the final time like a rock star " mic drop and all.

Updated at 6:10 AM

SEATTLE (AP) " More school districts around the U.S. are heeding the advice of scientists who have long said that expecting teens to show up to class before 8 a.m. isn't good for their health or their report cards.

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