The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 2:59 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) " The United States government has announced $88 million to help feed hungry people in drought-stricken areas of Ethiopia, bringing the total amount of humanitarian aid to the country in 2015 to more than $435 million.

Updated at 2:56 PM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) " The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children " but only for one day.

Updated at 2:54 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " British Prime Minister David Cameron says he's confident the European Union will agree to the reforms he is seeking next year, indicating he may call a referendum on Britain's membership well before his self-imposed end-of-2017...

Updated at 2:52 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " The Catholic Church makes saints to provide role models for the faithful, and Pope Francis has followed in the footsteps of his predecessors in churning them out at a rapid clip. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to...

Updated at 2:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House on Friday easily passed a $1.14 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September, capping a peaceful end to a yearlong struggle over the budget, taxes, and Republican demands of President Barack Obama.

Updated at 2:38 PM

PARIS (AP) " French livery drivers are protesting a drop in their rates, again striking out against what they say an unfair decision by Uber and other companies to drive down their earnings.

Updated at 2:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Federal health officials are proposing a ban on the use of tanning beds for anyone under the age of 18, part of an ongoing government effort to reduce skin cancers linked to the devices.

Updated at 2:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is preparing to take questions from reporters at the White House before starting his annual Hawaii vacation.

Updated at 2:26 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " An attorney for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager said he is considering asking for a change of venue because of comments Mayor Rahm Emanuel made about his client.

Updated at 2:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A federal appeals court says private pilots can't offer flight-sharing services to the public using an Internet model similar to sites like Uber and Lyft.

Updated at 2:23 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) " For years, NBA fans have been willing to pay thousands to sit courtside and watch some of the world's most powerful athletes run and jump.

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