The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 9:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " The New York Police Department will tighten safeguards against illegal surveillance of Muslims in secret investigations of terror threats and install a civilian representative on an advisory committee that reviews the probes under the terms of a settlement of two high-profile civil rights lawsuits, lawyers said Thursday.

Updated at 9:38 PM

PLANO, Texas (AP) " A North Texas woman has given birth to her own granddaughter after serving as a surrogate for her daughter.

Updated at 9:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The White House says President Barack Obama's final recommended budget will be released on Feb. 9.

Updated at 9:35 PM

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) " A massive truck bomb exploded near a police base in the western Libyan town of Zliten on Thursday, killing at least 60 policemen and wounding around 200 others, officials said.

Updated at 9:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show.

Updated at 9:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The White House says President Barack Obama wants to hear from gun control supporters and opponents alike when he takes questions at a televised town hall meeting on gun violence.

Updated at 9:23 PM

PARIS (AP) " A man wearing a fake explosives vest and wielding a butcher knife was shot to death by police outside a Paris police station Thursday, jolting an already anxious French capital with a new dose of fear as the nation grimly marked a year...

Updated at 9:23 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " Jeb Bush and Chris Christie won't win Iowa. Marco Rubio probably won't either.

Updated at 9:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Seeking a strong showing in President Barack Obama's last year in office, the administration said Thursday 11.3 million people have enrolled for health law coverage with three weeks still left in the sign-up season.

Updated at 9:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " There's no reason for panic. Worry, yes, but not panic.

Updated at 9:17 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) " This is a dirty job one Discovery Channel star wouldn't do.

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