The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 8:46 AM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) " He tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, saving fellow soldiers' lives while suffering a gruesome leg injury. During three years of recovery and more than 30 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Capt. Florent Groberg was left with a lot of time to think.

Updated at 8:30 AM

CALAIS, France (AP) " Jennifer Wilson wrote "hot" and "cold" on the chalkboard and invited her students " a dozen men from Afghanistan, Iran, Ethiopia and Sudan " to say other English words for temperature. "Freezing," one student declared jovially.

Updated at 8:26 AM

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) " A Louisiana man lay wounded in the hospital as his 6-year-old son was laid to rest, both victims of a shooting authorities say was carried out by two law enforcement officers who now face charges.

Updated at 7:52 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The European Union has criticized Turkey for a series of flaws in its respect for human rights and democratic standards.

Updated at 7:40 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " The Israeli military says soldiers and police have arrested 24 suspected Hamas operatives in the northern West Bank town of Qalqilya.

Updated at 7:29 AM

CAIRO (AP) " Egyptian antiquities officials on Monday scoffed at claims by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt's ancient pyramids were not built as pharaonic tombs but used to store grain.

Updated at 7:28 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " One has an overwhelming lead. Another has a professional poker pedigree. And the third considered saving his $10,000 entry fee after he was laid off from his California tech job.

Updated at 7:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Speaker Paul Ryan promises a big, bold agenda and says lawmakers won't shy from difficult choices. But several recent votes demonstrate Congress' continuing penchant for small ball and timidity " and the tendency of lawmakers...

Updated at 7:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " For some Republican presidential candidates, the party's first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters.

Updated at 7:26 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A worker in the state oil and gas regulatory agency lodged a whistleblower's complaint over being ordered to prepare a state map of the oil and gas potential, history and geology of California Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch,...

Updated at 7:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Six years ago, the Obama administration set the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims.

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