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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 3:06 PM

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) " Israel's defense minister officially stepped down on Sunday, capping a tumultuous week of politics that is expected to replace the former military chief with an inexperienced hard-liner in the sensitive post. Moshe Yaalon's departure cleared the way for Avigdor Lieberman, one of Israel's most polarizing politicians, to take over as defense chief. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week invited Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu party into the government in a...

Updated at 2:56 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's state-run TRT television says Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has formally submitted his resignation allowing a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to replace him. Davutoglu stepped down on Sunday...

Updated at 2:56 PM

NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) " On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing local...

Updated at 2:25 PM

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) " Stagehand Kery Eller doesn't own any Bruce Springsteen albums, but he would smash them if he did. Eller says he expected to earn at least $3,000 working the sold-out Springsteen concert and other high-profile shows...

Updated at 1:09 PM

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) " Two Indian climbers have gone missing on Mount Everest, an expedition organizer said Sunday, after two deaths from apparent altitude sickness in recent days highlighted the risks on the world's highest...

Updated at 1:03 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Iraqi security forces on Sunday installed additional blast walls and layers of razor wire around the Green Zone after the compound that houses most Iraqi ministries and foreign embassies was breached for a second time. The...

Updated at 1:01 PM

DOHA, Qatar (AP) " Fragile peace talks aimed at ending fighting in Yemen are making progress as a truce largely holds, the U.N. envoy for the country asserted Sunday after the impoverished Arab nation's government agreed to return to the...

Updated at 12:43 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) " Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. "This is someone running to be president of the United States of America...

Updated at 12:16 PM

ISLAMABAD (AP) " Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour's brief rule, which ended with his death in a drone strike, was marked by mistrust and strife. Since his takeover of the movement following the announcement last year of founder Mullah...

Updated at 12:10 PM

VIENNA (AP) " For the first time since World War II, a right-wing politician could win Sunday's election for the Austrian presidency as established parties that have dominated postwar politics watch from the sidelines. Candidates backed by...

Updated at 12:00 PM

CAIRO (AP) " Egypt's president said on Sunday a submarine belonging to his country's Oil Ministry was headed to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in the eastern Mediterranean to join the search for the cockpit voice and flight data...

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