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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
Updated at 11:13 AM

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) " Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a "fallen hero," was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in a South African prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in a ruling viewed by some as too lenient. However, Judge Thokozile Masipa appeared to anticipate criticism of a jail term that fell far short of the normally mandated 15 years for murder under South African law, declaring: "Our courts are courts of law, not...

Updated at 11:12 AM

LONDON (AP) " The Latest on Britain's inquiry into its role in the Iraq war (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Iraqis say they're not satisfied that the head of Britain's Iraq War inquiry has not recommended prosecuting former British Prime...

Updated at 11:00 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) " A Louisiana police officer shot and killed a black man during a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, authorities said, prompting hundreds to protest at the site where the man died. An online video...

Updated at 10:59 AM

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) " Thousands of people erupted in party mood Wednesday, dousing each other with wine and singing and dancing in the streets of this northern Spanish city to celebrate the start of Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the...

Updated at 9:06 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " A Russian official says one of the country's two rainy-day funds could be depleted by the end of next year as the government tries to fill its budget deficit. Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak told the Tass news agency...

Updated at 9:06 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CHARACTER QUESTIONS LIKELY TO PERSIST FOR CLINTON The FBI may have spared Hillary Clinton the worst in its investigation into...

Updated at 8:32 AM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) " Hillary Clinton will stand by Atlantic City's famed boardwalk and cast Republican rival Donald Trump's turbulent business record in the seaside town as a prime example of why he shouldn't become...

Updated at 8:24 AM

GENEVA (AP) " The United States, Singapore, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Israel are getting the biggest bang for their buck in economic and digital innovation, according to a survey released Wednesday by the organizers of the...

Updated at 7:57 AM

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Georgia and Ukraine to reassure the former Soviet republics of America's commitment to their security amid unease over Russia's intentions. Kerry arrived in Tbilisi on...

Updated at 7:48 AM

PARIS (AP) " Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi says it is joining efforts with U.S. Army researchers to speed up development of a potential Zika vaccine. France-based Sanofi SA said in a statement Wednesday that the Walter Reed Army Institute of...

Updated at 7:08 AM

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) " Along the border near the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, a wall of giant concrete blocks is going up as Turkey tries to seal off a region that for years was a jihadi highway through which thousands of extremist...

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