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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
Updated at 7:34 AM

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) " China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia's main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions. After hectic negotiations, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a watered-down rebuke that amounted to less than a slap on the wrist, and exposed the deep divisions in a regional body that...

Updated at 7:31 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will...

Updated at 7:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It's Hillary Clinton's turn. The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind...

Updated at 7:21 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for more than two decades, sized up as a political spouse, legislator, diplomat and politician. For good or ill, everyone has an opinion about her. The Democratic National...

Updated at 7:18 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " And then the skies cleared and the sun shone. Or so it may seem this week, as Democrats stage a convention aimed squarely at countering the dark-and-stormy vision presented by Republicans. Where GOP nominee Donald Trump...

Updated at 7:11 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A wildfire that destroyed 18 homes has surged back to unpredictable life, darkening the skies north of Los Angeles with black smoke and driving thousands from their homes. Some evacuees were about to return to their homes...

Updated at 6:46 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) " The last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in an ambush near a busy highway in Baton Rouge is being buried Monday. Funeral services are planned for city police officer Montrell Jackson, a...

Updated at 6:40 AM

NAGANO, Japan (AP) " When he's not chanting and living the austere life of a Buddhist priest, Kazuki Yazawa contemplates Olympic gold. The 27-year-old Yazawa will represent Japan in canoe slalom at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics where he hopes...

Updated at 6:37 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night. He'll probably need to get used to that sound in this building for the rest of his basketball career. When he...

Updated at 6:37 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Brandi Chastain likes U.S. soccer's prospects for defending gold in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and tackling her son's diagnosis of Crohn's disease. It's been 17 years since Chastain's game-winning...

Updated at 5:37 AM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) " A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas could face two decades in prison Monday when he is set to be sentenced. Federal...

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