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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
Updated at 4:52 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " The business tycoon who led South Korea's organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics quit on Tuesday amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. Seoul's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourisms accepted the resignation of Cho Yang-ho, according to a ministry official who didn't want to be named, citing office rules. The official couldn't comment on how long it would take to appoint a new chief organizer for the 2018...

Updated at 4:44 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of...

Updated at 4:30 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday. Linwood Lambert's sister,...

Updated at 4:11 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) " Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score on a wild sequence in the...

Updated at 4:01 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " Hawaii's public school system failed to protect a special education student who says she was raped by a classmate, a jury determined Monday. But the verdict also says the state Department of Education and a special education...

Updated at 2:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Wilmore concluded his remarks...

Updated at 2:27 AM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) " South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of...

Updated at 1:59 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) " Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman, prosecutors announced. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Stubblefield, a former...

Updated at 12:58 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) " LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a strong comeback by Atlanta to maintain their chokehold on the Hawks with a 104-93 victory on Monday night in the opening game of their...

Updated at 12:24 AM

EDGELEY, N.D. (AP) " A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can. Gene Hanson is a retired farmer in Edgeley who always liked the song "Purple Rain." On Friday, he...

Updated at 12:03 AM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) " Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday. The U.S.

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