Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
Updated at 8:51 AM

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) " Turkmenistan's rituals range from the bizarre to the brutal. The Central Asian nation has more marble buildings than anywhere and recently erected a seven-story, golden statue of its president on horseback, while human rights groups say it employs electric shocks, rape and forced intake of psychotropic drugs as torture techniques.

Updated at 8:48 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake for both sides in a federal court case that's shaping up as the battle of the sweeteners.

Updated at 8:45 AM

SEATTLE (AP) " Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain.

Updated at 8:38 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Ahmad Chalabi, a prominent Iraqi politician and leading advocate of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, has died of a heart attack, Iraqi state TV reported Tuesday.

Updated at 8:36 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A long-promised campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in California next year reached the starting gate with the filing of a ballot initiative backed by technology investor Sean Parker.

Updated at 8:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Election Day 2015 is Tuesday, which means we're a year away from the big Election Day to come " the one with the next president on the ballot. Here's a look at some of the milestones ahead before the end of the 2016 presidential...

Updated at 8:26 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) " His new campaign slogan tested in his home state of Florida, Jeb Bush is pushing his "Jeb Can Fix It" presidential campaign tour into early voting South Carolina and New Hampshire to re-introduce himself as the lone...

Updated at 8:08 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court seems split along ideological lines as it considers whether websites that collect and sell personal data can be sued for posting false information if the errors don't cause any specific harm.

Updated at 7:53 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " The latest developments after Saturday's crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. (All times local).

Updated at 7:53 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) " Donald Trump is out with a new book that reads like a campaign manifesto, boasting success stories but offering few details on how he would implement his policy goals as president.

Updated at 6:59 AM

The Vatican's new leaks scandal intensified Tuesday as a book detailed the mismanagement and internal resistance that has been thwarting Pope Francis' financial reform efforts.

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