The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
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Mushroom season is almost here. We're fortunate to live in a part of the country where wild mushrooms grow abundantly and are free for the taking. Folks in Kansas and Missouri take their mushroom hunting seriously, and the most serious mushroom of all is the morel. These prized morsels can sell for more than $30 per pound at the grocery store.®Did you know that there are many types of mushrooms that can be easily grown in the home garden? Shiitakes and Portobello's are two of the most popular.

Updated at 3:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise the Senate began pushing on Thursday toward congressional approval.

Updated at 3:27 PM

BERLIN (AP) " Police in southern Germany say the death toll from Tuesday's head-on train crash in Bavaria has risen to 11.

Updated at 3:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " A building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with some making a point of taunting the U.S. despite Iran's...

Updated at 3:21 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) " Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday.

Updated at 3:19 PM

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) " A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.

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LONDON (AP) " A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.

Updated at 3:09 PM

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) " Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."

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BURNS, Ore. (AP) " The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday after facing authorities who came to the property more than a month into the takeover.

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Starz has announced the premiere date for Season 2 of Outlander. The fantasy series based on

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