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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 10:27 AM

Moving tributes to the lifelong voyage of director, poet and famous “Star Trek” actor Leonard Simon Nimoy are flooding our newsfeeds. His persona, Spock, reminds me of why I became a Trekkie long before being “geeky” was cool. Through its diverse cast and illusions, “Star Trek” tackled societal issues of the 1960s and beyond. Nimoy and fellow actors were able to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” Even in childhood, I recognized this series was about more than going to outer space.

Updated at 10:26 AM

FIV indeed can be deadly, most often not because of the virus itself.

Updated at 10:25 AM

The Boko Haram militants attacked N'gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. Crying "Allahu akbar" or God is Great into the pre-dawn darkness, they opened fire indiscriminately and burned...

Updated at 10:24 AM

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said his department is fully prepared to allow its protection of Congress to expire at the end of the week, insisting that the nation’s lawmakers had failed a fundamental test of looking out for the...

Updated at 10:21 AM

It's a gamble to take children to a restaurant

Updated at 10:11 AM

Decision paves the way for the development of 48 lots in the fourth and final phase of Rock Creek Ridge.

Updated at 10:07 AM

Periodically, there are stories in the media that attract a great deal of attention concerning people who are compulsive hoarders or have a hoarding disorder.

Updated at 10:05 AM

Q: My mom had a gallstone that caused her to turn yellow and get sick, but the doctors thought surgery was too risky and recommended removing the stone with an endoscope. Why isn’t this done for everyone?

Updated at 10:04 AM

Residents will adjust their clocks and "spring forward" one hour for Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday. The time change also is an opportunity used by fire officials to advise residents to check their smoke detectors.

Updated at 10:00 AM

These days, people keep asking my husband, “How’s your retirement going?” But nobody asks me.

Updated at 9:51 AM

A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded,...

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