The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
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One of the most underutilized resources available to gardeners is leaf mold. Leaf mold isn't some sort of infection that devastates trees. It's simply the decayed remains of leaves from trees and shrubs. Considering the abundance of leaves that we have here in the Midwest, it's hard to understand why we don't take full advantage of this abundant natural resource. And it's free. It's not unusual for homeowners to collect and discard dozens of bags of leaves during the fall season.®Nitrogen,...

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COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is making it clearer that his call for the U.S. refugee program to give preference to Christians fleeing Syria does not exclude Muslims.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) " Authorities said Tuesday that a black man who was shot in an apparent scuffle with Minneapolis police officers has died.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) " A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 6.1 hit the western Greek island of Lefkada on Tuesday, killing two people, sparking landslides and causing extensive damage to roads and buildings on Lefkada and...

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VATICAN CITY (AP) " An Italian journalist who is under criminal investigation by the Vatican for publishing a book about scandals at the Holy See said Tuesday he refused to answer the Vatican prosecutor's questions during an interrogation this week,...

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PARIS (AP) " French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks, officials said Tuesday, as France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic...

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PARIS (AP) " More than 1,200 Europeans who joined Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq have returned home in the past two years, an Associated Press count shows. Many have been jailed but others " absorbed into the underbelly of some of the...

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PARIS (AP) " France's Socialist President Francois Hollande is drawing comparisons to former Republican President George W. Bush by tacking rightward with a forceful declaration of war on the Islamic State group he holds responsible for what some...

Updated at 6:28 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful possibility of terrorist attacks on "soft targets" in the U.S. such as restaurants, bars and other ordinary...

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PARIS (AP) " The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):

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NEW YORK (AP) " The man convicted of killing bartender Kitty Genovese has been denied parole more than half a century after a crime that became a symbol of urban breakdown, officials said Tuesday.

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