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2 years 4 months ago

Academy firefighters competing for world title

Firefighters from the US Air Force Academy are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week competing in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition combines the most physically demanding aspects of a firefighter's job and condenses them into an all out sprint. "It's built upon tasks your supposed to...

3 years 10 months ago

Police escorts given to celebs in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police records show Bill Gates, Jay-Z and other celebrities have received official escorts similar to the one officers gave actor Charlie Sheen last month. Records obtained by The Associated Press reveal other celebrities received escorts within the last year, as did college and...

4 years 8 months ago

Name-dropper's dream in Aspen this week

Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, former President Bill Clinton and Arianna Huffington. That's a good start. GOP Chairman Michael Steele, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Check. They're all on the guest list for the annual Ideas Festival in Aspen this week. If you...

4 years 8 months ago

Bright minds meet in Aspen

The brightest minds in politics, technology, academia and economics are among those in Aspen this week for the annual Ideas Festival. Both political parties have representatives scheduled to speak at this year's event, which began Monday and run through Sunday. GOP Chairman Michael Steele is on the list, and...

4 years 9 months ago

Gates seeks more spending on clean energy research

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and several other business executives want the U.S. to dramatically increase spending on clean energy innovation. Gates and other members of the American Energy Innovation Council are releasing a report Thursday calling for annual government spending of $16 billion - more than triple the current...

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