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1 year 4 months ago

Bishop urges prayer during transition

COLORADO SPRINGS - At the noon daily mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral, parishioners come to quietly pray and worship in a custom that has spanned centuries and continents. As church leaders in Rome begin the process of electing a new Pope, Bishop Michael Sheridan says 150,000 or so members...

2 years 1 month ago

Dow surges over 200 points

NEW YORK (AP) -- An early 200-point charge turned the Dow Jones industrial average positive for the year following a dismal stretch in May. The Dow surged 211 points to 12,340 shortly after noon Eastern. That's an increase of 1.7 percent. All 30 Dow stocks were higher, led...

2 years 5 months ago

Colorado coal production increases

DENVER (AP) - After seven years of decline, coal production in Colorado increased 10.4 percent in 2011 to nearly 28 million tons as companies tapped into new markets abroad. The state Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety says employment at Colorado's 10 mines also rose 12 percent to 2,363 in...

2 years 9 months ago

Coffman proposes $100 billion in defense cuts

Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman has submitted a plan to trim $103 billion dollars in defense spending over the next decade to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The plan achieves most of the cost savings, around $90 billion, by reducing 100,000 active duty positions and increasing the number of...

2 years 11 months ago

Merkel, Sarkozy to speak on euro crisis

BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a telephone conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy today as stock markets around the world continue to slide on a combination of worries over the U.S. economy and Europe's debt crisis. Germany's ARD broadcaster reports that the conference will also...

3 years 9 months ago

US Warns Americans To Be Vigilant When In Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning Americans about potential terrorist threats in Europe and urging U.S. citizens to be extra vigilant when they're in public places such as tourist spots and transportation hubs. The State Department on Sunday came out with a travel alert for Europe that advises...

3 years 10 months ago

Airlines back in profit in second quarter

The International Air Transport Association says 47 major carriers it monitors to assess the industry's financial health reported a net profit of $3.9 billion in the second quarter. The results contrast with the $881 million net loss posted by carriers a year earlier. IATA says airlines in North...

3 years 11 months ago

Doctor, former councilman commits suicide

A highly respected and well-connected member of the Colorado Springs community has ended his own life. Dr. Ted Eastburn's body was discovered at 7:45 Tuesday morning in his office at Memorial Hospital. Eastburn was a former city councilman, cardiologist, faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and...

4 years 2 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 2 months ago

Volcanic ash clears out of Atlantic air space

If you're heading to Europe soon--good news--flights over Europe and the North Atlantic have returned to normal after ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano caused widespread disruptions this week. The European air traffic management agency says patches of high ash concentrations in the Atlantic are clear of the routes...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado-based Chipotle expanding to Europe

Are you addicted to Chipotle's steak burritos--extra pico de gallo, of-course-I-want-guacamole! Good news--now you can travel to Europe without going through withdrawal. Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first European restaurant, in London. The store opened Monday. The Denver-based fast-casual burrito, taco and salad chain says it's looking for...

4 years 3 months ago

More European airspace reopening

Airliners are gradually reoccupying the skies over Europe after massive disruptions due to ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland. Germany's air traffic controllers say they've reopened the country's airspace today. London's Heathrow airport, Europe's busiest, has also reopened, delivering rays of hope to stranded travelers. Officials say...

4 years 3 months ago

Ash cloud grounds flights in Europe

Air traffic across much of Europe is grounded today by an ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland. Thousands of flights have been canceled, with tens of thousands of people stranded. Officials say it's not clear when it will be safe enough to fly again. One scientist says the...

4 years 7 months ago

Poland: 15 die in freezing weather

Europe is getting an early and deadly taste of winter's bitter cold. In Poland, overnight temperatures fell as low as minus 4 Fahrenheit and 15 people froze to death around the country. Police are asking people to alert them if they come across homeless or drunken people lying outdoors. Since...

4 years 9 months ago

Nobel jury defends Obama decision

Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the...

4 years 9 months ago

EU says US must join climate funding

The European Union says the United States should join it in stumping up cash to help poor developing nations to cope with climate change. Sweden's finance minister says Europe wanted the U.S. to "also put their weight behind the issue" ahead of global talks in December on a new pact...

4 years 9 months ago

Europe fails to agree on bluefin tuna ban

A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados. The EU's executive commission urged EU governments to agree to a temporary ban until the...

4 years 10 months ago

Clinton counters critics of Obama missile defense

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending the administration's new approach to missile defense in Europe, saying it will enhance protection of the U.S. and its NATO allies. In a speech at the Brookings Institution, Clinton disputed critics who assert that President Barack Obama will leave Europe more vulnerable...

4 years 10 months ago

US to adjust European missile defense plan

The Pentagon says the Obama administration is making a "major adjustment" to a European missile defense plan that has been an irritant in relations with Russia. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell says the plan has been changed to better protect U.S. forces and allies in Europe from Iranian missile attacks. Earlier...

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