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1 year 2 months ago

Obama says Korean veterans 'deserve better'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by praising the sacrifice of those Americans who fought against North Korean and Chinese troops. Obama spoke Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall....

1 year 9 months ago

Local job market still lags national trend

COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market. In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly...

1 year 11 months ago

Bodies found in barrel

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Two bodies have been found stuffed in barrels in a South Carolina lake and authorities believe they could be those of two people missing for a month. The first plastic barrel was found on the shore of Lake Hartwell on Wednesday with a woman's body inside....

2 years 1 month ago

Chimney Rock to be named national monument

DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration is creating a national monument at a dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that is surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Senator Michael Bennet's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in The Denver Post that said the move to preserve 4,700 acres...

2 years 10 months ago

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Colorado public buildings will be lowering their flags to half-staff in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered the flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset. More than 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded during the Japanese attack at the port...

3 years 6 months ago

National Park free admission next week

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Nature enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the great outdoors next week with free admission to over 300 National Park Service sites, including Rocky Mountain National Park. National Park Week runs from April 16-24. It's the longest of the no-fee periods announced earlier this...

3 years 6 months ago

Experts in Colo. debate fed budget woes in forum

DENVER (AP) - Bridging the political divide dominated the discussion at a Colorado forum on taming the federal deficit. The partisan back-and-forth in the nation's capital prevented the two senators who assembled the panel from attending their own event in person. Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet were...

4 years 1 month ago

Utah wildfire has now claimed 4 homes

A wildfire sparked at a Utah firing range has destroyed four homes. More than 1,600 homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out during a National Guard training session and blazed across thousands of acres. But the fire that was threatening the small community of Herriman has now...

4 years 1 month ago

FDA may pull diet pill over heart attack risk

Federal health scientists are considering pulling Abbott Laboratories' diet pill Meridia off the market, based on data that it increases heart attack and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration has posted its safety review of Meridia online, ahead of a meeting where outside experts will weigh in on the...

4 years 1 month ago

Suicide rate soars in Colorado

Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office...

4 years 1 month ago

Dell wins bidding war for 3Par

Dell says data storage maker 3Par has accepted its raised buyout bid of $1.52 billion, after the computer maker topped an offer from rival Hewlett-Packard. The offer is $24.30 a share in cash. That is up from Dell's previous offer of $1.13 billion. Rival Hewlett-Packard offered about $1.5...

4 years 2 months ago

New microbe discovered eating Gulf oil spill

A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe suddenly is flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico and gobbling up the BP spill at a much faster rate than expected, scientists reported Tuesday. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled since...

4 years 2 months ago

Mexican drug gangs using US forests

Federal prosecutors believe a single drug organization is behind several marijuana farms that were raided by authorities in a national forest in northeast Wisconsin. Eight men were charged Wednesday after agents raided growing plots in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Investigators say they also found a house transformed into a...

4 years 2 months ago

Oil crews watch stormy weather over Fla.

Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance. The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend...

4 years 2 months ago

NTSB probes rollovers by hazmat tanker trucks

Federal safety investigators are probing rollover accidents by tanker trucks carrying propane, gasoline and other hazardous materials. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to know whether equipment similar to the stability systems required for cars would help prevent tanker rollovers. The board is holding a hearing Tuesday on an...

4 years 4 months ago

Dana Perino in Colorado Springs Thursday

Former White House Press Secretary and Colorado State University-Pueblo grad Dana Perino will be at The Broadmoor Thursday evening, at a reception for Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis. Perino worked at various positions in Washington before joining the White House staff, including a stint in then-Rep. McInnis' office. Perino...

4 years 6 months ago

National Parks offer free admission

National Parks in America will offer free admission next week, during National Park Week. More than 100 national parks will allow people to enjoy the parks at no cost. National Park Week runs from April 17 to 25. Free admission will also be offered on September 25 and November...

4 years 10 months ago

New jobless claims the lowest since Sept. 2008

The tally of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly for the fifth straight week, a hopeful sign that the job market is slowly improving. The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000, the lowest total since the week of...

4 years 11 months ago

Beetle-killed trees cut in Colorado

White River National Forest officials say they've had to remove more beetle-killed trees from the east side of the forest than the west. Jan Burke, forest health coordinator for the White River, says a half-dozen campgrounds near Dillon Reservoir in the east part have been clear-cut to remove the trees...

4 years 11 months ago

NTSB: Wayward pilots were working on laptops

Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles. National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Monday that the pilots said in interviews that...

5 years 5 days ago

Delaware may be last state to get a national park

Delaware may finally join the other 49 states in getting a national park of its own. The state's congressional delegation plans to introduce legislation Tuesday to create a history-themed park with a center in New Castle and multiple satellite locations. Topics would include European settlement and Delaware's role as the...

5 years 1 week ago

Montana stops wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife commissioners shut down gray wolf hunting Tuesday in backcountry adjacent to Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there in recent weeks. Commissioners, however, kept the statewide kill quota at 75, repeating their belief that the planned harvest would not hurt the overall population...

5 years 1 week ago

Death toll from Indonesian quake tops 1,100

Hundreds of people buried by landslides in Indonesia two weeks ago have been registered as dead, raising the death toll from last month's earthquake to 1,115. Disaster Management Agency spokesman Priyadi Kardono said Wednesday that the search for 300 missing people has ended and that they have been declared dead....

5 years 2 weeks ago

Kentucky honoring native-son George Clooney

Kentucky is honoring native son George Clooney with an award from the governor. Clooney's parents, Nick and Nina Clooney, were at the Kentucky State Capitol on Tuesday to receive the award on their son's behalf. The actor won the "national award" category in the 2009 Kentucky Governor's Awards in the...

5 years 1 month ago

Tropical depression forms off Mexico's coast

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Pacific, off Mexico's western coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression could reach tropical storm strength sometime Wednesday. The center of the system is located about 340 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest...

5 years 1 month ago

Texas raises $135 million to buffer coastline

exas is embarking on the biggest coastal protection effort in state history to fight beach erosion and defend against future hurricanes. The $135.4 million plan comes just a year after Hurricane Ike's powerful storm surge damaged thousands of homes in Galveston, the neighboring Bolivar Peninsula and other communities across...

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