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Minneapolis developer backs out of Colorado NASA park

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - A Minneapolis developer chosen to create a new Colorado business park to cultivate innovative technology has backed out of the project. The Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology announced Monday that United Properties ended its exclusivity agreement for Aerospace and Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation...

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Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Libya is "slipping from the grasp of a tyrant" as the battle between rebels and longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi has reached a "tipping point." In a statement issued Sunday from Martha's Vineyard, where he's vacationing, Obama said the surest way...

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Bring on the fans!

It's bringing in some of the best cyclists in the world -- and plenty of attention -- to Colorado. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge kicks off Monday in Colorado Springs. The 510-mile race will feature several Colorado cities before its finish in Denver on the 28th. Governor John Hickenlooper...

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Bear attacks hiker near Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A hiker attacked by a bear near Aspen is being interviewed by wildlife authorities to try to find out what happened. The Denver Post reports that it's unclear how badly hurt the hiker is. A spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the man was...

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Springs mother shocked by death of son

A Colorado Springs mother says she's still feeling "numb" about the loss of her son; everything is still tough for her to come to terms with. On Thursday, Colorado Springs Police identified a body found in the woods behind a Colorado Springs apartment complex Wednesday as 20-year-old William Mickle....

2 years 8 months ago

Fort Carson hosting "Run for the Fallen"

Fort Carson, Colo. - Fort Carson is hosting a run to remember fallen soldiers Saturday at 8 a.m. at Iron Horse Park. The Run for the Fallen honors the men and women who have died while serving in Overseas Contingency Operations. Participants will wear runners' bibs displaying names and...

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Bachmann says she's a proven leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after winning a test poll of voters in Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann is seeking to distinguish herself from another tea party favorite and GOP presidential hopeful, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. Interviewed Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," the Minnesota Republican says that...

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Dip in jobless claims knocks Treasury down

NEW YORK (AP) - Treasury prices are falling after the government reported a drop in unemployment claims. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits dipped below 400,000 last week for the first time in four months. In afternoon trading, the 10-year Treasury is down...

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Geithner says he will stay at Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Timothy Geithner has told President Barack Obama that he will remain on the job as Treasury secretary. The Treasury Department released a statement Sunday saying Geithner had informed the president of his decision to remain in the administration. Geithner is the only remaining top official on...

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Commission: John Edwards' campaign must repay $2M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say former presidential candidate John Edwards must repay more than $2 million to the U.S. Treasury. In a final report released Friday, the Federal Election Commission unanimously approved an internal audit that said Edwards' campaign understated its cash on hand and overstated its expenses...

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9/11 responders honored in Pueblo

Next month marks ten years since the September 11th terrorist attacks; Saturday survivors and heroes were honored at the Riverwalk in Pueblo. For Captain Mark Guerra, who was running fire crews in New York City on 9/11, it's a tough memory to talk about. He remembers when the first...

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Colo. highway worker seriously injured on I-70

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - A state highway worker has been seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 70 near Evergreen. The Colorado Department of Transportation says 64-year-old maintenance employee David Wright was hit Friday on westbound I-70 near Evergreen Parkway as he was picking up debris....

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Comedians rally in support of Jerry Lewis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis' separation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association is not a laughing matter for some comedians. Paul Rodriguez, Larry Miller, Tom Dreesen, Norm Crosby and others have joined in support of Lewis; the 85-year-old comedian who the MDA says is no longer its national chairman...

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Concern and hope for local economy

"I know first hand that the job market is pretty tough," says Jose Dominguez, a Colorado Springs resident. It took Dominguez a couple of months to find work when he first moved to Colorado Springs, and he knows others who are looking. David Welker, a Fort Carson soldier, says...

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July jobs data could heighten Wall Street jitters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors seeking reason for optimism after the worst stock-market sell-off since the 2008 financial crisis probably won't find it in Friday's July jobs report. Economists forecast that employers added only 90,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent, according to...

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AP sources: Obama wants aid for unemployed vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to pass a series of tax credits for companies that hire unemployed military veterans. Administration officials say Obama will announce the "Returning Heroes" and "Wounded Warriors" tax credits on Friday in Washington. The president's proposal would give companies that...

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Octomom to take more punches in Mass. boxing match

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Octomom Nadya Suleman isn't done taking punches. The Springfield, Mass., newspaper The Republican reports that Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter Damon Feldman announced Monday that Suleman will be the featured fighter in a bout in Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston. Suleman drew criticism and...

2 years 8 months ago

Local concerns in debt debate

Decisions being made on Capitol Hill over how to handle the nation's debt have people across the country waiting to see what happens. "I'm very concerned," says Colorado Springs resident Geraldine Webb, a disability insurance receiver. "I do live from month to month," Webb says, and to make...

2 years 8 months ago

Local concerns in debt debate

The House of Representative passed a bill Monday evening, raising the debt ceiling by about $2 trillion dollars and calling for about $2 trillion dollars in cuts over the next decade. The deal will have to pass a vote of the Senate - which is expected Tuesday at noon...

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Foreclosures drop in El Paso County

El Paso County Public Trustee Thomas Mowle says foreclosure numbers continue to decrease locally, based on July numbers. El Paso County had 238 foreclosures started in July, which is considerably less than the 353 in July of 2010. Mowle is projecting just over 3,300 foreclosures for 2011; that...

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Arangio family speaks out

The family of Michael Arangio is speaking out Sunday. About an hour after 24-year-old Arangio broke off communications with the negotiator Saturday during a stand off with Colorado Springs Police, they sent in a robot to check things out and found Arangio dead in an apartment on Whistler Point....

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Cain charms conservatives meeting in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Georgia businessman Herman Cain charmed several hundred conservatives meeting in Denver, who handed him a wide straw poll victory in a hypothetical Republican presidential field. Cain spoke to the Western Conservative Summit moments before the poll Sunday and drew the downtown Denver crowd to its feet...

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GOP leaders say debt-limit dispute will be solved

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders in Congress say they are confident that an impasse will end soon over raising the government's debt ceiling and heading off default. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made the prediction after the Republican-led House rejected Senate Democrats' rival plan....

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House rejects Senate Dems' debt-limit bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House has rejected a Senate Democratic bill that would slash spending and avert a federal government default. The vote was 246-173. It was a pre-emptive vote in the high-stakes political fight as the Senate still hasn't voted on the measure from Senate Majority Leader...

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Still hard to believe

Colorado Springs Police are still looking for 24-year-old Michael Arangio, suspected of shooting and killing three Colorado Springs teenagers around 10 p.m. Wednesday. 16-year-old Aaron Fix, 19-year-old Wayne Fix, and 16 -year-old Austin Howse were found in an SUV at Montebello Drive and Mira Loma Circle with gunshot wounds....

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Breckenridge sues online companies over taxes

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Breckenridge has filed a class-action lawsuit against more than 20 online travel companies claiming the agencies failed to pay the full lodging and sales taxes owed to the town for rooms the sites have sold. Breckenridge says companies like Expedia have been purchasing rooms from...

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Company agrees not to market debt program

DENVER (AP) - A debt elimination company has agreed to stop marketing its programs in Colorado to settle a dispute with state officials. Attorney General John Suthers says the agreement prevents David Burke and his companies from marketing debt elimination programs or turning over people who have not paid...

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Old Spice guy wins out over Fabio

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Old Spice Guy has won his hunk-off with Fabio. Former football player Isaiah Mustafa has been lead spokesman for the Procter & Gamble Co. brand of men's body washes and deodorants for nearly two years, starring in a popular series of marketing campaigns relying heavily...

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'Jeopardy!' host injured chasing burglar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is scheduled for surgery after he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a woman who he says stole cash and other items from his San Francisco hotel room. The 71-year-old Trebek tells reporters he spotted the woman in his room...

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