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1 year 3 months ago

Good news in the U.S. for manufacturing

Americans may be happy to know manufacturing jobs could expand in the near future. According to the Boston Consulting Group, the U.S. is quickly becoming one of the lowest cost countries for manufacturing. The U.S. is attractive because of lower costs for labor, natural gas, and electricity. By 2020,...

1 year 9 months ago

Boehner says he 'absolutely' trusts Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama - not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker...

2 years 4 months ago

New texting champ in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) - The reigning 16-year-old champion of cellphone texting has reclaimed the title of fastest texter in America. Austin Weirschke of Rhinelander, Wis., won after eight rounds at the texting competition Wednesday in New York's Times Square. He gets $50,000 in prize money. Eleven contestants from around the...

2 years 7 months ago

Chinese activist leaves U.S. embassy

BEIJING (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy on his own accord and in keeping with U.S. values. After speaking with Chen by phone on his way to a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, Clinton said in a...

2 years 10 months ago

Fort Carson soldiers gain U.S. citizenship

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Three soldiers based at Fort Carson have become U.S. citizens while serving in Afghanistan. The Army says Pfc. Satoshi Kondo, Pfc. Alberto Vera-Navarro and Spc. Qianqian Liu took an oath of allegiance and became citizens on Friday in a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field. They...

2 years 10 months ago

U.S. closes Syrian embassy

BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. closed its Syrian embassy Monday and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Assad to give up power, just days after diplomatic efforts at the United Nations to end the crisis collapsed. The U.S. evacuated...

2 years 11 months ago

Six U.S. Marines killed in helicopter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines. The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. The defense official who said all six were Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Indian drugmaker OK'd to launch generic Lipitor

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - India's biggest maker of generic drugs has gotten approval to launch a generic version of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor, which lost U.S. patent protection Wednesday. Analysts, pharmacists and others had been watching closely to see whether Ranbaxy Laboratories would be able to get its generic on...

4 years 2 months ago

Hwy 24 bridge replacement begins this week

Expect big delays on Hwy 24 between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will replace the bridge deck of the eastbound Fountain Creek Bridge on U.S. 24 in Cascade. Starting Tuesday night, the bridge will be closed, with all traffic detoured. The speed...

4 years 6 months ago

AFA cadet parade this morning

Graduation week is is full swing at the Air Force Academy, where the cadet wing will hold a parade Monday morning at 10. The Organizational Awards Parade features cadet squadrons receiving awards in the categories of leadership, military, academics and athletics will be honored. It will be held at Stillman...

4 years 9 months ago

US taking home lots of Olympic hardware

Some things haven't turned out exactly as expected, but the overall United States effort at the Vancouver Olympics is a triumph. The U.S. reached 34 medals with a silver and a bronze in short-track speedskating last night, and two more were clinched with the men's hockey team and men's team...

4 years 11 months ago

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Roadside bomb use by Afghanistan's insurgents has risen sharply. Last year, about 40 percent of all U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan were due to the bombs.

5 years 1 week ago

U.S. Census looking to hire

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire. The Pueblo office says it wants to hire more than 1,000 census takers in 2010. The mostly part-time workers will collect information in Pueblo County and points south and east. "The majority of the positions that we need to fill are people...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Christmas tree permits now available

Some people are beginning to head to the mountains to cut down their own Christmas tree. Permits are now available for $10, limit two trees per household. If you plan to cut down your own tree the U.S. Forest service reminds you to be prepared for winter conditions. Take warm...

5 years 3 months ago

Jane Norton joins GOP Senate race

The crowded contest to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet is getting a new player. Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton will introduce herself to voters in a three-city campaign announcement Tuesday. The Republican joins at least five others from the GOP who will seek to challenge Bennet next year. Norton was...

5 years 3 months ago

US to give Afghan detainees new rights

The Obama administration is preparing new rules that would give U.S.-held prisoners in Afghanistan some due process. A defense official says the Pentagon is establishing a program to give prisoners at Bagram Air Base a U.S. military official to serve as their personal representative. They'll get a chance to go...

5 years 3 months ago

AFA grad killed in Iraq

An Air Force Academy graduate is the latest U.S. military casualty in Iraq. The Pentagon reports that 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, 24, from Monroe, Georgia, died of wounds he suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle in Baghdad Tuesday. He was assigned to the Sixth Security Forces Squadron...

5 years 3 months ago

Fed survey: most of US in economic healing mode

A new government survey finds the vast majority of the country reporting economic activity is stabilizing or improving, as the worst recession since the 1930s appears to be over. The Federal Reserve's snapshot of economic conditions backs predictions by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and most other analysts that the economy...

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