February 27, 2013 8:32 PM
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) - World powers offered broader concessions than ever to Iran in attempts Wednesday to keep alive diplomatic channels that seek to rein in the Islamic Republic's nuclear program and prevent it from building an atomic weapon. The offer was hailed by Saeed Jalili, Iran's top official at... more »
December 8, 2012 12:04 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The United States says the U.S. Army has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers captured in the war for about a year at a time at a prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The U.S. State Department calls the detainees "enemy combatants" in a report... more »
November 13, 2012 7:09 PM
The next time you look at a Colorado state flag, imagine if it was the symbol of a country. That's what several thousand people would like: to secede from the United States.
We found out it's happening in a lot of states, and we wanted your opinion. It may... more »
November 7, 2012 10:10 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether a U.S. Army general will be face a military trial on sex charges is entering a third day with testimony from additional women. A female captain testified Tuesday that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair twice forced her to perform oral sex... more »
July 31, 2012 6:47 PM
LIMA, Peru (AP) - The Air Force general responsible for U.S. military operations in most of Latin America says he doesn't consider Venezuela to pose a national security threat to the United States. Gen. Douglas Fraser says he doesn't see President Hugo Chavez's ongoing arms purchases and deepening ties with... more »
June 20, 2012 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior military officials are telling skeptical U.S. lawmakers that this summer's fighting in Afghanistan will be the toughest test for the country's security forces. David Sedney, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, testified Wednesday that the Afghan National Security Forces are taking the lead in more than... more »
June 19, 2012 3:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressional report says the United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region. The study by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee examined the U.S. relationship with the six nations... more »
March 31, 2012 10:29 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Iran and six world powers have agreed to meet in Istanbul on April 13 for the latest round of talks about Iran's nuclear program. Clinton made the announcement at a news conference Saturday following a security conference... more »
March 5, 2012 8:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Republican leader said Monday the United States should use overwhelming military force against Iran if American intelligence shows that Tehran has decided to build a nuclear weapon or it has started to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level, a bold call certain to reverberate in U.S.-Israeli... more »
February 15, 2012 7:36 PM
A study from the Pew Center on the States says one out of every eight voter registrations in the United States contains significant errors or is no longer valid; about 24 million in all. The Pew Center says there's a need for better technology to maintain records and streamline the... more »
February 7, 2012 4:25 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers from both parties are trying to save a federal incentive for the wind industry.
Eight members of the congressional delegation signed a letter Tuesday asking for an extension of the wind energy production tax credit. A conference committee is negotiating the fate of the... more »
January 29, 2012 10:50 AM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - ConocoPhillips has tentatively agreed to pay Colorado $137 million for oil and gas underlying the old Lowry bombing range in Arapahoe County. The Denver Post reports that an agreement signed Friday covers 21,048 acres. In addition to the $137 million ConocoPhillips would give the Colorado State... more »
December 3, 2011 3:53 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama's attorney general to resign because of the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.
Romney tells reporters after a rally in New Hampshire that Eric Holder... more »
November 12, 2011 1:11 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Southwestern forests are growing quiet as the season for bugling elk comes to an end. The aspens in the high country and cottonwoods in the valleys are dropping their golden leaves, and snow dusts mountain tops in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
There's no denying... more »
October 12, 2011 7:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a free trade agreement with South Korea, the world's 13th largest economy and the seventh largest trading partner with the U.S.
The South Korea vote Wednesday came after the House also passed free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama. The Senate was... more »
September 23, 2011 6:57 PM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The new military commander responsible for defending the U.S. homeland says Mexico is "part of our North American family" and important to the United States.
Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. said Friday that the U.S. and Mexico are both dealing with... more »
August 1, 2011 11:34 PM
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... more »
August 1, 2011 9:41 PM
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... more »
July 31, 2011 3:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked action on a Democratic approach to resolving the debt-ceiling crisis. It was a test vote largely unrelated to the talks between the White House and congressional leaders on a compromise that can clear both the House and Senate.
The Senate voted 50-49... more »
July 23, 2011 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States has lost a "genuine soldier-statesman" with the death of Army Gen. John Shalikashvili.
Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Obama said Shalikashvili's "extraordinary life represented the promise of America and the limitless... more »
July 17, 2011 8:25 PM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 4-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after finishing in a 2-2 tie. Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath all missed penalties for the Americans, who squandered dozens of chances throughout the game and... more »
July 2, 2011 8:12 PM
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) - The U.S. advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup on Saturday, routing Colombia 3-0 behind goals from Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd. The scoreline could have been even worse for Colombia, which is playing in its first World Cup. The Americans missed... more »
July 1, 2011 11:41 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Terrorism experts say terrorism is now less of a threat to the United States because of increased vigilance.
Former national intelligence director John Negroponte said Thursday during the Aspen Institute's Aspen Ideas Festival that the United States has made considerable progress bolstering its defenses.
... more »
June 8, 2011 4:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say counterterrorism teams are following new leads and tracking possible new targets as experts finish sifting through files from Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout. The U.S. has stepped up surveillance of al-Qaida operatives who were previously thought less important, after reading their correspondence with bin... more »
May 16, 2011 7:47 PM
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is in space after a successful liftoff Monday morning. Now the United States only has one space shuttle mission remaining before the program is retired, then some serious decisions need to be made about the future of the space program and how we get Americans to... more »
May 16, 2011 4:26 PM
As Endeavour launched into the new frontier of space Monday morning, the United States government is preparing for a new frontier of space travel without using the shuttle. The three-decade old human transport-module to space is being retired after the final launch of Atlantis scheduled for June.
NASA has... more »
May 15, 2011 8:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan's former intelligence chief says he knew Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan four years ago, but Pakistan's leaders rejected his claims.
In an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Amrullah Saleh says Afghan intelligence thought bin Laden was in the Pakistani city of... more »
May 8, 2011 4:34 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Several factors combined this week to stem the rapid rise in gasoline prices and analysts say they should gradually start going the other way.
By summer, they could be down as much as 50 cents a gallon, but experts warn that the drops won't happen... more »
May 1, 2011 11:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation ledby the United States. A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden's remains,... more »
April 17, 2011 9:36 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say 10 people are confirmed dead after storms spawning tornadoes swept through a small eastern North Carolina county.
Bertie County Manager Zee Lamb said Sunday that one person also is missing. He said authorities have identified nine of the dead but did not release... more »
March 19, 2011 6:06 PM
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States has launched a limited military action against Libya because the U.S. and its allies, as he puts it, "cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy." From Brazil, Obama reiterated the U.S.... more »
March 19, 2011 5:17 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is condemning the United States and its European allies for their military intervention in Libya. Chavez says the U.S. and its allies simply want to "seize Libya's oil." Chavez has long-standing ties to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and had been calling for... more »
March 13, 2011 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time.
The Asian nation, a close American ally, was struck by devastating earthquakes, a deadly tsunami and is now threatened by possible radiation leaks from several nuclear reactors damaged in the natural... more »
January 5, 2011 3:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with one in 6 Americans - many of them 65 and older - struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs.
Preliminary census figures released Wednesday show that government... more »
December 5, 2010 11:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Republican leader says it's become clear now that taxes will not be raised for anyone during the current economic downturn.
Sen. Mitch McConnell's assessment comes a day after Senate Republicans voted down Democratic efforts to limit any extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for... more »
November 29, 2010 7:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says confidential diplomatic cables the online whistle-blower published Sunday "show the U.S. spying on its allies."
The newspaper Le Monde says one diplomatic memo asked U.S. diplomats to collect U.N. officials' information including Internet passwords, credit card numbers and frequent flyer numbers.... more »
October 29, 2010 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.
President Barack... more »
October 13, 2010 8:33 AM
A newly released survey of 134 nations shows four Nordic countries lead the world in eliminating inequality between men and women.
Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have topped the Global Gender Gap Index since it was first released in 2006 by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, and Iceland remained... more »
October 6, 2010 10:06 AM
Members of a fundamentalist church are circling the Supreme Court in protest, brandishing an assortment of the kinds of mocking placards they've been carrying to military funerals.
The justices are hearing arguments later today in a lawsuit filed by the father of a dead Marine, who was outraged that... more »
October 6, 2010 8:27 AM
Americans bought electronics and back-to-school clothes in September but held back on luxuries.
Data released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse show careful spending, erratic weather and tepid economic news dampened sales last month. The figures include transactions in all forms including cash.
Clothing sales rose 3.8 percent, helped... more »
October 4, 2010 10:36 AM
Europe has reclaimed the Ryder Cup, winning a thriller that went down to the final singles match.
The Americans rallied from a three-point deficit to tie the score, bringing the title down to the 12th match. But U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell made a clutch birdie putt at the... more »
October 4, 2010 9:46 AM
The Supreme Court is starting its new term with a new justice, Elena Kagan, and bad news for hundreds of parties trying to get their cases heard at the high court.
The justices are expected to start work Monday by denying many of the nearly 2,000 appeals that piled... more »
October 4, 2010 8:25 AM
Researchers say the largest, most comprehensive national survey of Americans' sexual behavior since 1994 suggests everything looks pretty normal.
Filling 130 pages of a special issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the study offers detailed findings on how often Americans have sex, with whom, and how they respond.... more »
September 30, 2010 10:11 AM
The nation's economic growth tailed off sharply in the spring and probably isn't faring any better now.
The Commerce Department reports that the economy expanded at a feeble 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-to-June quarter. The new reading is a tad higher than the 1.6 percent growth estimated... more »
September 29, 2010 11:26 AM
Former President Jimmy Carter remains at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was taken Tuesday after becoming ill during a flight from Atlanta to Ohio.
Doctors recommended additional observation during the day, but a spokesman said that Carter feels normal and looks forward to resuming his schedule soon.... more »
September 28, 2010 11:51 AM
The U.S. Olympic Committee will "encourage" but not require sports' national governing bodies to adopt standardized policies to prevent abuse.
CEO Scott Blackmun said Tuesday that the USOC would not set up a centralized database of banned coaches to prevent violators from jumping from sport to sport, because smaller... more »
September 28, 2010 8:18 AM
The Senate is headed toward a vote on a bill to punish corporations that send jobs overseas.
Senate Democrats are trying to claim the loss of jobs overseas as a campaign issue just before Congress heads home for the November elections. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a... more »
September 28, 2010 8:11 AM
The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record. New census figures show that young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession.
The top-earning 20 percent of Americans - those making more than $100,000 each... more »
September 27, 2010 9:39 AM
Citizens of the world's richest countries are getting fatter and fatter and the United States is leading the charge, an organization of leading economies said Thursday in its first ever obesity forecast.
Three out of four Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020, and disease rates and health... more »
September 23, 2010 4:32 PM
It has taken over three decades for Colorado Springs to fully understand the value and the impact for its quality of life, national and local reputation and image that being the hometown of America's Olympic movement and the USOC has created..........now, perhaps our good citizens and leaders will truly embrace... more »
September 8, 2010 3:11 PM
Australia and New Zealand share first place, and the United States is tied for fifth, in a first-of-its kind survey ranking 153 nations on the willingness of their citizens to donate time and money to charity.
China ranks near the bottom, barely above last-place Madagascar.
The report was... more »
September 7, 2010 10:08 AM
The lawyer for the mother of an Alabama teen who disappeared in Aruba has dismissed claims by the Dutchman suspected in the case that he extorted money from the parents to get back at them.
Speaking on NBC's Today Show Tuesday, John Kelly, a lawyer for Natalee Holloway's mother... more »
August 30, 2010 7:02 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Two New York-based civil liberties groups have sued the federal government, saying its targeted killings of U.S. citizens overseas is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Defendants... more »
August 26, 2010 12:56 PM
Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall.
Toyota said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model years.
Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to the problem.
Federal... more »
August 24, 2010 8:21 AM
The American military says the number of US troops in Iraq has fallen below the 50,000 figure that was mandated by President Barack Obama.
This is the lowest troop level in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
American forces in Iraq will no longer conduct what are described... more »
August 23, 2010 10:42 AM
Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor are scheduled to attend a judicial conference in Colorado Springs next weekend.
About 800 judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit are expected at the conference. It's closed to the public, but C-SPAN is scheduled to broadcast a talk by Ginsburg... more »
August 19, 2010 3:38 PM
The U.S. is warning about the Chinese military's use of civilian computer experts in clandestine cyber attacks repeatedly aimed at American companies and government agencies.
The Pentagon says the People's Liberation Army is using "information warfare units" to develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems and networks. Those units... more »
August 19, 2010 10:32 AM
Congress' budget analysts are estimating that this year's federal deficit will exceed $1.3 trillion, slightly below last year's total but still a huge ocean of red ink.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the enormous shortfall is a result of the still struggling economy, which has meant lower federal... more »
August 13, 2010 12:03 PM
The United States is sending firefighting equipment to Russia to help officials there respond to the 500 wildfires burning across the country.
The White House says President Barack Obama called Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Thursday morning to express his condolences for the losses his country has suffered. The wildfires... more »
August 13, 2010 8:28 AM
A joyous Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan has the potential for misunderstandings or worse in the United States.
Eid al-Fitr falls around September 11 this year. Muslim leaders fear that their festive gatherings could be misinterpreted as a celebration of the 2001 terrorist strikes. The exact... more »
August 11, 2010 9:21 AM
More agents and more drones along the Mexican border are just what states like Arizona are demanding from Washington.
And Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick wants the in-recess Senate to act quickly to make it happen. A spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid says they're hoping for passage by the... more »
July 20, 2010 2:31 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Tens of thousands of gray wolves would be returned to the woods of New England, the mountains of California, the wide open Great Plains and the desert West under a scientific petition now before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. About 6,000 wolves live in the... more »
July 13, 2010 2:10 PM
The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion with three months still to go in the current budget year, showing the continued impact of a deep recession on the government's finances.
The Treasury Department says that through the first nine months of this budget year, the deficit totals $1 trillion,... more »
July 13, 2010 9:07 AM
The U.S. trade deficit widened in May to the highest level in 18 months as a rebounding economy pushed up demand for imports of foreign-made cars, computers and clothing.
The Commerce Department says the trade deficit increased 4.8 percent to $42.3 billion, the largest imbalance since November 2008.
... more »
June 18, 2010 9:20 PM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The United States rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit on goals by Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley to tie Slovenia 2-2 in their Group C match Friday. Bradley, the coach's son, scored in the 82nd minute after picking up Jozy Altidore's header. Landon Donovan had made it... more »
June 9, 2010 2:11 PM
The economic recovery is finally spreading to all parts of the country. But the modest pace of growth suggests companies won't be ramping up hiring to quickly drive down unemployment.
A new survey by the Federal Reserve says economic activity improved across all 12 regions tracked. That's a tad... more »
May 28, 2010 10:21 AM
Florida time share mogul David Siegel has put his 13-bedroom, 23-bathroom, not-yet-completed mansion on Lake Butler on the market for $75 million.
The Siegels announced their plans to build the largest family home in America in 2003.
The house is not yet completed, and because of the economic... more »