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  • Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter, followed by an...

  • Meeting set about parking issues near Colorado Springs community market in former school

    A public meeting to discuss the future of parking near Ivywild School is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will focus on two potential options for Cascade Avenue between Cheyenne Boulevard and Brookside Road. City officials want to add to the 49 parking spaces on the street in that area. One option would convert Cascade Avenue...

  • Holiday travelers choose Colorado Springs airport for one main reason; some not aware of another perk

    Scott and Connie Kumpf and their three sons were exactly the type of passenger the Colorado Springs Airport hoped to attract during the traditionally busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week. The Castle Rock family was traveling Saturday from the Springs to Guatemala to visit their son Joshua, who recently finished his mission work for The...

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. The executive order signed Friday would prevent the deportation of about 4 million parents and guardians who lack the same legal status as their children. By...

  • New Jersey racetrack plans fantasy sports betting

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey racetrack says it will soon offer fantasy sports betting. Monmouth Park officials announced their plans in a statement Saturday. It came one day after a federal judge ruled the state can't partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries....

  • Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer. Books and blogs on the topic are numerous, and state wildlife departments are offering introductory deer hunting...

  • Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health care

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open. Trump Entertainment Resorts said Saturday it has offered to restore health insurance to its 3,000 workers for at least two years if the union will drop its...

  • Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays

    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Airport spokesman Michael Conway said all four parallel runways have reopened but flights stopped for a couple of hours Saturday morning when the entire airfield "iced over at once." Overnight crews applied...

  • California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

    COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. With this backdrop, several tribes in the past two years have fallen into...

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment. With the public...

  • Retailers and restaurants open, and others coming soon, to downtown Colorado Springs

    Here's a roundup of what's happening in downtown Colorado Springs with restaurants and retail: Restaurants: Odyssey Gastropub The bar and grill had a soft opening Wednesday and is now officially open for business. The restaurant is slated to stay open until 11 p.m. Thursday and possibly later if business is good. It is at 311 N. Tejon...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Brian Rowedder has been promoted to director of marketing at Ent Federal Credit Union. He has been in Ent's marketing department since 1998 and has a 22-year background in financial services, including marketing and research experience. He previously held member service and process analysis positions in Bank One's western regional call center....

  • Christy Sports is on the move in Colorado Springs

    Christy Sports, a ski equipment fixture on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs for almost a quarter-century, will schuss across town next year when it relocates to the University Village Colorado shopping center. Christy expects to open in mid-April in University Village, northwest of North Nevada Avenue and Garden of the Gods Road, said...

  • Man pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide. Brendan Johnston entered his plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit computer hacking before a Manhattan federal judge on Friday. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara...

  • AP NewsAlert

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — US judge nixes plan to allow sports betting at New Jersey casinos, tracks ; appeal expected.

  • Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday. Frederick Hill, spokesman for Republicans who run the House Oversight and Government Reform...

  • Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. The study comes as the Obama administration weighs new protections for the greater sage grouse. The...

  • Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday. Houston-based Fieldwood Energy LLC said another worker suffered "visible injury" and two others reported ringing in their...

  • Bin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges. Stanley Cohen was sentenced Friday in federal court in Syracuse, New York, after pleading guilty to impeding the U.S. tax agency and failing to file tax returns. He has said a trial and any appeals would have been a...

  • House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority. Democrats said Obama had acted...

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