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Bar owner fined $21,000 for music infringements

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In 2012, the boys were just back in Colorado Springs from Afghanistan and celebrating at the Carey-On Saloon with a night of karaoke. ...

Colorado Springs sales tax collections inch upward in March

News: Local News Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Colorado Springs sales tax collections - a key revenue source that funds city government spending - rose slightly last month, continuing ...

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  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking. Zimbabwe has maintained robust...

  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its coffers, according to studio estimates Sunday, while Depp's sci-fi thriller,...

  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests. Brands including Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers showed up on the tests more than a million students in grades 3 through 8 took this month, leading...

  • General Mills scraps controversial new legal terms

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors that using the company's websites or engaging with it online in a variety of other ways meant they would have...

  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea fleet. Military scientists concluded...

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by...

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of complications from Parkinson's disease, his son-in-law Tucker Withington, of Plymouth, Mass.,...

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety...

  • Calif. customers hit with expensive Del Taco bill

    SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers. About 150 people who ate this week at the Mexican-style fast food chain in Santa Paula, northwest of Los Angeles, were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for burritos, tacos and soft drinks....

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. The industry's leading companies all have farms in the tiny island state. They take advantage of Hawaii's warm weather to grow new varieties of corn genetically engineered for desirable traits like...

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