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An Australian billionaire's $100 million Fiji resort
An Australian billionaire's $100 million Fiji resort

By: - 0 13 hr ago

Lang Walker made his estimated $2.3 billion fortune by developing some of Sydney, Australia's most iconic sites, Finger Wharf and King Street Wharf....

Colorado Springs Airport reopens after fire; cause still under investigation
Colorado Springs Airport reopens after fire; cause still under investigation

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The Colorado Springs Airport reopened as planned early Wednesday morning, a day after flames tore through its roof, destroyed some of its ceiling and...

With family OK, firefighter moved to help woman during tragic Southwest flight
With family OK, firefighter moved to help woman during tragic Southwest flight

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

A Texas firefighter on the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia says his wife gave him the OK to leave his family...

Colorado Springs Airport to reopen early Wednesday following fire
Colorado Springs Airport to reopen early Wednesday following fire

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

The Colorado Springs Airport was to reopen at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, less than 30 hours after a three-alarm fire burned part of the roof, grounded...

Bird strike forces Southwest jet to make another emergency landing

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee. The airline said in a...

1 dead after Southwest jet blows an engine; woman nearly sucked out
1 dead after Southwest jet blows an engine; woman nearly sucked out

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble...

Colorado Springs Airport fire: What to do if you had a flight today
Colorado Springs Airport fire: What to do if you had a flight today

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

All flights have been grounded Tuesday at the Colorado Springs Airport after a fire. If you were scheduled to fly in or out of the Springs Tuesday,...

Airline cancels Mexico flights, tells fliers to find another way home
Airline cancels Mexico flights, tells fliers to find another way home

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Dozens of stranded Sun Country Airlines passengers are fuming after the carrier canceled their flights home from Mexico and then told them they’re on...

Broadmoor meets with Colorado Springs-area officials as it studies Cog Railway
Broadmoor meets with Colorado Springs-area officials as it studies Cog Railway

By: Rich Laden - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The Broadmoor hotel hopes to complete a study of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway within three months as it determines whether the now-shuttered attraction...

Allegiant Air under fire after '60 Minutes' safety report
Allegiant Air under fire after '60 Minutes' safety report

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

LAS VEGAS — The low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is under fire following a "60 Minutes" investigation that is raising significant safety concerns....

Alaskan illuminations: I went in winter to see northern lights. In the daytime, I saw much more.
Alaskan illuminations: I went in winter to see northern lights. In the daytime, I saw much more.

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Where were they? The hour was closer to midnight than noon, and the sky above the small Alaskan town of Talkeetna was as black as a bear's button...

Snapshots of hotels opening soon, under construction around Colorado Springs
Snapshots of hotels opening soon, under construction around Colorado Springs

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are riding a wave of hotel development. Here’s a snapshot of several projects in the pipeline: OPENING...

Popular national parks to raise fees, but far short of previous proposal
Popular national parks to raise fees, but far short of previous proposal

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that...

On the wings of the Caribbean's butterfly
On the wings of the Caribbean's butterfly

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

Beautiful beaches are like the famous Tolstoy quote about happy families: They're all alike. A far harder thing to find on a tropical island is a beach...

Denver International Airport reports record January passenger traffic
Denver International Airport reports record January passenger traffic

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Denver International Airport reported a record 4.69 million passengers boarded outgoing flights or arrived on incoming flights in January, up 5.7...

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After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again
After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

By: 0 5 hr ago

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving...

Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history
Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

By: 0 10 hr ago

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Just outside Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where...

Mob Museum in Vegas lets visitors play police officer
Mob Museum in Vegas lets visitors play police officer

By: 0 12 hr ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal...

Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal
Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal

By: 0 13 hr ago

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — It's not uncommon to see brand new commercial jets flying in and out of Paine Field, just north of Seattle, defying rain and low...

Tips for surviving an airplane crash

By: 0 15 hr ago

Each day, more than 8 million people around the globe step aboard some 90,000 flights. They almost always land safely. But in the rare chance of a...

European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests
European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

By: 0 19 hr ago

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like...

Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

By: 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an...

'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home
'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

By: 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....

Business Highlights

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

___ 2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The...

Russia says US visa delays could halt direct flights

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot...

'Fearless Girl' to leave Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'
'Fearless Girl' to leave Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit will be moved from her...

Proper use of oxygen mask could be lifesaving
Proper use of oxygen mask could be lifesaving

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Paying attention to flight attendants might save your life. It's a simple message, but passengers often ignore or passively watch...

Macron facing big day of protests over reforms
Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and...

Peyton Manning inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning isn't heading to the broadcast booth or the front office anytime soon. "I'm unemployed. I've got a couple of ads in the...

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