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Colorado mom angry at United after infant overheats while airplane sits on tarmac at DIA
Colorado mom angry at United after infant overheats while airplane sits on tarmac at DIA

By: - 0 8 hr ago

A Colorado mother is criticizing United Airlines for its response after her baby became overheated while their flight-delayed aircraft sat on the...

California AG bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 other states
California AG bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 other states

By: - 0 11 hr ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he...

Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer in Flint
Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer in Flint

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

FLINT, Mich. — A police officer was stabbed in the neck at the Flint airport by a man with a knife Wednesday in what authorities are investigating as...

Flights in Phoenix canceled because it’s too hot for planes
Flights in Phoenix canceled because it’s too hot for planes

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

PHOENIX — Airlines canceled flights in Phoenix and doctors urged people to be careful around concrete, playground equipment and vehicle interiors...

A limited engagement: For love's sake, these fireflies flash in sync
A limited engagement: For love's sake, these fireflies flash in sync

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

It starts with a flicker of light. Two, three, four flashes follow. Minutes later, dozens of tiny yellow bulbs illuminate the forest like paparazzi...

Westbound I-70 closed at Vasquez after semi-truck blaze
Westbound I-70 closed at Vasquez after semi-truck blaze

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Yet another semi-tractor-trailer blaze has triggered a big highway closure in metro Denver. This one didn’t caused major damage to Interstate 70 but...

Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can't afford it
Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can't afford it

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly...

TSA tests using fingerprints as boarding passes at Denver International Airport
TSA tests using fingerprints as boarding passes at Denver International Airport

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Why bother with a boarding pass when you’ve got your fingerprint? Starting Wednesday, the Transportation Security Administration will test new...

Colorado Springs airfares falling with return of Frontier Airlines
Colorado Springs airfares falling with return of Frontier Airlines

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The return of Frontier Airlines to Colorado Springs has helped to dramatically lower fares in Colorado Springs - the average fare in the fourth quarter...

A plane was diverted to Germany after an overheard conversation sparked a terrorism alert
A plane was diverted to Germany after an overheard conversation sparked a terrorism alert

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 11, 2017

An easyJet passenger’s suspicions about three plane mates prompted a midair security alert on Saturday — with an emergency landing in Germany,...

Colorado mountaineer Chris Bombardier becomes first hemophiliac to summit Mount Everest
Colorado mountaineer Chris Bombardier becomes first hemophiliac to summit Mount Everest

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

Colorado mountaineer Chris Bombardier on May 22 became the first person with hemophilia to summit Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world at...

2017 travel season off to busy start at Rocky Mountain park 

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

ESTES PARK — The 2017 travel season is off to a busy start at Rocky Mountain National Park, which set a record for visitors last year. Park...

Possible relief in sight for I-25 commuters stuck in perpetual gridlock
Possible relief in sight for I-25 commuters stuck in perpetual gridlock

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 2017

DENVER – Relief may be coming soon to Interstate 25 commuters who find themselves perpetually stuck in a notorious bottleneck. Several metered lights...

72-hour sale: Southwest fares fall below $100 round-trip
72-hour sale: Southwest fares fall below $100 round-trip

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 2017

Southwest’s big twice-a-year fare sale is back, with round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes. The sale fares also...

Trump pushes for privatizing US air traffic control
Trump pushes for privatizing US air traffic control

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made his case Monday for privatizing the nation's air traffic control system, arguing that it will enhance safety...

Travel Headlines

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA
Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

By: 0 7 hr ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is...

The Latest: Tallest building west of Mississippi River open
The Latest: Tallest building west of Mississippi River open

By: 0 12 hr ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 5 p.m. The tallest building west of the Mississippi River has opened its doors in downtown Los Angeles. A ribbon-cutting was held...

Paul Broadhurst shoots 63 to take PGA Tour Champions lead

By: 0 14 hr ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Broadhurst shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' American Family Insurance Open....

Eco-group billboard blitz to greet Interior chief in Montana

By: 0 15 hr ago

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups plan to crash the homecoming in Montana next week of President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary...

Lawsuit seeking to save 15K trees from solar farm dismissed

By: 0 18 hr ago

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey from cutting down nearly 15,000 trees to make way for a solar farm...

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime
Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

By: 0 18 hr ago

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's...

Billie Jean King celebrates 45th anniversary of Title IX
Billie Jean King celebrates 45th anniversary of Title IX

By: 0 22 hr ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King celebrated the 45th anniversary of Title IX at the New York Historical Society. King and friends of the Women's...

Attendance at international balloon museum tops 1 million

By: 0 Yesterday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Visits made to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum since it first opened in 2005 now total more than...

400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town
400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town

By: 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and...

Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital
Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital

By: 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

BANGKOK (AP) — The text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand's capital, seeking to squeeze maximum...

Business Highlights

By: 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

___ Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move DALLAS (AP) — State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American...

New Mexico water official moves to clarify ranchers' rights
New Mexico water official moves to clarify ranchers' rights

By: 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top water manager has fired the latest salvo in a battle with the federal government over the protection of an...

$120 million fine proposed for travel-deal robocalls

By: 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $120 million fine for a scheme that appeared to trick consumers into buying...

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

By: 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a...

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend
Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

By: 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend. Auto club AAA said...

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