• Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say two bodies have been found in Alabama waters after a powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay. Authorities at a press conference Sunday said crews still are searching for five people...

  • Photos/video: Lantern Fest at Pikes Peak International Raceway expects thousands

    The Gazette
    Updated: 16 min ago

    The 2nd annual Lanternfest took place Saturday at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

  • More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

    Associated Press
    Updated: 24 min ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked...

  • EDITORIAL: Reject bad testing bill

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 28 min ago

    The House Education Committee will take up Senate Bill 223 on Monday, which would eliminate any meaningful penalties to teachers, students or school districts when parents opt students out of state tests. Advocates of rigorous education standards have tried to improve the bill with...

  • Firefighters scope out houses to save during evacuation drill in Colorado Springs

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 43 min ago

    Larkspur Fire Marshal Randy Johnson drove through a residential neighborhood in Colorado Springs looking for houses he could save. He had identified a safe location where his 13-peron fire crew could assemble, listened for updates on the status of the fire and surveyed roofing and...

  • Rain likely, thunderstorms possible for the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Meteorologists are watching the Waldo Burn Scar today as rain is expected for most of Sunday. Rain and thunrderstorms are possible for the Colorado Springs area, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. A high near 50 degrees is predicted, with a 70 percent chance of...

  • 'Batman' killer studied brain disorders before Colorado theater shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL — James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." He was a sought-after neuroscientist-in-training, but...

  • Watch: Obama and anger translator Luther in epic 2015 White House Correspondents' Association speech

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom." The White House Correspondents' Association dinner has become a celebrity magnet, this year drawing...

  • Air Force Academy cadets ready to test satellite for launch

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Air Force is readying two satellites for launch in 2016 and is in the early stages of designing a third spacecraft. But these aren't the products of multibillion-dollar defense programs and top contractors. These satellites are the creations of Air Force Academy cadets. The...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

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