• Lawsuit filed over bird habitat in Everglades National Park

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the federal government over the flooding of habitat for the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National Park. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington says the Army Corps of Engineers and the...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for May 1, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    On TV "Blue Bloods," 9 p.m., CBS: Season 5 concludes. "Beyond the Tank," 8 p.m., NBC: This new companion series to "Shark Tank" follows the show's successful product pitchers as they struggle to grow their newly funded businesses. TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE Birthdays Country...

  • Grizzly trapping, research in Grand Teton begins Wednesday

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists are planning to begin trapping grizzly bears in remote areas in Grand Teton National Park to see how the bruins' population is faring in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the bears will be sedated after they are...

  • Stories to celebrate survivors, raise health awareness through May

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Sponsored feature: Stroke is the No. 1 cause of disability in the U.S., but this month we’re fighting back. Throughout the National Stroke Awareness Month of May, The Gazette – in partnership with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services – will feature stories of local stroke survivors and...

  • Conservation groups appealing ruling on Grand Canyon mining

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups announced Thursday that it's appealing a court decision that opens the door to new uranium mining 6 miles from Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. A federal judge ruled April 7 against environmentalists in their fight to...

  • Witnesses in 'maternity tourism' case charged for leaving US

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Ten men and women from China who were considered witnesses in the so-called "maternity tourism" case have been charged with violating court orders to stay in the U.S. during investigations into the matter. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the defendants used...

  • Philly art museum creates community exhibits with art copies

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art plans to bring its paintings to the people, placing reproductions of famous works outdoors in about dozen communities over the coming months, officials said Thursday. The "Inside Out" initiative, funded by a $340,000 grant from the...

  • WVa tourism records official subpoenaed in chem spill cases

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state tourism division's record keeper has been subpoenaed in the criminal cases over a massive chemical spill last year. In Charleston federal court Thursday, the subpoena says the Division of Tourism records custodian must attend the May 6 hearing for...

  • For those with disabilities, Colorado's outdoor treasures still can be enjoyed

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Beauty doesn't discriminate on the Glenwood Canyon Recreational Path. Ideal for those with disabilities, the 16.3-mile route offers a wide, paved trail and places to stop and rest as it meanders along the scenic Colorado River beneath towering canyon walls. It's one example of...

  • Food, Italy and Milan: Expo 2015 seeks to feed the planet

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Milan's Expo 2015 world's fair has heady ambitions, the biggest of which is to devise a plan to feed the planet as it brings together 145 nations to focus on food and nutrition. City officials hope the fair, which opens Friday for six months and is expected to attract 20...

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