• Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to warn that hazardous tsunami waves could affect some coastlines in the Pacific. The magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck Monday at a depth of 65 kilometers (40...

  • Bill would use casino taxes for bridges, little for tourism

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers met Sunday and neared final approval of House Bill 1630, which would use $36 million a year in casino taxes mainly to rebuild deficient bridges on state highways. Lawmakers agreed after casinos opened to use that revenue stream for road...

  • WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in...

  • Carnival Cruises return to Baltimore with renovated ship

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines has returned to the Port of Baltimore after completing extensive renovations to the Carnival Pride ship. The Maryland Port Administration celebrated the ship's return Sunday. The Carnival Pride left Maryland in October 2014 to undergo a...

  • Some lanes closed until July on Port Huron border bridge

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Traffic will be squeezed until summer on the Blue Water Bridge, which links Port Huron and Ontario. Westbound lanes closed Sunday morning for a construction project that's expected to end in early July. Cars and trucks going in both directions will have one...

  • Woodland Park man, and 'ponies,' to ride 1,000 miles for combat vets

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    When it comes to life on the trail, former Green Beret Ray Knell relies on his team: three mules and a horse named Mustang Sally. The ponies - as the burly, bearded Afghanistan War veteran calls them - do more than pull their weight, and they seem to take his chatter in stride. And...

  • Photos: Marchers want more recognition of Cesar Chavez in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The steady strumming of guitars accompanied marchers singing and chanting in Spanish through downtown Colorado Springs as dozens of people celebrated the legacy of the late labor advocate Cesar Chavez. Saturday's march, which went from Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum north to Acacia...

  • Colorado Springs woman's master's project aim to improve students' healthy eating, fitness

    BY ELLIE COLE Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Nicole Leth would love for her master's degree project, Fueling the Future, to expand across the country. "That would be my dream," she said. Her goal is to help children in military families take up healthy eating and exercise habits at young ages. She piloted the program in...

  • Woodmen Valley Chapel hosts caring ministry workshop

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2 Biblically speaking, ministering is not only a pastoral duty, but the obligation of all faithful. "The law of Christ boils down to loving your neighbor and loving everyone," said the Rev. Brent...

  • HBO's 'Going Clear' leaves future of Scientology unclear

    By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The only murky thing in "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," HBO's scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the church that sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard built more than 60 years ago after it airs? The two-hour film directed by Academy Award-winning director...

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