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  • Side Streets: Even in island paradise, there's no place like home in Colorado Springs

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    No matter how far I roam, it seems I never leave my life as a journalist far behind. And I can't shake Colorado Springs. I don't consider myself a workaholic. I like to unplug, go for a long bike ride, collapse on the couch and veg out in front of "SportsCenter." But when it...

  • Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried...

  • Miami museum promotes exhibit with salsa contest

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami's history museum is partnering with area dance schools to promote its latest exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music. HistoryMiami announced Tuesday it will host a salsa competition Sept. 6 for amateur dancers age 13-17. Winners will receive...

  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days. Iceland's Civil Protection Department says 300-500 people, mostly visitors, have been evacuated from the highlands...

  • Global cruise lines set sail for China

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What's also a surprise is the vessel's...

  • Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia. The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam displayed the...

  • No-fly list rules get changes

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the...

  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the...

  • Defense: Ex-governor's wife took credit for loans

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife sent text messages claiming exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose largesse toward the couple is at the heart of their public corruption trial, according to evidence presented Tuesday. In one text...

  • Times Square characters upset at 'hostile' police

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some costumed characters in Times Square ripped off their mammoth heads on Tuesday, showing their real faces to protest what they call a "hostile move" by police telling tourists they don't have to tip for photos. The giant Elmos, Mickey Mouses, Statues of Liberty and...

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