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  • AP source: US seeks China's help after cyberattack

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea. A senior Obama administration official says the U.S. and China have shared information about the...

  • Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers' money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen. While telling investors he was putting their money in commodities, foreign exchange trading pools and precious metals,...

  • Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GAIL, Texas (AP) — Ranchers across Texas have gotten creative with their land after drought conditions decimated cattle numbers in the nation's leading production state. Many ranchers in Texas are opening up their pastures to hunters, while others are selling water to oil companies or...

  • Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete. Don't fret — you aren't alone. The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping as of Dec. 10. That means tens of millions will be ticking those final...

  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. With each disaster,...

  • A look at large coal ash spills in the US

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, called coal ash, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. The Obama announcement ended a six-year effort that began after a massive...

  • Minimum wage rising for Colorado workers starting Jan. 1

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Colorado's minimum wage workers will get a 23-cent-an-hour raise starting Jan. 1, thanks to a state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2006 that requires their pay to keep up with inflation. The minimum wage for workers who don't receive tips increases to $8.23 an hour,...

  • From UCCS to Microsoft: Alumnus shares his story of success with new grads

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Hard work, the ability to learn from his mistakes and sheer gumption led one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' most notable graduates to become one of Bill Gates' right-hand employees at Microsoft. Students who graduated from UCCS on Friday have the same ability to...

  • Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Information storage and management company Iron Mountain agreed to pay $44.5 million to settle allegations that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services, authorities announced Friday. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said the...

  • FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa treats serious and resistant bacteria, such as E.coli, that can cause...

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