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  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers are hoping to help. Think about the popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of...

  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples. Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. Saturday's announcement brings...

  • Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 7.4 percent from its September record as fears of a global economic slowdown intensified. Stocks have surged back this...

  • Colorado Springs recycling nonprofit joins national network

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Since its founding in 2009, Blue Star Recyclers of Colorado Springs has operated as a social enterprise - a nonprofit that employs for-profit business practices but creates a positive social impact. In Blue Star's case, it hires people with autism and other disabilities. Now, Blue...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    By Wayne Heilman 
and rich laden The Gazette -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation...

  • Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6. The state's attorney general sought the...

  • Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development...

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay. Last year's spill...

  • News outlets seek access in football hazing case

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has joined other media organizations requesting access to juvenile court hearings for seven high school students charged in a football hazing investigation. The AP joined with NJ Advance Media, Gannett New Jersey Newspapers and ABC Inc. in a...

  • Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a...

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