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  • About 162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the parts to break. The recall, announced Saturday, covers two types of hitches made by Wisconsin-based Curt Manufacturing between July 2014 and January...

  • What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit. The National...

  • Woman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattle

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    BELLINGHAM, Washington (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has no plans to remove a woman who has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans. The activist attached herself to the ship anchored in Bellingham Bay, north of...

  • Fido al fresco? NY weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it. New York is considering whether to join a growing number of states that give pet dogs legal entree, if not actual entrees, at open-air eateries. Dog lovers and restaurateurs say the...

  • Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fire that burned for more than a day on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast was extinguished early Saturday, the Coast Guard said. The fire was on a platform in Breton Sound near environmentally delicate barrier islands off the state's southeast...

  • Drenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Drenching rains that recently soaked the Great Plains have brought welcomed moisture to areas still recovering from droughts, greening pastures as ranchers begin the annual rite of moving cattle to the nation's summer grazing lands. Ranchers in Kansas and...

  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered....

  • California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. Officials hope...

  • Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the bill by voice vote early Saturday; the measure passed the House...

  • Five Colorado Springs companies honored for technology work

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    A company that uses sophisticated equipment to create molds for manufacturers and another firm whose expertise in data and engineering has been used by the Department of Defense were among several local businesses honored Friday during the annual Celebrate Technology awards ceremony in...

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