• Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm

    Updated: 34 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush. A storm...

  • Earthship village will soon land in Colorado Springs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Earthships aren't designed to take families out of this world to explore other galaxies. But they are taking off on this planet and will soon land in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Solar Village is seeking the greenest of the green to form a community of some of the most sustainable...

  • Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers. "Every movement we make in farming takes fuel," Kansas cattle rancher and hay...

  • Added protections for consumer information on health website

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that details such as consumers'...

  • Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle. U.S. Interior Secretary...

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX drops lawsuit against Air Force

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Musk's SpaceX filed the lawsuit in the U.S. Court of...

  • Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of...

  • Bye-bye semiprivate rooms: Memorial-UCHealth central campus to get $40 million facelift

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    University of Colorado Health is planning to launch a $40 million renovation project at its Memorial Hospital Central campus by the end of March that will turn most of its two-person rooms into single occupancy and upgrade its equipment. The nearly two-year project at the 1400 E....

  • Colorado Springs hair salon robbed at gunpoint

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A hair salon was robbed of cash Friday night by a male with gun, Colorado Springs police said. Employees at the Supercuts at 1207 N. Circle Drive told police that the armed robber demanded money about 7:30 p.m. and he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The robber...

  • Ocwen to pay $2.5 million to settle California dispute

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ocwen Financial Corp. is paying a $2.5 million penalty and submitting to a review by an independent auditor to avoid losing its license to make and service mortgages in California. The settlement announced late Friday by California's Department of Business...

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