• Wal-Mart's latest supercenter opening this summer just south of Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Wal-Mart's latest expansion in the Pikes Peak region ramps up this summer. The retailer's 10th Supercenter will open in July northwest of Interstate 25 and South Academy Boulevard in Fountain, on the south edge of Colorado Springs, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield said this week....

  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-passed provision to...

  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress 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 earlier...

  • Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast. The combination of sunlight and waves...

  • Former CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away. Clark County...

  • California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 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 Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. Officials...

  • Senate approves Obama's hard-fought trade negotiating bill

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority. The bill now faces a tough battle in the House. The Senate voted 62-37 Friday to endorse Obama's request for "fast track"...

  • VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the really heavy lifting will be done 1,500 miles away in Washington. The U.S....

  • Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa. The virus spread appears to have slowed but not...

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DENVER — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than a century and go by many other names in Asia, Africa and...

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