• 'Furious 7' holds on to box office; 'Age of Ultron' looms

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the movie that's poised to topple the Universal juggernaut, Marvel's "The...

  • USDA says potato stocks up 14 percent in North Dakota

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 14 percent from a year ago. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that growers, dealers and processors in the state held 7.4 million hundredweight of potatoes in storage on April 1. Current stocks represent 31...

  • Storied NYC college awaits results of attorney general probe

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations. Then came an investigation by the state attorney general into the school's management of its finances. Over the past year, Cooper Union's...

  • Expert: Lift accidents like one at Sugarloaf are rare

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A national expert says Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort was the only ski area in the nation to have a serious lift malfunction involving injuries this season. Seven skiers were injured when the King Pine quad lift at Sugarloaf began moving backward on...

  • Technology and outdoor sports converge at drone conference

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Santa Cruz, Calif. (AP) — Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low-flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all, it's a drone. This week top...

  • Lean year for New England cod ahead as shutdown looms

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England fishermen and seafood dealers say they expect a year of meager supply and high prices for several popular species of fish as new restrictions on cod fishing get underway. The New England Fishery Management Council voted last year to reduce the total...

  • Makerspace opens in Manitou to help entrepreneurs develop products, businesses

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    A small group of volunteers spent two years realizing their dream of a "makerspace" where entrepreneurs can develop, improve and eventually manufacture products, and they hope to eventually create several more in southern Colorado. The Pikes Peak Makerspace at the Manitou Art Center,...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting April 26, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    MONDAY Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Federal Jobs - How to Apply, 10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, free. Registration: ppwfc.org. Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Linkedln and Your Job Search, 2-4 p.m., Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods...

  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg...

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in...

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