• Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma for the second consecutive day left highways slick and forced the cancellation of another 1,000 flights Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation's biggest airline hubs. The Saturday chaos...

  • Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law. The government sent consumers...

  • Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai Motor America wasn't immediately available...

  • FairPoint more attractive to buyers with new labor pact

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Wall Street analyst says FairPoint shareholders are pressing for a sale of the company now that it has negotiated a new labor pact with workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Barry Sine from New York-based brokerage Drexel Hamilton says "shareholders are...

  • Waste Management closing public recycling site in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Waste Management is closing the public drop-off portion of its Colorado Springs recycling center, citing the cost of cleaning up blowing litter and problems with contaminated items left at the site. The center, at 604 4th St. in a mostly industrial area northeast of Nevada Avenue and...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

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    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Four people recently joined HB&A, a Colorado Springs-based architecture and planning firm. Devon Jackson, hired as an intern architect, has worked on a range of commercial projects. Meagan Maez, planner and graphic designer, has experience in print and visual design, technical writing,...

  • Cruz tells anti-tax group 'No' to Common Core in schools

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program. Cruz described Common Core as "national standards being...

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 174 Democrats and 183 Republicans. Voting no were...

  • Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says America will not be safe unless its leaders dramatically increase defense spending. The Republican state executive, who is considering a 2016 presidential bid, told conservatives Friday night that no defense strategy will protect the...

  • Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes. They were reluctant given the...

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