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  • China's wealth finds home in Washington state

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. "I'm so glad my mother made me study Chinese," laughed property broker Janie Lee, after showing a client from Beijing...

  • Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. ___ — Nikon D750 camera ($2,300 body only; $3,000 kit with 24-120mm lens): I couldn't find anything to complain about the D750 after spending...

  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds...

  • EPA expected to treat coal waste like garbage

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts expect the first federal standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash more like household garbage than a hazardous material. The EPA is expected to issue a rule Friday, ending a six-year effort...

  • How the AP-GfK Poll was conducted

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on drones was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 4-8. It is based on online interviews of 1,010 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was drawn from respondents...

  • It's law now: 'No Social Security for Nazis'

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. The AP's investigation, which was the...

  • Tex-Mex chain to make Colorado debut with a Colorado Springs location

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 27 min ago

    Taco Bueno, a Dallas-based restaurant chain that specializes in Tex-Mex fare, plans to open its first Colorado location next year in north Colorado Springs. A single-story office building at 7970 N. Academy, near Jamboree Drive, will be torn down and a 2,200-square-foot Taco Bueno...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 27 min ago

    Nikki Landry has been named program director and on-air talent at KKMG in Colorado Springs. She succeeds Derreck Rusch, who continues as the station's morning host and promotion director. In her most recent job, Landry was program director at WEBL/WUMY in 
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  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually...

  • Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack, which a U.S. official has said...

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