• Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Updated: 21 min ago

    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: 50 min ago

    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...

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

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A small group of volunteers spent two years realizing their dream of a "makerspace" where entrepreneurs can develop, improve and eventually manufacture products, and hopes to eventually create several more in southern Colorado. The Pikes Peak Makerspace at the Manitou Art Center, 515...

  • Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim...

  • Wal-Mart reducing hours at some Colorado Springs-area stores

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Night-owl shoppers will have to get used to shorter hours at some of Wal-Mart's Colorado Springs-area stores. Beginning May 2, Wal-Mart Supercenters at 707 S. 8th St. and 3201 E. Platte Ave. will reduce their hours and operate from 6 a.m. to midnight. They had been open 24 hours a...

  • How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, managed to send a jolt of fear...

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit. Marijuana divisions are popping up at law firms to advise pot shops on where they can locate, what their...

  • Appalachian nonprofit links small farmers with big grocers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DUFFIELD, Va. (AP) — In Virginia's southwestern tip lies a produce aggregator that's become a standout success among Appalachian nonprofits by helping farmers in remote areas sell to big grocers. Appalachian Harvest has grown to a $1.5 million business that derives only a sliver of...

  • Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Drivers in the state that put the world on wheels are flat-out embarrassed by the state of Michigan's roads, and some are even scared. But whether they can stomach tax increases to improve the roads is in doubt. A May 5 ballot measure proposes a 1-cent sales...

  • Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say...

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