• Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Jan. 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202. Miguel Dakota with Christian and Scooby Benefit Concert- To...

  • Balloon crew hits halfway mark in bid to break records

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mission control for an international team trying to break two major ballooning records says the helium-filled balloon has passed the halfway mark of its journey across the Pacific Ocean. Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off...

  • Cuomo: Snow-related travel ban on roads, subway to shut down

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the New York City metro area's entire transportation infrastructure from roadways to railroads would be shut down late Monday night in advance of the worst part of a huge storm barreling into the area. A travel ban on all roads in 13 counties...

  • Clarification: Super Bowl-Neon Carnival Party story

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 26, The Associated Press reported that the party Neon Carnival, which is held during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will host an event two days before the Super Bowl. Neon Carnival is not affiliated with the Coachella festival. A new...

  • Correction: Travel-Trip-Lunar New Year-NYC Chinatowns story

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 15 about New York City Chinatowns, The Associated Press gave an incorrect address for P.S. 310 in Brooklyn. The correct address is 942 62nd St. A corrected version of the story is below: Explore 3 NYC Chinatowns: In Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan...

  • Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

    Yesterday

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe. Even President Juan Manuel Santos took time out...

  • Batman ride at Six Flags Over Georgia to run backward

    Yesterday

    AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Holy roller coaster! The Batman ride at Six Flags Over Georgia is going to run backward when the park opens for the season March 14. The ride opened in the park in 1997 and has given more than 16 million rides since then, but they've all been in the same direction....

  • Ireland unveils credit card-style passports for EU travel

    Yesterday

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is launching a new plastic passport for travel in Europe — and Irish citizens can provide their own selfies as the ID photo. The credit card-style passports make their debut in July and, according to Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan, can be used to travel...

  • Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the way

    Yesterday

    SKAGWAY, Alaska (AP) — There are three basic types of vacation in my household. A family vacation entails going to visit far-flung relatives. A learning vacation means exploring a new place with my husband, with lots of sightseeing and guide-book consulting. And a non-learning...

  • Pack in protein _ and save the budget _ with beans and rice

    Yesterday

    When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bit longer. Not that we necessarily appreciated it. "It's a complete protein!" Mom...

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