• Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for July 31, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    On TV "Descendants," 6 p.m., Disney: Teen children of fairy-tale heroes and villains clash at prep school in this made-for-cable movie. "Cold Justice," 6 p.m., TNT: A new season begins, followed by a spinoff, "Cold Justice: Sex Crimes," at 7 p.m. TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE...

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Editors: Please note that The Associated Press welcomes editorial contributions from members for the weekly Editorial Roundup. Three editorials are selected every week. Contributions can be made by email at apsiouxfalls@ap.org. ___ The Daily Republic, Mitchell, July 28, 2015 Domes...

  • Jennifer Beals criticized for leaving dog in car in Canada

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Actress Jennifer Beals is defending herself as a loving and "discerning" dog owner after she was captured by a TV reporter briefly leaving her dog inside a vehicle on a warm day in Vancouver, British Columbia. A Global News reporter filmed the...

  • AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water...

  • Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. It was the latest provocative act involving the Civil War-era symbol since nine...

  • Colorado Springs chef turns mountain fine dining eatery into a distillery offering smoked meats

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Victor Matthews is never at a loss of ideas for starting new projects or repurposing old concepts. Such is the case for his new Black Bear Distillery (repurposing) and Big Daddy's BBQ (new). His Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, was closed March 17,...

  • Dining Review: Natural food a hit at family-owned Colorado Springs business

    By JL Fields jl.fields@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Editor's note: Fields writes a monthly review of vegan options at local restaurants. In this fast food nation where quick meals are the norm - not always healthy and rarely vegan-friendly - I have begun to frequent the unsuspecting dining areas of my local grocery stores. Hear me...

  • Parents sue Las Vegas-area water park over boy's injuries

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court alleges that negligent...

  • Britain limits Ai Weiwei's visit due to alleged conviction

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month business visa to attend a London exhibition of his work, saying he failed to disclose that he has a criminal conviction — a claim that the artist and his attorney dispute. Ai, who says a tax case against...

  • Bleisure: Table for one? Dining alone on a business trip

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. But if you're up for something beyond room service or hotel restaurants, a good meal out is one way to brighten up long days spent in meetings. Here are some strategies for dining out while traveling...

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