Health officials: 2 cases of Zika virus reported in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska.

A statement Thursday from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says the cases...

Starving sea lion found in San Diego, California, restaurant

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant.

Experts at SeaWorld were called Thursday morning to The Marine Room, an oceanfront...

The Latest: US, Colombia to team up on Zika research

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

The United States and Colombia have agreed to...

Historic, rusting ocean liner could be restored to luxury

NEW YORK (AP) — The SS United States, an ocean liner bigger than the Titanic that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds, may one day sail again.

Crystal Cruises luxury travel company...

Experts: Give skis and snowboards a good once-over before hitting slopes

By: lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com

You can drive a car without regular oil changes, but eventually the engine seizes up.

Same goes for the skis and snowboards that propel you down the mountain, except the consequences of ignoring basic...

Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Feb. 3, 2016

By: Carlotta Olson

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Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. - Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays....

Columbus joins airports boosting human trafficking awareness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation.

Beginning this month, all 400...

Colorado Trail hike inspires Colorado Springs family to author book

By: lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com

Forget wet boots, annoying blisters and muscle fatigue. For Sandi and Tom Yukman of Colorado Springs, a nearly 500-mile journey on the awe-inspiring, physically demanding Colorado Trail pounded home a more humbling...