C&O Canal program puts park advocates aboard Amtrak trains

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to tell Amtrak passengers about the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

The agency said in a statement Wednesday that...

A look at Japan's complex relationship with North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a troubled and complicated relationship with North Korea. The two countries have no diplomatic ties, but there are tens of thousands of pro-Pyongyang ethnic Koreans who live in Japan but...

Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Feb. 11, 2016

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Cycling

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The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.

Nature

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Nature programs at Mueller State Park - 21045...

Garden of the Gods hosts free events for Bighorn Sheep Day 2016

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

Learn more about the endangered Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep - Colorado's state animal since 1961 - at a day of free family activities, guided nature walks and talks at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center...

Cisco tops Street fiscal 2nd-quarter forecasts

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. reported better-than-expected quarterly results and announced a stock buyback plan and dividend increase, sending its shares higher in extended trading.

The San...

Hawaii's big-wave surf competition called off

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Legendary surfer Eddie Aikau would have gone out. But Wednesday's surf in Hawaii didn't stack up to his namesake competition's big-wave standards, and the event was called off hours before it...

Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Two female backpackers from Europe were savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier, police said on Wednesday.

A 59-year-old...

3 floors evacuated for hazmat incident at Vegas Strip hotel

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three floors of a Las Vegas Strip hotel were evacuated Wednesday while hazardous materials teams investigated a liquid found in an unoccupied room, authorities said.

No injuries were...