• Give peas a chance? Not in my guacamole, says Obama

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama. He dipped into the great guacamole debate Wednesday after The New York Times suggested adding fresh green peas to guacamole. The recipe triggered intense discussion on the Internet...

  • Redskins' name hinders DC's efforts for stadium site lease

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins' old stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team's name. Jewell reiterated that position during a meeting in late April...

  • Higher penalties for NC carnival ride accidents approved

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents in North Carolina would rise exponentially in legislation that's now passed both chambers in one version or another. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a measure that increases the top civil penalties fivefold,...

  • Noah's ark developer seeking lost Kentucky tax incentive

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions. Answers in Genesis, developer of the 510-foot...

  • Pikes Pub: Storybook looks to next chapter

    By Robert S. Johnson rob.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Pete Kilman has a day job, but his dream is to have a storybook ending in which his beer pays the bills. Brewing, talking and drinking beer is too much fun for the owner of Colorado Springs' Storybook Brewing for him to want to stay forever at a stock-trading software company. Every...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting July 2, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ALMANAC Cycling ONGOING Pro Cycling Mountain Bike Group Rides - 5:30 p.m.; facebook.com/teamprocycling. - Red Rocks Open Space, leave from Red Rocks parking lot, 31st Street south of Rudy's Bar-B-Q, Tuesday. Hiking ONGOING Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado...

  • Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot." The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the...

  • Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges to get $26 million upgrade

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pedestrian bridges linking four Las Vegas casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip at Tropicana Avenue are getting a $26 million upgrade. The Nevada Department of Transportation said Wednesday the renovated bridges linking the Excalibur, New York-New York, the Tropicana...

  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the...

  • Jim Caviezel to receive award from Jimmy Stewart Museum

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Jim Caviezel is being honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. Caviezel stars in the TV series "Person of Interest" and became widely known for his role in the movie "The Passion of the Christ." He will receive the Harvey Award at an Aug....

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