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  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar...

  • 60th annual Colorado Springs-area Parade of Homes starts Aug. 1

    By RICH LADEN rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' Parade of Homes will mark its 60th year next week - a period over which homebuilding has changed almost as much as the community. Sixty years ago, smaller, ranch-style homes of roughly 1,000 square feet dominated many post-World War II neighborhoods in Colorado...

  • Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark...

  • Video: Get your pork shank on

    By Eric Singer, The Gazette
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The smells of something awesome cooking on the grill permeated The Warehouse Restaurant at 25 West Cimarron St. in Colorado Springs. Food Editor Teresa Farney and I had the pleasure of watching Executive Chef and Owner Chip Johnson prepare a smoked orange chipotle barbecued pork...

  • Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday. Deb Greene, a 65-year-old retiree, waited all night to be first in line at the Cannabis...

  • Black bear that stole family picnic euthanized

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 5-year-old black bear that frightened a family away from their picnic in Glacier National Park has been euthanized for that and other behavior that indicated it did not fear people. Park officials said the male bear was killed on July 18, a day after...

  • Dear Donna: On a date? Time to sever link with phone

    By Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Dear Donna, I met a man at a networking event a few weeks ago. We have seen each other four times and he always wears his earpiece for his iPhone, even when we're out for a nice dinner. He rarely responds to anyone when we're together, but he constantly is clicking on his phone while...

  • That bites: Mosquitoes might be more attracted to you than others

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com —
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Do mosquitoes seem to find you particularly tasty? Though scientists aren’t sure why, research supports what many have long suspected: Some people — about 20 percent — are simply more appetizing to the airborne bloodsuckers, now swarming the Front Range in the wake of an...

  • Photos: Sox the Fox wants to be mascot of the year but needs your help

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The annual Mascot Mania contest in minor league baseball is underway and Sox the Fox, the lovable acrobat of Security Service Field, is competing for Pacific Coast League Mascot of the Year. If Sox the Fox wins, he advances to the championship round (Aug. 4-11) against all the league...

  • Rain to bring Colorado mosquito baby boom

    BY Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com —
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Monsoon-like weather this spring and summer could spell something of a mosquito baby boom in the weeks to come, said El Paso County Public Health supervisor Lee Griffen, who’s experienced a recent uptick in calls from citizens concerned about the insects, which can transmit West Nile...

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