• Correction: Super Bowl-No More Ad story

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    In a story Jan. 28 about a domestic violence , The Associated Press misspelled the name of a singer who was quoted. It is American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, not Jordan Sparks. A corrected version of the story is below: Group's ad featuring 911 call grabs attention at Super Bowl...

  • Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to...

  • McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Shortly after Kissinger, 91,...

  • Fort Hood gunman Hasan says he wants to keep top lawyer

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. A change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review...

  • Former Oregon State University student cited for recording porn video in campus library

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 min ago

    CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 19-year-old woman has been accused of recording an adult film in the main campus library at Oregon State University. OSU spokesman Steve Clark says the university learned about the video Tuesday, but it apparently was recorded during the fall semester and posted...


    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Victoria Horne has joined Colorado Springs advertising firm Blakely + Company as an account executive. Horne has more than six years of experience in advertising, marketing, research and media buying, most recently with Omnicon Media Group in New York City.

  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    Associated Press
    Updated: 15 min ago

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. The 62-36 vote advanced a...

  • $4 million in mitigation work being done on Colorado Springs roads

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 min ago

    Close to $4 million in mitigation work is underway along Austin Bluffs Parkway to address erosion and future damage from rain. Construction on the project, which aims to stabilize the Greencrest Channel stream bed located south of Austin Bluffs and north of the Greencrest...

  • Omar Minaya leaves Padres, joins union as adviser

    Updated: 21 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Minaya is switching sides. The former New York Mets general manager left his job as senior vice president of the San Diego Padres on Thursday to become a special adviser to Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark. Born in the Dominican Republic,...

  • Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

    Updated: 24 min ago

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner swap wasn't carried out by a deadline of sunset Thursday. The extremists had demanded that...