Friday's 3 must reads in 30 seconds

By: Eric Singer, The Gazette

Here are Friday’s, 3 must reads on Gazette.com in 30 seconds.

Critics pounded the controversial sit-lie ordinance in Colorado Springs in a public forum. Supporters have a different take on it. Get both...

Senior right-wing party members charged with Monday clashes

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two senior members of a Ukrainian nationalist party were charged Friday with rioting while their leader walked free after being questioned in Kiev in connection with Monday's clashes outside...

Germany's BASF, Russia's Gazprom revive gas asset swap

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's BASF SE is reviving a planned asset swap with Russian gas company Gazprom that was called off last December.

BASF said Friday that the two companies have agreed to complete the asset...

Max Wittek leads Hawaii over Colorado 28-20

HONOLULU (AP) — Max Wittek delivered in his debut for Hawaii.

The senior quarterback, who sat out last season because of NCAA regulations after transferring from USC, threw three touchdown passes in a 28-20...

Official: Islamic militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra in the last few days, a Syrian government official said Friday.

Tower tombs, built on high...

US Navy to name new combat ship after Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Navy is naming a combat ship after the Twin Cities.

The Department of Defense said in a news release Thursday that the Navy's next Freedom-class littoral combat ship would be named...

Spanish train drivers go on strike but impact appears muted

MADRID (AP) — Spanish rail company Renfe says around a quarter of its commuter and long distance trains have been canceled owing to a strike by drivers.

The strike, called by the Semaf union, had little...

Denmark: ex-PM candidates for UN refugee agency top job

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says his predecessor is the country's candidate to head the U.N. refugee agency.

Loekke Rasmussen said Friday Helle Thorning-Schmidt "has...