• Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The world's most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a map. A Chinese region with few big mountains and little natural snow against a former Soviet...

  • List: Eight places to see animals in Colorado

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    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Butterfly Pavilion: Spread your wings with more than 1,600 butterflies - and sea creatures and Rosie the tarantula - at this education center in Westminster, the first stand-alone zoo of its type in the nation, founded to foster appreciation of the planet's invertebrates. More info:...

  • LIST: Eight restaurants to visit in Colorado

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    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Here's eight must-visit restaurants in Colorado. Casa Bonita: It's a restaurant. It's dinner theater. It's a funhouse for kids. Order Mexican food and then sit back and watch the show, including dives from a 30-foot waterfall, gunfights and more. An arcade and puppet shows round off...

  • Quintessential Colorado: a look at the winning photo entries

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    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Several weeks ago, we requested photos displaying what the Centennial State means to you. And you responded with nearly 15,000 submissions via an Instagram contest sponsored by Mike's Camera. Today, less than a week before Colorado's birthday, we unveil the winners of...

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip...

  • Man restrained after trying to set fire on China flight

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and taken into custody, the aviation authority said. It was the latest in a rash of dangerous incidents aboard Chinese flights, including passengers...

  • Sherri Coale headlines women's basketball hall class of 2016

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said it was a surreal moment when she got the phone call that she would be part of the women's basketball Hall of Fame. The Hall announced its six-person 2016 class on Saturday, headlined by the longtime leader of the Sooners. It...

  • UK eases travel advice for visits to Iran as relations thaw

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The British Foreign Office has eased its travel advisory on visits to Iran but urges caution. The new advisory issued Saturday still urges Britons to avoid traveling to parts of Iran that border Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it no longer urges Britons to avoid all...

  • Guns seized after Cleveland police shootout given to museum

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Rifles and other artifacts from a deadly 1968 shootout between black nationalists and Cleveland police officers will become part of a permanent display in the city's police museum. A retired Cleveland policeman has given the museum at police headquarters 11 rifles...

  • New hunt for oil in Florida raises environmental concerns

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Renewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state's regulation of the oil and gas industry. A Miami company, Kanter Real Estate LLC, has submitted a permit application to drill an exploratory oil well on the...

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