Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business.

"It could be...

Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students...

Animal rights protest scrapped after "greased pig" dust-up

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — An international animal advocacy group launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the...

Feds: Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recommended Friday that three fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands be removed from the endangered species, saying their populations have made an...

Stage version of 'Frozen' to kick off in Denver in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has announced that Denver will be the place where it tests its upcoming "Frozen" musical.

Disney Theatrical Productions said it will mount the show at the Buell Theatre in the Denver...

New York City officials decide it's too cold for ice fest

NEW YORK (AP) — It's too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival.

The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday's event has been canceled.

The National Weather Service predicts...

Rare fish fossil on display at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

In September 2012, a pair of U.S. Forest Service employees walked along a drainage in the Comanche National Grassland looking for fossils.

The heat of the day was a bit much for paleontologist Bruce...

Lawmakers: National Park director doesn't address concerns

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A letter from the National Park Service director to U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has done little to allay concerns that President Barack Obama's...