<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:20:16 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Aaron Hernandez lawyers ask for search warrant to be tossed]]> http://gazette.com/aaron-hernandez-lawyers-ask-for-search-warrant-to-be-tossed/article/feed/278465?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaron-hernandez-lawyers-ask-for-search-warrant-to-be-tossed/article/feed/278465?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Tuesday to invalidate a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two men in 2012.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. Authorities say de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez at a Boston nightclub, spilling Hernandez's drink. They say Hernandez followed the men and opened fire on their car.

During a hearing Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court, a lawyer for Hernandez said the search warrant that led to the seizure of a Toyota 4Runner is invalid because police relied on information from a man who failed

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:13:05 -0600 <![CDATA[A look at some underground fires in recent US history]]> http://gazette.com/a-look-at-some-underground-fires-in-recent-us-history/article/feed/278707?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-look-at-some-underground-fires-in-recent-us-history/article/feed/278707?custom_click=rss ST. LOUIS (AP) — Underground fires like the one smoldering at a St. Louis-area landfill are not unprecedented. Here are some other notable fires in recent U.S. history:


MAY 1962, CENTRALIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Trash that was deliberately burned in a landfill sets off a fire in an abandoned coal mine shaft. At the time, the town had a population of 1,100. Fifty-three years later, the blaze still smolders beneath what is now essentially a ghost town.


MAY 1972, KELLOGG, IDAHO: In one of the nation's worst mining disasters, an underground fire breaks out in a silver mine about eight miles from Kellogg. Ninety-one miners died, all by carbon monoxide poisoning.

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:09:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Homicide victim found on hiking trial with hurt dog on leash]]> http://gazette.com/homicide-victim-found-on-hiking-trial-with-hurt-dog-on-leash/article/feed/278708?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/homicide-victim-found-on-hiking-trial-with-hurt-dog-on-leash/article/feed/278708?custom_click=rss FAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) — A California man was found shot to death on a hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand.

The Marin County Sheriff's Department said a hiker found the body of 67-year-old Steve Carter around 6 p.m. Monday along a scenic trial about 20 miles north of San Francisco. Lt. Doug Pittman said Carter was still holding onto the leash of a Doberman Pinscher believed to be his dog. Pittman said the dog was also shot, but survived.

Pittman said Carter is believed to have driven to the trial in his silver 2003 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon. The car was missing and believed to have been stolen by the killer.

Pittman said anyone who spots the car should treat the occupants as armed and da

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:05:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Rock fences that may prevent derailment not used in Vermont]]> http://gazette.com/rock-fences-that-may-prevent-derailment-not-used-in-vermont/article/feed/278474?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rock-fences-that-may-prevent-derailment-not-used-in-vermont/article/feed/278474?custom_click=rss

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Special fences protect railroad tracks from rock slides in some parts of the country, but the head of Amtrak said Tuesday it's unclear if the mechanisms could have prevented a derailment that injured seven people in Vermont.

The fences are installed in known rock-slide areas and are designed to send signals if they are hit with debris, Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman said.

Boardman said slide fences are used in parts of New York, but Vermont transportation officials said it's not believed that any are in the state.

"Whether it would work here or not it's unclear, I don't know," Boardman said of the location where the Amtrak Vermonter derailed Monday morning, pitching two cars over a steep embankment

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:03:26 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Guard dropping 1-ton sandbags on breached dam]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-guard-dropping-1-ton-sandbags-on-breached-dam/article/feed/278503?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-guard-dropping-1-ton-sandbags-on-breached-dam/article/feed/278503?custom_click=rss

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

The South Carolina National Guard is trying to bolster a major breach in a waterway near Columbia and is working with local officials to try to help keep other smaller dams in the state's flooded regions from bursting.

South Carolina National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston said Tuesday's planned operation involved helicopters dropping 1-ton sandbags from Chinook helicopters on a break between a canal and the Congaree river in Columbia.

"These are big sandbags," the two-star general told reporters at the Emergency Management Division headquarters outside Columbia.

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:03:09 -0600 <![CDATA[New generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest]]> http://gazette.com/new-generation-of-disillusioned-palestinians-drives-unrest/article/feed/278657?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-generation-of-disillusioned-palestinians-drives-unrest/article/feed/278657?custom_click=rss

SURDA, West Bank (AP) — A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.

Some say they want to emulate those killed or wounded in confrontations or attacks on Israelis — like Mohannad Halabi, the 19-year-old law student from the West Bank who stabbed to death two Israelis in a bloody rampage in Jerusalem's Old City over the weekend before being shot dead by police.

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:03:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women]]> http://gazette.com/carter-sounds-nearly-ready-to-open-combat-jobs-to-women/article/feed/278706?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/carter-sounds-nearly-ready-to-open-combat-jobs-to-women/article/feed/278706?custom_click=rss

ROME (AP) — Sounding like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells U.S. troops in Sicily that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."

Carter has given the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff until the end of October to recommend which jobs — if any — should remain closed to women, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Carter tells a crowd of troops that included a large number of Marines that he hasn't decided on the recommendations, but he says that generally he believes that any qualified candidate should be allowed to compete for jobs.

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:01:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Correction: Protecting the Ocean story]]> http://gazette.com/correction-protecting-the-ocean-story/article/feed/278111?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/correction-protecting-the-ocean-story/article/feed/278111?custom_click=rss VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about the United States and Chile setting up new marine sanctuaries, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Secretary of State John Kerry as saying, "There is literally too much money chasing too much fish." What Kerry said was, "There is literally too much money chasing too few fish.

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:01:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Portugal's president urges parties to unite, seek compromise]]> http://gazette.com/portugals-president-urges-parties-to-unite-seek-compromise/article/feed/278508?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/portugals-president-urges-parties-to-unite-seek-compromise/article/feed/278508?custom_click=rss

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability.

The incumbent center-right government, which has followed a German-led model of austerity designed to correct the eurozone's debt problems, collected most votes in Sunday's ballot. But it lost its outright majority in Parliament, where it will be outnumbered by left-of-center lawmakers who want to ease or end austerity.

At stake is parliamentary approval for debt-reduction measures intended to help Portugal's economy recover from a 78 billion-euro ($87 billion) bailout in 2011 and a subsequent three-ye

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:01:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Captain, crew of doomed ship loved the sea, despite dangers]]> http://gazette.com/captain-crew-of-doomed-ship-loved-the-sea-despite-dangers/article/feed/278648?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/captain-crew-of-doomed-ship-loved-the-sea-despite-dangers/article/feed/278648?custom_click=rss

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The El Faro carried a crew of 33 when it sank in the Atlantic after losing engine power amid Hurricane Joaquin's 50-foot waves and 140 mph winds. One body has been sighted in the debris area, but the search continues for survivors. Here are some of the people who were on the ship:


Michael Davidson, captain, has been described by colleagues as an experienced leader and calm under pressure. Davidson charted the El Faro's course before Hurricane Joaquin swelled into a Category 4 storm. Davidson radioed that the ship had lost power Thursday before officials say it sank in 15,000 feet of water.

Davidson earned a captain's license before he ever went to college at Maine Maritime Academ

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:03 -0600 <![CDATA[VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress]]> http://gazette.com/vw-with-limited-dc-lobbying-footprint-braces-for-congress/article/feed/278701?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vw-with-limited-dc-lobbying-footprint-braces-for-congress/article/feed/278701?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal.

The world's No. 1 automaker has a modest political footprint in Washington, and that will put Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn at a disadvantage Thursday when he appears before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. It will be Horn's first time testifying before Congress.

The panel's chairman, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., said lawmakers will investigate Volkswagen's admission that it installed "defeat-devices" in some diesel vehicles that emitted far more exhaust pollu

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:53:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Friends, family, admirers remember Bond in DC memorial]]> http://gazette.com/friends-family-admirers-remember-bond-in-dc-memorial/article/feed/278702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/friends-family-admirers-remember-bond-in-dc-memorial/article/feed/278702?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Friends and family of Julian Bond are remembering him as a man who left a lasting, "invaluable imprint" on not only the civil rights movement but on people around the world.

Bond's admirers gathered at the Lincoln Theater in Washington on Tuesday. He died in August at age 75 and was cremated in a private ceremony.

His wife, Pam Horowitz, told the crowd that she hopes they will honor Bond "by doing the work that consumed his life."

Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from starting a student protest group, through a long career in politics and his leadership of the NAACP.

Myrlie Evers-Williams preceded Bond as chair of the NAACP. She says "his teaching has left an invaluable

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:52:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Manufacturer inspecting other engines after jetliner fire]]> http://gazette.com/manufacturer-inspecting-other-engines-after-jetliner-fire/article/feed/278700?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manufacturer-inspecting-other-engines-after-jetliner-fire/article/feed/278700?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — The company that made an engine that caught fire as a British Airways plane was taking off from Las Vegas is inspecting other engines as part of a federal investigation of the incident.

Preliminary findings by the National Transportation Safety Board indicated the September fire started in the spool of the left engine of the London-bound flight.

GE Aviation said Tuesday the spool, which holds blades in the engine, was among the first ever made for that model in 1995.

The company is voluntarily analyzing 38 similar spools that are out of service awaiting maintenance and repairs. Other inspections of working engines are expected.

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:51:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Ben Carson would have sacrificed life to stop Oregon attack]]> http://gazette.com/ben-carson-would-have-sacrificed-life-to-stop-oregon-attack/article/feed/278703?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ben-carson-would-have-sacrificed-life-to-stop-oregon-attack/article/feed/278703?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson says he would have sacrificed his life to help stop last week's deadly attack in Oregon.

That's not to say he's changed his mind on gun control. He's joined the rest of the GOP's 2016 class in opposing new measures to counter mass shootings.

Carson addressed gun violence in a book released Tuesday and in an interview on Fox News.

He told Fox he would have called on people to fight back if he'd been present at last week's rampage. Carson put it this way on Fox: "He may shoot me but he can't get us all."

In the book, he says Americans must be able to possess assault rifles and "armor-penetrating ammunition" to defend themselves from "an overly aggressi

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]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:49:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Luck again does limited work in Indianapolis' practice]]> http://gazette.com/luck-again-does-limited-work-in-indianapolis-practice/article/feed/278705?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/luck-again-does-limited-work-in-indianapolis-practice/article/feed/278705?custom_click=rss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano said quarterback Andrew Luck threw some passes at Tuesday's practice and that he "looked good."

Luck increased his workload, but it remains uncertain if he'll play Thursday at Houston.

Luck was listed as a limited participant — as he has been since the middle of last week. Luck continues to recover from an injured right shoulder that forced him to miss his first NFL game Sunday.

But the Colts also had a new wrinkle Tuesday.

Matt Hasselbeck, Indy's starter Sunday against Jacksonville, did not practice because he was sick. Pagano said with Hasselbeck out, Luck took most of the snaps and practice squad quarterback Alex Tanney took the rest.




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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:48:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Rare ferrets find new home on former toxic site in Denver]]> http://gazette.com/rare-ferrets-find-new-home-on-former-toxic-site-in-denver/article/1560677?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rare-ferrets-find-new-home-on-former-toxic-site-in-denver/article/1560677?custom_click=rss


DENVER — Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge — a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on the industrial edge of Denver.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released 30 ferrets at the site, part of a program to reintroduce them in 12 states where they once thrived, from Montana to Texas.

"They're a native species. They belong here," said Kimberly Fraser, an outreach specialist with the reintroduction program.

Their new home is a 25-square-mile preserve of short-grass prairie in Commerce City, a northeast Denver suburb.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:54:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Ballage, Arizona State get back on track with win over UCLA, face CU next]]> http://gazette.com/ballage-arizona-state-get-back-on-track-with-win-over-ucla-face-cu-next/article/1560668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ballage-arizona-state-get-back-on-track-with-win-over-ucla-face-cu-next/article/1560668?custom_click=rss


TEMPE, Ariz. — Kalen Ballage took a handoff up the middle and was stood up by a UCLA linebacker. Arizona State's running back spun around from the impact, but kept his legs churning, even as he was headed backward.

As Ballage kept going, his teammates started latching onto the pile, one pulling him from behind, several others pushing from the front. Quarterback Mike Bercovici even joined in, grabbing a UCLA player from the side to help the pile along.

What initially looked like a 5-yard gain turned into a 23-yard, everyone-falls-into-the-end-zone touchdown that sealed Arizona State's road victory over then-No. 7 UCLA Saturday night.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:19:36 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL Week 4 Roundup: Falcons among five at 4-0]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-week-4-roundup-falcons-among-five-at-4-0/article/1560616?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-week-4-roundup-falcons-among-five-at-4-0/article/1560616?custom_click=rss


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Devonta Freeman scored three touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons remained unbeaten, romping to a victory over the hapless Houston Texans on Sunday.

Freeman, who took over as the starting running back after rookie Tevin Coleman sustained a rib injury in Week 2, has scored six TDs in the last two games. The Falcons improved to 4-0 for only the fourth time in club history.

Freeman had touchdown runs of 16, 23 and 6 yards. He set up another score with a 44-yard reception.

Nothing went right for the Texans (1-3). Quarterback Ryan Mallett was yanked after the Falcons built a 42-0 lead. Running back Arian Foster made his season debut after tearing his groin early in

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:19:24 -0600
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560617?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560617?custom_click=rss

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Emergency crews rescue scores of people from flooded buildings in Columbia, S.C., hit by over 18 inches of precipitation in the last few days.


That's what pastor Randy Scroggins tells his congregation in Roseburg, Ore., days after a gunman killed nine people at a local community college. Scroggins' daughter survived the rampage.


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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:52:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Aces wild: Playoffs open with Astros-Yankees, Cubs-Pirates]]> http://gazette.com/aces-wild-playoffs-open-with-astros-yankees-cubs-pirates/article/1560615?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aces-wild-playoffs-open-with-astros-yankees-cubs-pirates/article/1560615?custom_click=rss  

Dallas Keuchel started the All-Star game, won 20 times and twice dominated the New York Yankees.

Now, the Houston Astros need him to pitch the game of his life — while starting on three days' rest for the first time in his career.

All of the Major League Baseball playoff matchups were set Sunday on a final day of the regular season mostly devoid of drama. The Texas Rangers helped locked in the pairings by routing the Los Angeles Angels to win the AL West.

The real intrigue begins Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. That's when the postseason opens with Keuchel and the Astros taking on New York ace Masahiro Tanaka in the AL wild-card game.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:47:00 -0600
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560134?custom_click=rss

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


The open-air service — the last major public event on Francis' itinerary — attracts hundreds of thousands of the faithful.


The president commits the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the globe.


Iraq says it will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Syria, as well as with Russia and Iran, to help combat the Islamic State group.


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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:20:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Partial list of winners at Emmy awards]]> http://gazette.com/partial-list-of-winners-at-emmy-awards/article/1559693?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/partial-list-of-winners-at-emmy-awards/article/1559693?custom_click=rss


Partial list of winners at Sunday's 67th prime-time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles:

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS.

Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series: Simon Blackwell, Amando Iannucci, Tony Roche, "Veep," HBO.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO.

Directing, Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, "Transparent," Amazon Instant Video.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent," Amazon Instant Video.

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO.

Reality-Competition Program: "The Voice," NBC.

Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jane Anderson, "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:45:21 -0600
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1559694?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1559694?custom_click=rss


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


During an outdoor Mass in Havana, the pontiff delivers a subtle jab at the communist system by telling Cubans that Christians "do not serve ideas, we serve people."


An Associated Press investigation finds that weak leadership, shoddy supplies and infighting at the World Health agency aggravated a chaotic situation in the fight against the deadly virus.


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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 20:13:25 -0600