<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:28:32 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Chiefs sign Andy Reid to extension, part with GM John Dorsey]]> http://gazette.com/chiefs-sign-andy-reid-to-extension-part-with-gm-john-dorsey/article/feed/471107?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chiefs-sign-andy-reid-to-extension-part-with-gm-john-dorsey/article/feed/471107?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid and John Dorsey arrived with the Kansas City Chiefs within weeks of each other, the coach and general manager given the massive undertaking of turning around a 2-14 franchise.

Reid will head into Year 5 by himself.

The Chiefs announced Thursday they had signed their coach to a contract extension, and then revealed less than an hour later that they parted ways with their GM. Those were massive decisions handed down by chairman Clark Hunt in a pair of statements on what is typically a quiet week in the offseason.

"My family and I have been very pleased by the success the franchise has sustained over the last four seasons under Coach Reid," Hunt said.

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:15:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession]]> http://gazette.com/fed-biggest-us-banks-strong-enough-to-withstand-recession/article/feed/471111?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fed-biggest-us-banks-strong-enough-to-withstand-recession/article/feed/471111?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of the 34 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and continue lending, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.

The first round of the central bank's annual "stress tests" showed that as a group, the 34 big banks have gained strength thanks to a steadily recovering economy. The banks undergoing the seventh annual check-up included JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo and Co. — the four biggest U.S. banks by assets.

The banks were tested to determine if they have large enough capital buffers to keep lending, even if hit with billions of dollars in losses brought on by a financial crisis and severe economic downturn. Capi

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:07:42 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: AMA objects to limits on Medicaid spending]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-ama-objects-to-limits-on-medicaid-spending/article/feed/471066?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-ama-objects-to-limits-on-medicaid-spending/article/feed/471066?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):

6 p.m.

The top U.S. doctors group says it is still reviewing the Senate Republican health care plan, but says it strongly opposes limits on Medicaid spending.

American Medical Association President Dr. David Barbe (Barb) said Thursday the group has a "grave concern with a formula that will not cover needed care for vulnerable patients."

He says the AMA's main objectives are that people who are currently insured should not lose coverage and that safety-net programs should be adequately funded.

The AMA has about a quarter-million members.

The Senate GOP bill would cut and revamp Medicaid, the federal-state program t

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:03:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard]]> http://gazette.com/senate-gop-unveils-obamacare-overhaul-but-not-all-aboard/article/feed/470925?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/senate-gop-unveils-obamacare-overhaul-but-not-all-aboard/article/feed/470925?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

Four conservative GOP senators quickly announced initial opposition to the measure and others were evasive, raising the specter of a jarring rejection by the Republican-controlled body. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated he was open to discussion and seemed determined to muscle the measure through his chamber next week.

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:03:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Britain Glastonbury 2017 Festival Day 2]]> http://gazette.com/britain-glastonbury-2017-festival-day-2/article/feed/470983?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/britain-glastonbury-2017-festival-day-2/article/feed/470983?custom_click=rss Actor Johnny Depp greets fans at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope's lover]]> http://gazette.com/rome-show-smashes-myth-virgin-model-was-borgia-popes-lover/article/feed/471054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rome-show-smashes-myth-virgin-model-was-borgia-popes-lover/article/feed/471054?custom_click=rss

ROME (AP) — For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI's young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff's private apartment.

That's nothing more than malicious speculation that became a hard-to-die myth, concludes a summer exhibit of Pintoricchio's works at Rome's Capitoline Museums.

One of the curators, Francesco Buranelli, branded as essentially "fake news" the notion that Pintoricchio's "Madonna with Child" was a portrait of Giulia Farnese. A stunning beauty with long, chestnut-colored tresses, Farnese came from an ambitious Italian noble family. Detractors dubbed her "the Bride of Christ" and

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:01:49 -0600 <![CDATA[2017-18 Colorado Avalanche Schedule]]> http://gazette.com/2017-18-colorado-avalanche-schedule/article/feed/471138?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2017-18-colorado-avalanche-schedule/article/feed/471138?custom_click=rss Oct. 5 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Oct. 9 at Boston, 1 p.m.

Oct. 11 Boston, 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 13 Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Oct. 14 at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Oct. 17 at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Oct. 19 St. Louis, 9 p.m.

Oct. 24 Dallas, 9 p.m.

Oct. 27 at Las Vegas, 6 p.m.

Oct. 28 Chicago, 9 p.m.

Nov. 2 Carolina, 9 p.m.

Nov. 4 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Nov. 5 at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.

Nov. 10 Ottawa, 10 p.m.

Nov. 11 at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Nov. 16 Washington, 9 p.m.

Nov. 18 at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Nov. 19 at Detroit, 6 p.m.

Nov. 22 Dallas, 9 p.m.

Nov. 24 at Minnesota, 4 p.m.

Nov. 25 Calgary, 10 p.m.

Nov. 29 Winnipeg, 9:30 p.

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:01:21 -0600 <![CDATA[APTOPIX Britain Glastonbury 2017 Festival Day 2]]> http://gazette.com/aptopix-britain-glastonbury-2017-festival-day-2/article/feed/471051?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aptopix-britain-glastonbury-2017-festival-day-2/article/feed/471051?custom_click=rss Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Figures on government spending and debt]]> http://gazette.com/figures-on-government-spending-and-debt/article/feed/215?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/figures-on-government-spending-and-debt/article/feed/215?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

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<![CDATA[Business Highlights]]> http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/234?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/234?custom_click=rss ___

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

DALLAS (AP) — State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications. American said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the bid was unsolicited, but that there have been conversations between the CEOs of both airlines.

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A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

NEW YORK (AP) — Seeing Whole Foods products first in your Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable produce? Amazon wants to dominate groceries, and Whole Foods wants

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:57:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Business Highlights]]> http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/101094?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/101094?custom_click=rss ___

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

DALLAS (AP) — State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications. American said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the bid was unsolicited, but that there have been conversations between the CEOs of both airlines.

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A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

NEW YORK (AP) — Seeing Whole Foods products first in your Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable produce? Amazon wants to dominate groceries, and Whole Foods wants

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:57:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Cubs send struggling Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa]]> http://gazette.com/cubs-send-struggling-schwarber-to-triple-a-iowa/article/feed/471081?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cubs-send-struggling-schwarber-to-triple-a-iowa/article/feed/471081?custom_click=rss

MIAMI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are hoping a stint in the minors will help Kyle Schwarber find his swing again.

The 24-year-old Schwarber was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, giving the slumping slugger a chance to catch his breath after a difficult start to the season.

"We talked to him after the game yesterday and he took it really well," manager Joe Maddon said. "We're doing it to help reset him and get him back to a fresh start. As you would expect he was very professional about it. He understood it entirely."

The Cubs also placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list before their series opener at Miami. Outfielder Mark Zagunis and right-hander Dylan Floro were brought up from Chicago's top far

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:56:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Knebel sets strikeout mark as Brewers beat Pirates 4-2]]> http://gazette.com/knebel-sets-strikeout-mark-as-brewers-beat-pirates-4-2/article/feed/471137?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/knebel-sets-strikeout-mark-as-brewers-beat-pirates-4-2/article/feed/471137?custom_click=rss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Knebel broke Arodlis Chapman's modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season's start, fanning a batter for the 38th straight game and closing out the Milwaukee Brewers' 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Knebel struck out Josh Bell on a foul tip leading off the ninth. The 25-year-old right-hander retired Elias Diaz and Andrew McCutchen on popouts, finishing a four-hitter for his 12th save in 15 chances.

Chapman had set the mark since 1900 as part of a streak of 49 games for Cincinnati that began in August 2013 and ended the following August.

Travis Shaw drove in three runs with a homer and two doubles, and he came within inches of a second

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:51:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Venezuela Political Crisis]]> http://gazette.com/venezuela-political-crisis/article/feed/456196?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/venezuela-political-crisis/article/feed/456196?custom_click=rss Police advance on demonstrators blocked from marching to the office of Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz to show support for the one-time government loyalist, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Venezuela's Supreme Court cleared the way for the prosecution of the country's chief prosecutor, who became a surprise hero to the opposition after breaking ranks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro over his efforts to concentrate power.

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<![CDATA[Saudi Arabia Ramadan]]> http://gazette.com/saudi-arabia-ramadan/article/feed/471133?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saudi-arabia-ramadan/article/feed/471133?custom_click=rss Muslims prepare to break their fast and pray sunset prayers during the fasting month of Ramadan, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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