<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:15:49 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns in corruption probe]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-guatemalan-president-resigns-in-corruption-probe/article/feed/267782?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-guatemalan-president-resigns-in-corruption-probe/article/feed/267782?custom_click=rss

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):

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Perez Molina has entered the courthouse where he is to appear before the judge who issued the detention order that prompted him to resign.

Earlier in the day, he gave an interview to a local radio station, saying that he doesn't "trust Guatemalan justice" and criticizing the nation's prosecutors and the United Nations commission that have mounted a huge investigation in the fiscal fraud case he was implicated in.

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8:25 a.m.

The detention order against Molina Perez and his subsequent resignation are being welcomed by rights advocates and other Guatemalans.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:08:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Reid endorses Kihuen in 4-way Democratic House primary]]> http://gazette.com/reid-endorses-kihuen-in-4-way-democratic-house-primary/article/feed/267823?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reid-endorses-kihuen-in-4-way-democratic-house-primary/article/feed/267823?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says he's endorsing Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen (KEE'-win) in his bid for Congress.

Reid and Kihuen issued a joint statement Thursday about the endorsement, which is a major boost for the candidate in a four-way Democratic primary.

Reid called Kihuen his friend and said nobody was more qualified to take on incumbent Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy.

Kihuen said he was humbled by the support and share's Reid's vision on equality and the economy.

The coveted endorsement is expected to distinguish Kihuen from his three Democratic competitors, including philanthropist Susie Lee, former Nevada Assembly Speaker John Oceguera and former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:07:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Indiana Beach amusement park bought by California company]]> http://gazette.com/indiana-beach-amusement-park-bought-by-california-company/article/feed/267820?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indiana-beach-amusement-park-bought-by-california-company/article/feed/267820?custom_click=rss MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Beach amusement park has a new owner for just the second time in its nearly 90-year history.

California-based Apex Parks Group is taking over the park along Lake Shafer near Monticello (mahn-tuh-SEL'-oh) in northwestern Indiana. Terms of the deal with Morgan Recreation Vacations of Sarasota, New York, weren't released.

Apex Parks CEO Al Weber calls Indiana Beach a fabulous addition for the company that now owns 13 amusement parks and two water parks in California, Texas, Florida and New Jersey.

Morgan Recreation had owned Indiana Beach since buying it from the founding Spackman family in 2008. The sale includes the amusement park, its campgrounds and hotel.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:07:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Hungary blasts EU on migration amid chaos at train station]]> http://gazette.com/hungary-blasts-eu-on-migration-amid-chaos-at-train-station/article/feed/267707?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hungary-blasts-eu-on-migration-amid-chaos-at-train-station/article/feed/267707?custom_click=rss

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe's migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the thousands surged into Budapest's main train station after police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance.

In a swirl of confusion, excited migrants piled into a newly arrived train at Keleti station in Hungary's capital despite announcements in Hungarian and English that all services from the station to Western Europe had been canceled.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:06:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate']]> http://gazette.com/judge-lets-brady-play-ruling-against-nfl-in-deflategate/article/feed/267804?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-lets-brady-play-ruling-against-nfl-in-deflategate/article/feed/267804?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for dispensing "his own brand of industrial justice."

Berman said Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. Brady has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC championship game.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:06:03 -0600 <![CDATA[SAT scores lag, majority of takers miss college-ready mark]]> http://gazette.com/sat-scores-lag-majority-of-takers-miss-college-ready-mark/article/feed/267678?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sat-scores-lag-majority-of-takers-miss-college-ready-mark/article/feed/267678?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing a downward trend, the latest scores from the SAT college entrance exam show a majority of students taking the test aren't ready for college-level work or career-training programs.

A report released Thursday from the College Board also finds overall student performance on the SAT lagging for the Class of 2015, with average scores for reading, math and writing at their lowest level in nearly a decade.

The nonprofit organization, which administers the exam, said only about 42 percent of test-takers, around 712,000 students, met a benchmark that indicates they're likely ready for college-level work or career-training programs. The benchmark is a combined score of 1550 or higher for math, reading and

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:05:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Young nurse asked to adopt newborn after mom dies of Ebola]]> http://gazette.com/young-nurse-asked-to-adopt-newborn-after-mom-dies-of-ebola/article/feed/267822?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/young-nurse-asked-to-adopt-newborn-after-mom-dies-of-ebola/article/feed/267822?custom_click=rss

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child's father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying.

Nurse Donnell Tholley, 25, had seen hundreds like Fatu Turay in his work at Ebola clinics around the country. He knew to keep his distance — most patients would not make it, and any emotional connection would make the work even harder.

But taken by her plight, he stopped to ask the name of her baby, who was just over a week old.

"Bobo," she replied faintly — a term of endearment that translates as "my sweet boy."

"That's not a real name, though," Tholley replied.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:04:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Evacuation notifications lifted for Larimer County wildfire]]> http://gazette.com/evacuation-notifications-lifted-for-larimer-county-wildfire/article/feed/267821?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/evacuation-notifications-lifted-for-larimer-county-wildfire/article/feed/267821?custom_click=rss LIVERMORE, Colo. (AP) — Evacuation notifications have been lifted after more than 100 people were told to get out of the Crystal Lakes area in northern Colorado because of a 20-ccre wildfire.

Larimer County officials say the fire that broke out Wednesday held overnight and is about 60-percent contained.

An evacuation site set up at Livermore Community Church has been closed.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:00:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Tickets now required to get within 5 blocks of pope's Mass]]> http://gazette.com/tickets-now-required-to-get-within-5-blocks-of-popes-mass/article/feed/267792?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tickets-now-required-to-get-within-5-blocks-of-popes-mass/article/feed/267792?custom_click=rss PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Want a close-up view of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Philadelphia? Three weeks before his visit, planners have announced you'll need a ticket to do so.

Organizers said tickets will be required to get within five blocks, or about a half mile, of the altar on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sept. 27.

The same requirement will be in place when Francis attends the closing ceremony of the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families a day earlier.

Tickets are being distributed to the 219 parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, as well as surrounding parishes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Some church social service programs will also get tickets, as will other faith communities, church

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:53:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train]]> http://gazette.com/gold-fever-hits-poland-with-possible-discovery-of-nazi-train/article/feed/267780?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gold-fever-hits-poland-with-possible-discovery-of-nazi-train/article/feed/267780?custom_click=rss

WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) — The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.

Government reports that two men may have located the legendary World War II treasure, purportedly buried in a secret tunnel in the bowels of the earth, have set off a frenzy of excitement among fortune-hunters from across Poland and beyond.

"It's a true gold rush," said Andrzej Nowak, a 60-year-old retired teacher who lives near the spot.

Polish authorities recently said that two unidentified men used radar to locate an armored train deep under the woodlands around Walbrzych, and believe i

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:49:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Romania prime minister wants his corruption case resolved]]> http://gazette.com/romania-prime-minister-wants-his-corruption-case-resolved/article/feed/267819?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/romania-prime-minister-wants-his-corruption-case-resolved/article/feed/267819?custom_click=rss BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister, indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges, has called for his case to be resolved quickly.

Victor Ponta was questioned by anti-corruption prosecutors on Thursday for a fourth time. He emerged after nearly two hours saying he had cooperated with prosecutors.

Prosecutors indicted Ponta in July on charges including tax evasion, money laundering, conflict of interest and making false statements while he was working as a lawyer in 2007 and 2008. At the time, Ponta was a lawmaker. He denies wrongdoing.

He is the first sitting Romania prime minister to be indicted and have his assets seized.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:49:28 -0600 <![CDATA[FIFA reforms panel makes little progress at 1st meeting]]> http://gazette.com/fifa-reforms-panel-makes-little-progress-at-1st-meeting/article/feed/267801?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fifa-reforms-panel-makes-little-progress-at-1st-meeting/article/feed/267801?custom_click=rss

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — A FIFA-appointed panel driving reforms of the crisis-hit governing body appeared to stall Thursday after its first outing.

A two-day, closed-door session was intended to set FIFA's clear path toward more transparency and integrity amid American and Swiss criminal investigations of corruption implicating senior football officials.

Francois Carrard, who FIFA picked last month to lead the process, said then he wanted to present "tangible" details to the President Sepp Blatter-chaired executive committee meeting on Sept. 24-25.

"We are not yet at the stage of the proposals," Carrard, who was the IOC's director general during reforms after the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, said Thursday.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:49:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis]]> http://gazette.com/broadway-season-features-jennifer-hudson-and-bruce-willis/article/feed/267814?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broadway-season-features-jennifer-hudson-and-bruce-willis/article/feed/267814?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn't yet started in earnest and already there's a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — "Hamilton." But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next few months. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2015-16 fall season:

BROADWAY'S DREAMGIRL

Jennifer Hudson and Broadway are a match made in musical heaven and the two finally will be together in the revival of "The Color Purple." Hudson, the "American Idol" finalist who won an Oscar for "Dreamgirls," has flirted with Broadway for a number of years and made theatergoers salivate when she sang "Finding Neverland" at the Tony Award telecast in 2014. Finally, she's ours. (Opens Dec. 10).

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:48:07 -0600 <![CDATA[European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus]]> http://gazette.com/european-central-bank-ready-to-give-eurozone-more-stimulus/article/feed/267739?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/european-central-bank-ready-to-give-eurozone-more-stimulus/article/feed/267739?custom_click=rss

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.

Market volatility, concern over the effects of a looming interest rate increase in the U.S. and a drop oil prices have spawned uncertainty over the global economy, leading the ECB to cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the eurozone.

Draghi said the ECB can add to its 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) program if needed to raise inflation or support growth.

He cautioned, however, that it was "premature to conclude" that the market turmoil of recent days means longer-term trouble for the world

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:47:46 -0600 <![CDATA[2 face sentencing in Ferguson-related bomb plot]]> http://gazette.com/2-face-sentencing-in-ferguson-related-bomb-plot/article/feed/267817?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-face-sentencing-in-ferguson-related-bomb-plot/article/feed/267817?custom_click=rss ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis men face sentencing for planning a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials after an officer killed Michael Brown there last year.

Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin pleaded guilty in June to felony counts of conspiring to use explosives and making false written statements while buying firearms. They are to be sentenced Thursday morning in St. Louis.

Their arrests during a sting investigation last November came days before St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury wouldn't indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the August 2014 death of 18-year-old Brown.

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]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:47:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage]]> http://gazette.com/kentucky-clerk-citing-god-defies-courts-on-gay-marriage/article/1558518?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kentucky-clerk-citing-god-defies-courts-on-gay-marriage/article/1558518?custom_click=rss

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Invoking "God's authority," a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail.

"It is not a light issue for me," Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis said later through her lawyers. "It is a Heaven or Hell decision."

April Miller and Karen Roberts, tailed by television cameras and rival activists, were there when the doors opened Tuesday morning, hours after the Supreme Court rejected the clerk's last-ditch request for a delay.



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<![CDATA[Manning set to make preseason debut in Houston]]> http://gazette.com/manning-set-to-make-preseason-debut-in-houston/article/1557870?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manning-set-to-make-preseason-debut-in-houston/article/1557870?custom_click=rss

A look at what to expect in today's NFL preseason games:

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PATRIOTS AT SAINTS, 5:30 p.m.

Tom Brady took every first-team snap in Thursday's final joint practice with the Saints in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. And he picked apart New Orleans' defense, looking much sharper than his brief but largely ineffective appearance in the Patriots' preseason opener against Green Bay.

It looks like Brady is determined to be ready for Week 1, even as he awaits the outcome of his legal challenge to his four-game "Deflategate" suspension. Brady's backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, didn't get much work Thursday, but will need plenty of preseason snaps in case Brady's suspension is upheld.



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<![CDATA[Corpse flower begins to die at Denver Botanic Gardens]]> http://gazette.com/corpse-flower-begins-to-die-at-denver-botanic-gardens/article/1557869?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/corpse-flower-begins-to-die-at-denver-botanic-gardens/article/1557869?custom_click=rss

DENVER — After two days and about 22,000 visitors, the Denver Botanic Gardens says there's only a limited time left to see the corpse flower.

Botanic Gardens spokeswoman Erin Bird says the 15-year-old corpse flower is almost completely closed back up and will start drying up and decomposing in a few days.

Bird says the flower typically has a life span of only 24 to 48 hours after blooming and its infamous stench to attract pollinators is now gone.



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