<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Fri, 06 May 2016 13:19:37 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Turkish leader hits back at Europe on anti-terrorism laws]]> http://gazette.com/turkish-leader-hits-back-at-europe-on-anti-terrorism-laws/article/feed/346029?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/turkish-leader-hits-back-at-europe-on-anti-terrorism-laws/article/feed/346029?custom_click=rss

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had harsh words Friday for Europe, saying his nation won't reform its anti-terrorism legislation just for the sake of getting visa-free travel for its citizens there.

The tough talk comes at a time when moderate Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has stepped down, a move that Erdogan's critics fear will help the president further consolidate his power.

As part of an agreement in which Turkey will help halt the flood of migrants and refugees from the Middle East, the European Union asked the nations in the bloc to allow Turkish citizens to travel to Europe without visas on short stays. In exchange, the EU wants Turkey to meet certain conditions, among them a revision of its

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 14:09:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Opera version of 'The Shining' opens Saturday in Minnesota]]> http://gazette.com/opera-version-of-the-shining-opens-saturday-in-minnesota/article/feed/346004?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/opera-version-of-the-shining-opens-saturday-in-minnesota/article/feed/346004?custom_click=rss

Mark Campbell wants people to issue warnings when they leave his operatic adaptation of "The Shining."

Campbell wrote the libretto for composer Paul Moravec, and their creation will be given its world premiere by the Minnesota Opera on Saturday night at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul.

"I want them to be moved by the story. I want them to be scared," Campbell said. "I would love if this were the first opera in history that engendered a response from an audience that was: 'Don't go in there!' — the way a horror film does."

Moravec and Campbell based their version on Stephen King's 1977 novel, which inspired the 1980 movie by director Stanley Kubrick starring Jack Nicholson and a 1997 TV miniseries

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 14:09:31 -0600 <![CDATA[US consumer borrowing jumps 10 percent in March]]> http://gazette.com/us-consumer-borrowing-jumps-10-percent-in-march/article/feed/346218?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-consumer-borrowing-jumps-10-percent-in-march/article/feed/346218?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers sharply increased use of their credit cards in March, pushing up total borrowing at the fastest pace in more than a decade.

The Federal Reserve says total consumer borrowing rose $29.7 billion in March, a 10 percent increase. It was the largest percentage gain since a surge of 18.4 percent in November 2001, a month when consumer borrowing surged in response to government officials urging Americans to boost spending to support the economy following the September terrorist attacks.

Total borrowing rose to a fresh record of $3.59 trillion. Borrowing in the category that includes credit cards jumped $11.1 billion, or 14.2 percent, the biggest one-month gain in this category since July 2000. Borr

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 14:06:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Marchionne: Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years]]> http://gazette.com/marchionne-self-driving-cars-could-be-on-roads-in-5-years/article/feed/346085?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/marchionne-self-driving-cars-could-be-on-roads-in-5-years/article/feed/346085?custom_click=rss

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years.

"I don't find it that unsettling," Marchionne said Friday. "I see this as having tremendous use in real life."

FCA and Google announced a partnership earlier this week. The companies will work together to add self-driving technology to 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans for testing purposes.

This is the first time Google has worked directly with an auto company to install self-driving sensors and computers. Marchionne discussed the partnership at a ceremony to mark launch of Pacifica production at FCA's plant in Windsor. The Pacifi

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:58:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Court: Slipknot bassist's child born after he died can sue]]> http://gazette.com/court-slipknot-bassists-child-born-after-he-died-can-sue/article/feed/346093?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/court-slipknot-bassists-child-born-after-he-died-can-sue/article/feed/346093?custom_click=rss

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor for the loss of her father's companionship, even though she was still a fetus when he died, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The court acknowledged it's the first time it's had to decide such a case centered on the rights of a child during the time it is a fetus, but it cited similar conclusions in cases from Massachusetts and Wisconsin. The justices warned that it would be a mistake for anyone to try to apply the rationale behind the ruling to the abortion debate.

The ruling comes in a case centered on the death of Gray, who was found dead in a suburban Des Moines hotel room in May 2010.

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:57:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Judge's order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when]]> http://gazette.com/judges-order-reopens-questions-about-what-paterno-knew-when/article/feed/345982?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judges-order-reopens-questions-about-what-paterno-knew-when/article/feed/345982?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before his arrest.

Details of the testimony remain hidden inside a sealed deposition in Penn State's court fight with the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company. Paterno family members immediately dismissed the claim.

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:53:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Repairing the fracture? Trump, Ryan to meet next week]]> http://gazette.com/repairing-the-fracture-trump-ryan-to-meet-next-week/article/feed/345956?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/repairing-the-fracture-trump-ryan-to-meet-next-week/article/feed/345956?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fractured Republican party showed few signs of mending Friday as Donald Trump bashed House Speaker Paul Ryan for not falling in line behind him. The two agreed to meet next Thursday.

"He talks about unity but what is this about unity?" Trump said of Ryan. "With millions of people coming into the party, obviously I'm saying the right thing."

Ryan's declaration this week that he wasn't yet ready to embrace Trump sent shockwaves through the Republican establishment that Trump is now leaning on for help as he transitions from the primary season to a general election campaign, most likely against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus did declare his support on F

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:52:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Herbalife says it's in advanced talks with FTC, shares soar]]> http://gazette.com/herbalife-says-its-in-advanced-talks-with-ftc-shares-soar/article/feed/346016?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/herbalife-says-its-in-advanced-talks-with-ftc-shares-soar/article/feed/346016?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Herbalife surged more than 11 percent in afternoon trading Friday after disclosing that it's in advanced talks to settle a federal investigation into claims that the company essentially operates as a pyramid scheme.

It's a claim that has dogged the company for years and set off what has become an epic battle with activist investor Bill Ackman, who has been waging a campaign against Herbalife since late 2012.

Herbalife, which sells supplements and weight-loss products, said in a regulatory filing that the possible settlement with the Federal Trade Commission "would likely include a monetary payment and injunctive and other relief.

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:52:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Lions sign all rookies other than Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson]]> http://gazette.com/lions-sign-all-rookies-other-than-alabamas-ashawn-robinson/article/feed/346215?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lions-sign-all-rookies-other-than-alabamas-ashawn-robinson/article/feed/346215?custom_click=rss ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed nine rookies to contracts.

Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson, a second-round pick, was Detroit's only drafted unsigned Friday afternoon.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell got his first look at his rookies on the field in a minicamp at team headquarters.

First-year general manager Bob Quinn was determined to bolster both lines in his first NFL draft with the franchise, starting with Ohio State defensive tackle Taylor Decker midway through the opening round. The Lions ranked last in the league in rushing last year and have allowed Matthew Stafford to get sacked far too often.

Quinn needs this year's rookies to pan out to help turn around the franchise that has

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:52:39 -0600 <![CDATA[US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines]]> http://gazette.com/us-airlines-enlist-travelers-in-effort-to-cut-security-lines/article/feed/346219?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-airlines-enlist-travelers-in-effort-to-cut-security-lines/article/feed/346219?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation's airports. Now, they're even asking passengers for help by sharing their frustration on social media.

Lines during peak hours at some airports have topped 90 minutes. The airlines already are warning customers to arrive at the airport two hours in advance, and are fearful the situation will only get worse with a record number of travelers expected this summer.

Earlier this week, the Transportation Security Administration said it would increase staffing at security checkpoints and boost the number of bomb-sniffing dogs to make the lines move more quickly.

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:52:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Rare whale calf found dead; boat strike could be responsible]]> http://gazette.com/rare-whale-calf-found-dead-boat-strike-could-be-responsible/article/feed/346213?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rare-whale-calf-found-dead-boat-strike-could-be-responsible/article/feed/346213?custom_click=rss BOSTON (AP) — A rare North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Cape Cod had injuries consistent with being hit by a boat or ship, but a necropsy is being conducted to pin down the exact cause of death, authorities said Friday.

The calf, one of just 14 confirmed North Atlantic right whale births this winter, was found dead Thursday and was towed by the harbormaster to a Chatham beach.

The nearly 30-foot long, roughly 10,000-pound whale has injuries consistent with a vessel propeller strike, according to a statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Cape Cod-based International Fund for Animal Welfare. It had not been dead long.

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:49:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Stock market shakes off an early loss and turns higher]]> http://gazette.com/stock-market-shakes-off-an-early-loss-and-turns-higher/article/feed/346058?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stock-market-shakes-off-an-early-loss-and-turns-higher/article/feed/346058?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were turning modestly higher in afternoon trading Friday, after the U.S. government's disappointing jobs report added to speculation that the Federal Reserve might keep interest rates low for another year. Investors were also weighing tepid U.S. earnings reports and persistent weakness in the global economy.

TAKING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 77 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,738 as of 2:40 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 6.31 points, or 0.3 percent, 2,055 and the Nasdaq composite rose 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,728.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: The Labor Department said employers created just 160,000 jobs in April. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5 percent.

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:47:51 -0600 <![CDATA[4 injured when Six Flags St. Louis ride suddenly stops]]> http://gazette.com/4-injured-when-six-flags-st.-louis-ride-suddenly-stops/article/feed/346212?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/4-injured-when-six-flags-st.-louis-ride-suddenly-stops/article/feed/346212?custom_click=rss EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — A ride at Six Flags St. Louis is shut down for inspection after four people suffered minor injuries when the ride stopped mid-point.

Officials at the amusement park say the Boomerang ride stopped suddenly around 11:30 a.m. Friday. Guests were able to safely exit, but four people were taken for medical evaluation.

The incident happened on a day that Six Flags was closed to general admission for the Six Flags Music Festival. The festival allows elementary, middle and high school choirs to participate in rides and perform at the Palace Theater in front of a panel of judges.

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:47:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Baby box programs spread to US, encourage safe sleeping]]> http://gazette.com/baby-box-programs-spread-to-us-encourage-safe-sleeping/article/feed/346181?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baby-box-programs-spread-to-us-encourage-safe-sleeping/article/feed/346181?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doctors in Philadelphia hope to lower the city's high infant mortality rate by distributing baby boxes that encourage safe sleeping.

The cardboard boxes are lined with a mattress and function like a bassinet. They're meant to discourage parents from sleeping with their babies, which could cause accidental suffocation.

Temple University Hospital plans to give out 3,000 boxes over the next year to every woman who delivers there. The program started this week.

The hospital serves a low-income neighborhood where families don't always have adequate resources to care for newborns. The boxes also include clothing, diapers and educational materials.

Temple officials say this is the largest such effor

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]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:47:05 -0600 <![CDATA[6 bodies, including 4 children, found in burning NY home]]> http://gazette.com/6-bodies-including-4-children-found-in-burning-ny-home/article/feed/345981?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/6-bodies-including-4-children-found-in-burning-ny-home/article/feed/345981?custom_click=rss

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A predawn fire quickly engulfed a two-story house Friday in Syracuse, and two men, a 7-year-old girl and three boys ages 10 to 13 were found dead inside, officials said.

A 32-year-old woman escaped the fire and was taken to a hospital, Fire Lt. Joe Galloway said. A 33-year-old man who lived in the single-family home was away when the fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m.

The two men who died were 33 and 34 years old, Galloway said. Officials initially said all six fire victims were in the same family, but Galloway later said investigators were still working to confirm identities and relationships.

"We're very early in this investigation, we have a lot of work to do," Galloway said.

The blaze

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