<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sun, 29 May 2016 21:20:25 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China]]> http://gazette.com/though-largely-unknown-trump-finds-fans-in-china/article/feed/355243?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/though-largely-unknown-trump-finds-fans-in-china/article/feed/355243?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.

And although Chinese officials and state media have denounced Trump's threats of economic retaliation, many Chinese observers see a silver lining in his focus on economic issues to the near-total exclusion of human rights and political freedoms. That appears to make him an attractive alternative to his likely rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, who is regarded as far more

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 22:19:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Tropical Depression Bonnie means another bad beach day]]> http://gazette.com/tropical-depression-bonnie-means-another-bad-beach-day/article/feed/355047?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tropical-depression-bonnie-means-another-bad-beach-day/article/feed/355047?custom_click=rss

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday before stalling just inland, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.

The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, on the Isle of Palms around 8:30 a.m.

By the afternoon, it had stalled just northwest of Charleston, with heavy rains wrapping around north and west of the storm's center, forecasters said.

The storm is expected to move along the South Carolina coast on Monday and the North Carolina coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, forecasters said.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 22:04:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Martin Truex Jr. dominates NASCAR race in Charlotte]]> http://gazette.com/martin-truex-jr.-dominates-nascar-race-in-charlotte/article/feed/355240?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/martin-truex-jr.-dominates-nascar-race-in-charlotte/article/feed/355240?custom_click=rss

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change.

Truex showed that in a big way Sunday night, leading a NASCAR-record 588 of 600 miles to win the Coca-Cola 600 — and break free of the bad luck that seemed to hit him when dominating races.

"There's a lot of emotion right now, not real sure it's sunk in yet," Truex said. "Real amazing weekend, the kind you dream about."

Especially when things have gone as wrong as they had for Truex and his single-car Furniture Row team the past year.

He led 141 laps at Texas, yet got strung up by poor pit strategy and finished sixth.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 22:02:47 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Bonnie continues to soak South Carolina]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-bonnie-continues-to-soak-south-carolina/article/feed/355095?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-bonnie-continues-to-soak-south-carolina/article/feed/355095?custom_click=rss CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Bonnie hovering along the Carolinas coast (all times local):

11 p.m.

Tropical Depression Bonnie is continuing to soak portions of the Carolinas as it meanders near Charleston, South Carolina.

The National Hurricane Service says the storm is expected to move along the South Carolina coast on Monday and the North Carolina coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecasters say it will produce an additional 2 to 3 inches of rainfall with up to 6 inches across east-central Georgia, central and eastern South Carolina, and eastern North Carolina.

Rip currents and heavy surf are also possible along the Georgia, South Carolina and southern North Carolina beaches th

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 22:00:23 -0600 <![CDATA[2 officers injured after man sets self on fire at festival]]> http://gazette.com/2-officers-injured-after-man-sets-self-on-fire-at-festival/article/feed/355242?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-officers-injured-after-man-sets-self-on-fire-at-festival/article/feed/355242?custom_click=rss CHICAGO (AP) — A police spokeswoman says two officers were hospitalized after a man set himself and a building on fire during a Chicago street festival.

Officer Michelle Tannehill tells The Associated Press the officers were being treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The man also was in custody at a hospital, and the extent of his injuries weren't immediately known.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the southwestern part of the city a few blocks from the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Letricia Sandoval tells the Chicago Tribune she was working at a drink stand at the Mole de Mayo festival. Her daughter said she saw a man in his underwear and an American flag set a store on fire and run aw

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:45:08 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Day of firsts for Hamilton, Rossi and Truex]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-day-of-firsts-for-hamilton-rossi-and-truex/article/feed/355077?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-day-of-firsts-for-hamilton-rossi-and-truex/article/feed/355077?custom_click=rss

The latest on motorsport's busiest day, with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix followed by the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 (all times local):


10:25 p.m. Eastern

The biggest day in global motorsports turned out to be one full of firsts.

At the Monaco Grand Prix, defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton picked up his first win of the season — and first win in the past eight races overall, dating to last year.

Then came the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, where top names like Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves were high on the leaderboard. IndyCar rookie Alexander Rossi stunned the field by having just enough gas to hang on for his first win.


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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:41:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest]]> http://gazette.com/japanese-boy-disappears-after-parents-leave-him-in-forest/article/feed/355241?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/japanese-boy-disappears-after-parents-leave-him-in-forest/article/feed/355241?custom_click=rss TOKYO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy is missing in a Japanese forest after his parents reportedly made him get out of the car as punishment.

Rescue workers resumed searching Monday in a wooded area on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. He has been missing since late Saturday afternoon.

Japanese media say the parents initially told police that their son had disappeared while they were picking wild vegetables, but they later admitted they had made him get out of the car to punish him for throwing rocks while playing at a river earlier in the day.

Japan's Kyodo News service says the father returned a few minutes later but the boy was gone.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:30:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Haiti bracing for trouble as election panel delivers report]]> http://gazette.com/haiti-bracing-for-trouble-as-election-panel-delivers-report/article/feed/355038?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/haiti-bracing-for-trouble-as-election-panel-delivers-report/article/feed/355038?custom_click=rss

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are bracing for trouble as an electoral verification commission delivers the results of a monthlong review of last year's contested presidential and legislative elections.

The five-member panel, led by a businessman who is a former ambassador to the U.S., was due to give its recommendations to Haiti's revamped Provisional Electoral Council on Sunday. The commission then is scheduled to hand its report to the interim president at a Monday afternoon ceremony on the grounds of the National Palace.

Government officials would not comment on when the report would be made public.

Commission president Pierre Francois Benoit has said a random sample of 25 percent of the roughly 13,000 tall

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:28:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF]]> http://gazette.com/finally-allowed-2nd-child-older-chinese-parents-turn-to-ivf/article/feed/355048?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/finally-allowed-2nd-child-older-chinese-parents-turn-to-ivf/article/feed/355048?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.

The rise in in vitro fertilization points to the lost dreams of many parents who long wanted a second child, but were prevented by a strict population control policy in place for more than 30 years.

That, in turn, is shifting prevailing attitudes in China regarding fertility treatments — formerly a matter of such sensitivity that couples were reluctant to tell even their parents or other family members that they were having trouble conceiving.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:27:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Shark attack feared in Southern California woman's injury]]> http://gazette.com/shark-attack-feared-in-southern-california-womans-injury/article/feed/355233?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shark-attack-feared-in-southern-california-womans-injury/article/feed/355233?custom_click=rss NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lifeguards shut down a Southern California beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack, authorities said.

The woman, swimming in a wetsuit, was spotted in distress by a lifeguard boat at Corona Del Mar State Beach about 4 p.m., city of Newport Beach spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said. The woman had large bite marks on her upper torso and shoulder and was bleeding heavily.

Finnigan said the woman was conscious and breathing when she was taken the hospital but did not know any more about her condition.

Lifeguards cleared the water from the state beach to the Newport Pier, a stretch of over two miles.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:23:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Martin Truex wins Coca-Cola 600 in dominating fashion]]> http://gazette.com/martin-truex-wins-coca-cola-600-in-dominating-fashion/article/feed/355239?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/martin-truex-wins-coca-cola-600-in-dominating-fashion/article/feed/355239?custom_click=rss CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. turned in a performance for the ages Sunday night on his way to winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Truex started on the pole and led 392 of 400 laps and 588 of 600 miles — the most in one race in NASCAR history — to win for the first time this season and virtually secure himself a place in the postseason Chase.

“This is a weekend you dream about,” Truex said.

Kevin Harvick was second, while Jimmie Johnson finished third. Denny Hamlin was fourth and Brad Keselowski fifth.

The only laps Truex didn’t lead was during pit stops and one lap late in the race when Johnson slipped past him after a restart. Truex quickly regained the lead and was never threate

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:20:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Suspect arrested after Georgia deputy shot in the face]]> http://gazette.com/suspect-arrested-after-georgia-deputy-shot-in-the-face/article/feed/355036?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suspect-arrested-after-georgia-deputy-shot-in-the-face/article/feed/355036?custom_click=rss ATLANTA (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in Georgia is "doing much better" but may lose his left eye after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta, authorities said.

Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley said Sunday that deputy Jamie White's condition has improved after he was shot by the driver of a vehicle that he had pulled over. Joe Lee Garrett, 24, was arrested in Alabama just hours after the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Thank God the bullet didn't hit his brain," Jolley said.

Police said Garrett turned himself in to the Phenix City Police investigator in Alabama and was transported to the Russell County Jail.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:15:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Angels strand 14 on maddening day, lose 8-6 to Astros in 13]]> http://gazette.com/angels-strand-14-on-maddening-day-lose-8-6-to-astros-in-13/article/feed/355238?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/angels-strand-14-on-maddening-day-lose-8-6-to-astros-in-13/article/feed/355238?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels played their longest game of the year by many measures Sunday, from innings and clock time to their complete, compounded frustration at the plate.

The Angels stranded 14 runners and lost 8-6 to the Houston Astros on Carlos Correa's three-run homer in the 13th inning.

Johnny Giavotella, Rafael Ortega and the Angels piled up missed opportunities for nearly five hours on a maddening afternoon. They stranded six men in the final five innings of their fourth loss in five games.

"We definitely put ourselves in a lot of good places and couldn't get the run in," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:06:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Arrest for Facebook threat against marine patrol officer]]> http://gazette.com/arrest-for-facebook-threat-against-marine-patrol-officer/article/feed/355236?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arrest-for-facebook-threat-against-marine-patrol-officer/article/feed/355236?custom_click=rss MCHENRY, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Mississippi man accused of using Facebook to threaten a state marine patrol officer who had ticketed him for careless driving and driving without proof of insurance.

The sheriff's office says Joey Jason Holliman of Jackson County was released on $2,500 bond after his arrest on a charge of cyberstalking.

Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan says Holliman allegedly posted the threatening message on Officer Michael Strickland's timeline shortly after being ticketed Wednesday.

The department's marine patrol chief, Keith Davis, says Holliman was arrested Thursday night at his home in McHenry.

Holliman could not be reached for comment Sunda

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:01:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack]]> http://gazette.com/woman-fails-to-save-friend-in-australian-crocodile-attack/article/feed/355213?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-fails-to-save-friend-in-australian-crocodile-attack/article/feed/355213?custom_click=rss BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday.

The pair were in shallow water at Thornton Beach in the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland state when the 46-year-old woman was taken by the crocodile late Sunday, Police Senior Constable Russell Parker said.

"Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety but she just wasn't able to do that," Parker told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Police said the women were swimming in waist-deep water, while paramedics reported they were walking in knee-deep water when the crocodile struck.

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]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 20:59:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Posey hits pair of 3-run homers, Giants beat Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/posey-hits-pair-of-3-run-homers-giants-beat-rockies/article/1577090?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/posey-hits-pair-of-3-run-homers-giants-beat-rockies/article/1577090?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Buster Posey hit a pair of three-run homers, including a tiebreaking drive as part of a six-run eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday after their bullpen blew a lead.

The Rockies were limited to one run over six innings by Madison Bumgarner, but erupted in the seventh against five San Francisco relievers to take a 5-4 advantage.

San Francisco responded right back with six runs in the eighth. Posey led the charge with a towering homer to right-center off Carlos Estevez (1-2).

Posey also hit a three-run homer in the first inning. It was the third multihomer gamer of Posey's career, two of which have now come against the Rockies.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 18:54:05 -0600
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1576166?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1576166?custom_click=rss

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


The militant extremist group has suffered recent military setbacks and lost territory in both Iraq and Syria, says Brett McGurk, presidential adviser for the anti-ISIS coalition.


Unlike most leaders in his party, the presumptive Republican nominee opposes any changes to Social Security and says he is open to the idea of a higher minimum wage.


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Sun, 15 May 2016 23:09:53 -0600
<![CDATA[States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use]]> http://gazette.com/states-dig-in-against-directive-on-transgender-bathroom-use/article/1576072?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/states-dig-in-against-directive-on-transgender-bathroom-use/article/1576072?custom_click=rss

RALEIGH, N.C. — Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance — and other conservative states could follow suit — after the Obama administration told public schools across the U.S. on Friday to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

The federal government's guidance was met with tearful praise from parents of transgender students.

"It's heartbreaking that these kids are losing their lives because they can't be accepted," Hope Tyler, who has a transgender son at a Raleigh high school, said in reference to suicides among transgender people. "Somebody has to speak for the kids."

The directive from the U.S.

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Sat, 14 May 2016 07:14:45 -0600