<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:55:18 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[NASCAR Daytona 500 Auto Racing]]> http://gazette.com/nascar-daytona-500-auto-racing/article/feed/445879?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nascar-daytona-500-auto-racing/article/feed/445879?custom_click=rss The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover during the singing of the national anthem before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M.

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<![CDATA[ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spending]]> http://gazette.com/adb-says-asia-needs-to-double-infrastructure-spending/article/feed/447438?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/adb-says-asia-needs-to-double-infrastructure-spending/article/feed/447438?custom_click=rss

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to spend up to $1.7 trillion a year, or $26 trillion through 2030, to meet their infrastructure needs and to maintain the region's growth momentum, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Tuesday.

That's more than double the previous estimate, made in 2009.

The Manila-based bank's report covering 45 countries says despite dramatic growth in infrastructure development that has supported growth, reduced poverty and improved people's lives, a substantial gap remains.

More than 400 million people still lack electricity, 300 million have no access to safe drinking water and about 1.5 billion lack basic sanitation.

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:11:42 -0700 <![CDATA[5 things analysts and investors want to hear in Trump speech]]> http://gazette.com/5-things-analysts-and-investors-want-to-hear-in-trump-speech/article/feed/447437?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/5-things-analysts-and-investors-want-to-hear-in-trump-speech/article/feed/447437?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists and investors will be looking for one thing above all from President Donald Trump's speech to the nation Tuesday night:

Details.

What will his promised tax cuts look like? Which Obama-era regulations will be reversed? Will he push for an infrastructure spending plan this year?

Trump's broad campaign promises to sharply cut taxes, reduce red tape and boost spending on infrastructure have helped lift the stock market to record highs. Yet without some further guidance on specific plans, investors might grow impatient.

"The stock market has been pricing in a pretty optimistic scenario about what policy changes under a Trump administration will look like," said David Kelly, chief global s

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:01:14 -0700 <![CDATA[Starbucks CEO says chain ready to enter Italy after 35 years]]> http://gazette.com/starbucks-ceo-says-chain-ready-to-enter-italy-after-35-years/article/feed/447421?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/starbucks-ceo-says-chain-ready-to-enter-italy-after-35-years/article/feed/447421?custom_click=rss

MILAN (AP) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's vision for the chain was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on his first trip to Milan more than three decades ago. But it took the company growing to about 26,000 stores in 75 countries to win the credibility he felt necessary to make the leap into the country that gave espresso to the world.

"I didn't think we were ready to come to Italy," Schultz told The Associated Press in an interview Monday. "I think Italy is such a special place. I am so respectful of the Italian coffee heritage and the Italian culture, and I think we had to earn that respect, opportunity, and I think over the years we got to the point that we are now ready to come."

As he prepares to step down as

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:58:24 -0700 <![CDATA[N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to get Kim's brother's body]]> http://gazette.com/n.-korean-diplomats-in-malaysia-to-get-kims-brothers-body/article/feed/447431?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/n.-korean-diplomats-in-malaysia-to-get-kims-brothers-body/article/feed/447431?custom_click=rss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader's Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect Pyongyang itself of orchestrating.

The body of Kim Jong Nam, killed Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur's airport, is at the center of a heated diplomatic battle between North Korea and Malaysia. Pyongyang opposed Malaysian officials even conducting an autopsy, while Malaysia has resisted giving up the body without getting DNA samples and confirmation from next of kin.

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:55:19 -0700 <![CDATA[IMF says Iran rebounds after nuclear deal, but danger looms]]> http://gazette.com/imf-says-iran-rebounds-after-nuclear-deal-but-danger-looms/article/feed/447436?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/imf-says-iran-rebounds-after-nuclear-deal-but-danger-looms/article/feed/447436?custom_click=rss DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says Iran's economy has rebounded after the nuclear deal with world powers, but warns that uncertainty over future sanctions and problems with the country's domestic banks could cause trouble ahead.

The IMF released a report early on Tuesday that said Iran's real gross domestic product grew by 7.4 percent, recovering from a recession.

It attributed that growth largely toward oil production recovering after the atomic accord, which saw economic sanctions against Iran lifted in exchange for it limiting its enrichment of uranium.

However, the IMF warned that Iran's domestic banking sector, with many lenders beset by bad loans, needed reformed.

It al

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:54:43 -0700 <![CDATA[NKorea official in Beijing after China's ban on coal imports]]> http://gazette.com/nkorea-official-in-beijing-after-chinas-ban-on-coal-imports/article/feed/447435?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nkorea-official-in-beijing-after-chinas-ban-on-coal-imports/article/feed/447435?custom_click=rss BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean diplomat is visiting Beijing in the wake of China's ban on coal imports from its neighbor and the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's older half-brother in Malaysia.

The foreign ministry said that Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil Song arrived on Tuesday, but gave no details.

China last week began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its once-close communist ally to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

China is North Korea's largest source of trade and aid, and the move deprives Pyongyang of an important source of foreign currency. Beijing wants the U.S. in return to restart long-stalled negotia

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:40:44 -0700 <![CDATA[South Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung's de facto chief]]> http://gazette.com/south-korean-prosecutors-to-indict-samsungs-de-facto-chief/article/feed/447428?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-korean-prosecutors-to-indict-samsungs-de-facto-chief/article/feed/447428?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean special prosecutors said they would indict Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye.

The planned indictment of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is a huge hit for the largest and most successful of the big businesses that dominate the South Korean economy. It also signals the still roiling state of South Korea's political and economic circles after weeks of massive demonstrations that led to Park's impeachment.

The announcements of the planned indictment came after a three-month investigation by the special prosecution team, which ended Tuesday after the country's acti

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:37:09 -0700 <![CDATA[UN defends refugee vetting as Trump mulls revised entry ban]]> http://gazette.com/un-defends-refugee-vetting-as-trump-mulls-revised-entry-ban/article/feed/447432?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/un-defends-refugee-vetting-as-trump-mulls-revised-entry-ban/article/feed/447432?custom_click=rss

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — In an office cubicle at the U.N. refugee agency, a Syrian woman and her three daughters took turns staring into a camera for iris scans. Their biometric registration, a first step toward possible resettlement in the West, is to be followed by interviews and background checks that can take months or even years.

The 31-year-old part-time hairdresser, who fled to Jordan in 2014 after her husband went missing in Syria's civil war, feels fortunate. But the long road ahead for many Syrian refugees could grow even more arduous if U.S. President Donald Trump fulfils campaign vows to impose "extreme vetting.

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:23:38 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: N. Korea sends diplomats to Malaysia to get body]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-n.-korea-sends-diplomats-to-malaysia-to-get-body/article/feed/447434?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-n.-korea-sends-diplomats-to-malaysia-to-get-body/article/feed/447434?custom_click=rss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

North Korea has sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek the return of the body of leader's Kim Jong Un's slain half brother.

The delegation includes Ri Tong Il, former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations. He told reporters Tuesday outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur that the diplomats were in Malaysia to seek the retrieval of the body and the release of a North Korean arrested in the case.

Malaysia has confirmed that North Korean killed Feb. 13 in a nerve-agent attack at Kuala Lumpur's airport is Kim Jong Nam, half brother of

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:22:26 -0700 <![CDATA[China's coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row]]> http://gazette.com/chinas-coal-consumption-falls-for-3rd-year-in-a-row/article/feed/447433?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chinas-coal-consumption-falls-for-3rd-year-in-a-row/article/feed/447433?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world's top carbon polluter has emerged as a global leader in addressing global warming.

The National Bureau of Statistics said the consumption of coal, a major source of heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, fell by 4.7 percent last year, according to preliminary calculations.

The bureau said the share of coal in China's total energy consumption mix fell to 62 percent in 2016 from 64 percent the year before. A revised figure in the China Energy Statistical Yearbook put the 2015 figure at 63.7 percent, but Tuesday's report referenced the preliminary figures reported last year.

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:06:19 -0700 <![CDATA[Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access oil pipeline work]]> http://gazette.com/judge-to-hear-arguments-on-dakota-access-oil-pipeline-work/article/feed/447429?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-to-hear-arguments-on-dakota-access-oil-pipeline-work/article/feed/447429?custom_click=rss BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, perhaps just days before it could start moving oil.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington will consider a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to order the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permission for developer Energy Transfer Partners to lay pipe under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The stretch under the Missouri River reservoir is the last piece of construction for the $3.8 billion pipeline that's to move oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois.

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:21:07 -0700 <![CDATA[Quarantined Parise, Pominville out for Wild with mumps]]> http://gazette.com/quarantined-parise-pominville-out-for-wild-with-mumps/article/feed/447405?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/quarantined-parise-pominville-out-for-wild-with-mumps/article/feed/447405?custom_click=rss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild came back from their five-day bye with a most unwelcome visitor: the mumps virus.

Forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease and must miss at least three games.

Assistant coach Scott Stevens was also stricken, coach Bruce Boudreau said after the Wild beat Los Angeles 5-4 in overtime on Monday night.

Two seasons ago, when Boudreau was the coach for Anaheim, both the Wild and the Ducks were hit hard by mumps as it made its way around the NHL. The Wild had five defensemen get the virus that time, with absences ranging from one game to roughly three weeks.

"What can you do? You just sit there and go, 'Here we go,'" Boudreau sa

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:11:06 -0700 <![CDATA[Asia stocks advance ahead of Trump speech, China congress]]> http://gazette.com/asia-stocks-advance-ahead-of-trump-speech-china-congress/article/feed/447430?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/asia-stocks-advance-ahead-of-trump-speech-china-congress/article/feed/447430?custom_click=rss

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after another strong finish on Wall Street as investors awaited a speech by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Congress.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.6 percent to 19,214.68 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.4 percent to 2,092.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.1 percent to 23,899.76 while the Shanghai Composite index in mainland China climbed 0.2 percent to 3,235.23. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.2 percent to 5,712.20.

BIG SPEECH: Investors are hoping Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress, scheduled for Tuesday evening — or Wednesday morning in Asia will bring more clarity on promised tax cuts, infrastructure spending and ot

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]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:02:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Malaysia's attorney general says two women suspects in killing of North Korean will be charged in court on Wednesday]]> http://gazette.com/malaysias-attorney-general-says-two-women-suspects-in-killing-of-north-korean-will-be-charged-in-court-on-wednesday/article/feed/447427?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/malaysias-attorney-general-says-two-women-suspects-in-killing-of-north-korean-will-be-charged-in-court-on-wednesday/article/feed/447427?custom_click=rss KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's attorney general says two women suspects in killing of North Korean will be charged in court on Wednesday.

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