<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:32:14 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Vogelsong outdone by Lynn as Giants blanked by Cardinals 6-0]]> http://gazette.com/vogelsong-outdone-by-lynn-as-giants-blanked-by-cardinals-6-0/article/feed/266427?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vogelsong-outdone-by-lynn-as-giants-blanked-by-cardinals-6-0/article/feed/266427?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have been so good against St. Louis in recent years and through their winning postseason runs, and against Lance Lynn, too.

Lynn finally earned his first career victory against San Francisco this time, outpitching Ryan Vogelsong and hanging tough into the eighth before leaving with a right ankle injury in the Cardinals' 6-0 victory Saturday.

The big inning hurt Vogelsong as the ailing Giants were shut out for the 12th time this season, eighth at home.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals broke open a 0-0 game with four runs in the fifth.

"The big inning killed us there. We couldn't stop them," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:21:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Manuel excels in Bills' 43-19 preseason win over Steelers]]> http://gazette.com/manuel-excels-in-bills-43-19-preseason-win-over-steelers/article/feed/266409?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manuel-excels-in-bills-43-19-preseason-win-over-steelers/article/feed/266409?custom_click=rss

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan said it's finally time to select the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback.

And the decision won't be an easy one.

And that's just the way the Bills coach wanted it, Ryan said after EJ Manuel made a case to reclaim his old job in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night.

"This is the ideal situation we had talked about. This is exactly what I wanted. And all three guys played to their abilities," Ryan said, upon announcing he intends to spend Sunday having a lengthy discussion with his staff to determine whether Manuel, Tyrod Taylor or Matt Cassel will be the team's season-opening starter. "The decision will be made and we'll move forward.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:20:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day]]> http://gazette.com/huge-malaysia-rally-for-najibs-resignation-enters-2nd-day/article/feed/266256?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/huge-malaysia-rally-for-najibs-resignation-enters-2nd-day/article/feed/266256?custom_click=rss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Protesters demanding the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal remained on the streets of the capital Sunday, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully despite police warnings that the gathering was illegal.

The crowds flooded the streets wearing yellow shirts of the Bersih movement — the coalition for clean and fair elections — even after authorities blocked the organizer's website and banned yellow attire and the group's logo in a bid to deter the rallies, which were also held in other Malaysian cities.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:13:13 -0600 <![CDATA[El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb]]> http://gazette.com/el-salvador-officials-deactivate-powerful-car-bomb/article/feed/266404?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-salvador-officials-deactivate-powerful-car-bomb/article/feed/266404?custom_click=rss

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday.

Gen. David Munguia Payes said the bomb contained plastic explosives and would have sprayed glass shards if it had exploded.

The Justice and Security Ministry earlier issued a statement saying that agents found the bomb Friday in a car that had been reported stolen. They were apparently acting on an anonymous tip.

It's not clear who left the device, but a crackdown on gangs, and battles among the gangs themselves, have led to hundreds of deaths this year in the country of 6 million people.

The U.S.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:12:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Packers' Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder injury]]> http://gazette.com/packers-randall-cobb-leaves-game-with-shoulder-injury/article/feed/266420?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/packers-randall-cobb-leaves-game-with-shoulder-injury/article/feed/266420?custom_click=rss

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Receiver Randall Cobb has left the Packers' preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury.

Cobb appeared to be favoring his right arm after landing on the arm as he was trying to catch a pass on the sideline from rookie Brett Hundley on Green Bay's first offensive drive.

He is the second starting wideout to get hurt for Green Bay in preseason action. Jordy Nelson was lost for the year with a right knee injury last Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Cobb signed a four-year, $40 million contract in the offseason that kept the receiver off the open market. He is expected to be the Packers' top wideout with Nelson gone.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:10:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Dolphins center Mike Pouncey leaves game with knee injury]]> http://gazette.com/dolphins-center-mike-pouncey-leaves-game-with-knee-injury/article/feed/266426?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dolphins-center-mike-pouncey-leaves-game-with-knee-injury/article/feed/266426?custom_click=rss MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has left his team's exhibition game with a knee injury, further scrambling their offensive line situation.

Pouncey departed in the first quarter Saturday against the Falcons, returned briefly and then left again. He was listed as questionable to return and limped to the locker room shortly before halftime.

Pouncey's twin, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, previously was sidelined this preseason with an ankle injury.

The Dolphins were left with only two offensive line starters at their regular positions.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:08:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Par Scores]]> http://gazette.com/yokohama-tire-lpga-classic-par-scores/article/feed/266423?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/yokohama-tire-lpga-classic-par-scores/article/feed/266423?custom_click=rss ___



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<![CDATA[Donald Trump courts tea party voters in Nashville]]> http://gazette.com/donald-trump-courts-tea-party-voters-in-nashville/article/feed/266310?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/donald-trump-courts-tea-party-voters-in-nashville/article/feed/266310?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday.

"I think over the next couple of weeks you're going to see some things that are very interesting," Trump said after a speech in Nashville to a gathering of tea party activists.

"We're going to make a decision very soon," he added, "and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy."

Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee, saying his refusal to commit gains him leverage over the party establishment, which has been caught off-guard by his early dominance in the race.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:58:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Lynn hurts ankle but beats Giants for 1st time, Cards win]]> http://gazette.com/lynn-hurts-ankle-but-beats-giants-for-1st-time-cards-win/article/feed/266425?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lynn-hurts-ankle-but-beats-giants-for-1st-time-cards-win/article/feed/266425?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Somehow, Lance Lynn stayed on his feet long enough to finally beat the San Francisco Giants.

Once, he caught his spikes and nearly topped down the dugout steps. Twice, his right knee buckled. And in the most scary scene of all, the St. Louis pitcher twisted his right ankle making a play and was forced to leave Saturday.

Lynn still wound up with his first career win over the Giants, sending the NL Central-leading Cardinals to a 6-0 victory.

Later in the clubhouse, Lynn pulled his tried-and-true cowboy boots over the tender ankle and vowed to take his next turn in the rotation.

"As long as I can get up and walk, I'll be able to pitch next time out, so I'm not worried about it," he said.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:56:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Ex-Lottery secretary's success overshadowed by work ethic]]> http://gazette.com/ex-lottery-secretarys-success-overshadowed-by-work-ethic/article/feed/266422?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-lottery-secretarys-success-overshadowed-by-work-ethic/article/feed/266422?custom_click=rss TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When it came to the bottom line, there's no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell was a success.

Under her four-and-a-half year tenure, O'Connell pushed up lottery sales to nearly $6 billion through an aggressive push of scratch-off tickets and an effort to expand sales to retailers who had previously resisted selling lottery tickets.

But it was the other parts of the ledger that led to her swift demise and the departure of another official in the administration of Gov. Rick Scott. O'Connell abruptly resigned Friday once questions mounted about her work habits and spending, including questions about her use of an agency credit card.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:55:01 -0600 <![CDATA[More wildfire evacuations in western Montana]]> http://gazette.com/more-wildfire-evacuations-in-western-montana/article/feed/266419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-wildfire-evacuations-in-western-montana/article/feed/266419?custom_click=rss

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Another warm, windy day challenged crews battling numerous wildfires in western Montana and brought more evacuations Saturday.

About 20 residences in rural areas south of Libby were told to evacuate Saturday morning because of one of several fires burning in the Kootenai National Forest, fire spokeswoman Jennifer McCully said.

Fire managers were asking for more firefighters, but prospects for help were uncertain Saturday afternoon, McCully said. "We're trying but the resources are so limited right now," she said.

Elsewhere, the towns of Essex in Flathead County and Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation remain under evacuation orders.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:47:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure]]> http://gazette.com/residents-take-canoes-as-venezuela-expands-border-closure/article/feed/266397?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/residents-take-canoes-as-venezuela-expands-border-closure/article/feed/266397?custom_click=rss

BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.

The going rate for a short river journey in the wooden canoes was less than a dollar at Venezuela's widely used black market exchange rate. Some of the roughly 50 people waiting to row across Saturday under the eyes of Venezuelan soldiers were locals seeking to fill prescriptions for medicines hard to find in Venezuela.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:45:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Rookies Abdullah, Zenner filling in nicely for Lions]]> http://gazette.com/rookies-abdullah-zenner-filling-in-nicely-for-lions/article/feed/266421?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rookies-abdullah-zenner-filling-in-nicely-for-lions/article/feed/266421?custom_click=rss ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions rookie running backs Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner have made good impressions so far in training camp in the absence of last year's starter Joique Bell.

Bell has been on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of camp after undergoing procedures on his knee and Achilles in January.

"It was just a nagging injury that had to get done," Bell said. "Luckily, we were able to catch it before it got worse."

Although Bell has not practiced with his teammates, he still thinks he'll be ready in time for the start of the regular season.

"After speaking to the doctors back in June, they told me that if I'm running at all by the end of July, I'm making good progress a

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:44:50 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-clinton-celebrate-progress-but-continue-work/article/feed/266318?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-clinton-celebrate-progress-but-continue-work/article/feed/266318?custom_click=rss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

Former President Bill Clinton says New Orleans should celebrate progress after Katrina but also work on recovery for all.

Clinton spoke Saturday night at an event to remember those who died in the storm, thank volunteers and commemorate how far the city has progressed since Aug. 29, 10 years ago.

Katrina killed more than 1,800 people across the Gulf Coast and cost billions of dollars in damage in one of the most deadly storms in the country's history.

Clinton said New Orleans should be happy and celebrate but that "our job is always to form a more perfect union."

His comments spoke t

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:41:36 -0600 <![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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