<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Mon, 02 May 2016 02:31:10 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Trump has a 'plan B' for convention _ outside help]]> http://gazette.com/trump-has-a-plan-b-for-convention-outside-help/article/feed/344076?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-has-a-plan-b-for-convention-outside-help/article/feed/344076?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt."

While the billionaire businessman might lock up the Republican presidential nomination in the next five weeks of voting, he and his allies are simultaneously undertaking a parallel effort in case he falls short.

Outside groups, including one led by longtime Trump political ally Roger Stone, and a loose collection of colorful supporters such as "Bikers for Trump" are organizing ahead of the July convention in Cleveland.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:46:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Gender politics playing a big role for Trump, Clinton]]> http://gazette.com/gender-politics-playing-a-big-role-for-trump-clinton/article/feed/344077?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gender-politics-playing-a-big-role-for-trump-clinton/article/feed/344077?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman.

Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.

The same Republican presidential candidate who mocked "little" Marco Rubio, dismissed "low-energy" Jeb Bush and promises to "cherish" and "protect" women as president is dismissing the former senator, secretary of state and first lady as little more than a token female who's playing the "woman's card."

"Frankly, all I'm doing is stating the obvious," Trump insisted, when pressed about whether his lat

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:45:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Closing arguments set in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial]]> http://gazette.com/closing-arguments-set-in-grim-sleeper-serial-killer-trial/article/feed/344073?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/closing-arguments-set-in-grim-sleeper-serial-killer-trial/article/feed/344073?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Grim Sleeper" serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony.

Closing arguments were scheduled to begin Monday morning in the trial of Lonnie David Franklin Jr. He's charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007. They were shot or strangled and their bodies dumped in alleys and trash bins in South Los Angeles and nearby areas.

The killer was nicknamed the "Grim Sleeper" because of a 14-year gap between some attacks.

Prosecutors allege that gun or DNA evidence connects Franklin to the killings but his defense lawyers argue that some DNA samples taken from victims or their clothing didn't match Franklin.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:39:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Some of the gun safety features over time]]> http://gazette.com/some-of-the-gun-safety-features-over-time/article/feed/344068?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-of-the-gun-safety-features-over-time/article/feed/344068?custom_click=rss

Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun.

But this isn't the only technology that exists or is being developed.

A look at other efforts to build a "smart gun" and earlier efforts at making firearms safer:


Armatix GmbH of Unterfoehring, Germany, has developed a handgun that uses a watch that sends signals to the handgun. The iP1 is a .22-caliber pistol that carries a 10-round magazine. The accompanying watch must be within 10 inches of the handgun for it to fire.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:34:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Seeking a high-tech solution to make firearms safer]]> http://gazette.com/seeking-a-high-tech-solution-to-make-firearms-safer/article/feed/344069?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seeking-a-high-tech-solution-to-make-firearms-safer/article/feed/344069?custom_click=rss

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.

His family is renowned for its premier line of shotguns treasured by law enforcement, hunters and the military. Mossberg already has spent more than a decade working to develop — and someday bring to the market — a firearm that the wrong person cannot fire. It is intended to work without fail in the hands of its owner in a life-or-death situation.

"We're gun people, so we know when you pick up a gun you want to shoot it," Mossberg said. "You don't want to swipe your finger. You don't want to talk to it. In an emergency situation,

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:32:30 -0600 <![CDATA[A confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indiana primary]]> http://gazette.com/a-confident-trump-seeks-knockout-of-cruz-in-indiana-primary/article/feed/344070?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-confident-trump-seeks-knockout-of-cruz-in-indiana-primary/article/feed/344070?custom_click=rss

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana.

The billionaire businessman appears to have learned a few lessons from his defeat last month to the Texas senator in nearby Wisconsin.

There have been no slip-ups on talk radio in recent days, and no stumbles over issues that matter deeply to Republican voters.

Trump arrived in Indianapolis to start campaigning the day after winning his home-state New York primary and began spending money on television advertising far sooner than he did in Wisconsin.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:28:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus]]> http://gazette.com/nursing-homes-starting-to-offer-more-individualized-menus/article/feed/344067?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nursing-homes-starting-to-offer-more-individualized-menus/article/feed/344067?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — There is a growing trend among the nation's 15,600 nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach toward food.

Advocates pushing for the change say it has taken more than three decades to get there.

Now, the federal government is proposing regulations that would require facilities to create menus that reflect religious, cultural and ethnic needs and preferences. Further, the proposed rules would empower nursing home residents with the "right to make personal dietary choices."

The government acknowledges that the nation's 1.4 million nursing home residents are diverse and that "it may be challenging" to meet every preference.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:22:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens]]> http://gazette.com/fears-of-trump-drive-immigrants-to-become-citizens/article/feed/344066?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fears-of-trump-drive-immigrants-to-become-citizens/article/feed/344066?custom_click=rss MIAMI (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential campaign.

Many immigration advocates say fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship, so they can vote.

On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina (oh-SPEE'-nah) stood in a long line to take the first step to become an American.

Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from Colombia. He became eligible for citizenship in 1990. But with Trump becoming a more likely presidential nominee by the day, Ospina decided to wait no more, rushing the paperwork require

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:19:06 -0600 <![CDATA[North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness]]> http://gazette.com/north-carolina-pair-survive-5-days-in-new-zealand-wilderness/article/feed/344065?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/north-carolina-pair-survive-5-days-in-new-zealand-wilderness/article/feed/344065?custom_click=rss

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.

After thinking she would die, 22-year-old Rachel Lloyd is now recovering in Wellington Hospital with her mother, Carolyn Lloyd, by her side. The pair recounted their ordeal to The Associated Press.



Carolyn Lloyd, 47, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was visiting her daughter for about a week, and Rachel was eager to show her some highlights of New Zealand.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:12:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Asian markets start week lower; Tokyo slumps 3 percent]]> http://gazette.com/asian-markets-start-week-lower-tokyo-slumps-3-percent/article/feed/344064?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/asian-markets-start-week-lower-tokyo-slumps-3-percent/article/feed/344064?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and bleak readings from a monthly factory managers' survey did little to lighten the gloom.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 slumped 3.1 percent to 16,147.38, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.8 percent to 1,978.15. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.1 percent to 5,312.00. Stocks in the Philippines and Indonesia were also lower. Markets in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan and Singapore were closed for a public holiday.

JAPAN'S MALAISE: The Bank of Japan's policy meeting on Thursday foiled expectations it might act to shore up flagging growth.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 01:58:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Forest fires sweep across north India]]> http://gazette.com/forest-fires-sweep-across-north-india/article/feed/344052?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forest-fires-sweep-across-north-india/article/feed/344052?custom_click=rss LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Massive forest fires sweeping across the north Indian state of Uttarakhand have killed at least seven people in recent weeks, and were threatening two tiger reserves, officials said Monday.

After state firefighters were unable for months to put the fires out, the Indian government sent Air Force helicopters over the weekend to drop water on the blazes covering nearly 23 square kilometers (8 square miles) of pine forests.

There were dozens of fires burning on Monday, spreading unpredictably and threatening two major tiger reserves — Corbett National Park and Rajaji National Park — according to state forest officer Bhanu Prasad Gupta.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 01:49:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Egypt journalists call protest over police raid at syndicate]]> http://gazette.com/egypt-journalists-call-protest-over-police-raid-at-syndicate/article/feed/344062?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/egypt-journalists-call-protest-over-police-raid-at-syndicate/article/feed/344062?custom_click=rss CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's journalist syndicate has called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises a day earlier.

In a statement issued early Monday after an emergency meeting, the group called for the "open-ended" sit-in to run through a Wednesday general assembly, and during World Press Freedom day on May 3.

It described the police's entry into the building as a "raid by security forces whose blatant barbarism and aggression on the dignity of the press and journalists and their syndicate has surprised the journalistic community and the Egyptian people.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 01:46:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Turkey strikes Islamic State group positions in Syria]]> http://gazette.com/turkey-strikes-islamic-state-group-positions-in-syria/article/feed/344061?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/turkey-strikes-islamic-state-group-positions-in-syria/article/feed/344061?custom_click=rss ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish military says its forces have hit Islamic State positions in Syria, killing 34 militants.

The state-owned Anadolu Agency said Monday the strikes took out multiple rocket launchers and gun positions.

The AP was unable to verify the report. The army typically responds to fire from Syria in line with its rules of engagement. On Sunday, four rockets fired from Syria wounded eight people in the Turkish border town of Kilis, where the Syrian conflict regularly spills over.

In the past year, Turkey has also witnessed suicide bombings linked to the IS as well as attacks linked to Kurdish militants.

The latest came Sunday, when a car bomb detonated outside a police station in the southern city

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 01:37:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Raptors reach second round for first time 15 years]]> http://gazette.com/raptors-reach-second-round-for-first-time-15-years/article/feed/344059?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raptors-reach-second-round-for-first-time-15-years/article/feed/344059?custom_click=rss

TORONTO (AP) — After a decade and a half of playoff disappointment, the Toronto Raptors finally got to enjoy a celebratory night of hugs, kisses and happy families.

Next up, a second-round date with the Miami Heat.

Toronto advanced with a Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and the Raptors beat the Pacers 89-84.

The Raptors will host the Heat in Game 1 of the second round Tuesday night.

"It's going to be another hard-fought series," DeRozan said. "We don't expect anything less."

Coach Dwane Casey expects a big challenge trying to contain Miami star Dwyane Wade.

"We've kind of been watching them out of

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 01:22:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants]]> http://gazette.com/last-dance-final-performance-for-ringling-bros.-elephants/article/feed/344054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/last-dance-final-performance-for-ringling-bros.-elephants/article/feed/344054?custom_click=rss

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.

Six Asian elephants danced, balanced on each others' backs and sat on their hind legs during their last show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday.

"This is a very emotional time for us," Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson told the crowd as the performance came to an end.

He called elephants beloved members of the circus family and thanked the animals for more than 100 years of service.

"We love our girls.

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