Colorado Springs

A cyclist navigates Dearborn St. between street traffic and pedestrians in a special bike lane in Chicago's famed Loop. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

As city cycling grows, so does bike tax temptation

CHICAGO (AP) — Early blasts of snow, ice and below-zero temperatures haven’t stopped a surprising number of Chicago cyclists from spinning through the slush this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about […]

12/27/2013

This undated photo provided by David Fox shows acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard, 31, who was pronounced dead after falling about 50 feet from the Cirque du Soleil "Ka" show's stage during a production at the MGM Grand. (AP Photo/Courtesy David Fox, File)

Citations proposed in Cirque acrobat’s death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Safety officials announced plans Tuesday to cite performance company Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas Strip casino MGM Grand after an acrobat died over the summer in a fall witnessed by […]

10/29/2013

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, photo provided by the family of Kimberly Walker,  shows Walker's gravestone in the likeness of popular cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. (AP Photo/Kara Walker)

Iraq vet’s family considering gravestone options

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a slain Iraqi war veteran wants her towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone returned to her final resting place while the cemetery officials that removed it say that’s the only thing […]

10/22/2013

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, photo provided by the family of Kimberly Walker,  shows Walker's gravestone in the likeness of popular cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. (AP Photo/Kara Walker)

Iraq veteran’s SpongeBob gravestone removed

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Iraq war veteran’s towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds. The headstone […]

10/21/2013

Earth-filled water from a heavy rainstorm begins to flow over a drainage creek during flooding which occurred three days after a deadly flash flood struck at the same location, causing millions of dollars in damage, in Manitou Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

First fire, then floods in besieged Western forest

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Drenching rain in the wildfire-blackened hills below Colorado’s Pikes Peak sent a torrent of rock and mud into the tourist town of Manitou Springs this month, killing a 53-year-old man […]

08/26/2013

Girls-Room

Rights case ruling favors Colo. transgender girl

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials say a suburban Colorado Springs school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl by preventing her from using the girls’ bathroom, in what advocates described as the first such ruling […]

06/24/2013

A US Army helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo)

Full containment expected Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters are working to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history. The labor-intensive work […]

06/16/2013

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Crews battling Colo. wildfire hold flames in check

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Crews battling the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history say they were better prepared to take on the flames because of lessons learned fighting last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, a […]

06/14/2013

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Crews battle to a “draw” with deadly Colo. fire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have at least temporarily battled to a “draw” with a fast-moving fire that already has killed two people and destroyed 379 homes, giving weary authorities and residents the first […]

06/14/2013

A Colorado Springs resident takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area, Colorado. (AP Photo)

360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday that […]

06/13/2013

A Colorado Springs resident takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area, Colorado. (AP Photo)

3 wildfires burn out of control in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire fueled by hot temperatures, gusty winds and thick, bone-dry forests has destroyed 92 homes, damaged five more and prompted more than 7,000 residents northeast of Colorado Springs to […]

06/13/2013

Liberty Head Nickel

Rare 1913 nickel fetches over $3.1M at auction

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A rare century-old U.S. nickel that was once mistakenly declared a fake and forgotten about for decades has sold at auction for more than $3.1 million. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is especially prized because of its unusual back story:

04/26/2013

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