• Connecticut hotel workers train to spot human trafficking

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new Connecticut law meant to strike a blow to human traffickers is now reaching the trenches where it can make the difference. Hospitality workers are being trained to detect and report human trafficking when they suspect the illegal activity is going on where...

  • UberEATS and other services delivering in Colorado Springs

    By caroline laganas and rich laden The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Hungry? Kitchen cupboard bare? There are an increasing number of reasons to never cook another meal or go grocery shopping - and they're as close as your pocket. UberEATS, Grubhub, Instacart and other delivery services are expanding into Colorado Springs, allowing diners to use...

  • Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois'...

  • Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that "All Eyez On...

  • Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in...

  • 5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President...

  • Higher Comcast fees would be passed on to customers, city unsure where revenue would go

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A controversial ordinance will, if passed, net the city of Colorado Springs millions of dollars from cable providers in town, increasing costs to individual cable television subscribers. Where that estimated $3 million extra would be spent remains unclear. The ordinance, which...

  • Colorado Springs apartment complex sells for nearly $29 million

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' red-hot apartment market continues to attract out-of-town investors who are anteing up tens of millions of dollars for multi-family properties. A limited liability company formed by Coughlin & Co., a family-owned Denver real estate company, paid $28.6 million...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant chain closes 3 Denver locations

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Southern Concepts Restaurant Group Inc., which once planned up to 40 restaurants nationwide under the Southern Hospitality, Bourbon Brothers and Carve Barbecue names, closed its last three restaurants in the Denver area Monday, effectively shutting down the Colorado Springs-based...

  • California AG bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 other states

    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and SOPHIA BOLLAG , Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and...

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