• AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film. The emoji is heir to a tradition of pictographic writing...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, September 22

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Here's a look at a variety of events Friday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE “The Nerd” — 7 p.m., through Sept. 23, The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $11-$20; buttetheater.com.

  • Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers...

  • Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

    Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred...

  • Former Colorado travel group owners told to pay state $7M

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has announced that a court ordered four owners of a former travel group to pay more than $7 million to the state for defrauding consumers, which is an upped price that follows an appeal filed by one of the owners....

  • Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A report by the Government...

  • Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made airlines' longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America's infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim. A House bill that would put the aviation industry...

  • Tibetan monks bring unspoken messages of unity and peace to Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The simple tools are hard at work in their hands, but the complex design and messages are etched in their hearts. Sitting on worn cushions, eight Tibetan monks rub metal rods against funnel-shaped metal tubes called chakpurs to gently release millions of grains of colored sand and...

  • Cargo plane makes belly landing at Maine airport

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Officials say a plane carrying mail had to make an emergency landing in Maine, because its landing gear failed. The twin-engine Wiggins Airways plane carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service made the belly landing at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in...

  • Broadmoor's new executive chef is 'young,' but David Patterson brings his own history of excellence

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    If name-dropping were part of chef David Patterson's MO, he could do it with ease. Patterson was an executive sous chef under famed chef Alain Ducasse for nine years. He worked his way up to executive sous chef at the prestigious Maisonette in Cincinnati - a restaurant that held...

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