• Uber takes to the skies with next ride-hailing project

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is taking to the skies with its next project — "flying cars" — even as all eyes are on its problems on the ground. On Tuesday, the embattled ride-hailing company announced plans for an on-demand network of electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically,...

  • Alitalia faces bankruptcy after employees vote down plan

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — The risk of bankruptcy looms for Italy's flagship airline, Alitalia, after employees resoundingly rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs that were aimed at securing investments and keeping the carrier afloat. It's the latest twist in the decades-long saga of decline for...

  • Live Well: Work to pluck weeds from landscape of your mind

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    I often wonder if my days are one samskara after another; full of repetitive thoughts and actions, in other words. Samskara is a word you might hear during neighborhood yoga class. It's Sanskrit for a subliminal impression, the unconscious pattern of behavior that shows up in bodies...

  • Emirates CEO says US laptop carry-on ban still puzzles him

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chairman and CEO of Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday he "can't dig into somebody's mind" to understand why the U.S. instituted a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage from 10 cities in Muslim-majority...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 25, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com. Look What the Cat Brought...

  • Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets

    By Kate Silver The Washington Post -
    Published: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    On a recent trip to California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs. "It was called a 'Yappy Hour' menu," says Reeder, who is president of the Dog Writers Association of America and frequently travels with her dog, Rio, a 6-year-old...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 25, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    HEALTH NOTES Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: Email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202. 2017 Critters for Cancer Fundraiser - Professional...

  • Passengers in viral airline videos have same lawyer

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month. The Chicago lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, says the...

  • Trail talk: Disparity, decay among Colorado Springs parks is problematic

    Susan Davies, Special to The Gazette
    Yesterday

    Boulder Park is one of the Pikes Peak region's ailing neighborhood parks. Surrounded by modest homes on three sides, families settle in this neighborhood for the park and nearby schools. While the playground is fairly new, the tennis courts have no nets and the asphalt basketball court...

  • Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safe

    Yesterday

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were and, despite security concerns, Egypt's tourism minister on Monday insisted the country's popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are a safe choice for travelers. "We...

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