• Air Force hockey no outsider as it dives into Minnesota-heavy NCAA West Regional

    Kate Shefte
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Air Force may be the only school outside of Minnesota in the West Bracket of the NCAA Tournament, but that doesn’t make the Falcons outsiders. Seven Falcons, and their head coach, are from the North Star State. Not that it’s a rare occurrence. When you’re a hockey-playing Minnesotan...

  • UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity. Scientists meeting in Colombia issued four regional reports...

  • More than 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence at school since Columbine

    John Woodrow Cox and Steven Rich, The Washington Post
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that have come to define school shootings in this country are almost always remembered for the students and educators slain. Death tolls are repeated so often that the numbers and places become permanently linked. What those figures...

  • Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter

    John Wagner and Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Just hours after threatening a veto, President Trump said Friday afternoon that he would sign the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday and avert a government shutdown. In a morning tweet, Trump said he might veto the omnibus bill because it does...

  • An alien star sideswiped our solar system and sent comets reeling, scientists say

    Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Some 70,000 years ago, when humans and Neanderthals shared the planet, an alien star streaked through the outer edges of our solar system and jostled its contents, astronomers say. In a study of hundreds of solar system objects with unusual orbits, the scientists also noted eight...

  • Vietnam War wives call mayday in new Colorado Springs exhibit

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Vietnam War inadvertently decimated the quiet, subservient wife stereotype. When Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Army troops were captured by the North Vietnamese or went missing in action in the late 1960s and early '70s, the government ordered their wives and families to keep...

  • Trump says he is 'considering' veto of $1.3 trillion budget

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threw the massive spending bill into doubt Friday, saying he was "considering" a veto of the $1.3 trillion plan over concerns about young "Dreamer" immigrants and border wall money. Hours before funding for the government expires, Trump said on...

  • GUEST COLUMN: AMR proud of its record while serving Colorado Springs

    By Scott Lenn
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Gazette article "Complaints over ambulance lateness" (March 19) presented some facts regarding American Medical Response's response times to emergency calls. However, a sound understanding of the facts presented requires more context than the article provided. AMR's contract with...

  • Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

    MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES — A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex. During an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that...

  • AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

    STEVE PEOPLES and EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked...

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