• US, Turkey strain for deal on key element of anti-IS fight

    Updated: Thu, Mar 30, 2017

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Trump administration and Turkey appeared no closer Thursday to resolving a dispute over the Kurds' role in defeating the Islamic State group in Syria, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited America's often nettlesome NATO ally for the first time....

  • McDonald's latest move to regain customers: fresh beef for some burgers

    Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post
    Updated: 12 min ago

    McDonald's announced a major change to the Quarter Pounder on Thursday: By next year, it will contain fresh - rather than frozen - beef patties. The announcement comes after a year of pilot tests at locations in Dallas and Tulsa. The switch to fresh meat has been hyped as the chain's...

  • Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

    GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's "bathroom bill" that they hope will drive away negative national attention and remove obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting...

  • Acclaimed mandolin player Sierra Hull to play free show at Colorado College

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    By the time Sierra Hull was 16, she'd already released two bluegrass albums, one of which was through a recognized record label. Looking back now, from the ripe, old age of 25, she doesn't seem that surprised. When she picked up the mandolin at age 8, she knew music would be her...

  • Nonprofit group aims to develop new Colorado Springs apartment project as workforce housing

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A local nonprofit developer of affordable housing has proposed a 48-unit apartment building for lower-income workers in Colorado Springs, some of whom are expected to come from a nearby retail center. AmericaWest Housing Solutions of Woodland Park plans to build the four-story...

  • Pikes Pub: It's taps (and more taps) for Colorado Springs' Polaris Pointe neighborhood

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Today's column involves a bit of math, but don't stress. It's beer math. And should you find yourself in a certain northeastern neighborhood of Colorado Springs a few weeks hence, you can sample the sudsy sum for yourself - though definitely not in one sitting. "I think I counted,...

  • Ivanka Trump reverses course, will become a government employee

    Abby Phillip, The Washington Post
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Responding to criticism from ethics groups, Ivanka Trump will officially become an unpaid government employee, after initially saying that she would remain an informal adviser to her father with an office in the West Wing. “We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this...

  • Woody Paige: Denver Broncos one of five teams without set starting QB

    BY WOODY PAIGE The Gazette -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Despite all the clutter, prattle and commotion surrounding Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler (three names that have been linked with the Broncos in some fashion in the past or now) and RG3andout and Johnny Footloose, and the four top quarterbacks In the draft, it's remarkable...

  • Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments. Hawaii says the policy discriminates against...

  • David Ramsey: Watch out, Canada. Peace has arrived in American women's hockey

    BY DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    After a verbal battle that included overblown and highly entertaining charges and counter-charges, the female players and the powers of USA Hockey have settled their differences and turned their freshly unified view to the glories of tomorrow. World domination is probable. Watch...

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