• Colorado resort won't host anti-immigration conference

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs did not...

  • New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building. The $1.1 billion skyscraper has already changed the city's...

  • Southwest apologizes to top-tier customers for boarding fail

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to have computer problems that are causing its best customers to lose a major perk — early boarding. The airline said Wednesday that it partially fixed the problem but was still working to make things right and find the cause of the glitch....

  • Int'l arrivals to US increased 2 percent in January

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    International arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 percent in January 2017 compared with January 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday. The 5.6 million international visitors who arrived this past January represented the first monthly increase in inbound international...

  • UK vows Brexit won't mean the return of Irish border posts

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — There must be no border posts between the U.K. and Ireland after Brexit, and European Union citizens will be able to enter Britain through EU member state Ireland without immigration checks, the British government said Wednesday. Britain has vowed to end the free...

  • Lonely Planet app Trips: Be inspired or tell your own story

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely Planet has a new free app called Trips that offers inspiration for travel along with an easy-to-use platform for creating your own travel stories. You can scroll through curated content in categories like adventure, wildlife, cities, ruins, road trips, hiking...

  • Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried...

  • Airlines make it harder to earn free flights for loyalty

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Airline loyalty programs are losing much of their allure even for frequent flyers, and the rules for navigating the system have changed. Flying is no longer the best way to earn miles or points. The biggest bang for your buck comes from signing up for the right credit...

  • LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation's educational program to stand up for their beliefs. On Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it's done. Concluding a day of fun and...

  • Colorado Springs man's 'spaceship' bound for solar eclipse and beyond

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    "Star Wars" arrived in theaters to inspire a budding scientist. "I always wanted to look cool in a spaceship," said Dimitri Klebe, the scientist who 40 years after the movie grins about his latest project. It won't fly but is nonetheless big and, in a way, can explore the galaxy....

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