• Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

    Updated: 17 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight is over. That's what some experts have been saying for years, and it's perhaps the best advice coming out of a new attempt to determine the risks of catching...

  • Colorful Colorado: The mythical rocks of Spanish Peaks country

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Huerfano County - From Interstate 25, it's as impossible to miss as the wind turbines that break the view of the mighty twin peaks: a 300-foot mound of what looks like black rubble, a miniature volcano in a field of yucca, cactuses and cow pies. Huerfano Butte is but one "volcanic...

  • The Latest: PGA Tour says safety paramount at Austin event

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local): 1 p.m. The PGA Tour, which is staging the Dell Match Play Championship in west Austin this week, says its security advisers are collaborating closely with law enforcement to try to ensure the safety...

  • Outward Bound: In Garden of the Gods conundrum, public should be ultimate voice

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Denver artist was "pleasantly surprised" as he cruised around Garden of the Gods, searching for the right place to set up his easel. It was shortly after 7 a.m. on a weekday before summer. So maybe he shouldn't have been surprised. But he was, because he was cruising, and as...

  • Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters say they've discovered the remains of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and left eight people dead. The National Museum of the Great Lakes says the wreck is several miles off the Ohio shore near Lorain, about 30 miles (48...

  • Senators want to know how FAA approved open-door flights

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A deadly helicopter crash has prompted New York's senators to call for an investigation into how the Federal Aviation Administration ever approved open-door helicopter sightseeing flights and tight harness systems. Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten...

  • Future in doubt for Pikes Peak Cog Railway, a Colorado Springs legacy tourist attraction

    By RICH LADEN AND Wayne Heilman The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 17, 2018

    After more than a century as one of the area's premier tourist attractions, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway's future is in doubt . The railway, which has shuttled generations of visitors on breathtaking, 8.9-mile trips to the summit of Pikes Peak and back, won't reopen this spring after...

  • Timeline of Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Mar 17, 2018

    A look at the history of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Late 1880s: Zalmon Simmons, inventor and founder of Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Co., rides to the summit of Pikes Peak on a mule but thought after the two-day trip that there should be a more comfortable and “civilized” way to...

  • Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas. The 10-year-old German shepherd named Irgo arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane that United chartered from Japan. Kara Swindle and her...

  • Bridge shutdown a reminder of cost of aging infrastructure

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The perils facing commuters as a tug of war over funding a multibillion-dollar rail project continues were evident as a century-old bridge malfunctioned, suspending train service for hours in and out of New York. The Portal Bridge just outside Newark became stuck...

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