ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - An upscale Aspen restaurant is suing its insurance company over a bomb threat on New Year's Eve 2008 that forced evacuations and canceled dinner reservations. Jimmy's restaurant filed the lawsuit in Pitkin County against Homestate Companies to recuperate losses from its wrecked holiday party.
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The number of people defaulting on their federal student loans is climbing, and those who attend for-profit schools remain the most likely group to default, according to new government data released Monday.
The U.S. Department of Education says numbers from fiscal year 2008 show 7 percent of borrowers of... more »
Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall.
Toyota said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model years.
Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to the problem.
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Colorado's minimum wage will drop slightly in the new year - the first decrease in a minimum wage in any state since the federal minimum wage was adopted in 1938. Colorado's wage is dropping 3 cents an hour, from $7.28 to the federal minimum wage of $7.25. That's because Colorado... more »
Deaths in drunken driving crashes are down nationally but up in Colorado. A new federal report has found that drunken driving fatality rates fell in 40 states and the District of Columbia in 2008. The rates in three states remained virtually unchanged but the rate increased in Colorado along with... more »
A bomb-sniffing dog that disappeared during a fierce battle in Afghanistan between Australian troops and militant fighters has been found and returned to its unit after more than a year.
And Sabi the black labrador is getting a celebrity welcome home.
Sabi was with a joint Australian-Afghan army... more »
One of the huge pine trees that surrounded Sieglinde Poegel's home of 42 years crashed through the roof and landed in her living room during the ice storm that crippled much of the Northeast last December.
"It sounded like I was in a war again. I lived through World... more »
The number of police officers slain in the line of duty fell sharply last year, according to FBI data released Monday.
Bureau statistics list 41 law enforcement officers killed in 2008, down from 58 in 2007. The list includes one FBI agent, Sam Hicks, who was shot and killed... more »