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2 years 1 month ago

No easy solution for child tobacco use

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General's office said in a report released Thursday. Almost one in five high school-aged teens smokes, down from earlier decades,...

2 years 6 months ago

Bank of America protests

BOSTON (AP) - Police have arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during a demonstration against Bank of America's foreclosure practices at the banking giant's offices in downtown Boston. The Boston Herald reports that the event was an act of civil disobedience that the organizers intended to send the message...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado Springs remembers 9/11

A citizen lead 9-11 Commemorative Ceremony is about to begin at America the Beautiful Park in downtown Colorado Springs. The event aims to solemnly and respectfully mark the 10 year anniversary of the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the skies above Pennsylvania. ...

3 years 6 months ago

Complete text: GOP A Pledge to America

Want to know what Republicans would do if they win control of the House? No need to guess any longer. House Republicans were at a hardware store in suburban Virgina Wednesday to roll out a 21-page policy agenda. Their "Pledge to America" pulls together familiar proposals to slash...

3 years 6 months ago

US unemployment claims last week: 465,000

The tally of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week after four weeks of flat or declining figures. The Labor Department says initial claims for jobless aid rose by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 465,000. Many economists had expected a flat reading or a small drop. ...

3 years 8 months ago

War hero dogs arrive in America

The details of that night in Afghanistan this past February are still fuzzy for National Guardsman Sgt. Chris Duke. He remembers the explosion and being wounded, but he will never forget what the three dogs his unit adopted did for him and his buddies. Now Sgt. Duke is...

3 years 9 months ago

Five Americans convicted in Pakistan

SARGODHA, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani court has convicted five young American men on terror charges and sentenced them each to 10 years in prison. The five Muslims from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., were arrested in December. Prosecutors say e-mail records and witness statements prove they had...

3 years 10 months ago

More Americans volunteer in 2009

Well-done, America! Volunteering is on the rise. A federal report says Americans spent 100 million more hours helping their communities last year than in 2008. The number of people getting involved also went up by 1.6 million to 63.4 million, as more women and blacks lent a helping hand....

3 years 10 months ago

Consumer spending posts weak April reading

Consumer spending in April turned in the weakest performance in seven months, while incomes posted a tiny advance. The Commerce Department says consumer spending was unchanged last month. Economists had expected a 0.3 percent rise. Personal incomes rose 0.4 percent, less than the 0.5 percent gain economists had...

4 years 2 weeks ago

2010 State Fair entertainment heavy-hitters

The Colorado State Fair has nailed-down some big name entertainment for this year's late-summer run, with more to come. Right now--plan on seeing Charley Pride, Smokey Robinson, America, Queensryche and Mariachi sol de Mexico all coming to Pueblo. Of course, the PRCA Dodge Rodeo will do a 5-night run....

4 years 2 months ago

Bode Miller wins Olympic medal

American Bode Miller has broken his personal streak of major championship mishaps by taking the bronze medal in the Olympic downhill skiing event. Didier Defago of Switzerland took gold, while Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won silver. Get this-- 0.07 seconds separated gold from silver, while another 0.09 seconds...

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