The most destructive fire in Colorado's history is now 90% contained, officials said Wednesday.
Rob Marciano is live in Colorado Springs, CO where the Waldo Canyon Fire rages. Also get an update on the extreme heat.
A Colorado resident films her evacuation from the Waldo Canyon Fire, which claimed her home of 18 years.
More evacuations have been ordered due to Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire.
Calming winds could help Colorado firefighters gain ground Thursday on an explosive wildfire that has devoured more than 15,500 acres and chased 36,000 people from their homes near Colorado Springs.
Rob Marciano reports on the weather conditions preventing first responders from containing the Colorado wildfire.
Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are evacuated as the Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to spread.
A raging wildfire has forced 32,000 residents to evacuate their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Extreme heat and winds gusting to 65 mph fueled the Waldo Canyon Fire as it broke through containment lines Tuesday afternoon.
Thousands of Colorado residents are being forced to abandon their homes as wildfires spread. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.
"Uh-oh, I smell smoke again, hang on ..."
A wind-fueled wildfire of epic proportions breached fire lines Tuesday and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, prompting at least 32,000 new evacuations in the city and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities said.
Photographer Kari Greer's images reveal the grueling, thankless fight done by America's wildfire heroes.
Hot, dry and windy conditions -- which have fueled rampaging wildfires across Colorado and forced more than 10,000 people from their homes -- will continue to plague the region through at least midweek.
Dry and hot conditions were allowing a spate of wildfires to burn across Colorado on Sunday, forcing thousands of people into shelters and cutting off access to some of the state's largest national forests.
Sanford, Florida, city officials have chosen a former Colorado police chief as an interim replacement for the top cop who stepped aside during the furor over February's killing of an unarmed teen.
An armed airman who allegedly barricaded himself inside a building on a Colorado air base is awaiting sentencing on unrelated charges and will likely face additional charges, the base said Tuesday.
Haggard, who left his church after a sex and drug scandal, will reportedly swap spouses with Gary Busey
With savings rates hovering around record lows for the past two years, keeping your money parked in cash has become a losing proposition. After all, savings accounts now average just 0.17%; money-market funds, 0.01%; and even one-year CDs pay only 0.44% -- in a year you'll earn barely 50¢ for every $100 you invest. And that's before taxes, never mind inflation.
My wife prefers to donate to religious charities and hates it when I donate to environmental ones or any other one she doesn't approve of. Got a solution? -- E.J., Colorado Springs
[Updated 4 p.m. ET, Monday, July 11] This photo is from Arches National Park in eastern Utah.
The streetlights are on. The parks are being watered and weeded. The buses are running on Saturdays.
Firefighters were getting a handle Thursday evening on a Colorado wildfire that caused 9,500 residents at one point to evacuate, officials said.
A Delta Air Lines flight reporting an engine problem made an emergency landing Thursday at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, airport, officials said.
Delta Flight 1921 is diverted to Colorado Springs Airport due to a problem with one of its engines.
A Colorado Springs, Colorado, man who spent 14 years on the run will spend the next 14 years in federal prison, plus another three years on supervised release for drug crimes and failure to appear, the federal Department of Justice said Friday.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, is turning off street lamps and removing trash bins to close a budget gap. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.
If you come to a neighborhood park in Colorado Springs, plan on bringing your own trash bags.
Question: I'm trying to figure out what to do with my $500 tax refund. I'm looking to save for the long-term rather than waste it on a TV. Any suggestions? -- Chez, Colorado Springs
If there's one thing to thank this miserable recession for, it's that a lot of us are now much more thoughtful about our finances than we used to be. These days, Americans are padding their emergency funds, trimming expenses, and reducing risk in their portfolios.
Some $700 million in economic stimulus money intended to upgrade baggage screening systems at airports will go further than originally expected, Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday.
In a statement to the parole board, the actor says Karen Elisa Gammer's murder "very nearly destroyed me"
It's four days into your vacation and you still haven't been able to let go: You're fretting about your end-of-month reports, answering e-mails from coworkers, and now your boss wants to know if she can conference you in on a call tomorrow.
The latest subject in SI.com's hoops Q&A series is Purdue forward Robbie Hummel, who's currently playing for the U.S. World University Games team in Belgrade, Serbia. As a sophomore last season, Hummel averaged 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while battling a nagging lower- back injury, and the Boilermakers finished 27-10 and lost to UConn in the Sweet 16. I caught up with Hummel during the World University Games trials in Colorado Springs, and the following is an edited transcript of our conversation.
The latest subject in SI.com's Hoops Q&A series is Washington State guard Klay Thompson, who's currently playing for USA Basketball in the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Zealand. As a freshman, he averaged 12.5 points and 4.2 rebounds for a team that finished 16-14. He's the son of former No. 1 draft pick Mychal Thompson, who played in the NBA for the Blazers and Lakers. I spoke with Klay in Colorado Springs before he left for New Zealand. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.
While the first round of the NBA draft unfolded last Thursday night, Iowa State's Craig Brackins was on a flight from Chicago to Belgrade, Serbia, for the World University Games. He'd spent the previous nine days in Colorado Springs, Colo., first auditioning, then practicing with the 12-man U.S. team, and as he sat in Chicago's O'Hare airport a few minutes before boarding, with noises of gate agents in the background of his phone call, he sounded a bit torn. "It's cool that I'm representing the country," Brackins said, "but at the same time, there's the thought that, you know, I could be [in the draft] today. It almost seems like I traded that for this."
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Last week I was on hand at the U.S. Olympic Training Center to watch USA Basketball assemble the teams that will compete next month at the World University Games and the FIBA Under 19 World Championships. Last Friday, I weighed in with notes and observations on the three dozen college players who took part in the trials. Today, I've emptied my notebook from my visits with several college coaches who were also in attendance.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- What do you get when you take three dozen of the best college basketball players in America, 12 of the top college coaches and bring them into one gymnasium for a good old-fashioned tryout?
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball announced the final rosters for its U-19 World Championship and World University Games teams on Thursday, after conducting concurrent trials over the previous two days.
Back in March, when stocks were plunging to new, 12-year lows, you probably came down with a major case of PITS: plummeting-investment trauma syndrome. The symptoms: nausea and depression whenever you thought about your shrinking nest egg.
A fugitive fired a shot at bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman when he tried to apprehend him Tuesday night, the reality TV star told police.
You've heard it a million times: Investing expenses and errors can be costly to your long-term gains. But how much do they actually cost you? One way to think about it is in terms of how much money you'll be able to live on in retirement. The difference in your standard of living can be dramatic.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado: New jobs and keeping them from going overseas.
Sen. John McCain says Sen. Barack Obama is 'running to punish the successful' and will raise taxes on Americans.
Scared yet? The U.S. stock market suffered a massive selloff on Monday and though it regained some ground on Tuesday, prospects of a bear market and a recession loom large.
Authorities knew reports of alleged abuse at a polygamist sect's Texas ranch were questionable before they raided the compound, attorneys for the ranch's families said in court documents Thursday.
One of the telephone numbers used to report claims of abuse at a polygamist sect's Texas ranch was previously associated with a Colorado woman whom authorities have named a "person of interest," a court document says.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the possible hoax that led to the Texas polygamist raid.
Dear FSB: I own www.Off-BaseHousing.com, an online real estate advertising company that specializes in military communities. We help military men and women find homes for sale and rent near military bases. With 500,000 military families relocating each year, we get a lot of military families visiting our website looking for homes. However, we are lacking home advertisements to meet the demand. How can I reach home owners that are trying to sell or rent their homes?
Dear FSB: I own a very small real-estate advertising company that provides services online to the military market. For several years I've researched and run the numbers and the answer I keep getting is: there is a need and little competition. I could be a $1 million company. But no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get the exposure! What can I do that's not going to cost me tens of thousands of dollars?
Dear FSB: I have created a line of clothing that spreads a positive message of love, encouragement and manifesting one's destiny. I would love to have this clothing offered in hospital and school gift shops. Also, I believe that they would be very uplifting and perfect for charities and other groups that cater to those with illnesses or the less fortunate. Please tell me where I should start. What's the most efficient way to present a product to these buyers? Do I have to approach them one by one?
THE BUSHES need trimming. The barn out back is in need of repair. The green '57 Chevy, the first car he ever called his own, stands like some beleaguered sentry over the backyard, awaiting a fresh coat of paint before it becomes his eldest son's car. The carpet must be cleaned (thanks to the puppy) and the hay over at the cattle ranch needs to be baled, and surely he cannot forget his promise to take the three boys fishing. There is much for Rich (Goose) Gossage to do, and goodness knows he has the time to get around to all of it.
Police in Arvada, Colorado, searched for a killer on Sunday, while a school for missionaries mourned the deaths of two of the gunman's victims and prayed for two others whom he wounded.
A shooting at a missionary training center in Arvada, outside Denver, Colorado, left two people dead and two wounded.
A witness to the church shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, describes what he saw.
A gunman attacked worshippers at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, megachurch Sunday afternoon, killing one person and wounding four others before being killed by a security staff member, the city's police chief said.
Center Blaine Guenther spent part of his summer in Kadena, Japan, safety Bobby Giannini logged time in Langley, Va., and other teammates were scattered from China to Florida. Chaos? Sure, but for Air Force, it's a typical summer.
Name: Suzanne Grassel School: Syracuse Age: 21 Major: Magazine journalism and sport management Job: Media Intern, USA Boxing, USOC Paid/unpaid: Paid School Credit: Yes Hours: 8-5, Monday-Friday Duration: May 30-Aug. 27 (with a week off in the middle)
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The long, low-slung wrestling room at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is not a welcoming space. There are no windows or air conditioning. Sweat streaks not only the mats but also the padding on the walls. During a typical two-hour practice session for the men's freestyle team, when the activity of roughly 30 wrestlers pushes the temperature well over 80�, the atmosphere gets downright ripe. The only sounds, besides the commands of coaches, are the grunts of combatants, the thuds of falling bodies and the occasional yelps of pain. It is a room in which the weak don't stand a chance.
As part of our Welcome to the Future special report, we recently asked for your thoughts on the future of the family.
This is a sampling of comments received during the past week.
Q. I want to invest up to $50,000 in gold bullion to hedge against a decline in the dollar's value. What is the best way for me to do this?
The U.S. Northern Command is considering establishing a new military unit capable of quick response to major natural disasters, like hurricanes, floods or earthquakes, according to NorthCom officials familiar with the internal discussions about the concept.
To his mostly conservative admirers, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, is admired for being candid in speech and rock solid on social issues. To his critics, mostly non-conservatives, Santorum is judged abrasive and too quick to demonize political adversaries.
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A new reason to eat spinach
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