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Off death watch, BP’s future still open question

By The AP

NEW YORK — The future of BP PLC has shifted in recent days from a death-watch discussion to a debate about how valuable the British oil giant will be after it finishes paying for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. BP gained ...


Govt watchdog criticizes handling of car dealers

By The AP

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department failed to consider the economic fallout when it told General Motors and Chrysler to quickly shutter many dealerships as part of government-led bankruptcies, a federal watchdog found. A report ...


Clinton seeks more Pakistan-Afghan cooperation

By The AP

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and Afghanistan sealed a landmark trade deal Sunday as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pushed the two neighbors to step up civilian cooperation and work together against al-Qaida and the ...


South Africans mark Mandela’s birthday

By The AP

PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African community once riven by anti-foreigner violence came together Sunday in the spirit of Nelson Mandela to play a little soccer. The so-called “goodwill games” were among activities ...


Twin Buttes Fire allowed to burn

By Melinda Mawdsley

The 240-acre Twin Buttes Fire has not grown substantially and will continue to be allowed to burn to natural barries, said Lynn Barclay of the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. The fire is burning 25 miles southwest of Rangely on ...


AIDS conference chief lashes out at world leaders

By The AP

VIENNA — World leaders lack the political will to ensure that everyone infected with HIV and AIDS gets treatment, the head of a meeting dedicated to the disease said today. Julio Montaner — the president of the International AIDS ...


Strong earthquake shakes Alaska island region

By The AP

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake shook a remote Aleutian Island region of Alaska late Saturday, but there were no reports of damage or injury and no threat of a tsunami, officials said. The 6.7-magnitude temblor struck at 9:56 ...


Biden doesn’t see tea party as a racist group

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden says the tea party movement is conservative and has very different ideas about government, but it’s not a racist organization. Biden tells ABC’s “This Week” that some people ...


Reaction mixed to new Vail Mountain gondola fee

By The AP

VAIL — Some merchants in Vail’s Lionshead Village say Friday afternoon foot traffic is down this summer now that Vail Resorts is charging for gondola rides past 4 p.m. Rides on Vail Mountain cost $15 after 4 p.m., but the fee ...


UPDATE: 2 shot near Sloan’s Lake in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — A Denver police officer investigating a shooting that fatally wounded the victim shot and wounded a man with a gun at the scene. Police say officers investigating a report of a shooting near Sloan’s Lake around 12:30 a.m. ...


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