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Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

NEW YORK/TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A massive winter storm hit the U.S. Rockies and Plains on Friday then punched east, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile (1,609 km) corridor through the weekend, creating transportation "havoc" in the middle of the country. Up to 18 inches (45 cm) of snow were expected in the Sangre de Cristo mountains south of Denver, according to the National Weather Service. As the storm heads east, up to 16 inches (41 cm) of snow were likely in western Missouri and St. Loui...
Tags: National Weather Service, New York, Science, United States, Missouri, Denver, Sangre de Cristo, TAOS N M Reuters, U S Rockies


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick


Activists want details on inquiry into ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER (AP) — Activists are asking a judge to make documents public from a 27-year-old criminal investigation into a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver. The activists said Thursday that the documents could show whether the federal government did enough to clean up the site before turning part of it into a wildlife refuge and […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Denver


Launch of next generation GPS satellite postponed for 1 day

DENVER (AP) — The launch of a new GPS satellite has been postponed for one day because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the satellite in orbit. The rocket was scheduled to lift off Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida, but SpaceX says that was scratched because of […]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Science, News, Ap, Denver, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Florida, Nation & World


Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

DENVER (AP) — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.
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Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives

By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft’s six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains. The InSight lander aimed for an afternoon touchdown, as anxiety built among those involved in the $1 billion international effort. InSight’s perilous descent through the Martian atmosphere, after a trip of 300 million miles (482 million kilometers), had stomachs churning and nerves ...
Tags: Business, New York, Science, Technology, News, France, Germany, Russia, Uncategorized, West Virginia, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Kansas, Mars


Here's What We Know So Far About the Downtown Denver Shooting

A shooting in downtown Denver left one person dead and four others injured Monday afternoon with police scrambling to locate a suspect who is still at large
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APNewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

DENVER (AP) — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to announce Thursday that it will recommend reclassifying the ancient and odd-looking razorback sucker from endangered to threatened, […]
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Ap, Denver, Colorado River, U S Fish and Wildlife Service, Nation & World


Denver Set Up Storage Units for Homeless People. Now They're Being Removed Because People Were Living Inside Them

People were staying in the unventilated units day and night
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Ride-hailing increases vehicle miles traveled

Ride-hailing accounts for an 83 percent increase in the miles cars travel for ride-hailing passengers in Denver's metro area, according to a new study, 'The impact of ride-hailing on vehicle miles traveled,' in the journal Transportation.CU Denver research found that for every 100 miles carrying passengers, Uber and Lyft drivers travel an additional 69 miles without a passenger.Conclusions: cities need better data about mobility-disrupting companies to inform policy decisions.
Tags: Science, Denver, Transportation CU Denver


Endangered Lemur Newborn Is So Ugly It's Cute

Tonks the baby aye-aye may answer that question. Born at the Denver Zoo on Aug. 8, Tonks is one of only 24 of the nocturnal lemurs in captivity in the United States. Aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) are native to Madagascar.
Tags: Science, United States, Denver


Colorado says it's cut methane leaks as Trump eases US rules

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support.
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Trump eases US methane rules as Colorado says state's work

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support.
Tags: Science, Colorado, US, Ap, Denver, Trump


Study: Denver's inequities in park access traced to segregation, funding policies

Current inequities in access to Denver's parks among minorities and low-income residents are the legacies of segregationist land-use and housing policies, as well as funding mechanisms that prioritized investment in wealthy white neighborhoods, according to a new study led by University of Illinois recreation, sport andtourism professor Alessandro Rigolon.
Tags: Science, Denver, University Of Illinois


Ranking Nickelodeon Game Show Final Rounds, From Easy to Torturous

Nickelodeon game shows are a cutesy, silly, slime-covered tradition. Who didn’t yearn to step onto the Nickelodeon Studios lot and compete for cash, prizes, and fabulous vacations to...I guess Florida, or maybe Denver? Some shows made it harder, or even way harder, to win the grand prize than others. Here’s our list…Read more...
Tags: Games, Florida, Science, Game Shows, Denver, Nostalgia, Nickelodeon, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Double Dare, Nickelodeon Studios


Tourists rescued from flooded home as storm hits Hawaii

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and AUDREY McAVOY The Associated Press HONOLULU — Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island. Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo after a nearby gulch overflowed and it flooded Thursday. Suzanne Demerais said a tiny wat...
Tags: Business, Science, News, California, Washington, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, United Kingdom, Fema, Associated Press, Pacific, Denver


Bear cub burned by Colorado wildfire healing, gaining weight

DENVER (AP) — An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire is healing and gaining weight. Wildlife officials said Friday that the bear no longer has to wear bandages on her feet, which were severely burned by flames north of Durango last month. The cub has more than doubled in size, to 26 pounds […]
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Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution […]
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Ap, Denver, Cornell, Iowa State, Nation & World


How Does NASA Test For Spacecraft Safety? Brutalize a Replica

In Denver, engineers have built an architecturally identical twin for Orion, NASA’s next next launch vehicle—and they're putting it through its paces.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Denver, Orion NASA


Inside the Test Chamber for NASA's Astronaut Vehicle Double

In Denver, engineers have built an architecturally identical twin for Orion, NASA’s next next launch vehicle—and they're putting it through its paces.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Denver, Orion NASA


Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

DENVER (AP) — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid across the hot, dry U.S. West by enforcing strict fire rules and closing some public lands.
Tags: Science, Colorado, Ap, Denver


Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

DENVER (AP) — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday.
Tags: Science, Colorado, Ap, Denver, US West


Colorado wildfire destroys 3 homes as flames menace US West

DENVER (AP) — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in a community near the Colorado ski town of Aspen destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the middle of the night, authorities said Thursday.
Tags: Science, Colorado, Ap, Denver, Aspen


Wildfire near Aspen, Colorado, sends neighborhoods fleeing

DENVER (AP) — Officials say they’ve ordered more people to evacuate a western Colorado wildfire supposedly started by tracer rounds fired at a shooting range. Authorities told an unknown number of residents of one neighborhood about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Aspen to flee early Thursday. About 500 homes in other neighborhoods already were […]
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Ap, Denver, Aspen, Aspen Colorado, Nation & World


Growing fires in US West put damper on holiday festivities

DENVER (AP) — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region.
Tags: Science, Ap, Denver, US West


A lot of red on July 4 as wildfires keep growing in US West

DENVER (AP) — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region.
Tags: Science, Ap, Denver, US West


APNewsBreak: Official blasts critic of nuclear plant cleanup

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did not trust the federal government's assurances that the site was thoroughly cleaned up before being converted into a wildlife refuge.
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APNewsBreak: Official disputes critic of nuke plant cleanup

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant that was converted into a wildlife refuge and expressed doubt about whether the government’s assurances about the site could be trusted. The dispute is part of a decadeslong public battle over the operation […]
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Ap, Denver, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Tesla Model 3 Sets Record Distance on a Single Charge, But It Mysteriously Won't Recharge

With electric vehicles rapidly becoming more viable for long distance trips, enthusiasts like to push the limits of what their cars can do on a single charge. Two men in Denver set out to break the record distance in a Model 3 this weekend and after 32 hours, they were victorious. Unfortunately, the car is refusing to…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, World Record, Denver, Model 3, Tesla Model, Hypermiling, Sean Mitchell, Charging Issues


Hunter accused of giving bribes for African elephant kill

DENVER (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing him of bribing Zimbabwean officials while guiding a Colorado tourist and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant that the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the United States.
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