Sri Lanka Explosions Target Churches and Hotels, Killing More Than 200

Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more were injured after multiple explosions tore through Sri Lanka in a series of coordinated blasts that struck hotels and churches. It marked the country's worst violence since the end of its civil war in 2009. The blasts started as people began gathering for mass on Sunday for Easter. In Colombo, the capital, blasts were reported at St. Anthony's Shrine and three high-end hotels, the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and...

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While the headlines about special counsel Robert Mueller's report have focused on the question of whether President Trump obstructed justice, the report also gave fresh details about Russian efforts to hack into U.S. election systems.

Updated at 7:24 p.m. ET

When President Trump learned two years ago that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, he was distraught.

Trump "slumped back in his chair and said, 'Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm f***ed,' " according to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller that was released Thursday in redacted form.

  • The GOCA Downtown gallery will host the opening reception for “Unapologetic”, a show of artwork by current UCCS Senior Visual Art Majors, tomorrow night from 5-9 p.m.
  • On Saturday, at 7:30 pm., the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will present Flash Cadillac, a band that’s been playing traditional Rock n’ Roll since 1969. 
  • In partnership with the annual Arts Business Education Consortium Luncheon, the FACE Vocal Band returns to Colorado Springs for a special performance next Tuesday at 7PM at the Ent Center for the Arts.
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A Florida teenager is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot sound following a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

Sol Pais flew into Denver International Airport Monday night. She then bought a pump-action shotgun from a gun shop in Littleton near Columbine.

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Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill giving local governments more control over oil and gas drilling operations. 

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The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park to wear a tracking device is dead from lead poisoning. 

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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and three at-large city council members were sworn into their roles Tuesday at a ceremony on the steps of the Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs.

After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, Colorado is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry. In a sweeping overhaul the governor is expected to sign, regulators will now have to consider public health, safety and the environment in decisions about permitting and local land use.

The state must still hammer out the details of how to implement the new law over the next year. But the impending changes are already fueling hope for some, and fear for others.

Chronic wasting disease is crippling deer populations in the Mountain West, around the country and in bordering Canadian provinces. It's not a bacterium or a virus or even a fungus, but caused by something called a prion, a type of protein that all mammals have in their bodies.


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