February 9, 2016

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North Korea’s newest satellite passed over Super Bowl site

TOKYO — Here’s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Read More…

U.N. Security Council decries North Korea rocket launch

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead Read More…

Reborn Maine city offers lessons amid refugee crisis

LEWISTON, Maine — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation’s whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig’s head rolled into the local mosque. Fifteen years later, the Somali newcomers are solid members of the community, as evidenced Read More…

After years underground, tattoos joining Cuban mainstream

HAVANA — Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez’s arm. “That’s really good,” the 21-year-old art student says, and Coca presses his electric needle to her forearm. She winces as the needle buzzes across her Read More…

Battle over Colorado tax limits could affect future growth

DENVER — By 2030, Colorado’s population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state’s famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. And because of those voter-sanctioned tax limits, this fast-growing state could someday fall victim to its own success. Read More…

Chipotle opening after lunch today as workers address food handling issues

NEW YORK — Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain’s recent food safety scares. The company says stores will open at 3 p.m. in their local time zones, which is after the typical lunch Read More…

Super Bowl 50: Broncos defense dominates Cam Newton and the Panthers, carries Peyton Manning to his second title

Denver Broncos’ Von Miller chases a loose ball during the second half of Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. AP PHOTO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, Manning’s 200th and perhaps his last before Read More…

Tim Dahlberg: Ferocious defense counters atrocious offense

Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning points out the Carolina Panthers’' Luke Kuechly as he calls signals at the line of scrimmage during the second half of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. AP PHOTO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A sea of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his end zone one more time, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera had seen enough. With 2:08 left in one of the ugliest Super Bowls you’ll ever see, he threw in the towel. Actually, Rivera ordered a punt on Read More…

Super Bowl 50: Panthers teammates credit commitment, hard work for Cam Newton’s ascension to greatness

Cam Newton didn’t just stumble into becoming the NFL’s best player. Sure, he has all the physical attributes any quarterback could ask for — he’s 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds of muscle with a strong arm and wide receiver speed. He even has a million-dollar smile and the confidence of a player who has always been Read More…

Unemployment rate hits eight-year low, but growth slows in latest jobs report

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, its lowest level since 2008. Friday’s Labor Department report showed that Read More…