Paralympic swimmer stared down death, now hopes to compete in Rio


By Michelle R. Martinelli COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks, 25, suffered bilateral hip injuries during a tour in Iraq, endured four surgeries in 18 months and almost died from respiratory distress in a British hospital. She said swimming saved what she cherishes most — her military career. It also saved her […]

U.S. Olympic Museum: a virtual reality

U.S. Olympic Museum

By Aishwarya Kumar Lakshminarayanapuram COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Usain Bolt will be in the starting blocks, ready to sprint 27 mph toward yet another Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter heats. And so will you – if you visit the U.S. Olympic Museum set to open in 2018. Virtual reality that will let visitors race […]

Sanders on the upswing: What now?

Hillary Clinton

By Morgan Gilbard  DES MOINES — Underdog Bernie Sanders fought Democratic Party  royalty Hillary Clinton to a draw in Iowa on Monday night.  Whoever noses ahead in the final count, the results highlighted a hard lesson that Clinton should have learned in 2008: Never underestimate the new kid on the block, even if he’s a […]

Dead last: What does it mean for Republicans?

By Alison Martin DES MOINES, Iowa – The caucuses ended. Results came in. Winners claimed victory. Now five other candidates must decide where to put their meager chips – or whether they should cash out. Let’s take a look. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush outspent everyone – Republican or Democrat – in this race. The […]