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January 19, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Colorado Springs Airport recently installed three green metal containers in the terminal where travelers can deposit marijuana, which is legal to buy in Colorado but banned in the airport. Sorry, but the airport is not taking job applications for amnesty box attendants. With recreational marijuana now on sale in Colorado, Denver International and Colorado Springs airports have made it clear that travelers cannot bring pot through their facilities. Even medical marijuana is forbidden.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The buddy comedy "Ride Along" drove to the top of the box office rankings Friday, earning an estimated $14.5 million. The comedy starring stand-up favorite Kevin Hart and musician-turned-actor Ice Cube was projected to perform well at the box office in its first weekend, with pre-release audience surveys forecasting earnings that could reach as high as $40 million. The film marks the first leading role for Hart, who also appeared in the previous feature from "Ride Along" director Tim Story, 2012's "Think Like a Man. " "Lone Survivor," which posted an opening total of $37.8 million last weekend, is tracking for second place thus far this weekend with $6.7 million, according to estimates.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Before Dana White turned the Ultimate Fighting Championship into an international powerhouse as the company's president/promoter, he was a boxing trainer in Boston. He returns to those roots in producing “The Fighters,” which will debut on The Discovery Channel on Thursday night at 9. Eight episodes are scheduled. “If you've ever been around the boxing world, you know there's a ton of crazy characters,” White said. “To look at the inside world of boxing, it's crazy, and we started with Boston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Los Angeles police detectives Thursday announced a $50,000 reward in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Pico-Union last year in hopes the money will motivate witnesses to come forward. Jesus Eduardo Vargas was riding his bicycle in the 2100 block of West Pico Boulevard about 7:20 p.m. on July 1 when he was confronted by two men. Vargas was then chased inside the fast-food restaurant, where he got into a physical altercation with one of the men in front of the counter, according to a surveillance video released by police.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube could book a victory at movie theaters this weekend as their new buddy cop comedy "Ride Along" takes aim at last week's victor "Lone Survivor" and the new contender "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. "   The $25-million "Ride Along," from Universal Pictures, marks the first leading role for comedian Hart, who plays a video game-obsessed security guard trying to impress his girlfriend's brother, a rule-bending Atlanta detective played by Cube. The new movie could gross $38 million to $40 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada through Monday, likely making it the No. 1 film over the four-day Martin Luther King Day weekend, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Users seeking significant free cloud storage should download the new Apple iOS version of Box, which is giving away 50 GB of space in the cloud to users who are willing to try out the new app. Box on Wednesday released a redesigned version of its iPhone and iPad apps , which have been rebuilt with more intuitive user interfaces and have been made significantly faster than before. The Los Altos, Calif., company is one of the top players in the cloud storage market, though it doesn't compare to rival Dropbox, which is currently the dominant leader.
TRAVEL
January 10, 2014 | By Margo Pfeiff
GULF ISLANDS, Canada - "I'm not ashamed to say it," Colin Griffinson says, as he scans the island-dotted Strait of Georgia, "I have wooden boat disease!" And as he spins the very big wheel of his 1943 Pacific Yellowfin, one of a string of wooden boats the Dublin, Ireland-born captain and master carpenter has bought and restored over the years, he looks like a kid playing with his favorite toy. And so do we, eight passengers cruising British Columbia's Gulf Islands aboard this floating toy box stacked with mountain bikes, mopeds, kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, shotguns for skeet shooting and a water slide, with a hot tub on deck and a speed boat with wakeboards and water skis.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Jim Ruland
Throughout the history of boxing, the sport's appeal has been its undoing: A contest between equally matched opponents will always attract bettors, and betting begets corruption. With the rise of the National Football League, boxing has waned in popularity. Thanks to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which recently celebrated its 20th year of promoting mixed martial arts events, boxing is not even the most popular combat sport. While the sport may be in serious decline, the boxing novel is alive and well, thanks to Michael J. Seidlinger's audacious new book, "The Laughter of Strangers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
"Lone Survivor," Universal Pictures' military drama about a mission gone wrong, could ambush "Frozen" at the box office this weekend, as "The Legend of Hercules" joins the fray and "Her" and "August: Osage County" enter more theaters.  The Afghanistan war movie could generate $20 million in ticket sales through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys, though Universal is predicting a softer...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Disney's neo-holiday classic, "Frozen," packed snowbound theaters to narrowly beat out the weekend's only wide-release contender, "Paranormal Activity: Marked Ones," for the inaugural No. 1 ranking of 2014. The latter, the latest entry in the popular "Paranormal Activity" horror franchise, turned in a lukewarm debut for a film that came with hot hopes. People who saw prerelease audience surveys initially bet that the low-budget movie would gross nearly $30 million in ticket sales.
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