Confidence among Colorado business leaders has plunged, with one in five now saying the U.S. economy has already entered a recession and nearly three in five expecting the downturn to arrive sometime next year, according to the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index from the University of Colorado Boulder. Economic expectations for the third quarter reached the fifth-lowest reading ever ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In March, a Sacramento man shot and killed his three young daughters during a court-ordered supervised visit at a church that their mother had asked a judge not to approve. A Los Angeles man is serving 25 years to life in prison for suffocating his 5-year-old son to death in his car seat in 2017, a move he admitted was to punish his estranged wife, the boy’s mother, who ...

BOSTON — The head of the Massachusetts State Police has informed troopers fired for failing to get COVID shots that their permits to carry firearms will be “expired” as of next week. Col. Christopher Mason’s letter, obtained by the Herald, adds the ex-troopers’ ability to possess guns or ammunition will be suspended until they seek licensing through their hometowns. “Please be advised that ...

MIAMI — Pat Riley thought the Miami Heat had “an absolutely great year, a year we could really be proud of.” Yet the club’s longtime president did not listen to or read anything in the media as the season ended, saying, “I took a break from what I felt would probably be an assault. That’s just the way it is.” A couple of days after the NBA season ended in heartache for Miami, just short, there ...

CHICAGO — For many of the women and girls playing baseball this summer, the Rockford Peaches — a team that hasn’t played in more than 60 years — remain a source of inspiration. One of the original four teams in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), the Peaches won the most championships in league history. Even though the team dissolved in 1954, the organization lives ...

CHICAGO — “Pivot, slide, slow on recovery ... we’re pulling all the way into our rib cage. We don’t want to pull into our hipbones or our stomachs. We want it nice and high.” More than a dozen people listened to the instructions from Chicago Rowing Union’s (CRU) head coach Mollie Halvorsen while sitting on Concept 2 ERG Rowers during a learn to row class at Dammrich Rowing Center in Skokie, ...

At first glance, the new ACC football alignment looked like a loss for Pitt — including the part where Duke no longer appears on the schedule every year. Upon further review, I've changed the call. This is a win, for multiple reasons that I will get into shortly. First, the basics: Starting in 2023, the ACC will scrap its two-division football format and put all 14 schools together. The top ...

SANDY, Utah — The U.S. women’s soccer team finished its preparations for next month’s Concacaf World Cup and Olympic qualifying tournament late Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Colombia at Rio Tinto Stadium. The win finished off a sweep of the two-game set, with the first game a 3-0 U.S. victory. But they were tougher tests than the Americans have had in a while, and that’s a good thing. Here’s a ...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For starters, it's crucial to note that there's no such thing as an 'easy' fourteener hike. Every route to the top of one of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks carries deadly risk and should be taken seriously. That being said, fourteener climbs vary greatly in terms of difficulty, with some less complicated and less strenuous options being great for early season climbing ...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Whether you're in a city or a remote mountain town, wildlife is never far in Colorado. Because of that reality, it's important to be prepared should a potentially dangerous animal encounter take place. As a dog owner who lives next to a stretch of wildland, I'm very familiar with hearing rustles in brush during nighttime potty trips outside. Sure, the noises might be ...