Stacy Nick

Colorado Teen Bests Pros, Dad To Become Youngest Pinball World Champ

The last time I talked with Adam and Escher Lefkoff, the Longmont father-and-son pinball aficionados were on their way to compete at the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association’s World Championships. At the time, I asked Adam: Between the two of them, who’s the better player? “I’m better than he is,” he said “And it’s only because of that experience. So many things come natural to him. He’s fearless. No doubt, he will be better than me when he gets older.” What a difference a year makes.

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Video of a murder uploaded to Facebook this week upset many users, especially since it took Facebook two hours to take it down. But the incident illustrates a dilemma for the company as it becomes an open platform for both recorded and livestreamed video.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was contrite about the incident when he appeared on stage at the company's F8 developer's conference.

Super Grid! Spanning Continents In A Single Bound!

Apr 21, 2017
Jordan Wirfs-Brock / Inside Energy

Somewhere in the world, the sun and wind are always shining and blowing, and people are always using electricity. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get renewable power from the windy and sunny places to the power hungry places?

That was presumably the thinking behind a question posed by an Inside Energy audience member:

Would transmission losses be too high to sustain an international green power electrical grid?

Imagine city planning as a contact sport and you have the gist of Matt Tyrnauer's documentary, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. The film chronicles the struggle between two mid-20th century worldviews: that of Robert Moses, who preached a cure for what ailed American cities that amounted to "bulldoze and replace," and the less destructive prescriptions of writer/activist Jane Jacobs, who challenged the whole notion of urban renewal in her game-changing book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

When U.S. intelligence agencies spy on Americans, they're supposed to get a warrant. But what happens when they're spying on a foreigner and an American calls up?

The way intelligence agencies handle what they call this "incidental" collection of information — and what political leaders eventually do with it — will be a big part of the next phase in Congress' investigations about the Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

Les Amazones d'Afrique is a collective of female West African singers. They each have careers of their own, but came together to collaborate on République Amazone, an album that envisions a world of gender equality.

The trouble started for Lisa when she took a blood pressure pill and one to control seizures, along with methadone, a drug used to help wean patients off heroin.

"I inadvertently did the methadone cocktail and I went to sleep for like 48 hours," Lisa says, rolling her eyes and coughing out a laugh. "It kicked my butt. It really kicked my butt."

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Colorado’s legislative session is starting to wind down, but two of the major policy goals are unraveling.

Getting more money for transportation infrastructure projects and transit is one of them. A bill that would send a sales tax increase to voters cleared the Democratic House and its first Senate committee. But Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham now says he doesn’t have enough Republican Party support for the measure to pass the Finance committee.

Stacy Nick

The last time I talked with Adam and Escher Lefkoff, the Longmont father-and-son pinball aficionados were on their way to compete at the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association’s World Championships.

At the time, I asked Adam: Between the two of them, who’s the better player?

“I’m better than he is,” he said “And it’s only because of that experience. So many things come natural to him. He’s fearless. No doubt, he will be better than me when he gets older.”

What a difference a year makes.

Prince died one year ago today, and for the first anniversary, fans had been told to expect six new songs, as part of an EP titled Deliverance. The first single, also called "Deliverance," is a soaring, stirring mix of rock and gospel.

Updated at 2:41 p.m. ET

An Egyptian-American aid worker and her Egyptian husband have returned to the U.S. after being imprisoned for nearly three years in Egypt, over charges of child abuse that were widely regarded as specious.

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