• Boy held in basement describes extreme exercise, abuse

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    DETROIT — A Detroit boy found in his basement after a highly publicized 11-day search told a judge Tuesday that his home was a "very terrible place" where he was beaten with a plastic pipe, forced to rise before dawn for workouts and isolated from other kids. Charlie Bothuell, 13,...

  • Johnny Manziel out? Browns discuss trade for No.2 pick, covet QB Mariota, ESPN reports.

    ESPN
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Cleveland Browns have discussed trading with the Tennessee Titans to move up to the second spot in the NFL draft so the Browns can take quarterback Marcus Mariota, a source familiar with the discussions told ESPN Wednesday. The Browns made an offer to the Titans that...

  • Newest Victoria's Secret Angel is from Colorado

    News services
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Victoria's Secret revealed their newest "Angels" on Tuesday, and one of them is from Colorado, according to KUSA. Taylor Hill, 19, was first scouted at a horse ranch in Granby when she was 14 years old. Hill is one of 10 new Victoria's Secret Angels. Some of the most famous...

  • Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy as primary car sponsor

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It's been at least a dozen years, by Danica Patrick's count, that she has had to worry about sponsorship for her race car. There has never been a shortage of companies lined up hoping to use one of the most recognized drivers in the world to push their brand....

  • Woman accused of making death threats online against white police officers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    EAST POINT, Ga. — A woman accused of making death threats on a social media site against white police officers has been put in jail. Multiple news sources report 33-year-old Ebony Dickens of East Point was arrested Tuesday for a threat she posted on Facebook, calling for death to all...

  • Colorado preschooler not allowed to eat Oreos packed in lunchbox

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    AURORA — A suburban Denver 4-year-old came home from school disappointed, with untouched Oreos and a note from her teacher. Denver news station KMGH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1P6770A ) that preschooler Natalee Pearson told her mom Friday that she wasn't allowed to eat the cookies in...

  • Watch: Robin Williams lives on in soaring Colorado Springs-area lantern festival video

    Mashable
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Even after death, Robin Williams is still teaching us life lessons. YouTuber and videographer extraordinaire devinsupertramp captured the extraordinary moment thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. The scene was put into perspective by Robin Williams' powerful speech from...

  • Nurse who died in fall from Texas medical helicopter a Woodland Park High School graduate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas — A nurse died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, emergency personnel said Tuesday. Kristin McLain, 46, became detached from the hoist Monday night as the rescued hiker was lifted to the EC-145...

  • Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America's criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the killings of black men at the hands of police will make a significant difference. The...

  • Naval Academy midshipmen, 2 from Colorado Springs area, lead people to safety amid Baltimore protests

    Capital Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Naval Academy Midshipman Brad Kadlubowski was getting a bite to eat Saturday at a Subway in Baltimore when a patio chair smashed the shop's window.  Glass fell around the Colorado Springs native and the midshipmen directed people inside to the back of the shop, according to...

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