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  • Colorado marijuana activists challenge taxes

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    DENVER — A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn't, they say the state of Colorado can't collect taxes on the drug. The tax challenge is going before a Denver...

  • Colorado State Fair opens with divisive sideshow

    Associated Press
    Updated: 48 min ago

    PUEBLO — The Colorado State Fair opens Friday — with a carnival sideshow that has been shut down in one Colorado county after parents complained. The Fair in Pueblo plans to again include a sideshow claiming to feature the world's smallest woman. "Little Liz" has appeared at the...

  • Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"

    Updated: 49 min ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"

  • Blog: It’s a miracle! Colorado Springs tree saved from chainsaws

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    When I last saw Carol Willis in April, she was hugging a massive old silver maple in front of her Dale Street home. This was not just any tree. This had been her friend, sheltering her home with shade, attracting flickers and squirrels and raccoons to its tangle of branches and...

  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. Since the guard's arrival...

  • First look at an unofficial Air Force football depth chart

    BRENT BRIGGEMAN
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The physical fall camp for Air Force will make one last gasp this weekend, with live sessions planned for Friday or Saturday. And what a physical three weeks it has been. “When you look at inside drill and 11-on-11 football, we had over 2,000 snaps,” Falcons coach Troy Calhoun...

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The...

  • McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn't the case for players like Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey, and they picked a good time to produce...

  • Ryu sets course record at Canadian Women's Open

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LONDON, Ontario (AP) — So Yeon Ryu set a course record with a 9-under 63 to take the lead at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open after one round on Thursday. Ryu finished with nine birdies Thursday at the London Hunt and Country Club to take a one-stroke lead over fellow South Korean Na...

  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly and...

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