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  • Aurora police: Driver crashes into, kills man in wheelchair

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police say a driver who apparently lost consciousness because of a medical condition went up on a sidewalk in Aurora, striking and killing a man in a wheelchair. Sgt. Craig Baumfalk says the driver hit the man at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and then crashed into a...

  • Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature." Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. TMZ first reported the investigation....

  • States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to reduce testing time by about 90 minutes was...

  • Williams struggles in 7-3 loss to Rockies

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Jerome Williams finally started against the Colorado Rockies again. Only took a decade. It wasn't exactly the outing he was anticipating, either. Williams struggled with his command as the Philadelphia Phillies fell 7-3 to the struggling Colorado Rockies on Thursday....

  • McKenry's homer lifts Rockies to 7-3 win over Phillies

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — On a day Jorge De La Rosa struggled to get anything over the plate, he became the team's career strikeouts leader. Wild, just like his control. Michael McKenry hit a two-run homer and De La Rosa etched his name into the Colorado record books as the Rockies beat the...

  • Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the changes...

  • Man who shot at officers at station gets 35 years in prison

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A man who shot at Denver police officers while his hands were cuffed behind his back has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. The Denver District Attorney's Office says 33-year-old Isaac Vigil was sentenced Thursday after previously pleading guilty to attempted first...

  • Utah governor says fossil fuels remain big part of economy

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said at his Energy Development Summit on Thursday that the state is moving toward using more renewable energy, but fossil fuels will remain important to the economy for the next generation. Herbert's comments, during a press conference with...

  • Terror suspect wanted in US wins Irish case, walks free

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DUBLIN (AP) — An Algerian-born terror suspect wanted in the United States walked free from a Dublin court Thursday after five years behind bars and a two-year legal battle against extradition. U.S. authorities had sought to convict Ali Charaf Damache, 50, on two counts of conspiring...

  • De La Rosa becomes Rockies' career strikeouts leader

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa became the Colorado Rockies' career strikeouts leader by fanning Philadelphia shortstop Freddy Galvis in the fourth inning Thursday. That strikeout gave De La Rosa 774 with the Rockies, one more than Ubaldo Jimenez. De La Rosa joined the...

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