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  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't...

  • Pac-12 officiating for men, women top priority

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott remains committed to the continual improvement of officiating in the conference for both men's and women's basketball and considers it a top priority. It's been more than a year since the Pac-12 teamed with the Mountain West...

  • US returns dozens of stolen artifacts to Peru

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Dozens of artifacts are on their way back to Peru after being seized in the United States during investigations into the smuggling of cultural relics. Investigators from U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Homeland Security department held ceremonies in Denver, San...

  • Feds search for couple in Iowa drug, gambling case

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal authorities are searching for a husband and wife accused of running synthetic drug and gambling operations in Cedar Rapids. The U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday that Melissa and Mohamad Al Sharairei didn't show up to a court hearing in Cedar...

  • Chargers-Broncos Capsule

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (5-2) at DENVER (5-1) Thursday, 8:25 p.m. p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Broncos by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 3-3, San Diego 5-2 SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 59-49-1 LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Chargers 24-17, Jan. 12, 2014, AFC divisional playoff LAST WEEK —...

  • K-State's Snyder up for College Hall of Fame

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is among the 81 coaches and players up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation on Wednesday released the ballot for the class that will be announced Jan. 9. Former Heisman Trophy winners...

  • The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular. With speculation rampant about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a...

  • Soldiers to get Ebola training before Africa trip

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson will train about 160 engineers on Thursday in advance of the company's deployment to West Africa to help fight the spread of Ebola. The soldiers assigned to the 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion will learn how to use personal...

  • For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation. Like when she rolled down the red carpet at the ESPY Awards or rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Or when she spoke at...

  • FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the...

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