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  • Dispute over VA hospital brings official to Aurora

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson is coming to Aurora to try to settle a contract dispute after Colorado's congressional delegation sent a letter urging the agency to come up with a plan to continue construction of Denver's new VA hospital....

  • Vermont, again, leads nation in Peace Corps

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Peace Corps says Vermont is continuing to lead the country in the per capita production of Peace Corps volunteers. In statistics released Tuesday, the Peace Corps says that Vermont's rate of 7.8 volunteers per 100,000 people leads the nation. The same...

  • USGS: High Plains Aquifer groundwater declining

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Oklahoma and seven other states, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report documents changes in groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, also known as the Ogallala...

  • 2 charged in shooting deaths of 3 in Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Two men arrested in the shooting deaths of three men in Colorado last week have been charged. Forty-one-year-old Gabriel Flores, the alleged gunman, was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree murder. He was also charged with one count of attempted...

  • Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is recruiting for more than just fighters. The extremist organization also has been targeting its sophisticated propaganda to entice potential wives and...

  • Fort Carson joins study of Army job standards

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson is participating in a study to help set physical performance standards for Army occupational specialties, starting with jobs that are currently closed to women. Soldiers are scheduled to perform activities Tuesday that simulate specific tasks...

  • Colorado man gets prison, Texas prostitution case

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison in a prostitution and online case linked to Texas and Wyoming. Matthew Ross Cummings of Aurora, Colorado, was sentenced Monday in Wichita Falls. The 24-year-old Cummings pleaded...

  • 2 Kansas men plead guilty in synthetic drug scheme

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas men have pleaded guilty in federal court to operating a synthetic drug business that generated at least $16 million in sales in less than two years. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 58-year-old Tracy Picanso and 56-year-old Roy Ehrett, both of...

  • Undrafted Chris Harris now paid like elite cornerback

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The photo emblazoned on the front of Chris Harris Jr.'s navy sweat shirt was a tribute to his favorite Denver Broncos cornerback — himself, of course. And the "No fly zone" caption underneath the image was fitting, too, since his side of the field has certainly...

  • Fort Carson combat hospital getting new commander

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital is getting a new commander. Col. Kimberlee A. Aiello (eye-ELL'-oh) will take charge of the unit in a change-of-command ceremony on Tuesday. Aiello's last assignment was serving as a medical plans and operations...

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