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  • Colorado pot refund measure advances in Legislature

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A measure to ask Colorado voters a third time to approve pot taxes has been approved by the state House. The bill approved Thursday would ask voters whether the state can keep some $58 million in marijuana tax collections. Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved the...

  • AFC West draft capsules

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    4. OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-13) LAST SEASON: Raiders went through two coaches (Dennis Allen and Tony Sparano), marked their 12th straight season without winning record or playoff berth, and took step back in standings in Year 3 of rebuilding plan under GM Reggie McKenzie. What few positives...

  • Ross struggles early as Padres fall 2-1 to Rockies

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Tyson Ross didn't have anywhere close to his best command, which usually means an early exit for a pitcher at Coors Field. Somehow, though, Ross kept the score down and San Diego in the game. That is, until Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth, sending the...

  • Dickerson's solo homer lifts Rockies to 2-1 win over Padres

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Corey Dickerson's left heel has flared up along with his power. Even he is a little baffled by the correlation. Dickerson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth inning and Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the seventh, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1...

  • Colorado driver shot in neck; similar incidents investigated

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman was shot in the neck while driving on a major highway in Colorado and investigators were trying to determine if the attack was related to three similar incidents in the area, authorities said Thursday. The shooting on Wednesday night came a...

  • FBI captures disbarred lawyer long wanted for fraud charges

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A disbarred Iowa lawyer's long run from the law is over. Authorities said Thursday that former Coralville lawyer Dennis Bjorklund was arrested last week in Colorado, ending a five-year search for one of the FBI's most-wanted white-collar fugitives. Bjorklund,...

  • I-70 reopens near Floyd Hill after emergency rock fall work

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A three-mile stretch of Interstate 70 east of Idaho Springs has reopened after nearly six hours of emergency rock fall work. The highway reopened at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. It was closed at 10 a.m. in both directions between Beaver Brook and Hidden Valley...

  • Patrick Mertens' trip to cusp of NFL was a long, rough road

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Patrick Mertens' NFL dream was delayed by, of all things, a mosquito bite. Fishing in a creek in 2011, Mertens suffered a bite that he didn't even feel at the time but which leveled the 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive tackle from the University of Wyoming. It left him...

  • Police oversight bills hit choppy water at Colorado Capitol

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A package of bills designed to increase law enforcement oversight has run into trouble at the state Capitol. A GOP Senate committee voted this week to reject a ban on police chokeholds and another bill intended to make it easier to appoint a special prosecutor to...

  • MLS suspends players from NYC, Seattle, Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer on Thursday suspended Colorado midfielder Marcelo Sarvas for two games and Seattle defender Chad Marshall and New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders for one game. All three players were also fined an undisclosed sum. Sarvas was suspended for...

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