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  • US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year. That's still about the same rate found in 2012, and translates to about 42 million smokers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the...

  • Weibrecht chases elusive World Cup podium finish

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    COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — The end of a ski season usually brings another surgery for Andrew Weibrecht followed by weeks and weeks of recovery. No operations this summer, though. Not one ache or pain, either. It's been ages since he's felt this good. Weibrecht's confidence is...

  • Belmont eases past Denver 78-57

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Bradshaw and Taylor Barnette combined for 49 points to lead Belmont past Denver 78-57 on Wednesday. Bradshaw made 9 of 19 shots, including four 3-pointers, and finished with 28 points. Barnette hit five shots from behind the arc and had 21. The duo was...

  • All-league teams from fall sports

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    Cross country Boys' all-league 5A CSML First team Zachary Alhamra, Pine Creek Ben Dingman, Rampart Adam Egger, Coronado Dylan Day, Fountain-Fort Carson Connor McCabe, Rampart Colton James-Wells, Doherty Nic Vai, Coronado Second team Michel Swanson, Coronado...

  • Turtles recovering at Florida Keys facility

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    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Staff members at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital are caring for 30 endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia days after they were rescued from a frigid beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Hospital officials said Wednesday that each...

  • Va. women's prison health care lawsuit settled

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A proposed settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that claimed medical care at a Virginia women's prison is so shoddy that it violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A notice of a "settlement in principle" was filed in U.S....

  • Suspect in kidnapping asks to withdraw guilty plea

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    BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to trying to kidnap an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom in suburban Denver wants to withdraw his plea, saying his lawyers lied to him. John Snorsky, 27, was expected to be sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday under a deal reached...

  • Hickenlooper, Hancock serve Thanksgiving lunch

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    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock were among the volunteers serving turkey dinners and pie to about 500 homeless and low-income people at the Denver Rescue Mission. Other volunteers at the Great Thanksgiving Banquet included historian Tom...

  • Bulgaria imam charged with terrorism incitement

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    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian prosecutors have charged a Muslim religious leader and six others with spreading war propaganda for the Islamic State group. Deputy Prosecutor General Borislav Sarafov told reporters Wednesday that six men and one woman, including an imam named Ahmed...

  • Official results show Malloy won by 28,019 votes

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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Final vote totals from this month's statewide election show Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defeated his Republican rival, businessman Tom Foley, by 28,019 of the nearly 1.1 million votes cast for governor. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office posted...

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