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  • World War II bomb defused in German city

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb has been successfully defused in an eastern German city after some 9,700 people were evacuated from the surrounding area and a meeting of a state legislature was interrupted. The 250-kilo (551-pound) bomb was found during construction work Thursday...

  • Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal. Paulo Berejuk, a 51-year-old...

  • Broncos-Bengals Capsule

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    DENVER (11-3) at CINCINNATI (9-4-1) Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Broncos by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 7-7, Cincinnati 7-7 SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 19-8 LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Bengals 31-23, Nov. 4, 2012 LAST WEEK — Broncos beat Chargers 22-10; Bengals...

  • Tax-refund debate flares up again in Colorado

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's economy has been on an upswing, and government officials are getting more comfortable asking the state for help with their funding needs after years of budget cuts. But more revenue means Colorado is required to start giving refunds to taxpayers, rekindling a...

  • Colorado-Utah sage grouse protected despite change

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Congress acted too late if it wanted to block protections for a rare bird found only in Colorado and Utah, state and federal officials say. A spending bill approved by Congress last week included a rider that blocks the Interior Department from spending money on rules to...

  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad gets A380, complete with suite

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky." The A380 is the first of a fleet of 10 on order from Etihad Airways, which is to take...

  • Pope Benedict helped free American from Cuba

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. But it was actually Francis' predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who made the first high-level Vatican manoeuver to release Gross,...

  • Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form. Drones can penetrate parts of weather systems...

  • NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck. The capsule arrived back at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday. It rocketed into orbit Dec. 5, traveling 3,600 miles into space on an unmanned test flight that...

  • NY proposes rules for medical marijuana

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials on Thursday proposed regulations for a medical marijuana program expected to start in 2016. The Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo authorized the program under a law signed in July. It authorizes patients with certain diseases to be able to obtain...

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