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  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant...

  • State appeals ruling that city can ban pot outlets

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is appealing a Circuit Court ruling that a city in the heart of southern Oregon marijuana country can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/121b1FZ ) reported Wednesday the appeal was filed last...

  • Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing...

  • Butler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter. The Bulldogs did more than enough to take down No. 5 North Carolina. Alex Barlow and Kelan Martin each scored 17 points, and the Bulldogs grabbed 29 offensive rebounds to hold on to upset the...

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    THANKSGIVING-COLORADO GOVERNOR Hickenlooper, Hancock serve Thanksgiving lunch 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...

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court. Ginsburg was expected back at work on Monday, but her hospitalization — just three weeks...

  • Judge to decide soon on 2nd District vote lawsuit

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The clock is ticking for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and three voters who want a federal judge to halt the certification of election results so officials can count 133 ballots that were disqualified. U.S. District Judge Cindy Jorgenson said she will decide...

  • Tennessee editorial roundup

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: Nov. 26 The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, on Hagel's firing: The firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel — and that's what it was despite the anodyne official words about "mutual agreement" — reflects strategic confusion and...

  • Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions. In a unique study, scientists who peeked into the brains of people caught up in a good book...

  • Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Will Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend. There are a few more coaches who will be doing the same thing without knowing it — at least for sure. The coaching carousel will start spinning fast when the regular season ends for many teams on...

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