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Teenager shot by fellow student at Maryland high school is brain dead, will be removed from life support, family says

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A 16-year-old girl shot Tuesday in a southern Maryland high school by a fellow student is brain dead and will be taken off life support Thursday night, her family said at a brief news conference.

Trump pursues China tariffs, fuels fear of trade war

President Donald Trump embarked Thursday on the sharpest trade confrontation with China in nearly a quarter-century, moving toward imposing tariffs on $60 billion in Chinese goods and limiting China's freedom to invest in the U.S.…

Idaho moves ahead with possible grizzly bear hunting season

Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.

Mueller examining Cambridge Analytica, Trump campaign ties

Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than…

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Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

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A spending bill approved by the House includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years.

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic…

A record 965 million passengers packed U.S. planes last year

A record 965 million airline passengers flew in the United States last year, a 3.4 percent increase over 2016.

Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores that will go dark…

Few retired people expect to pay off their mortgages, survey finds

Burning the mortgage deed in celebration of owning your home free and clear, once a ritual for most older Americans on their way to retirement, has become less common.

Citigroup puts restrictions on gun sales

Citigroup put new restrictions on firearm sales by its business customers, the company said Thursday, making it the first bank to announce changes to its policies in the wake of the school shooting in Florida.


Trump names former ambassador John Bolton as his new national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was naming former ambassador John Bolton, a Fox News commentator and conservative firebrand, as his new national security adviser, replacing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.

“This happened very quickly.” T-Rex engulfed in flames at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

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Owners of the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience said their T-Rex truly blew his top Thursday.

One family displaced after Aurora residential fire

Aurora Fire Rescue is responding to a structure fire in a residential neighborhood near Quincy Reservoir on Thursday afternoon.


Trump to “pause” looming metal tariffs for some countries

The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea are among the nations that will get an initial exemption from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer…

Here’s what Congress is stuffing into its $1.3 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators reached a tentative agreement Wednesday night on a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill, releasing it to the public just 52 hours before a government shutdown deadline. The draft bill runs 2,232 pages,…

Colorado’s population tops 5.6 million, according to Census figures

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Colorado's population topped 5.6 million in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. The state added 77,049 residents, growing 1.4 percent from 2016, for a total population of 5,607,154.


Trump attorney John Dowd resigns amid shake-up in president’s legal team

John Dowd, a personal attorney to President Donald Trump, resigned his position Thursday amid a shake-up in the president's legal team as Trump has sought more firepower to deal with the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Austin bomber had a list of targets and made a “confession” video, but motive remains a mystery


Austin bomber had a list of targets and made a 'confession' video, but motive remains a mystery


Septuagenarian smackdown? Trump, Biden trade fighting words

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a rhetorical smackdown over who could clean the other's clock in a brawl.


Colorado lawmakers fall short in effort to shield recreational marijuana from federal enforcement

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A $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won’t include protections for the recreational marijuana industry -- a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill.

Thursday, Mar 22

Denver Sports Omelette: Colorado Rockies’ young prospects still waiting for their turn

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With spring training nearing its end, the Rockies are facing a problem most teams would die for: Too much talent, not enough open spots. Re-signing fan- and clubhouse-favorite Carlos Gonzalez bolstered the outfield and team morale, but it…

How long until RTD’s G-Line opens and A-Line sheds costly flaggers? A ruling next week could be telling

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A ruling is expected next week that could be pivotal to the long-awaited launch of RTD's G-Line commuter rail service to Denver's western suburbs as well as to the dismissal of costly gate attendants along the A-Line to the airport.

Bombing suspect is dead, but why did he target Austin?

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Authorities say a 24-year-old white man they developed as a suspect through video sources and witnesses was responsible for five bombings that killed two people and badly wounded four others since March 2.

Serbian-American fans flood United Center in Chicago to watch Nikola Jokic’s latest gem

Marija Mahorcic wanted to make something special for Nikola Jokic’s recent 23rd birthday. So the 12-year-old spent two weeks meticulously drawing and coloring two posters – one featuring Jokic’s name and hometown of Sombor, Serbia and…

Wednesday, Mar 21

Denver Zoo seeking to hike admission fees as city’s rising costs felt by even its animal inhabitants

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The Denver Zoo wants to raise the cost of entry by a couple of bucks to help tackle deferred maintenance and make sure its omnivore animals have access to the freshest food possible.

Shake Shack’s first Colorado location is now open in Denver

Denver's lunch rush came to Shake Shack hungry to see what all of the fuss is about.

New documents show nearly $68,000 in recent premium flights, hotel stays for EPA’s Pruitt

The Environmental Protection Agency turned over documents to Congress late Tuesday detailing nearly $68,000 in newly disclosed travel costs for Administrator Scott Pruitt during the past seven months.

Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway.

President Donald Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday on his reelection, including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital…

Tuesday, Mar 20

Analysis: Cambridge Analytica’s reach went far beyond the U.S. elections

American voters have big questions about what role Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data firm, may have played in the 2016 election of President Donald Trump.

Facebook data from Cambridge Analytica helped Republicans win keys seats in Colorado. And it cost them big bucks.

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Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data to create psychographic profiles that allowed Republican operatives to target specific Colorado voters in battleground state Senate districts in 2014.

Minneapolis officer charged in shooting of Australian woman


A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July turned himself in Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, his attorney said. A jail roster said he was held on third-degree murder and second-degree…

Denver has more spare bedrooms than ever, but using them to help solve the housing crunch is a challenge

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Metro Denver seniors control tens of thousands of rooms that are sitting empty, while young adults and their young families are desperate for housing they can afford in an undersupplied market. Can a compromise be found?

Monday, Mar 19

Latest Colorado revenue forecasts – predicting booming economy — raise prospects for budget deal on transportation and education

Strong consumer spending, coupled with a booming stock market, the federal tax overhaul and a resurgent oil and gas industry are projected to grow the Colorado state general fund by as much as $1.3 billion next fiscal year.

PHOTOS: First look at Denver Shake Shack and its Colorado-only menu items

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Colorado's first Shake Shack opens at 30th and Larimer streets on March 21.

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death in Arizona

A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

PHOTOS: The conflict in Syria


Turkish forces and their rebel allies were in control of the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin in northwestern Syria today and Russia-backed Syrian regime forces chiped away at what remains of the last opposition bastion outside Damascus.

Sunday, Mar 18

Vladimir Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

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Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success."

Denver police investigating West Colfax shooting as homicide

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The Denver Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday as a homicide.

Trump rails against Mueller investigation, dismisses McCabe’s notes as “Fake Memos”

President Donald Trump fired off angry tweets Sunday morning railing against the Justice Department special counsel's Russia investigation and attacking the integrity of former FBI director James B. Comey and his former deputy, Andrew…