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Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

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An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead


A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead.

Quake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 120 hurt


A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries.

A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the sky

Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards.

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Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

A new poll suggests the country may be shifting left on this core issue, with 62 percent saying it's the federal government's responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage, while 37 percent say it is not.


6 months of President Trump, in 7 issues

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On Thursday, President Trump will have been in office for 181 days, a.k.a. 4,344 hours, a.k.a. 260,640 minutes, a.k.a. six months.


“Community grandmothers” can help others with depression and anxiety

Six months after the treatment ended, participants who received therapy from the "grandmothers" were one-third as likely as those who received standard care to have depressive symptoms. Their anxiety symptoms also improved.


Aspen tourist accidentally sets off bear spray on bus

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Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Todaro says the tourist accidentally sprayed the can of capsaicin pepper Sunday morning when the bus was about a mile from the Maroon Bells parking lot.

The fossil fuels project that pits Trump’s base against itself

For a landmark fossil-fuel program deep in Trump country, it's not environmentalists who are the biggest threat. It may be Donald Trump himself.


Analysis: Republicans’ health-care overhaul is even deader now

If you're reading this article, you're probably thinking: Wait. I thought Republicans' attempts to repeal Obamacare crashed and burned a few days ago.

Texas sued again over abortion year after Supreme Court loss

Planned Parenthood is suing Texas over a new ban on a common abortion procedure that other Republican-controlled states have also tried outlawing in recent years.

Revised version of withdrawn health-care bill would still leave 22 million more Americans uninsured, CBO says

In their latest assessment of Senate Republican's attempts to rewrite the Affordable Care Act, congressional budget analysts say a plan that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pulled from consideration this week would increase…

Linkin Park singer dies at 41, band scheduled to play Pepsi Center in August

The band was scheduled to play Denver's Pepsi Center on Aug. 28.

Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

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NEW YORK -- Health officials say a test has confirmed norovirus in a person who reported eating at a Chipotle in Virginia. But they say it's not yet enough to determine the cause of illnesses reported at the location.


O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former…

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs


For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.


Mueller said to expand probe to Trump business transactions

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year's election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump's businesses as well as those of his associates.


Fire racing near Yosemite park destroys dozens of structures


A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns, and also destroying 29 structures.

McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion.

McCain’s cancer diagnosis jolts Senate

Sen. John McCain's diagnosis of brain cancer jolted the Senate where Republicans and Democrats offered prayers and words of encouragement for a six-term lawmaker with a war hero past.

Thursday, Jul 20

Trump Jr., Manafort called to testify next week by Senate panel

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are being asked to testify on Wednesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to the committee’s website.

Senate’s latest ACA repeal strategy would leave 10 million more uninsured than its last bill, CBO says

Senate Republicans' latest strategy for demolishing major elements of the Affordable Care Act would leave 32 million more Americans uninsured in a decade, while three-fourths of the population would no longer have access to the kind of…

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with a brain tumor

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said Wednesday.

Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

“Most people live off Medicaid. If they don’t have that, they don’t have nothing,” he said. “You will be sending them to their deathbeds.”

Wednesday, Jul 19

Crew rescues 9-year-old dog in distress on Summit County trail

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A 10-person rescue crew spent three hours Sunday saving a 9-year-old canine on Ute Pass Trail after the dog started suffering from life-threatening, internal medical issues, according to the Summit County Rescue Group.

Brief intense storms possible Wednesday in Denver area

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Heavy rain and high winds up to 50 mph are expected in pockets along the Front Range Wednesday afternoon, forecasters say. Clouds will build through the afternoon until strong, isolated thunderstorms begin hitting after 4 p.m.

Carlos Gonzalez finds his swing as Rockies bust out again in marathon win over Padres

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After an 9-7 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres, Colorado's 1,000th at Coors Field, the Rockies have reason to believe in their bats.

Bodies found in a melting Swiss glacier might have been buried since 1942


Last week, a picturesque Swiss landscape was interrupted by a grisly sight. A worker stumbled across boots, bottles and clothing protruding from the ice - and, accompanying them, two bodies that police are estimating had been buried there…

Tuesday, Jul 18

Pentagon’s plan to end deal with immigrant recruits could hurt the military

Having foreign born troops can, when working as designed, benefit national security, reduce recruitment and training costs, and provide a steady stream of troops

Denver-area temps flirt with 100-degree mark Tuesday

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Tuesday's high temperature could hit triple figures, forecasters say. If everything goes as expected, the high temperature will only hit 97 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Ex-Texas officer indicted on murder charge in teen’s death


A white former police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager who was a passenger in a car that was leaving a party in suburban Dallas, prosecutors said Monday.

David Dahl might not return this season for the Rockies; Kyle Freeland remains out of Colorado’s rotation

David Dahl's return from an eccentric rib injury might tick away his clock this season. The Rockies outfielder finally returned to a baseball field last week and in four minor-league starts he has six hits. His opening in the majors,…

Monday, Jul 17

Buying Ivanka Trump: Fans embrace her brand as a political statement

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“When you think about it, what clothing isn’t made overseas?” said Bethany Rhoads, a 31-year-old traveling nurse, whose favorite Trump piece is a black-and-white sleeveless dress made in Indonesia.

Trump administration agrees to share records about Mar-a-Lago visitors

President Donald Trump made seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year, and the public might soon get a look at who else was there with him.

Vice chair of Trump’s voter fraud commission wants to add new requirements for voting, email shows

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, now the vice-chair of Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud, told Trump's transition team of a proposal to change federal law to allow stricter…

Woman killed as Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum


Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.

Sunday, Jul 16

Charlie Blackmon hits inside-the-park homer as Rockies blast Mets

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The Rockies needed a victory. Even a drama-filled, white-knuckle win would have been just fine with them.

Revolving door spins ex-Carlyle deal-maker into Fed watchdog job

Now, the lawyer who once sought to topple regulatory obstacles is set to become Wall Street's chief watchdog, President Donald Trump's pick as the Federal Reserve's vice chairman of supervision.

U.S. to suspend efforts to free trapped whales after Canadian rescuer is killed

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The United States is temporarily halting efforts to rescue large whales trapped in fishing gear after the death of a Canadian fisherman this week.

Durango residents advocate for homeless campground

In the year that Sonia Horsting has lived on Ella Vita Court in Durango, she's seen many people make their way up the hill to camp north of the Tech Center.