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Australian gay couple who ordered wedding programs got pamphlets about Satan instead, lawsuit says

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The day before their wedding in September, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg received a package containing what they thought would be the programs for their ceremony.

John Kelly: Some of Trump’s campaign pledges on immigration, border wall “uninformed”

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the United States will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and that some of President Donald Trump's campaign…

At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

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Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people.

Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass


Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical…

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Uber nearing autonomous cars without human backup driver

Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which expect to be on the road at the latest sometime next year, the service's autonomous vehicle chief said…


“Very strong” Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there's "very, very strong" sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government's doors open, comments that could indicate the chances are…

Bob Dole gets Congressional Gold Medal

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name.

Waitress retires from Penn State hangout after 61 years

An 81-year-old waitress who has been a fixture at a popular Penn State hangout for more than six decades has worked her final shift.

Fed survey finds solid growth and rising wages

The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that the economy was growing at a moderate pace at the start of the year, with the majority of business contacts optimistic about prospects for 2018.


Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting wildlife cameras seem to know how to strike a pose. But it's not just show business.


In the coldest village on Earth, eyelashes freeze, dinner is frozen and temperatures sink to -88F

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In this remote outpost in Siberia, the cold is no small affair.


New cost worries about over-budget Aurora VA hospital emerge during hearing before Congress

Federal auditors cast doubt Wednesday on the $341 million price tag the VA has placed on outfitting a yet-unfinished hospital in Aurora with furniture and medical equipment -- a new worry that adds to the woes of the long-troubled project.


Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold


A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each…

White House directed Bannon silence in House interview, AP sources say

Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press.


Superfund site near Vail lands on EPA’s list of cleanup areas with big redevelopment and commercial potential

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A federal environmental cleanup site near Vail has landed on the Environmental Protection Agency's national list of contaminated areas with the greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential.


Women’s March 2.0: How fiery emotions became fuel for activism

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Thousands of women converged for marches in Denver and elsewhere last Jan. 21. So what? Turns out a lot of "what" has emerged from the historic marches, which led to more women getting engaged in politics -- and sticking with it.

Wednesday, Jan 17

New California? Longshot bid would split state in 2

A fresh effort is underway to split California into multiple states, one including its coastal cities and the other its rural and inland areas.

More than 20 states sue the FCC over its net neutrality decision

Twenty-one states, the District of Columbia and several public interest groups filed the first major lawsuits Tuesday to block the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, marking the start of a high-stakes…

Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign in frustration

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Three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service abruptly quit Monday night out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last…

Democrats accuse Trump administration official of “amnesia” on president’s vulgarity

Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar…

Tuesday, Jan 16

Trump healthy, did “exceedingly well” on cognitive test, doctor says

President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening, the Navy doctor who performed Trump's first medical checkup said Tuesday.

German linguists: “Alternative facts” the non-word of 2017


German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts," popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017.

Why so many white churches resisted Martin Luther King Jr.’s call


Every January, Americans start talking about Martin Luther King Jr. Around the annual holiday that commemorates his birthday and on through Black History Month, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of this civil rights leader. The…

At the Denver Marade, calls to nurture Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy intermingle with criticisms of Trump

At the 32nd annual Denver Marade -- a combination march and parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. -- speakers called for unity and also a renewed fight against inequality in the Trump era.

Monday, Jan 15

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Trump visits Trump golf course

President Donald Trump's first stop Monday was Trump International Golf Club, apparently beginning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with golf rather than the charitable service the slain civil rights leader's family has urged as the best…

Snow is finally piling up in Crested Butte, but it’s nothing like the “Snowmageddon” of 2017

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That audible sigh of relief from up high, evoked by long-awaited snowfall last week, was loudest in this end-of-the-road ski town. A year ago, Crested Butte was buried.

Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: “Shame on you”

The Palestinian president railed at President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested would…

Trump disputes newspaper quote attributed to him on North Korea

President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader.

Sunday, Jan 14

Vulgarity used by president projected onto Trump Hotel in D.C.

The expletive President Donald Trump used last week in a discussion about immigration in the Oval Office and other slogans were projected Saturday night onto an outer wall of the Trump Hotel in downtown Washington.

Suburbs north of Denver have “come of age” with explosive growth along I-25 corridor

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City leaders in Thornton last week signed off on a $3.75 million incentive package for Topgolf to build one of its sprawling dining and golf entertainment venues in the city.

World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult

President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners.

Saturday, Jan 13

Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

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A push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was a mistake, state emergency officials said.

Two injured in early morning robbery at Glendale PetSmart

Two employees at the Glendale PetSmart were beaten early Saturday morning during an armed robbery at the store.

Overdue and $1 billion over budget, Aurora VA hospital is still incomplete and will likely be understaffed, document says

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The Aurora VA hospital set to open later has a to-do list hundreds of items long and will lack staff, space and services, according to a congressional document obtained by The Denver Post

When the stars are out, so are riders at the handful of Colorado resorts that offer night skiing

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Night skiing may not be as popular among Colorado skiers as it is for their counterparts in the Northeast or Midwest, but those who take advantage enjoy a magical experience.