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Friday, Nov 30

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Parker man accused of attacking former mental health worker with hammer

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A Parker man is accused of attacking his former mental health worker with a hammer and fracturing her skull, claiming if he scared her that he would get back “energy” he says she stole from him.

Trump cancels Putin meeting over Russia-Ukraine sea dispute

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President Donald Trump canceled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 Nations summit Thursday, injecting fresh drama into what already promised to be a tense gathering of world leaders.

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New insurance guidelines would undermine Affordable Care Act rules

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The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of the Affordable Care Act, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only by people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law.

Southwest apologizes after agent mocks girl named Abcde

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A Texas mother is calling out a Southwest Airlines employee who she said mocked her 5-year-old daughter's name and posted a picture of the child's boarding pass on social media.

John Kerry, Madeleine Albright slam Donald Trump’s foreign policy at Denver event

Two former U.S. secretaries of state who served under Democratic presidents took President Donald Trump to task in Denver Thursday night, criticizing his refusal to address climate change and his withdrawal from international agreements.

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Mitch McConnell wants Congress to legalize hemp

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Pressed for time and pushed to move quickly on a border wall and criminal justice reform, the Senate's top leader has his own priority in Congress' lame-duck session: passing a farm bill that includes a full pardon for hemp, the non…

Cowboys stifle Brees, end Saints’ 10-game win streak, 13-10

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Ezekiel Elliott scored the only Dallas touchdown and the Cowboys stifled Drew Brees and the Saints, ending New Orleans' 10-game winning streak with a 13-10 victory Thursday night.

Police report: Wyoming defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan trapped hotel worker

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A police report alleges that suspended University of Wyoming defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan tried to kiss a hotel employee after trapping her against a wall inside a Colorado hotel room.

Armed pair carjacks truck, robs Westminster bank, police say

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Two men who perpetrated a carjacking in Westminster on Thursday then robbed a nearby bank a short time later, police said.

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Fatal Colorado Springs prison stomping preceded by fight over remote control, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say a feud over a TV remote control led to a "fatal stomp-down" that killed a 64-year-old inmate at a Colorado Springs prison.

The Spot: Does Hickenlooper have a shot in 2020? We asked Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire

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The halls of the Colorado Capitol are more or less quiet. There is the occasional tour group snapping pictures in the rotunda. A lawmaker files papers in her office. An interim committee meets to finalize legislation.

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2020 presidential race: John Hickenlooper has a shot, say Democrats in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina

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Gov. John Hickenlooper needs to act fast, party insiders in early nominating states said. He has little name recognition, but his folksy charm coupled with a track record on the economy, health care and the environment will play well in…

Colorado State-bound Aidan Cullen chasing second 3A state title with Palmer Ridge

His coach and teammates call Aiden Cullen smart, intense, motivated and a quiet leader. His future is bright and exciting, but it's the present that has all of the senior's attention.

Advantage Logistics shedding 2 warehouses, nearly 750 jobs in Colorado

SuperValu, one of the country's largest grocery retail groups, plans to close two Colorado distribution facilities and layoff nearly 750 workers, according to two notices filed earlier this week with the Colorado Department of Labor and…

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VIDEO: Christopher Watts confesses to father he murdered wife

Christopher Watts leaned his head against his hands in a stark interview room and quietly explained to his dad that he killed his pregnant wife, video of the Aug. 15 interview released Thursday shows.

Kiszla: For love of the game. Dave Logan’s run from prep championship in Colorado to Broncos game in Cincy will be long, sleep-deprived haul.

Dave Logan calls Broncos games on KOA radio and coaches football for Cherry Creek High School. Glamorous gigs, eh? Well, not always.

Feds threaten RTD over A-Line crossing gate problems

Federal regulators are warning they could go as far as suspending service on the University of Colorado A-Line if RTD doesn't submit a plan in the next couple of weeks that resolves ongoing problems with the airport train's crossing gates,…

Rocky Mountain Public Media breaks ground on Arapahoe Square headquarters

Work has begun on a $34 million building that will be the future home of Rocky Mountain PBS, local jazz station KUVO and a host of other public media resources in Denver's transforming Arapahoe Square area.

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Punch list: Real Christmas trees and fresh greenery to decorate

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December is a busy month. What to do first? Decorating and planting are at the top of any gardener’s list. Relaxing would be nice too, so try to work it in.

Fort Collins Thanksgiving crash suspect charged with murder

The suspect in a fatal crash Thanksgiving morning in Fort Collins was charged with murder Thursday. Marcos Orozco, 19, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, second-degree burglary and leaving the scene of an accident,…

Wiley Maple paying own way again on World Cup

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When Aspen's Wiley Maple finally made an Olympic team last winter after a career filled with injuries and financial struggles that included paying his own way year after year on the World Cup circuit, the reaction back home was…

Parker martial arts instructor sentenced for child sex assault

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A former martial arts instructor in Parker has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually

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Ex-Westminster police officer sentenced for unlawful sexual contact

A former Westminster police officer was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and four years on probation for unlawful sexual contact and official misconduct.

Thursday, Nov 29

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Christopher Watts’ girlfriend speaks to police in recorded interview released by Weld County DA

The woman who started dating Christopher Watts in the months before he murdered his wife and two young daughters told police that she believed Watts could have committed the crimes whether she was in his life or not, an audio recorded…

PHOTOS: The life of Gary Hart — subject of “The Front Runner”

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Gary Hart was Colorado’s political darling whose fall from grace became the inspiration for the new feature film “The Front Runner” staring Hugh Jackman. You can read the Denver Post review of the film here. Hart announced his run for…

Colorado football job isn’t a “coach-killer” anymore. But how good of a gig is it?

Mike MacIntyre's replacement as the Colorado Buffaloes' coach has a chance to both establish an identity for the Buffaloes and 'lock the gates' with in-state prep recruits.

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Broncos expect new Bengals QB Jeff Driskel to show athleticism; Von Miller donates to law enforcement

The Broncos knew what they were encountering with when facing the Los Angeles Chargers’ Philip Rivers and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger the last two weeks.

Manitou Springs’ historic Pikes Peak Cog Railway set to reopen in 2021

The historic railway, billed as the world's highest of its kind, will reopen in 2021, the Pikes Peak website states. It has been closed since October of last year.

Nuggets offer updates on Will Barton, Gary Harris injuries ahead of long road trip

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Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Will Barton is getting closer to a return, but patience is still paramount.

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Ski officials juggle World Cup schedules with threats of coming snow at Beaver Creek

Abundant snowfall has forced organizers of this weekend's men's World Cup ski races at Beaver Creek to juggle the schedule.