PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado student barred from wearing a sash representing the flags of Mexico and the United States to her high school graduation did so anyway, partially covering it with another sash representing her participation in a service organization.
Judge: School district can bar student from wearing Mexican and American flag sash at graduationMay 27, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that a rural Colorado school district can bar a high school student from wearing a Mexican and American flag sash at her graduation this weekend after the student sued the school district.
Coach Prime keeps driving ticket sales as Colorado turns in record day for single-game admissionMay 25, 2023 GMT
There's a high demand for a front-row seat to watch the turnaround at the University of Colorado under Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders. Or so the soaring ticket sales indicate.
The Buffaloes sold 11,273 single-game tickets Wednesday, the largest one-day total for individual games in team history.
After Club Q shooting, New York woman accused of threats to Colorado LGBTQ businessesMay 25, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A New York woman has been indicted for making threats against Denver-area LGBTQ businesses in the days after five people were killed at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs last year.
Colorado embraces broad law requiring patient consent for pelvic exams while sedatedMay 25, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado medical providers will need to get patients' prior consent before medical students can perform pelvic exams on them while they are unconscious for a procedure under a bill signed into law Thursday.
Breakthrough proposal would aid drought-stricken Colorado River as 3 Western states offer cutsMay 23, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona, Nevada and California said Monday they’re willing to cut back on their use of the dwindling Colorado River in exchange for money from the federal government -- and to avoid forced cuts as drought threatens the key water supply for the U.S.
More states are requiring patients to give consent for medical students performing pelvic examsMay 20, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new batch of states are looking to legislate the level of informed consent when it comes to medical students performing pelvic exams for educational purposes on unconscious patients.
‘True heroism’: Biden honors 9 with Medal of Valor including 2 NYPD cops killed during 911 callMay 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two New York Police Department officers ambushed and killed after responding to a 911 call and the rookie cop who took down the gunman were honored Wednesday, along with six others, by President Joe Biden with the Medal of Valor, the nation's highest honor for bravery by a public safety officer.
Colorado man tries to trade places with dog to avoid DUI arrestMay 15, 2023 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A driver, who was pulled over for speeding, tried to switch places with his dog to avoid arrest, police in Colorado said.
An officer watched him maneuvering inside the car before he got out on the passenger side on Saturday night in Springfield, a town of about 1,300 people on the state’s Eastern Plains, police said in a Facebook post Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — A man once charged with murder in the presumed death of his missing wife denied having anything to do with her disappearance in an interview broadcast on Monday.
BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — In Colorado's mountains, an 11-year-old girl went to check on the family's chickens in their wooden hen house Wednesday only to find a mountain lion that swatted at her face, leaving a small puncture wound on her cheek, according to wildlife officials.
DENVER (AP) — As Colorado House lawmakers churned through final votes during the last night of this year's session, Republicans stood up and marched out of the chamber before the Democratic speaker could gavel it to a close — a defiant act meant to show how sidelined and silenced they felt.
Colorado woman gets life for killing 11-year-old stepsonMay 9, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A judge sentenced a woman convicted of killing her 11-year-old stepson in Colorado and dumping his body over a bridge in Florida to life in prison without parole on Monday, calling her claim that she was insane and that one of her other personalities killed him a disservice to those who are mentally ill.
4 dead after small plane crashes in Colorado mountainsMay 8, 2023 GMT
VICTOR, Colo. (AP) — Four people were found dead after a plane crashed in the mountains of southern Colorado over the weekend, authorities said.
The wreckage of the Pool-Cessna T-41B2 was discovered Sunday near Victor, Colorado, a historic gold mining town about 115 miles (185 kilometers) southwest of Denver, Keith Holloway, a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, said Monday.
Abubakar, Ronan spark Rapids to 3-1 victory over GalaxyMay 7, 2023 GMT
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Defender Lalas Abubakar scored early, Connor Ronan had three assists and the Colorado Rapids defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 on Saturday night.
It took just 14 minutes for Abubakar to give Colorado the lead, using an assist from Ronan to find the net for the first time this season.
Metal ductwork collapses, injures 6 at Colorado resort poolMay 6, 2023 GMT
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Six people were hurt — two critically — when part of a heating and ventilation system collapsed at a resort pool in Colorado on Saturday, fire officials said.
There were 50 to 100 guests in the pool when the collapse occurred about 9:50 a.m.
Paraguay far-right populist presidential candidate arrestedMay 6, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Paraguayan police on Friday detained Paraguayo Cubas, a far-right populist who came in third in Sunday’s presidential election and encouraged his supporters to protest over his unsubstantiated claims that the vote was marred by fraud.
Colorado politicians seek power to block social media usersMay 5, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers pushed a bill to the governor’s desk that would allow politicians to block social media users from their private accounts, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would consider to what extent that's legal.
Colorado man stunned while handcuffed sues sheriff’s officeMay 4, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A man who says he was repeatedly stunned with a Taser while handcuffed, including once in the face, is suing a Colorado sheriff's department, alleging excessive force by two deputies and also a failure by leaders to train and discipline their employees.
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Paraguay: Ex-president’s influence in question after victoryMay 1, 2023 GMT
ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (AP) — Conservative Santiago Peña's overwhelming win in Paraguay's presidential election not only reaffirmed the long-ruling Colorado Party's hold on power but raised questions about the future role of his powerful political mentor, who has been accused of corruption by the United States.
Mom gets $2M for jail death of intellectually disabled sonMay 1, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — When Tomas Beauford was arrested after getting into a fight at a group home for intellectually disabled people in 2014, a device he wore around his wrist to help regulate his seizures was confiscated as if it were jewelry when he got to jail, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother.
Paraguay’s long-ruling Colorado Party has easy election winMay 1, 2023 GMT
ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguayans voted overwhelmingly to keep the long-ruling Colorado Party in power for five more years, backing its presidential candidate and giving it majorities in both houses of Congress.
Paraguay’s long-ruling party romps to presidential victoryMay 1, 2023 GMT
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The long-governing Colorado Party remained the dominant force of Paraguayan politics as the vote count from Sunday's election gave an overwhelming lead to its presidential candidate, Santiago Peña, with nearly all votes counted.
Backcountry skier killed in Colorado avalancheApril 30, 2023 GMT
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A backcountry skier was buried and killed by an avalanche near Colorado's Breckenridge ski resort, authorities said Sunday.
The spring avalanche was on Bald Mountain, a popular destination for ski touring, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said.
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Missouri man sentenced in death of caged, dismembered womanApril 29, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in the death of a woman who authorities said was kept in a cage and dismembered.
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Colorado governor signs 4 gun control bills after massacreApril 28, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor signed four gun control bills Friday, following the lead of other states struggling to confront a nationwide surge in violent crime and mass shootings, despite a recent U.S.
Coalition challenges Paraguay’s long-ruling Colorado PartyApril 28, 2023 GMT
ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (AP) — Voters will decide Sunday whether to stay with the party that has governed Paraguay for seven decades or back a broad opposition coalition that has mounted a strong challenge amid discontent over health, schools and corruption.
Colorado Dems kill ‘safe injection site’ bill for drug usersApril 27, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill to allow “safe injection sites” — where people can use illicit drugs under the supervision of trained staff who can reverse an overdose — was killed in committee Wednesday evening by Democrats concerned with enabling addiction and a lack of proper guardrails.
3 teens arrested after Colorado driver killed by thrown rockApril 26, 2023 GMT
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Three teenagers have been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a 20-year-old Colorado woman, who was struck by a rock that investigators say was thrown through her windshield while she was driving.
Minnesota Legislature considering 2 gun control proposalsApril 26, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House was considering a “red flag law” to allow the temporary confiscation of guns from people judged to be an immediate threat to themselves or others, as well as a proposal for expanded background checks for firearms transfers.
Colorado becomes 1st to pass ‘right to repair’ for farmersApril 26, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Sitting in front of a hulking red tractor, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday making Colorado the first state to ensure farmers can fix their own tractors and combines with a “right to repair” law — which compels manufacturers to provide the necessary manuals, tools, parts and software.
Severe solar storm creates dazzling auroras farther southApril 24, 2023 GMT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An intense solar storm has the northern lights gracing the skies farther south than usual.
A blast of superhot material from the sun late last week hurled scorching gases known as plasma toward Earth at nearly 2 million mph (3 million kph), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.
High court denies energy companies’ appeals in climate suitsApril 24, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals from oil and gas companies that are fighting lawsuits from state and local governments over whether they can be held responsible for harms resulting from global warming.
Avalanche lean on stars to reclaim control of seriesApril 23, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — It’s taken only three games for Nathan MacKinnon to declare this the toughest first-round series of his career.
Colorado’s star made it look pretty easy with his two goals in Game 3 as the Avalanche reclaimed control of their opening playoff series.
Coach Prime, Buffs stage quite the show in snowy spring gameApril 23, 2023 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The cold and snowy day at Folsom Field began with Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders taking off his white cowboy hat near midfield and taking a bow.
It ended in virtually the same spot, with the Buffaloes huddled around their new coach and the crowd cheering.
Tribes seek invitation to Rio Grande water commissionApril 22, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A commission that oversees how the Rio Grande is managed and shared among three Western states has adopted a recommendation that could set the stage for more involvement by Native American tribes that depend on the river.
Colorado says it won’t enforce ‘abortion reversal’ banApril 21, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is promising not to enforce its new ban on unproven treatments to reverse medication abortions until state regulators go through a process to determine if they should be allowed.
Part party, part call to action: A look at pot holiday 4/20April 21, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when cannabis fans gather in clouds of smoke at music festivals, celebrate with all-you-can deals on chicken wings and other munchies, and take advantage of pot shop discounts in legal weed states.
Colorado driver killed by rock thrown through windshieldApril 20, 2023 GMT
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old Colorado woman died late Wednesday night after she was struck by a rock that investigators say was thrown through her windshield by someone who did the same thing to several other vehicles over a two-hour span.
Lawyers for missing woman’s husband want DA to be punishedApril 18, 2023 GMT
Lawyers for a Colorado man once charged with murder and still considered a suspect in the presumed death of his missing wife are asking for prosecutors to be disciplined for what they called intentionally withholding evidence in a bid to convict him.
Behind scenes, Schwartz-Morini guiding force for Coach PrimeApril 18, 2023 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Everyone knows Deion Sanders. Behind the scenes and not as well known is the guiding force behind his evolution from “Prime Time” to “Coach Prime.”
The orchestrator, too, of the deal that brought Sanders to Boulder to revive a University of Colorado football program that's fallen on hard times.
Federal judge halts Colorado ban on ‘abortion pill reversal’April 17, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A judge has temporarily halted enforcement of a Colorado ban on what experts consider unproven treatments to reverse medical abortions at a religious clinic that alleged in a lawsuit that the newly signed law violated its Constitutional rights.
Nonprofits scramble for help amid dearth of volunteersApril 17, 2023 GMT
CASA of Lexington has tried just about everything to find volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children with the Kentucky nonprofit.
Since 2020, it has hired someone to focus on recruiting volunteers, added in-person and virtual outreach events and options to complete the required 30-hour training, and printed information on fans to hand out in churches, Melynda Milburn Jamison, its executive director, said.
Man who threatened Colorado election official gets probationApril 17, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A man who called the office of Colorado's top elections official to say that the “angel of death was coming for her in the name of Jesus Christ" was sentenced to two years of probation Monday.
Colorado offers safe haven for abortion, transgender careApril 15, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A trio of health care bills enshrining access in Colorado to abortion and gender-affirming procedures and medications became law Friday as the Democrat-led state tries to make itself a safe haven for its neighbors, whose Republican leaders are restricting care.
Man convicted over threatening call to elections officialApril 13, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A man accused of making a threatening phone call to the office of Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold last year has been convicted of one count of retaliation against an elected official, prosecutors said Thursday.
States confront medical debt that’s bankrupting millionsApril 13, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Cindy Powers was driven into bankruptcy by 19 life-saving abdominal operations. Medical debt started stacking up for Lindsey Vance after she crashed her skateboard and had to get nine stitches in her chin.
Election-denying former Colorado clerk avoids jailApril 10, 2023 GMT
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A former Colorado county clerk accused of illegally accessing her election system avoided jail time for a misdemeanor obstruction conviction in another case on Monday.
Diaz, Profar homer, Rockies beat Nationals 7-6April 9, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Elías Díaz had three hits, including his first home run this season, Jurickson Profar hit his first home run with Colorado and the Rockies weathered shaky pitching to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 Sunday.
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US states consider ban on cosmetics with ‘forever chemicals’April 7, 2023 GMT
A growing number of state legislatures are considering bans on cosmetics and other consumer products that contain a group of synthetic, potentially harmful chemicals known as PFAS.
In Vermont, the state Senate gave final approval this week to legislation that would prohibit manufacturers and suppliers from selling or distributing any cosmetics or menstrual products in the state that have perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, as well as a number of other chemicals.
Denver’s more moderate mayoral candidates pull aheadApril 5, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Two of the more moderate candidates for Denver mayor in the unusually large and divergent field of 16 contestants pulled far ahead in initial results Tuesday night.
If early results hold, Kelly Brough, the former president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Mike Johnston, a former state senator, could be pushed to a runoff election.
New champion UConn to headline 2024 Maui Invitational fieldApril 5, 2023 GMT
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Newly crowned NCAA champion UConn will headline the 2024 Maui Invitational.
The field, announced on Tuesday, will be stacked once again, with North Carolina, Michigan State and Auburn joining the Huskies at the tiny Lahaina Civic Center from Nov.
Colorado court considers challenge to sex abuse lawsuitApril 4, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A new law passed by state lawmakers opened the door for Angelica Saupe to finally a pursue a claim against the school district where she says a high school basketball coach sexually abused her in the early 2000s.
Injured Missouri police officer moves to Colorado hospitalApril 4, 2023 GMT
HERMANN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri police officer who was badly injured in a shooting that killed a colleague will continue his rehabilitation at a specialty hospital in Colorado.
Jill Biden wants champions LSU — and Iowa — at White HouseApril 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden said Monday that she wants the defeated Iowa women’s basketball team to be invited to the White House in addition to the national title winner Louisiana State University.