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Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

Jun. 16, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought. Phoenix, which is seeing...

2 people, dog killed in small plane crash south of Denver

Jun. 16, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two people and a dog were killed when the single-engine propeller plane they were in struck an electrical line and crashed south of Denver, sparking a small brush fire. The plane went down in a large open space south of Centennial Airport in Douglas...

Baker fined for refusing to make transgender transition cake

Jun. 16, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, a state judge has ruled. ...

Colorado health care, prescription drug bills are now laws

Jun. 16, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed into law legislation requiring insurers to offer a standard state-supervised health plan to people and small business. The law also provides for sanctions for hospitals and other health care providers that don't participate in...

Former student guilty of murder in Colorado school shooting

Jun. 15, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A former high school student accused of teaming up with a classmate to kill teens in a suburban Denver classroom in 2019 was convicted Tuesday of all 46 charges against him, including murder for the death of a student who tried to stop the attack. The...

Melvin Gordon III showing off new physique, hairdo, attitude

Jun. 15, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' backfield looks a whole lot different this year with local favorite Phillip Lindsay gone, replaced by second-round draft pick Javonte Williams and free agent acquisition Mike Boone. Even returning starter Melvin Gordon III...

Former student found guilty of murder in 2019 shooting at suburban Denver high school

Jun. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT
DENVER (AP) — Former student found guilty of murder in 2019 shooting at suburban Denver high school.

Lawyer for school gunman suggests shooting was accident

Jun. 14, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for one of the teens accused in a fatal attack at a suburban Denver high school in 2019 suggested Monday that he accidentally shot and killed a student who rushed him after being manipulated into participating by the other gunman. During closing...

Denver police shoot, kill man suspected of firing shots

Jun. 14, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver police shot and killed a man suspected of firing shots into an unoccupied vehicle before threatening officers with a gun. Division Chief Ron Thomas says the man in his 20s was shot Sunday evening and taken to a hospital, where he died. ...

Nuggets lament injury-riddled season that came up short

Jun. 14, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets' season came to an ignominious end with Jamal Murray looking on from the bench and newly crowned league MVP Nikola Jokic watching from the locker room. The Phoenix Suns completed their second-round sweep with a 125-118 win Sunday night...