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Renfroe hits 3 homers, Padres rally to stun Rox 16-12 in 12

Jun. 15, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The San Diego Padres know the reputation of Coors Field all too well. "No game's ever over in this ballpark," manager Andy Green said. That's why comebacks are always possible — even one for the ages. Hunter Renfroe hit his third homer of the game in the 12th inning after Fernando...

Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020 campaign

Jun. 14, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry into the field...

Man arrested in '87 cold case slaying of soldier in Colorado

Jun. 14, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver man has been arrested in the unsolved slaying of a soldier in Colorado 32 years ago after DNA evidence was used to create an image of what a suspect might look like, authorities said Friday. Civilian and Army investigators arrested Michael Whyte of Thornton in the 1987...

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

Jun. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala...

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'

Jun. 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity. That's one example of the startling lack of...

Tooth fragment testing OK'd in Colorado missing woman case

Jun. 14, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors will be permitted to conduct DNA testing on a tooth fragment found on the ranch of a Colorado man suspected of killing the mother of his child and burning her body, a judge ruled Friday. The Gazette reports that investigators discovered the fragment while searching a...

20 years after Columbine, a debate on bulldozing the school

Jun. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed with the killings. School officials said the number of...

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Jun. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first Super Bowl...

Pat Bowlen was not your typical NFL owner

Jun. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank on the rookies and other newcomers like himself. What the heck, he figured he'd play along, so he scribbled...

Man sentenced in deaths of 2 girls found on Colorado farm

Jun. 14, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A man was sentenced to 24 years in prison in the 2017 deaths of two sisters who were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure. Ashford Archer was found guilty in March of two counts of fatal...