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Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

Jan. 28, 2023 11:18 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the U.S., from a supermarket slaying in Buffalo, New York, to an elementary school tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, to a recent shooting at a California dance hall. Rather...

Wetta's 3 gives No. 25 Colorado 73-70 OT win over No. 8 UCLA

Jan. 28, 2023 00:33 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Kindyll Wetta made a corner 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in overtime to snap a tie and No. 25 Colorado improved to 3-0 against ranked teams at home with a 73-70 victory over No. 8 UCLA on Friday night. Quay Miller had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Jaylyn...

Martin Necas leads Hurricanes past Sharks 5-4 in overtime

Jan. 27, 2023 22:58 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Martin Necas scored late in regulation and again in overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes topped the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Friday night. Necas tied it at 4 when he got his 20th goal of the season with 11.5 seconds left in the third period. Then he beat James...

Guerrier, Bittle help Oregon hold off Colorado 75-69

Jan. 26, 2023 23:57 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Quincy Guerrier scored 16 points and Nate Bittle had a double-double and Oregon beat Colorado 75-69 on Thursday. Bittle scored tied a career-high with 11 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and reserve Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 13 on 5-of-7 shooting...

AI wildfire detection bill gets initial approval in Colorado

Jan. 26, 2023 18:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A year after the most destructive wildfire in the state's history scorched nearly 1,100 homes, Colorado lawmakers are considering joining other Western states by adopting artificial intelligence in the hopes of detecting blazes before they burn out of control. A...

Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

Jan. 26, 2023 15:24 PM EST

(RNS) — When actor Daniel Franzese visited Jerusalem in November, he looked for God in all the usual places. But it wasn’t at the Western Wall or Mount of Olives where he encountered the divine, but in a hole-in-the-wall ’80s-style gay bar that was hosting a “David and...

Sharks trade forward Matt Nieto back to Avalanche

Jan. 25, 2023 22:07 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks sent forward Matt Nieto to Colorado for a second stint with the Avalanche in a four-player trade. Nieto and former first-round defenseman Ryan Merkley are headed to Colorado in the deal completed Wednesday for defenseman Jacob MacDonald...

Washington St's Jake Dickert agrees to extension through '27

Jan. 25, 2023 16:53 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Jake Dickert has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him tied to the Cougars through the 2027 season. The school announced Dickert’s extension Wednesday but did not release the financial terms. Dickert’s previous deal was...

Agency delays protections for imperiled bat, prairie chicken

Jan. 25, 2023 16:27 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration is temporarily delaying stepped-up legal protections for two imperiled species following efforts by congressional Republicans to derail the actions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it was postponing...

Colorado lawmakers to consider ban on semiautomatic weapons

Jan. 24, 2023 16:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Two decades after the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and two months after five people were killed at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado lawmakers are drafting a sweeping ban on semiautomatic firearms. If passed, the ambitious legislation would make...