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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 21, 2022 14:38 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Players not forced to drop out of...

No. 16 Southern Cal ends 7-game skid against Colorado, 61-58

Jan. 20, 2022 22:55 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — When Chevez Goodwin transferred to Southern California, he quickly learned about the rivalry with, and losing streak to, Colorado. “I knew for a fact coming into this year, I was like, I’ll be going to Boulder, personally, and I’m going to break that...

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Jan. 15, 2022 11:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic...

Horse photographed during Colorado wildfire recovering

Jan. 15, 2022 10:18 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Pinned down by fast-approaching flames and overcome with smoke near homes on a small road with no outlet, Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Travis Hood and his partner Trooper Shane Johnson began to wonder about their safety. They had arrived at the scene of the...

Woman, 91, still missing 2 weeks after massive Colorado fire

Jan. 14, 2022 22:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Near the starting point of a Colorado wildfire that destroyed over 1,000 homes and buildings, one man stayed home in an apparent attempt to save a voluminous collection of papers documenting his family's history plus his personal writings and records of his community activism. ...

Gov. Polis: Colorado strong after year of pandemic, disaster

Jan. 13, 2022 17:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis sought to rally a state besieged by a year of natural disasters, a mass shooting and the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, declaring in his annual state of the state address that Colorado will meet those challenges and others compounded by the increasing cost of living...

Biden surveys Colorado wildfire damage, comforts victims

Jan. 07, 2022 22:26 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Offering hugs and humor, President Joe Biden comforted Coloradans grappling with rebuilding homes and businesses destroyed last week by a rare wind-whipped, winter fire that burned through a pair of heavily populated suburbs between Denver and Boulder. One...

Battey, Colorado edge out Washington St. in return to action

Jan. 06, 2022 23:52 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Evan Battey scored 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting and Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 17 points and Colorado beat Washington State 83-78 on Thursday night. Jabari Walker scored all 16 of his points in the second half and missed just four of 11 shot attempts. Tristan...

Officials: Colorado wildfire caused $513 million in damage

Jan. 06, 2022 21:08 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Last week's Colorado wildfire caused at least $513 million in damage and destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and structures, officials said Thursday as they updated the toll of property lost in the most destructive wildfire in state history. Boulder County...

Remains found, yet most people escaped Colorado fire

Jan. 05, 2022 19:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people were unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their homes. It’s a remarkably low...