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Colorado wildfire evacuation orders lifted; blaze contained

Dec. 06, 2021 13:21 PM EST

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have contained a 15-acre (6-hectare) wildfire in a central Colorado mountain community as authorities lifted evacuation orders Monday for residents who were forced to leave their homes a day earlier. Clear Creek County Sheriff Rick Albers...

New Hampshire police: 2 girls die in Interstate 93 crash

Dec. 06, 2021 08:20 AM EST

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — Two juvenile girls died in a crash on Interstate 93 in the town of Littleton, New Hampshire State Police said. The crash was reported at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday. A 36-year-old man from Milton, Vermont, was traveling north when he lost control of...

Shoplifter deploys bear spray, Colorado Walmart evacuated

Dec. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Walmart store in Colorado was evacuated after a shoplifter deployed bear spray against several employees, police said Sunday. Officers responded to the Greeley Walmart on Sunday afternoon after receiving multiple reports about bear spray being...

Homes evacuated as wind drives Colorado wildfire

Dec. 05, 2021 18:23 PM EST

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered Sunday in a central Colorado mountain community as fire crews battled a wind-driven blaze. The fire began as a structure fire, destroying a vacant cabin and another unoccupied structure west of Idaho Springs, Clear...

Suspect in Colorado church vandalism sought in Portland

Dec. 05, 2021 17:01 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Police say a woman wanted for the vandalism of a cathedral in Colorado is believed to be in the Portland area. The Portland Police Bureau on Sunday requested help in locating 26-year-old Madeline Ann Cramer in connection with the October 10...

Man who jumped from taxiing plane in Phoenix jailed, ID'd

Dec. 05, 2021 11:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who jumped out of a jetliner’s galley door to the tarmac as the plane was taxiing to a gate at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Daniel Ramirez was booked into jail Saturday...

Teen shootings in Denver suburb renew focus on gun violence

Dec. 05, 2021 11:20 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — It was lunchtime on a mild day in the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora when a truck full of teens pulled into a high school parking lot where students were gathered, and gunfire rang out. Three were wounded as others ran in fear. One...

Denver Art Museum mulls fate of plundered African art

Dec. 05, 2021 10:17 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — British troops in 1897 mounted a violent, retaliatory raid on the Kingdom of Benin, in what’s now southern Nigeria, looting and burning the royal palace and sending the oba, or king, into exile. The British confiscated all the royal treasures from their colonial subjects,...

More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

Dec. 04, 2021 23:56 PM EST

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread," state...

Tkachuk scores early in OT, leads Senators past Avalanche

Dec. 04, 2021 23:32 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored his second goal 51 seconds into overtime, giving the Ottawa Senators a 6-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. “With all the ice, I told myself I better score,” said Tkachuk, who added an assist for a...