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Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) falls as Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos: we have the right guys to straighten things out

Oct. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos went into the weekend feeling good about having closed in on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. One afternoon in the snow proved emphatically otherwise. The Broncos (2-4) have a long way to go to catch up to Kansas City after they were throttled by the...

Denver high school drops Confederate mascot in favor of bird

Oct. 26, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado high school adopted a new mascot to replace the previous emblem recalling a symbol of the Confederacy. Denver South High School announced Friday it is now the home of the Ravens, which will replace the Rebels mascot name held throughout the nearly 100-year history of the school,...

In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, photo released by the U.S. Forest Service shows light snow at Division X of Cameron Peak Fire at the Rocky Mountain Park in Colo. Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the blaze. A day after strong winds helped push the fire in the park, forcing the evacuation of Estes Park, the gateway town at its eastern edge, temperatures dropped and no fire growth was expected, Noel Livingston, incident commander of the East Troublesome Fire, said. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)

Crews assess damages for Colorado's second-largest wildfire

Oct. 26, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Wildfire damage assessment was expected to begin Monday for the towns and cities affected by Colorado's second-largest recorded wildfire which caused evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park. Weekend snow and cold weather has tamed the fire’s growth and will help crews on...

Colorado State shuts offices, stops classes because of snow

Oct. 25, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University plans to cancel its classes and close its offices Monday because of heavy snowstorms that have hit the area. The 33,000-student university made the announcement Sunday after 6 to 8 inches of snow fell on the campus. All face-to-face, hybrid and remote...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis holds up a face mask featuring the state's new advertising campaign to encourage residents to protect against COVID-19 during a news conference about the steady increase in cases of the new coronavirus in the state in Denver. Colorado Gov. Polis is quarantining himself after learning that Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman tested positive for the coronavirus. Coffman's diagnosis on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, came over a week after he and the governor appeared with other officials at a news conference. A Polis spokesperson said the governor would quarantine while waiting to hear from contact tracers. Coffman said he worked from home starting Thursday after not feeling well and his symptoms were gone by Saturday. He says he got a rapid test Sunday in hopes of being cleared to return to his office and schedule but will now quarantine at home. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado governor will not quarantine after OK by agency

Oct. 25, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A health agency told Colorado Gov. Jared Polis that he does not need to quarantine himself after meeting with Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the governor's office said Sunday. The Tri-County Health Department, which oversees Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas...

Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu, below, reacts with teammates after picking up a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Cold feat: Chiefs force 4 turnovers, beat Broncos 43-16

Oct. 25, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Now this was a cool celebration: Tyrann Mathieu slid into a patch of snow after his fumble recovery and performed a perfectly executed snow angel. The Kansas City safety's play in the first quarter had a snowball effect for a Chiefs defense that forced four turnovers in a 43-16 win over the...

Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

Denver Broncos fans look on before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Chiefs rout Broncos 43-16 as Mahomes barely breaks a sweat

Oct. 25, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a freezing afternoon in the snow, Patrick Mahomes barely broke a sweat. The Kansas City Chiefs routed the Broncos 43-16 for their 10th consecutive win over Denver despite failing to convert a single third down (0-for-8) and getting just 200 yards and at touchdown from their star...

In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, photo released by the U.S. Forest Service shows light snow at Division X of Cameron Peak Fire at the Rocky Mountain Park in Colo. Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the blaze. A day after strong winds helped push the fire in the park, forcing the evacuation of Estes Park, the gateway town at its eastern edge, temperatures dropped and no fire growth was expected, Noel Livingston, incident commander of the East Troublesome Fire, said. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)

Snow, cold weather puts damper on Colorado wildfire

Oct. 25, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the blaze. A day after strong winds helped push the fire...