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Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

A participant destroys a thin blue line American flag used to honor police officers during a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Denver. More than 1,000 protesters walked from the Capitol down the 16th Street pedestrian mall during the protest. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Denver protest devolves into 2nd night of confrontation

May. 29, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people staged a raucous, roving protest in Denver on Friday that was generally peaceful until night fell, when police deployed gas canisters and fired pellet guns for a second straight night to disperse crowds gathered over the death of a black man in police custody in Minnesota....

Justice Department backs Colorado church suit against Polis

May. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said Friday the department supports a Colorado church's claim that state measures to combat the coronavirus discriminate against houses of worship and violate First Amendment rights to religious freedoms. Eric S. Dreiband said in...

Denver Police Department officers clear a man who fell to the street after they used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, late Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man's death

May. 29, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Protesters swarmed Denver on Thursday, blocking traffic and smashing vehicles while running from gunfire and police tear gas after a demonstration against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody turned violent. Hundreds of demonstrators stood in the downtown streets and chanted...

Colorado sheriff's office uses DNA to solve 1970 murder case

May. 28, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — DNA evidence has identified a man believed to be the person responsible for the rape and murder of a Denver woman in 1970, a Colorado sheriff’s office said The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said DNA evidence found on the body of 23-year-old Betty Lee Jones matched the...

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea's central bank lowers rate to 0.5%

May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, traffic moves on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. Nearly two dozen states and several cities are challenging the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers. They asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to review the actions of government agencies that led to the new rule being issued in March. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback

May. 27, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers. They asked the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Signs stand at the lines to the lift at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Keystone, Colo. The ski area is the only one in the state to take advantage of the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions by Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Skiing is back in Colorado for lucky few with reservations

May. 27, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Skiing is back in Colorado after a more than two-month closure caused by the coronavirus, but only a few have been lucky enough to score reservations at the only reopened resort in the state. Arapahoe Basin near the Continental Divide west of Denver opened Wednesday with restrictions and at...

Police say man dead after apparent shootout in Thornton

May. 27, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man died after an apparent shootout with police officers outside a city building in suburban Denver late Tuesday, police said. The shooting happened after Thornton police said an officer found a suspicious man in a parking lot at the Infrastructure Maintenance Center at around 11...

A clerk puts out bills on the desks of members in the House of Representatives Senate as lawmakers reconvene the session that was suspended in mid-March by the spread of new coronavirus Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Denver. Lawmakers are facing the need to make drastic cuts in the state budget to deal with the tax shortfall stemming from the pandemic's effects on business. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado lawmakers reconvene, will address $3.3B shortfall

May. 26, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday resumed their legislative session after a two-month coronavirus hiatus, dusting off a full slate of bills and preparing to address a pandemic-related $3.3 billion budget shortfall. On the House and Senate floor, most legislators wore protective face coverings....