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Lightning strike kills Colorado rancher and 34 head of cattle

May. 26, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A lightning strike killed a Colorado rancher and 34 head of cattle over the weekend, officials said Sunday. Mike Morgan, 51, was feeding his cattle from a trailer when he was struck and died on the scene despite life-saving efforts, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office...

What to look for in mosquito repellents

May. 25, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — There's an old joke that mosquitoes are like family: They are annoying, but they carry your blood. Mosquito season is starting to rev up across much of the United States. And that means bug bites. When a mosquito bites you, it pierces the...

Jackie Robinson is rebuilt in bronze in Colorado after theft of statue from Kansas park

May. 25, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — As he coats a mold of Jackie Robinson with wax, metalsmith Alex Haines reflected on the extra importance of a project that will soon give the city of Wichita, Kansas, a replacement bronze statue of the baseball icon after thieves brazenly destroyed the original. ...

Colorado governor signs bills regulating funeral homes after discovery of 190 rotting bodies

May. 24, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed two bills into law Friday that overhaul state oversight of the funeral home industry after a series of gruesome discoveries, including 190 discomposing bodies in a facility, families being sent fake ashes and the unauthorized sale of body parts. ...

NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for current, former athletes to be paid

May. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

The NCAA and the nation's five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start steering millions of dollars...

NCAA votes to accept $2.8 billion settlement that could usher in dramatic change for college sports

May. 23, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

The NCAA and Southeastern Conference leadership have approved a $2.8 billion settlement of antitrust claims, moving college athletics closer to some of the most sweeping changes in its history. The SEC became the latest league to agree to the proposal when its presidents and...

Mother bear swipes at a hiker in Colorado after cub sighting

May. 23, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A mother black bear swiped at a Colorado hiker Tuesday, sending them to the ground where they got scrapes on their arms but were able to finish their walk before getting first aid, according to a statement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. After the attack in...

Attempts to regulate AI’s hidden hand in Americans’ lives flounder in US statehouses

May. 23, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The first attempts to regulate artificial intelligence programs that play a hidden role in hiring, housing and medical decisions for millions of Americans are facing pressure from all sides and floundering in statehouses nationwide. Only one of seven bills aimed at...

McMahon hits 2-run homer in the 12th inning to lift Colorado Rockies over Oakland Athletics 4-3

May. 23, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ryan McMahon hit a two-run home run in the 12th inning, and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night. Elias Díaz had three hits including a two-run home run, while Brendan Rogers and Hunter Goodman each added a pair...

Heavy equipment, snow shovels used to clean up hail piled knee-deep in small Colorado city

May. 21, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Residents in a small city in northeastern Colorado were cleaning up Tuesday after hail the size of baseballs and golf balls pounded the community, with heavy construction equipment and snow shovels used to clear ice that piled up knee-deep the night before. Monday...