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Minnesota man gets jail in deaths of 2 women hit by boulder

Jan. 28, 2020 6:10 PM EST

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota truck driver was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in jail for the deaths of a mother and daughter who were killed when a boulder fell from his truck and smashed into their car in suburban St. Paul. Joseph Czeck, 34, of Hastings, Minnesota, pleaded guilty last month to two...

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Krystal Lee. Lee, who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat, was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to three years in prison. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP, File)

Woman who helped man who killed his fiancee gets 3 years

Jan. 28, 2020 5:00 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A woman who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Krystal Lee, 33, acknowledged in February 2019 that she helped clean up the bloody crime scene after Patrick...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 24, 2004, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, center, walks out of a holding area as he prepares to leave for a lunch break from proceedings in his sexual assault case as members of his security team accompany him, in Eagle, Colo. Some argued that there was no need to dredge up accounts of the 2003 rape allegation against Bryant when he died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Others viewed it as another example of an icon being given a pass because he was a successful athlete. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

In #MeToo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

Jan. 28, 2020 9:35 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him. It was a rape allegation by a 19-year-old employee of a Colorado hotel. It happened in 2003. Some argued that making that life-altering detail...

Aiken Jr. lifts E. Washington past N. Colorado 89-84 in OT

Jan. 27, 2020 11:49 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Kim Aiken Jr. scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and Eastern Washington beat Northern Colorado 89-84 on Monday night to win its fourth straight. Aiken hit his go-ahead 3 off a turnover for an 81-79 Eagles' lead with 1:04 left in OT before Casson Rouse made...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at La Poste, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Perry, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2020 9:38 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump? Former Vice President Joe...

From left to right, Houston Rockets center Tyson Chandler, guard Austin Rivers and forward P.J. Tucker react during a tribute to Kobe Bryant before an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Denver. Bryant died in a California helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jokic helps Nuggets beat Rockets 117-110 on somber day

Jan. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado was the epicenter of Kobe Bryant's worst moment, but even in Denver, in a building where he was frequently booed, there were tears and stunned silence. It started with a moment of silence for the NBA great, who was killed in a helicopter crash about an hour before the game, and led...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) passes the ball as Denver Nuggets' Malik Beasley (25) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Houston. The Rockets won 121-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

James Harden sits against Nuggets with bruised left thigh

Jan. 26, 2020 2:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden will miss the game Sunday against the Denver Nuggets with a bruised left thigh. This marks the second game Harden has missed this season. He also sat out a loss in New Orleans on Dec. 29. The NBA scoring leader left Friday's game in Minnesota during the third...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV directs teammates while bringing the ball up the court against Washington in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Boulder, Colo.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bey scores 16, No. 23 Colorado beats Washington 76-62

Jan. 26, 2020 12:43 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Bey made his presence felt in returning from a hand injury that ended his lengthy streak of consecutive starts. Bey scored 16 points, McKinley Wright IV had 15, and No. 23 Colorado beat Washington 76-62 Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Huskies. "It was...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she...

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story responds to a question during a news conference as part of the team's fan festival in Coors Field Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Denver. The Rockies are preparing for the opening of spring training. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rox sidestep rift between Arenado, front office at fan fest

Jan. 25, 2020 8:58 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — There was left-hander Kyle Freeland discussing his new, pause-free delivery. And there was shortstop Trevor Story hinting at agreeing to a $27.5 million, two-year deal that he really wasn't at liberty to discuss since it's not official yet. But there was no Nolan Arenado. And there was no...