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A police officer walks outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes

Jul. 6, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decision flavored with references to “Hamilton” and “Veep,” the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in...

A supporter holds up a shirt to call attention to the death of Elijah McClain in August 2019 in Aurora, Colo., during a news conference on the west steps of the State Capitol after Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a broad police accountability bill Friday, June 19, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A look at a Colorado Black man's death in police encounter

Jul. 6, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Amid the protests across the U.S. against excessive police force against people of color, Elijah McClain’s name has become another rallying cry. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man in the Denver suburb of Aurora, died in August after police officers confronted him as he was walking to a...

Colorado protesters detained in protest over Columbus statue

Jul. 6, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to incite a riot at a demonstration calling for the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus. The event Sunday marked the third consecutive weekend demonstrators gathered to call for the removal of the Columbus monument in...

Health agency: Speedway broke rules during 4th of July race

Jul. 5, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A race track in Colorado violated court-ordered social distancing requirements during an event attended by fans on the Fourth of July, a county health department said Sunday. Bandimere Speedway did not limit and manage the crowd size, implement social distancing requirements or adhere to...

Showtime for singing therapist amid coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 5, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The robust sound system that would serve, in a sense, as the harbinger of hope, was spread over several “reserved parking” spaces. Between the speakers, acoustic guitar at the ready, stood the smiling, sweet-natured soul in whose hands, and voice, that audio equipment...

Zalatoris wins at TPC Colorado for first Korn Ferry title

Jul. 4, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) — Will Zalatoris won the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes on Saturday for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory. Zalatoris closed with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chase Johnson. The 23-year-old former Wake Forest star earned $108,000 and jumped from fourth to first...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020 file photo Jimmie Johnson climbs intp his car before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson will test an Indy car next week on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He’s long said he is open to racing in the series but did not want to compete on ovals out of safety concerns. On Friday, July 3, 2020, he indicated recent safety improvements have softened his stance and the Indianapolis 500 is not entirely out of the picture.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Knocked out of Brickyard, Johnson copes at home with virus

Jul. 4, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson and his family took every precaution to avoid the coronavirus. They washed their hands frequently, diligently followed the face-mask guidelines and even left their home in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the less densely populated Aspen, Colorado. And yet both Johnson and...

Boulder Police Department seize machete from man

Jul. 4, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A machete was taken from a Colorado man police said was seen waving the knife at cars and climbing on apartment balconies. The Boulder Police Department responded to calls Friday around 10 a.m. near downtown Boulder, reporting a man yelling at cars and swinging a machete, KMGH-TV...

Construction continues on the 38,000-square foot Pikes Peak summit house complex on the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak above Manitou Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Crews broke ground last June on the $60 million project to replace the original Summit House, built in 1963. (Chancey Bush/The Gazette via AP)

Work on Pikes Peak Summit Complex progresses at 14,115 feet

Jul. 4, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Upon arriving at the top of Pikes Peak, visitors might not expect to see a bustling construction site in the middle of the breathtaking views they came for. Sometimes they pass by workers clad in hard hats and neon vests, like the site’s project manager Rob Clough, and...

This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Jason Rosenblatt, one of three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain, has been fired over the photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died in August 2019, according to documents from prosecutors. The officers shown in the photo have either been fired or have resigned, according to officials. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

Cops fired over photos of chokehold used on Elijah McClain

Jul. 3, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Three officers were fired Friday over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after police stopped him on the street in a Denver suburb. One of those fired is Jason Rosenblatt, a white Aurora officer who helped stop...