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Lawyer for Dane charged in wildfire wants case dismissed

Jan. 21, 2021 3:52 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a Danish man charged with arson for starting a wildfire that destroyed over 100 homes in southern Colorado in 2018 urged a judge on Thursday to dismiss the case against him because doctors have found him unable to stand trial three times due to his mental health. Lawyer Jane...

Isaac Smith, of Boston, speaks to a reporter near the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston about the new incoming administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Smith, a 21-year-old Harvard University student, said he voted for Biden and was excited for what's to come.

Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope

Jan. 20, 2021 9:04 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge. More than most people, these Americans will have front-row seats on whether the change of leadership Wednesday in the White House will...

Colorado closing COVID-19 overflow site at convention center

Jan. 20, 2021 4:30 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Emergency management officials have decided to decommission a temporary medical facility set up at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, saying the state's hospital capacity is expected to meet demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Two other emergency sites — in Pueblo and in...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby, center, and guard George Hill in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Front & center: Nuggets big man Jokic steps up another level

Jan. 20, 2021 4:15 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic faced a situation he couldn’t pass, shoot or dribble his way through. The Denver Nuggets big man was befuddled by a simple yet complicated question: How does he define an NBA MVP? “I don’t know,” Jokic answered after a long pause. “Probably...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby, center, and guard George Hill in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jokic scores 27 in 3 quarters, Nuggets rout Thunder 119-101

Jan. 20, 2021 12:27 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was split in his opinion over which play stood out more. The candidates: Facundo Campazzo's backward, between-the-legs pass to Monte Morris for a layup, and Bol Bol turning in a coast-to-coast dribbling clinic, punctuated by the 7-foot-2 center's slam. “Both are...

This undated photo provided by the Minnesota Vikings shows George Paton. John Elway's replacement as Broncos general manager will be Vikings executive George Paton. Elway announced the hiring Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Paton spent the last 14 seasons with Minnesota, including the last six as vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager. He's been one of the hottest names on the GM circuit in recent years. (Minnesota Vikings via AP)

Elway empowers GM as Paton promises collaboration, consensus

Jan. 19, 2021 8:17 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — George Paton is notoriously picky, bypassing opportunity after opportunity over the past decade before accepting John Elway’s to succeed him as general manager of the Denver Broncos. “I knew he wasn’t going to take a job to say, ‘I’m a GM,'”...

Suspected militia member held on charges in Capitol riot

Jan. 19, 2021 7:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A suspected militia member from Colorado arrested in connection with the deadly U.S. Capitol riot will be kept in federal custody at the request of federal prosecutors following his initial court appearance on Tuesday. Robert Gieswein, 24, of Woodland Park appeared by video during a brief...

Man charged after human remains found in suitcases in Denver

Jan. 19, 2021 5:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man who was arrested after human remains were found in two large suitcases near a trail in southwest Denver has been charged with first-degree murder and tampering with a corpse. Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced the charges Tuesday against 28-year-old Benjamin Satterthwaite,...

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., right, drives as Houston Rockets guard James Harden defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nuggets' Porter expected to miss 10th straight game

Jan. 18, 2021 5:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The struggling Denver Nuggets are expected to be without Michael Porter Jr. for a 10th straight game Tuesday night against Oklahoma City because of coronavirus protocols. Coach Michael Malone said after practice Monday that Porter could join the team on their five-game trip that begins Friday...

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Clarkson helps Jazz to 5th straight, beat Nuggets 109-105

Jan. 17, 2021 11:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The game had a certain intensity — not necessarily playoff intensity, Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic cautioned, but definitely a tension. They always do when these two fierce Northwest Division rivals take the court. Reserve Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points, Donovan Mitchell added 18 and...