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Rockies use strong outing by Jon Gray to beat Miami 3-0

Aug. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Jon Gray and Miami's Sandy Alcantara matched up in a rare pitchers' duel at Coors Field. Alcantara was good in his first outing there. Gray was better. Gray struck out seven in eight strong innings and Nolan Arenado and Ryan McMahon homered for the second straight game, leading the...

Police in fatal Colorado shooting return to active duty

Aug. 16, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers put on leave after shooting a man as he ran away from them have returned to active duty, a department spokesman said Friday. Sgt. Alan Van't Land and Officer Blake Evenson were placed on leave after the Aug. 3 shooting that killed 19-year-old De'Von Bailey....

Garoppolo bounces back from 5-interception nightmare

Aug. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo relished lining up against another team Friday, and not just because his own defense intercepted five consecutive passes off him at their last practice. "I love these crossover practices that we have. It's a change-up to training camp," Garoppolo said after the San...

Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

Aug. 16, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution. The state Air Quality Control Commission, which passed the rule on an 8-1 vote, said the requirement applies to auto manufacturers, not buyers....

Family seeks killer as girl's remains found after 30 years

Aug. 15, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — For more than 30 years, Jonelle Matthews' family could only wonder what had happened to the 12-year-old girl whose disappearance attracted the attention of the White House and shocked a rural Colorado community. They have faced false alarms over the years whenever human remains were...

Autopsy: Man killed by police was shot 3 times in back

Aug. 15, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A black man was running from Colorado police officers when they shot him three times in the back and he collapsed on a street, according to footage from cameras worn by police and an autopsy report released Thursday. The Colorado Springs Police Department released the video nearly two weeks...

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

Aug. 15, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Snow piled up in the mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire restrictions unnecessary. But the wet weather can be misleading. Climate change means the region...

The Latest: Autopsy: Man shot 3 times in back by police

Aug. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the videotaped shooting of a Colorado man by police (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Officials say a young black man who was shot while running from police in Colorado died after being shot four times by police, including three times in his back. The details were...

The Latest: Colorado River improves, but voluntary cuts loom

Aug. 15, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the outlook for the Colorado River (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Conditions on the over-taxed Colorado River have improved dramatically over the past year, but not enough to stave off voluntary cutbacks for some water users in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. A federal...

Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Aug. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may instead challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2020. In a video message , Hickenlooper said he had heard from many in his state urging him...