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Largest wildfire in Colorado history is now 100% contained

Sep. 24, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The largest wildfire in Colorado's recorded history is now 100% contained, the Bureau of Land Management said. The so-called Pine Gulch Fire started in western Colorado on July 31 due to lightning and was announced as contained on Wednesday. The fire burned over 217 square miles (562 square...

Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Kentucky governor condemns shootings of officers

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 5:40 p.m. Kentucky’s governor has condemned the shooting of two Louisville police officers and is calling for protesters to be...

Broncos officially sign Bortles, place Sutton on IR

Sep. 24, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos officially added quarterback Blake Bortles to their roster Thursday and the seventh-year veteran joined them at practice. With Drew Lock (shoulder) sidelined, Jeff Driskel will start Sunday when the Broncos (0-2) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1). Brett Rypien...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) knocks the ball away during NFL football training camp in Tampa, Fla. The Bucs face the Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Ex-Bronco Shaq Barrett returns to Denver with Buccaneers

Sep. 24, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — After watching Von Miller and Bradley Chubb team up for 24½ sacks in Denver in 2018, Shaq Barrett didn’t want to be a backup anymore and took his talents to Tampa. When he returns with the Buccaneers (1-1) Sunday to face the Broncos (0-2) he’ll saunter into Empower Field...

Colorado Secretary of State defends mail-in voting

Sep. 24, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Secretary of State Jena Griswold criticized President Donald Trump for misleading voters about one of the safest voting systems in the United States on Thursday. “There is a lot of misinformation about this election. Unfortunately a lot of it comes form the President of...

Denver appeals court considers appeal in trooper shooting

Sep. 24, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a man sentenced to death in the 1999 killing of an Oklahoma state trooper urged a Denver federal appeals court on Thursday to throw out a judge's ruling that he was not harmed by mistakes made by his original lawyers at his trial. Kenneth Eugene Barrett was convicted in 2005 in...

FILE - In this April 2, 2020, file photo, a runner glides along a trail along Broadway on the campus of the University of Colorado as a statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Boulder, Colo. Boulder County health officials have issued new restrictions on gatherings of college-age residents. The order on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, comes after the state reported that a coronavirus outbreak at the University of Colorado’s main campus had surpassed 1,100 cases. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado county limits gatherings of college-age residents

Sep. 24, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder County health officials issued new restrictions Thursday on gatherings of college-age residents after state officials reported that a coronavirus outbreak at the University of Colorado's main campus had surpassed 1,100 cases. Under the order, anyone from 18 and 22 years of age...

2 Mississippi inmates die; 1 was in fed prison in Colorado

Sep. 24, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says one inmate has died at an in-state prison and another man convicted in Mississippi has died at a federal prison in Colorado. Thomas C. Parker, 40, died Tuesday at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. He was serving life...

Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Colorado's vast 3rd Congressional District, attends a freedom cruise staged by her supporters Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Pueblo West, Colo.  Boebert has wasted no time in courting the president, his base and national party leaders in her campaign to keep the seat in GOP hands. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pistol-packing GOP House hopeful channels Trump in Colorado

Sep. 24, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (AP) — It was a Donald Trump rally, in miniature. About 200 people, many waving flags and some with open-carry sidearms tucked into holsters or the back of their jeans, joined a “Freedom Cruise” caravan earlier this month that wound through the streets of Pueblo West, a...

Bucs QB Tom Brady returns to Denver to face nemesis Broncos

Sep. 24, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

TAMPA BAY (1-1) at DENVER (0-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 3½ RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buccaneers 1-1; Broncos 2-0 SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 7-2 LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Buccaneers 27-7, Oct. 2, 2016, at Tampa LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Panthers 31-17; Broncos lost to Steelers...