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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...

First Black man nominated to lead Air Force Academy

Jul. 3, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An African American man was nominated for the first time to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, officials said. The Air Force announced Thursday that President Donald Trump nominated Lt. Gen. Richard Clark to be the school's next superintendent, The Gazette...

FILE - In this March 22, 2013 file photo, antiquities dealer and author Forrest Fenn poses in his home in Santa Fe, N.M. People who’ve had to rescue imperiled treasure seekers in the Rocky Mountains say they're glad to hear that the legendary Fenn treasure is found. Retired Santa Fe art and antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn announced June 6 that a man who doesn't want to be named recently found the estimated $2 million chest containing coins, gold nuggets and other valuables. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, File)

Announcement of found treasure doesn't stop speculation

Jul. 3, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure may have been discovered in early June, but that hasn’t stopped fortune hunters from speculating about where it was hidden. When Fenn, a former art dealer from Santa Fe, New Mexico, announced the discovery he did not say who found his...

DA: Officers justified in fatal shooting in western Colorado

Jul. 3, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say officers were justified when they shot and killed a man during a confrontation in western Colorado. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Friday that District Attorney Dan Rubinstein cleared two Mesa County sheriff's deputies and two Grand Junction police...

Forest Service orders Colorado train to stop fire mitigation

Jul. 3, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad completed eight miles (12 kilometers) of the...

FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, Sheneen McClain speaks during a rally and march over the death of her 23-year-old son Elijah McClain, outside the police department in Aurora, Colo. One of the police officers investigated over photographs connected with Elijah McClain's death has resigned, Aurora police said Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

One officer shown in Elijah McClain photos resigns

Jul. 2, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — One of the police officers investigated over photographs connected with the death of Elijah McClain in Colorado has resigned, Aurora police said Thursday. In a tweet, the department said that Jaron Jones was one of those depicted in the photos, which were taken sometime after McClain's...

Man accused of killing nephew pleads not guilty by insanity

Jul. 2, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man accused of using an ax to kill his 4-year-old nephew has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to first-degree murder. Emanuel Joseph Doll, 28, from Broomfield entered his plea last week after a preliminary hearing in the case before Broomfield County District...

New confirmed virus cases tied to Colorado retail locations

Jul. 2, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As nursing home infections decrease, Colorado health officials say more people are contracting COVID-19 in retail locations, such as stores and restaurants. Outbreaks in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes contributed to a high death toll in March and April, but the...

FILE - Businesswoman Lauren Boebert speaks during a watch party at Warehouse 25 Sixty Five in Grand Junction, Colo., after polls closed in Colorado's primary election on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Boebert, a pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Lauren Boebert is an ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter. She will run in November’s general election against Diane Mitsch Bush, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.  (McKenzie Lange/Grand Junction Sentinel via AP, File)

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

Jul. 2, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. “Everything that...

FILE - In this June 22, 2020, file photo, a bartender pours a beer for a customer at Shade Bar NYC in New York. Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

Jul. 2, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks. In the words of one study, it comes down to the danger of...