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Colorado man suspected in wife's death appears in court

May. 06, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man suspected in the death of his wife who disappeared last Mother's Day made his first appearance in court Thursday to be advised of the charges he could face, including first-degree murder. Barry Morphew, 53, wore an orange-and-white striped...

Colorado lawmaker who used racially charged term reprimanded

May. 06, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic House Speaker has reprimanded a Republican lawmaker who called a colleague “buckwheat” during a floor debate — a racially charged term that provoked angry reactions from Democrats. It wasn't clear to whom GOP Rep. Richard...

Jill Biden to meet military spouses during stop in Colorado

May. 06, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden plans to visit military spouses Thursday at an Army base in Colorado, her last stop during a swing through the U.S. West. She is set to speak at Fort Carson military base near Colorado Springs ahead of Military Spouse...

Hertl scores twice to help Sharks defeat Avalanche 3-2

May. 06, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl had two goals and an assist in his 500th career NHL game and Erik Karlsson scored a go-ahead goal in the third period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Evander Kane...

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets start fast, cool off Knicks

May. 06, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 24 of his 32 points in a dominant first quarter in the Denver Nuggets’ 113-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Jokic hit 8 of 9 shots in the first quarter and finished with 12 rebounds to help lead the Nuggets to...

Gray stays perfect at home, Rockies beat Giants, 6-5

May. 05, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray tossed six strong innings and helped himself with an RBI single, and the Colorado Rockies held off the San Francisco Giants for a 6-5 win Wednesday. Gray (4-2) allowed two runs and four hits. The right-hander also struck out eight and walked two...

NFL reminds teams are off the hook if injury occurs off-site

May. 05, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL is reminding teams following Ja'Wuan James' potentially season-ending Achilles injury that they're not obligated to pay salaries of players who get hurt away from team facilities. The memo sent to all 32 teams Wednesday and obtained by...

Husband of missing Colorado woman arrested on murder charge

May. 05, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The husband of a Colorado woman who has been missing for nearly a year was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and other charges in her presumed death, authorities said Wednesday. Barry Morphew was arrested in connection with the disappearance of...

Colorado, US end legal battle over immigration and policing

May. 05, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The state of Colorado and the U.S. Department of Justice have ended a two-year dispute regarding $2.7 million in federal law enforcement funding withheld by the Trump administration over immigration enforcement requirements. Colorado is one of several...

Rockies interim GM would like to be the full-time GM

May. 05, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Bill Schmidt went from Colorado Rockies vice president of scouting to interim general manager this week. He will hold that title for the rest of the season — and hopefully longer as more than an interim. “I have aspirations of having the job full time...