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Earth gets hotter, deadlier during decades of climate talks

Oct. 30, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

World leaders have been meeting for 29 years to try to curb global warming, and in that time Earth has become a much hotter and deadlier planet. Trillions of tons of ice have disappeared over that period, the burning of fossil fuels has spewed billions of tons of...

Colorado health care system fires 119 unvaccinated workers

Oct. 06, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado health system fired 119 employees for not adhering to its vaccine requirement without a religious or medical exemption. That accounts for less than 0.5% of the company's of their 26,500 employees around the state, said UCHealth spokesperson Dan...

UAE to launch probe targeting asteroid between Mars, Jupiter

Oct. 05, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe, the latest project in the oil-rich federation's ambitious space program. ...

University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suit

Sep. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A pediatrician and a medical student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are challenging denials of their requests for religious exemptions from the school's COVID vaccination mandate, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that administrators are judging the...

Man gets 80 years prison in killing of 2, injuring officer

Sep. 19, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has received an 80-year prison sentence in the 2018 killing of two people and attempted murder of an Aurora police officer. Thirty-one-year-old Demarcus Brown-Jones had been convicted in May on second-degree murder, reckless...

Republican Ganahl launches Colorado gubernatorial campaign

Sep. 14, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — Republican Heidi Ganahl, an entrepreneur and University of Colorado regent, formally launched a longshot campaign Tuesday to challenge Gov. Jared Polis' re-election bid next year, citing crime and the cost of living as two of her campaign issues. ...

Colorado court won't hear Daily Camera open records lawsuit

Sep. 08, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court will not hear a lawsuit from the Daily Camera newspaper of Boulder that challenges the University of Colorado's refusal to reveal the finalists for the school president's job in 2019. The Camera reported that the court...