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GOP candidate for U.S. House charged with assaulting reporter

By: BobCaina Calvan

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election Thursday for Montana’s sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Voters decide in the special election whether Republican Greg Gianforte or Democrat Rob Quist...

Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

By: Scott Sonner

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without the current requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won’t be resold for slaughter. Wild horse advocates say the change would gut nearly a half-century of...

WWE star Chris Jericho’s latest smash in music headlining Fozzy

By: Dan Gelston

LANCASTER, Pa. — Chris Jericho stood with his back to the hyperactive crowd, his arms outstretched and lights flashing on his jacket. The classic Jericho pose had been an anticipated staple at WWE arenas for years. Posturing in a blinged-out $15,000 jacket (so he bragged each week on “Raw”) earned...

Colorado schools to participate in spaceport rocket launch

By: The Associated Press

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) More than a dozen payloads from public schools and other educational organizations around Colorado will be aboard one of the rockets to be launched from Spaceport America during a competition next month. The schools are teaming up with United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace for the June...

Thunderstorms and rain expected Thursday along the Front Range

By: Kirk Mitchell

Rain and thunderstorms are expected to return to the Denver area, mostly in the late afternoon Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. There is a 40 percent chance of rain in Denver. It will be breezy with winds gusting up to 23 mph, meteorologists in Boulder predict....

Denver shooting victim in critical condition

By: Kirk Mitchell

Denver police are investigating a shooting that left one man in critical condition, authorities report. The shooting happened on the 1300 block of North Xenia Street, according to a 4:06 a.m. Denver police tweet. #Alert: Shooting investigation 1300 block N Xenia St. Adult male victim transported to hospital in critical...

Report finds black students, teachers in Denver face inequities

By: Melanie Asmar

Helping African-American families understand their children’s school choices, offering signing bonuses to prospective black teachers and making student discipline data count in school ratings are among the recommendations of a task force that tackled inequities faced by African-American students and educators in Denver. “Once we were able to get past...

Boulder Transport takes to the skies and slopes with helicopter fleet

By: Shay Castle

Next time you and a buddy want to spend the day on the slopes at Vail or Aspen, you could slog up I-70 with the masses. Or you could take a helicopter, courtesy of Boulder Transport. The high-end transport company has teamed with Broomfield-based Colorado Heli-ops to begin offering flight...

Comey’s tell-all testimony runs risk of White House roadblocks

By: Chris Strohm, Andrew Harris

While former FBI Director James Comey is preparing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House or the Justice Department’s special counsel may press him to cancel the appearance or curtail any inclination to tell all. The committee announced last week that Comey agreed to testify in open...

U.K. blasts U.S. on Manchester bombing intel leaks as 2 more arrests made

By: Paisley Dodds, Jill Lawless, Gregory Katz

MANCHESTER, England — British police arrested two more people and searched a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, as British authorities complained bitterly Thursday about investigation leaks by U.S. officials. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the...

Ask Amy: Worker tries to cope with bullying boss

By: Amy Dickinson

Dear Amy: I have been in my current job for just over two years. I like the work and most of the people that I work with, but, my boss is a bully to me and everyone else. He has yelled at me at least 10 times. I don’t mind...

Littleton man admits to starting fire at Trump hotel in Las Vegas

By: The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS  — A 28-year-old tourist from Colorado has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after he became the second person in less than a month to be accused of starting a fire at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Jacob Matthew Dezsi’s court-appointed lawyer, Alexander Hubert, said a...

Avalanche prospects helped Colorado Eagles reach the upcoming ECHL Finals

By: Terry Frei

LOVELAND — The Avalanche’s American Hockey League affiliate,. the San Antonio Rampage, didn’t make the playoffs, either. So as the season wound down, the Avalanche maneuvered to dispatch four of its young prospects to the ECHL Colorado Eagles, in the Loveland-based franchise’s first year of a working agreement with the...

Anadarko to shut down well linked to fatal Firestone explosion

By: The Associated Press

The company that owns a gas well linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado says it will permanently shut down that well and two others in the neighborhood. Anadarko Petroleum announced the shut-down Wednesday in Firestone, where an April 17 explosion killed two people. Investigators blamed the explosion on...

A dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe

By: Karoun Demirjian, Devlin Barrett

A secret document that officials say played a key role in then-FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has long been viewed within the FBI as unreliable and possibly a fake, according to people familiar with its contents. In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary...