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Biden deal in ‘pretty good shape,’ but no breakthrough yet

By: Lisa Mascaro, Aamer Madhani, Alan Fram

By LISA MASCARO, AAMER MADHANI and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Wednesday that Democrats are in “pretty good shape” on President Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic plan, but hopes for a breakthrough quickly faded when a pivotal Democratic senator panned a new billionaires’ tax to help...

Logan O’Connor steps into top-six role for Avalanche

By: Mike Chambers

Relentless puck hound Logan O’Connor will further his NHL career by becoming a top-six forward for the Avalanche in Thursday’s game against the Blues in St. Louis. O’Connor, the former University of Denver standout who gave up his senior year in 2018 to sign with the Avs as an undrafted...

Cold case investigators positively identify victim in 1988 Sheridan murder

By: Kieran Nicholson

Homicide investigators in Sheridan have positively identified a man who was murdered more than three decades ago. The victim, who was known as John Doe since 1988, was 36-year-old Akram Bada’an, investigators said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. Bada’an’s body was found in late August in the 2800 block...

Colorado officials hope local masking decisions will beat back COVID wave

By: Meg Wingerter

Colorado’s top pandemic official downplayed the possibility of bringing back a statewide mask mandate or other restrictions to quell the state’s fifth wave of COVID-19. Earlier this week, the chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the state was preparing for the possibility of...

Raiders owner: Team wasn’t targeted in email investigation

By: Barry Wilner

NEW YORK — Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis says he doesn’t believe the team was targeted in the leaking of emails that led to the resignation of coach Jon Gruden. Speaking after the NFL owners meetings ended Wednesday, Davis also acknowledged the team has reached a settlement with Gruden,...

Sheriff: Movie set showed ‘some complacency’ with weapons

By: The Associated Press

By MORGAN LEE, SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and CEDAR ATTANASIO SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators said Wednesday that there was “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on the movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person, but it’s too soon to determine...

Virginia Tech player indicted in Tinder date’s beating death

By: The Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. — A suspended Virginia Tech linebacker accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match has been indicted on a charge of second-degree murder. Related Articles Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon’s fate is everyone’s fate Texas Tech fires Matt Wells after demoralizing loss Best of the West College Football...

Pelosi upbeat on Biden deal but Manchin pans billionaire tax

By: Lisa Mascaro, Aamer Madhani, Alan Fram

By LISA MASCARO, AAMER MADHANI and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in “pretty good shape” on President Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic plan and a related $1 trillion infrastructure bill as they race to wrap up talks ahead of his departure...