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  • Colorado colleges assure students participating in gun control protests won’t affect admissions

    As some high school students face the threat of disciplinary action for participating in gun control demonstrations, dozens of colleges and universities are sending them a reassuring message: It won’t affect their chances of getting into their schools. The message has been echoed by institutions across Colorado, including University of Colorado. CU Boulder students are active, engaged citizens. Applicants who choose to peacefully exercise their right to free speech do not need to be worried about consequences in the #Admissions […]

  • IOC recommends upholding ban of Russia through Winter Games

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The full membership is to vote on the proposal Sunday ahead of the closing ceremony, and exclusion would mean the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” would not be able to march under their own flag. IOC President Thomas Bach said a condition for Russia’s reinstatement is no further positive drug tests at these Olympics. […]

  • Air Force rallies to beat Utah State 75-65

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.  — Lavelle Scottie had 18 points, Sid Tomes and Trevor Lyons added 14 each, and Air Force beat Utah State 75-65 on Saturday. Air Force pulled away in the final 3½ minutes with a 7-0 run that made it 69-61 and then hit all four of its free throws plus Scottie’s layup to end a three-game skid. The Falcons (11-16, 5-10 Mountain West) trailed by as many as 15 in the first half and went into […]

  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released Saturday a classified memo that counters GOP allegations that the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. The release comes after weeks of back and forth over how much of the document would be redacted. The White House on Feb. 9 objected to its release, citing national security concerns. That sent the Democrats back to negotiations with […]

  • Admirers line streets as procession for the late Rev. Billy Graham crosses North Carolina

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Well-wishers lined freeway overpasses and small-town streets to honor the late Rev. Billy Graham as his motorcade crossed his beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours on Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state’s largest city. Adults and children stood behind wooden barricades and yellow tape, police officers saluted, and admirers captured the moment on cellphones along the route. Fire trucks parked on overpasses along Interstate 40. Pallbearers, followed by family […]

  • Leadville, Colorado

    Former Colorado police chief gets probation for gun thefts

    DENVER — A former police chief in the small Colorado town of Leadville who stole weapons from his department and its evidence room and sold them to pawn shops has been sentenced to 15 years of probation. The Vail Daily reports 52-year-old Michael Leake was sentenced Friday after previously pleading guilty to theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker. Prosecutors say that from 2013 to 2015, he took the firearms to Denver-area pawn shops, claiming he was the lawful owner. Several […]

  • Kyle Mack of Silverthorne wins silver in Olympics snowboarding big air event

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Kyle Mack captured silver for the U.S. in the men’s Big Air. Mack lives in Silverthorne, Colorado. Canada took the gold after Mack sat down on his third and final jump. American Red Gerard, also of Silverthorne, was fifth, two weeks after winning gold in the slopestyle event. USA TODAY reports for the first time in his life, the 20-year-old Mack landed a trick with quite a name – frontside double cork 1440 bloody Dracula – […]

  • FBI creating questionnaire for victims of funeral home shut down by state

    MONTROSE, Colo. — The FBI is investigating a funeral home business in western Colorado that the state shut down. The agency announced Friday it is working on a questionnaire for victims to fill out to help with the investigation. State regulators took the action against Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors in Montrose after investigations showed it misplaced one person’s ashes and instead gave a family dry concrete. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported earlier this month that the state says the […]

  • Trump pokes fun at himself: “I try like hell to hide that bald spot”

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his famous hair. He said, “I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks.” The crowd cheered as Trump glanced at a monitor and added, “Doesn’t look bad. Hey, we’re hanging in.” During the 2016 campaign, Trump let a woman tug […]

  • Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, saying he will now cooperate in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he will help special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in “any and all matters” as prosecutors continue to probe the Trump campaign, Russian election interference and Gates’ longtime business associate, Paul Manafort. With his cooperation, Gates gives Mueller a witness willing to […]

  • US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts

    NEW YORK — U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on its website. #BoycottNRA is trending on Twitter. Members of the NRA have access to special offers from partner companies on its website, ranging from life insurance to wine clubs. For a second consecutive […]

  • Bank with Colorado branches, Enterprise Rent-A-Car discontinue promotions for NRA members

    LINCOLN, Neb. — The nation’s largest privately owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members. The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha, which has branches in Colorado, will not renew its contract to issue the group’s NRA Visa card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement. “Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” Langin said. Langin declined to say when the […]