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  • 29-year-old man credited for saving lives during Nashville Waffle House shooting

    NASHVILLE — A 29-year-old man is credited for saving several lives after he disarmed a man who opened fire on a Nashville Waffle House on Sunday morning. Four people were killed in the shooting and several others were wounded. The carnage stopped only because of the heroics of a customer who heard the gunshots and hid near the restaurant’s bathrooms. Police said the customer, identified by a relative as James Shaw Jr., monitored the gunman’s moves from afar and jumped […]

  • Rockies place Carlos Gonzalez on 10-day DL

    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Gonzalez was injured diving for a ball in right field in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and the roster move was retroactive to Thursday. Manager Bud Black says Gonzalez is able to hit but he is limited running the bases and cannot play defense. Gonzalez is hitting .235 with three home runs. He agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract with Colorado […]

  • 4 dead, others wounded in Waffle House shooting near Nashville; suspect sought

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man wearing nothing but a coat stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee before dawn Sunday and shot four people to death, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via its Twitter account that authorities are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. Police said he was named as a person of interest because the pickup truck that […]

  • Romney fails to get GOP nomination, must compete in primary for Senate seat

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to win the Senate seat in November. But if he had won the votes of a majority of the far-right leaning party delegates at the state GOP convention Saturday, he would have bypassed a primary altogether. Instead, he was […]

  • Queen Elizabeth II attends pop concert for 92nd birthday

    LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum. Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David also were set to perform for the “Queen’s Birthday Party” at Royal Albert Hall. Elizabeth — the world’s longest-reigning living monarch — attended the show with other members of the royal family. Flanked by Prince Charles and Prince William — first and second in line for the […]

  • Life of Barbara Bush celebrated at memorial

    HOUSTON — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the greatest generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled the church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked that his mother called her style of mothering him and his siblings “a benevolent dictatorship — but honestly, it wasn’t always benevolent.” He emphasized how […]

  • Botched marijuana robbery leads to lengthy prison sentences

    DENVER — Four people charged in a fatal shooting during a botched marijuana robbery in Denver have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences. The Denver District Attorney’s Office says 34-year-old Joshua Binns was sentenced Friday to 48 years in prison. Binns pleaded guilty in March to second degree murder and a crime of violence. Prosecutors say Binns arranged to meet 50-year-old Charles Polzin in November 2016 to buy a large amount of marijuana and shot Polzin. Three other people connected […]

  • Avs win Game 5 in Nashville 2-1, force Game 6 in Denver Sunday

    NASHVILLE — Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise relocated to Colorado. They lost the first two, but will have a chance Sunday to push this series to a seventh game after rallying with two goals in the final 4:11. […]

  • North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The announcement came ahead of a new round of nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington, but there was no clear indication in the North’s announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal. The North rather expressed confidence about its nuclear force, which leader Kim Jong Un declared as complete in November after […]

  • Governor’s race: Mitchell makes primary ballot, Robinson does not

    DENVER — Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado’s Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday. Meanwhile, former state Rep. Victor Mitchell successfully made the ballot. Colorado politicians hoping to land on their party’s statewide primary ballot must gather 1,500 signatures from party voters in each of the state’s seven congressional districts. Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Robinson was unable to get the required signatures in the 2nd […]

  • Producer and DJ Avicii found dead at 28

    MUSCAT, Oman — The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time,” the statement said. Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV […]

  • Democrats file lawsuit alleging Russia, Trump, WikiLeaks conspired to interfere in 2016 campaign

    NEW YORK — The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump’s campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. The DNC filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with DNC computer systems. The lawsuit said Trump and his associates had relationships with Russia that enabled creation of a Trump-Russia conspiracy. The DNC says […]