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    Delta pilot orders pizza for delayed flight stuck on tarmac

    PHILADELPHIA — Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot and airport crew turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza. As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world’s busiest airport — and Delta’s home base. A 2 p.m. […]

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    FIFA officials arrested, will face corruption charges in U.S.; Swiss open criminal probe

    ZURICH — FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault on two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged […]

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    Daughters claim B.B. King was poisoned

    LAS VEGAS — Two of B.B. King’s daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don’t support that contention. King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the accusations in separate, but identically worded, affidavits filed over the weekend. “I believe […]

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    The 6 most scientifically proven methods to help you quit smoking

    For more than 50 years we’ve known that smoking can kill you. It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and yet 42.1 million people light up and new smokers start every day. “Smoking is my best friend,” Atlantan Barry Blackwell said. “It’s always with me long after friends have left […]

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    High school swimming champion became a role model for what he did out of the pool

    LOVELAND, Colo. — When it comes to boys’ high school swimming in Colorado, there is no one faster in the 100-yard backstroke than Jack Thorne. He just racked up his third consecutive state championship for Thompson Valley High School in Loveland. He did it by breaking his own state record in the process. But what […]

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    Senate passes short-term bill to continue construction at VA hospital

    WASHINGTON –The U.S. Senate passed a short-term bill to continue construction at the VA hospital in Aurora Friday afternoon. The House passed the measure Thursday, just ahead of the project running out of money to continue work. Without the action, construction would’ve stopped Sunday, putting hundreds of employees out of work. “A shutdown would have […]

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    Bones found buried in Denver home were not human

    DENVER — Contractors working on a home in Denver unearthed a mystery that could be 100 years old. On Tuesday, Ray Evridge and his son were tearing up the floorboard in a home in the 3800 block of Adams Street when they discovered shoes belonging to a toddler. “My son Sebastian put a light up […]

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    U.S. 36 express lanes will speed traffic, but come with new tolls

    DENVER — Soon a new third lane on U.S. 36 will charge you to use it. Starting in July, brand new express lanes will be available on U.S. 36 between Denver and 88th Avenue. Drivers who want to use the lanes will have to pay a toll. The prices will be dynamic, meaning they will […]

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    Independent report urges ‘sweeping’ changes for Denver Sheriff Department

    DENVER -- An independent report into the Denver Sheriff Department released Thursday recommends "sweeping" changes in the wake of several abuse scandals. The report, by consulting firm Hillard Heintze, found a vast majority of use-of-force incidents in the department weren't investigated, and found 14 key findings and made 277 recommendations, with major changes suggested to "almost every area" of the department.

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    House passes plan to continue work at Aurora VA hospital

    WASHINGTON — Leaders in the House of Representatives beat the clock to pass legislation Thursday that would allow construction to continue on the severely over-budget VA hospital in Aurora. The price tag for the facility has sky-rocketed to $1.73 billion. The VA needs an additional $830 million to finish the project. Work would shut down […]

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    Beer alcohol content tested at Coors Field, Pepsi Center

    DENVER — Ever wonder if that overpriced beer you buy at Denver’s big sporting events truly is what the label says? A TV station in Seattle and a newspaper in San Diego exposed the alcohol content by volume wasn’t accurate at sporting venues in recent years. FOX31 used Industrial Laboratories in Wheat Ridge to test […]

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    Study: 7 out of 10 people use smartphone while driving

    DALLAS — New research by AT&T released on Wednesday, determined more than half of drivers surveyed use their smartphones while driving. With 7 out of 10 people using their smartphones while driving, texting was not always the reason people driving are looking at their phone. Research found that 4 in 10 smartphone users check social […]