• Obama’s year-end message: North Korea, Cuba and Congress

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wrapped up his 50-minute year-end news conference on Friday, taking eight questions from all female reporters. Obama made immediate headlines by calling Sony’s decision to cancel a movie after North Korea hacked the company’s computer systems “a mistake.” He also defended his recent move to ease decades-old tensions with Cuba, […]

  • Arlene and Robert Holmes, the son of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, sit in court on March 13, 2013.

    Parents of James Holmes speak out, say he ‘is not a monster’ and should be spared from death penalty

    DENVER — For the first time since their son killed 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater on July 20, 2012, the parents of James Holmes have spoken out. Robert and Arlene Holmes write in a letter that their son “is not a monster. He is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness” […]

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters at a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

    Putin: If Russian bear sits still, his teeth, claws will be pulled out

    MOSCOW — Russia needs to keep actively guarding its sovereignty to avoid becoming like a chained bear whose captors “will pull out his teeth and claws,” President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Responding to a question at his annual news conference about Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Putin drew an analogy with what would happen if “our […]

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    Dow jumps 421 points. Best day since 2011

    NEW YORK — Scrooge has left the building. Heck, he’s not even on the same planet anymore. The Dow shot up 421 points Thursday for its best day in more than three years. The S&P 500 experienced its biggest gains since January 2013. After taking a beating earlier this month, investors may finally be getting […]

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    Stocks have their best day of 2014

    NEW YORK — The Dow and S&P 500 had their best day of 2014 Wednesday after the Federal Reserve chair said the central bank would take its time raising interest rates. The Dow surged 288 points. The central bank said Wednesday afternoon that it would be “patient in beginning to normalize the stance of monetary […]

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    Obama, Castro hail new U.S.-Cuba relationship

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Wednesday plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease economic restrictions on the nation, a policy shift he called the end of an "outdated approach" to U.S.-Cuban relations that, "for decades, has failed to advance our interests."

  • A sign held by an attendee at a press conference earlier this year at the State Capitol where Latino leaders called on elected officials and the community to welcome some of the Central American refugees currently in a logjam on the southern border.

    No Central American refugees coming to Denver — for now

    DENVER — Earlier this year, when thousands of Central American refugees were streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border, Denver was one of several cities that applied for federal dollars to provide shelter and care for some unaccompanied minors. The city found out last week that no unaccompanied minors will be headed here — for now, FOX31 […]

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    Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ 2016 presidential bid

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has decided to “actively explore” a presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday. He also said he’ll be launching a leadership PAC next month to help “facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges […]

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    High profile witness in alleged excessive force case records his own stop and arrest

    DENVER — There is a new development in how Denver police handled the response to an alleged case of excessive force. It has to do with how the man who shot the video of the incident ended up in jail himself last week, and how the department is responding to the new controversy. Levi Frasier […]

  • Red light, photo radar camera program set for expansion in Denver

    DENVER — The Denver City Council took the first step Monday night to expand the red light and photo radar speed camera program in the city. Traffic violators have paid more than $34 million to the city as a result of the program. The Denver City Council gave initial approval to plans to extend the contact […]

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    The financial advisers of the future may well be robots

    Of all the world’s industries, you’d be forgiven for mistaking finance—and all of its attendant services—as the most outdated. If we’ve learned anything from the explosion of emergent web-based technologies, however, it’s that the Internet loves stodgy. In the humdrum of tired ways, there’s huge potential for innovation, and the Internet enables this on the […]

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    Most investment managers are lousy

    NEW YORK — Shakespeare wrote “uneasy lies the head that wears a crown” about King Henry IV. That description works well for Wall Street fund managers too. A mere 1% of U.S. equity funds managed to rank among the top 25% for performance for five years in a row, according to a recent report from […]