• Ebola virus. (Photo: CDC)

    Broomfield lab making rapid test for Ebola

    DENVER — The growing number of Ebola virus cases  have many people worried. Experts say although your chances getting it are slim, they are prepared to keep us safe. While Ebola spreads rapidly through West Africa, it is a lab in Broomfield that’s at the forefront of efforts to contain the disease. The Corgenix lab […]

  • A cease-fire in Gaza unraveled Friday only hours after it took effect.

    Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier kidnapped

    GAZA CITY — The latest attempt at an Israel-Hamas cease-fire disintegrated Friday. After the capture of an Israeli soldier, the conflict edged closer to escalation than to peace. The soldier was “abducted” by Palestinian militants during an attack in Gaza in which two other Israeli soldiers died, Israeli military Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. The […]

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    Jobs recovery marches on, but at slower pace

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's down from 298,000 jobs added in June, and below forecasts of 230,000 jobs from economists who were surveyed. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent in July, from 6.1 percent in June.

  • Stock market dive. Courtesy: MGNOnline

    Dow falls over 300 points

    NEW YORK — This is shaping up to be the worst day for stocks in three months. The Dow was down almost 300 points in late trading. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell sharply as well. All three indexes have given back the gains they made in July, and the Dow threw in June as […]

  • Michael Phillips was recently exonerated for a 1990 rape conviction. Under Texas law, Phillips receives financial compensation for each year of his conviction, plus each year he lives beyond his exoneration date. Phillips is now a millionaire.

    From convicted sex offender to millionaire, man gets new life

    DALLAS — Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home. Until recently, he had a roommate who slept in a bed 2 feet away, and staff brought him three square meals a day. Only a few hours passed each day […]

  • Scientists study high water from heavy rain in Denver

    USGS scientists monitoring water levels after storm

    DENVER — Most of us spent the day avoiding the water, but scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey welcomed it. They spent hours studying water flow and sampling its quality in Denver. It’s work that can protect lives and property. Employees with the USGS sample water quality from the state’s waterways a few times every […]

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    Study: Hormone replacement therapy safe for most women

    DENVER — Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT,  can be a woman’s best friend when she is going through menopause. The drugs can take away hot flashes and other symptoms.  In the past, HRT was said to be  dangerous for many women, but a new study says it is safer than once thought. Seventy-five percent of […]

  • Regis University men's basketball coach Lonnie Porter will retire after the 2014-15 season. (Credit: Regis University)

    Longtime Regis University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Porter to retire

    DENVER — Lonnie Porter, who has guided the Regis University men’s basketball team for nearly four decades, will retire after the upcoming season, the school announced Wednesday. “I’m honored and humbled to have spent over half my life coaching at Regis,” Porter said. “As I look back, I remember most fondly the relationships I’ve formed […]

  • Tom Tancredo on June 24 after conceding the GOP gubernatorial primary election to Bob Beauprez at an election night barbeque with supporters.

    Tancredo demands Christie, RGA ‘come clean’ about helping Beauprez through primary

    DENVER — Tom Tancredo isn’t trashing Bob Beauprez, but he’s demanding one of his biggest benefactors, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, come clean about the Republican Governors Association’s influence on Colorado’s GOP gubernatorial primary. On Monday, the Denver Post reported that a campaign finance watchdog group discovered that the RGA, which Christie chairs, funneled money […]

  • Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

    Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

    NEW YORK — When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would be […]

  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft glided high above Saturn in October to capture this 36-image mosaic of the ringed planet.

    NASA maps out geysers, finds evidence of liquid water on surface of Saturn moon

    WASHINGTON — On the surface of one of Saturn’s icy moons, scientists have discovered the possible existence of a very important, life-sustaining element: liquid water. NASA scientists announced Monday the identification of 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests that water, a crucial component for life beyond our planet, can reach […]

  • OKcupid

    Dating site set clients up on bad dates in ‘an experiment’

    NEW YORK — Facebook isn’t the only social network that experiments on its users. Online dating site OkCupid revealed on Monday the results of a study it conducted, in which it told subscribers they were more compatible than they really were. The result? There’s something to the power of suggestion. OkCupid, which is owned by […]