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    WATCH: Grandmas smoking weed for the first time

    SEATTLE — A group in Washington state, where, like Colorado, recreational marijuana is legal, found three grandmothers who had never smoked pot to give it a try. The group then gave the three women snacks and games to play — and the result was this six-minute video.  

  • The Broadway Hotel, Blackpool, England. (Credit: Google Streetview)

    Guests fined for giving hotel a bad review on TripAdvisor

    BLACKPOOL, England — When a couple left scathing comments on a travel review website that a hotel in northern England they had stayed at was a “filthy, dirty rotten stinking hovel,” they thought no more about it. But Tony and Jan Jenkinson were shocked later to see an extra £100 ($156) added to their credit […]

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    Chances are, your teen has sexted

    If you think “my teen would never sext,” you might be mistaken. And if you think the only teens who sext are the ones engaging in high-risk behaviors, like drinking, using drugs or skipping school, keep reading. Two recent studies suggest that sexting is more common than many parents might realize or want to admit. […]

  • A University of Colorado study showed that workers who are on the night shift are more prone to gaining weight.

    CU study: Working the night shift increases risk of weight gain

    BOULDER, Colo. — Working different shifts can make you tired, but new research shows it can also cause you to pack on the pounds. A study from the University of Colorado shows workers on the night shift might expend less energy and be more prone to weight gain. One theory is shift work goes against […]

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

    NFL suspends Vikings’ Adrian Peterson without pay for rest of season; NFLPA to appeal

    NEW YORK -- The NFL announced Tuesday morning that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. The league said Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy related to an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his 4-year-old son in May.

  • Denver police academy accused of abusing recruits

    Denver police accused of abusing academy recruits

    DENVER — Since 2008, Denver police officers have been accused of excessive force at least 1,300. Only eight of those cases resulted in the termination or suspension of the officer. A window into the disconnect between what the public views as “excessive” and what the Denver Police Department determines is acceptable may be in how […]

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    Surgeon with Ebola virus dies at Nebraska hospital

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone and was being treated at a Nebraska biocontainment unit, has died, Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday morning.

  • Rachel Neiman died of injuries sustained in the crash, Regis University said.

    Victim of Federal Boulevard street racing crash has died, school says

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. —A student who was injured earlier this month when a vehicle involved in a street race crashed into a car full of innocent bystanders has died, the Regis University School of Physical Therapy reported Sunday. Rachel Neiman was a student at Regis, the school said. “Rachel was a wonderful classmate, excellent student, and a […]

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    Norovirus sickens more than 170 on cruise ship

    LOS ANGELES — The latest norovirus outbreak aboard the Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess has infected 172 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 158 of 3,009 passengers and 14 of 1,160 crew members came down with the virus aboard the Crown Princess during a 28-day cruise that docked in […]

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    New York strippers win $10 million in class-action lawsuit

    NEW YORK — More than 2,000 current and former exotic dancers in New York City were awarded $10 million in a class-action lawsuit they brought against their employer, Rick’s Cabaret. The federal judge’s order came on Friday, four years after the dancers filed their lawsuit alleging the company cheated them out of wages. The award […]

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    Yes, Hope Matters

    We’re less than a week away from the deadline Brittany Maynard has set to end her life on her terms. Maynard was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer, and in April doctors told her she has 6 months to live.  The pain she endures is excruciating, she and her husband abandoned their plans to have children, […]

  • Students at Centaurus High School in Lafayette protested the new Colorado Measure of Academic Success on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

    Thousands of students refuse to take state exams for 2nd straight day

    DENVER –  For the second straight day thousands of Colorado students and their parents refused to take part in state mandated tests meant to gauge science and social studies skills of seniors. The students say they are sending a message to state legislators and education officials about their frustration with standardized testing that takes time away from classroom instruction, […]