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  • Fire heavily damages Marys Lake Lodge in Estes Park

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — A fire heavily damaged a lodge in Estes Park on Saturday night but officials report no injuries. Authorities say Marys Lake Lodge caught fire on Saturday night. The fire was confined to the main lodge, which sustained significant damage. The fire was reported shortly after 8 p.m. when there were about 250 people in the lodge, including a wedding party. But all were evacuated safely. Some 50 firefighters battled the fire, which was brought under control […]

  • Dietrich homers for 3rd game in row, Marlins top Rockies 8-5

    DENVER — Derek Dietrich was hoping for a chance at history but settled for a win in a torrid month for the Miami outfielder. He homered for the third straight game, leading Miami over the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Sunday. Dietrich doubled, homered and singled in his first three at-bats but managed just a single in his last two trips to the plate before leaving in the seventh inning. He tied a career high with four hits. He would have […]

  • 1 arrested in killing in Colorado Springs

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs police on Sunday arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the killing of another man the day before. The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday near in the west side of Colorado Springs. When police arrived about 6 a.m. they found a man lying in the street. He was taken to a hospital where he died. The identity of the victim was not immediately released. Police were investigating whether the shooting was […]

  • Trump wants those who ‘invade’ sent right back

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution that Trump swore to uphold, “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” the president said on Twitter as he was being driven to his private golf club in […]

  • Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

    PETALUMA, Calif. — A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog’s owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa’s win. Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding site, according to the contest bio. Dogs in the annual competition flaunt their imperfections – some have hairless bodies, others […]

  • HGTV’s Joanna & Chip Gaines welcome 5th child

    WACO, Texas — HGTV’s Joanna and Chip Gaines have welcomed their fifth child — a boy. The proud papa announced the birth Saturday on Twitter . He wrote, “The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!” The stars of the TV show “Fixer Upper” have two daughters and two others sons. Chip Gaines did not immediately reveal the newborn’s name or further details. He did tweet: “10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!” The family […]

  • Thousands protest Trump immigration policies across nation

    MCALLEN, Texas — Demonstrators led rallies and protests on Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren’t convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them. Hundreds of people rallied near a Homestead, Florida, facility where immigrant children are being held. Demonstrators also marched in San Diego carrying signs reading “Free the Kids” and “Keep Families Together.” Outside a border patrol facility in McAllen, Texas, […]

  • US House candidate in South Carolina who beat Mark Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was critically injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was recovering Saturday at a Charleston-area hospital, Arrington spokesman Michael Mule said. Arrington and a friend were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 around 9 p.m. Friday when a vehicle traveling in […]

  • Boulder man charged in wife’s strangulation, caught on tape

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado man faces a first-degree murder charge in the strangulation death of his wife after the struggle was recorded on a surveillance camera’s audio. Police in Boulder initially arrested 47-year-old Scott Beaumont Jones on suspicion of second-degree murder in the June 18 death of 44-year-old Deborah De Pinto. The Boulder Daily Camera reports prosecutors plan to charge him Monday with first-degree murder after reviewing surveillance camera footage from a mobile home park office where De Pinto was found. […]

  • Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. Immigration authorities on Friday issued a notice that they may seek up to 15,000 beds to detain families. The Justice Department has also asked a federal court in California to allow children to be […]

  • Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

    DALLAS — The Washington Capitals traded veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft Friday, a move that clears salary-cap space for the Stanley Cup champions to re-sign key pending free agents. Shedding Orpik’s $5.5 million salary in the final year of his contract and dealing Grubauer before he earned more as a restricted free agent gives them more than $20 million in cap space. It’s needed […]

  • For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

    McALLEN, Texas — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Immigration and Customs Enforcement posted a notice saying it is looking into creating 15,000 beds for use in detaining immigrant families. A day earlier, the Pentagon agreed to provide space for as […]