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  • Ohio boy, 2, who got early Christmas dies of brain cancer

    CINCINNATI — A 2-year-old boy with brain cancer who had an early Christmas celebration planned for him by his friends and family has died. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Brody Anderson’s father says the boy died Friday morning surrounded by his family. Todd Allen wrote last week that Brody’s body was failing and that he didn’t have much time left. Efforts to provide Brody an early Christmas drew national attention last month when two teenagers slashed inflatable yard decorations in the front […]

  • No. 15 Washington pulls away late to beat Colorado 27-13

    SEATTLE — Jake Browning threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Fuller on fourth down with less than four minutes remaining, and No. 15 Washington held off Colorado 27-13 on Saturday. Washington’s four-year starting quarterback had an unremarkable game up until the Huskies (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) needed a big play. Rather than trying for a long field goal, Browning and the Huskies’ offense stayed on the field. Facing a Colorado blitz, Browning found Fuller on a quick slant with nothing […]

  • Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

    SAN DIEGO — The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday. As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. That would stop the streak of 25 rollovers, most recently on Friday night. Based on sales projections, 75 percent of the 302 million possible combinations will be chosen for Tuesday’s drawing, up from 59.1 percent in Friday’s, […]

  • White House backs off plan for drilling on Colorado land where rare bird lives

    DENVER — The Trump administration is canceling plans to sell oil and gas drilling rights on public land in Colorado where an imperiled Western bird lives. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Friday it was removing 230 square miles of land from a planned December auction. Colorado’s top-ranking Democrats, Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, had asked the bureau to reconsider the sale. The land is habitat for the greater sage grouse, which Western states and federal […]

  • Saudi prosecutors: Jamal Khashoggi killed in fight in consulate

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabian prosecutors said through a state-run news agency that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight at the county’s consulate in Istanbul, according to the Associated Press. State media also quotes prosecutors as saying 18 Saudi nationals are being held on suspicion of being involved in the Washington Post columnist’s death. Saudi state TV and the state-run Saudi Press Agency carried the statement early Saturday morning. The Saudi journalist, who is a resident of […]

  • Shooter in Thornton Walmart killings sentenced to 3 consecutive life sentences

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The man who pleaded guilty to gunning down three people in a Thornton Walmart last year will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge Friday gave 48-year-old Scott Ostrem three consecutive life sentences plus 48 years in prison without parole, part of a deal Ostrem made with prosecutors to avoid a potential death sentence for first-degree murder. Ostrem walked into a Walmart at 9900 Grant St. in Thornton the evening of Nov. 1, 2017, […]

  • Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory Friday, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation. Arriving on the Mexican side of a border bridge, they were met by a phalanx of police with riot shields. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray and the rest retreated. The […]

  • Several sailors injured in helicopter crash aboard USS Ronald Reagan

    TOKYO — A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, causing nonfatal injuries to sailors, the Navy said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday morning while the carrier was off the Philippine coast. All affected sailors were in stable condition and their injuries were nonlife threatening, the Navy said. It didn’t say how many sailors were hurt. It said […]

  • Broncos snap 4-game losing streak, beat the Cardinals, 45-10

    GLENDALE, Ariz — Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes, Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns and the Broncos snapped a four-game losing streak with a 45-10 rout of the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. RELATED: Play-by-play review of the game Todd Davis returned rookie Josh Rosen’s deflected pass for a touchdown on the second play of the game and Chris Harris Jr. took another back 53 yards for a score with 2:02 left in the quarter as the […]

  • Landeskog’s hat trick leads Avalanche past Devils 5-3

    NEWARK, N.J. — Colorado squandered a chance at victory on the start of its East Coast swing, and Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog wasn’t about to let it happen a second time. Landeskog scored three goals, the last of which put Colorado ahead with 3:22 remaining, and the Avalanche beat the previously unbeaten New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Thursday night. Landeskog completed his third career hat trick with a one-timer off a pass by Mikko Rantanen from behind the net. He […]

  • President Trump: ‘Certainly looks’ like missing Saudi journalist is dead

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Trump did not say Thursday what he based his conclusion on. But he says the consequences for the Saudis “will have to be very severe” if they are found to have killed him. Trump has previously warned that the kingdom will face “severe punishment” from the U.S. if it is determined that Saudi Arabia was responsible for Khashoggi’s death. Khashoggi hasn’t been seen […]

  • Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl was home when parents were shot to death

    MADISON, Wis. — A missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death in their house while the girl was home, authorities said Wednesday as they urged the public to keep phoning in tips about her whereabouts. Investigators have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found her parents dead in their home in Barron. The girl, who was ruled out as a suspect on the first day, was gone when deputies arrived. […]