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  • Chiefs beat Broncos 30-6 in blowout at Mile High

    DENVER — Reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee in a pileup near the goal line before his Kansas City teammates rallied around their fallen superstar for a 30-6 thrashing of Denver on Thursday night. Backup Matt Moore threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs (5-2) had nine sacks, gave up a season-low 71 yards rushing and snapped a two-game skid in beating the Broncos (2-5) for the eighth straight time. His balky left ankle heavily taped, […]

  • Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes injures right knee against Broncos

    DENVER — Struggling to straighten his right knee, Patrick Mahomes tossed his helmet to the side and covered his face with both hands. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was hurt on a sneak Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Mahomes stayed down on the field for quite some time after picking up a first down on fourth-and-short in the second quarter. His teammates checked on him, with receiver Tyreek Hill putting his hands on his helmet in concern. Broncos cornerback […]

  • Man who killed Utah student sentenced for Colorado killing

    DENVER — A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a Colorado man. Austin Boutain was sentenced Thursday for the death of 63-year-old Mitchell Ingle, of Golden, in October 2017. Boutain pleaded guilty in September to murder and aggravated robbery. Prosecutors say he and his wife, Kathleen, were drinking and smoking marijuana with Ingle in an RV park when Boutain became angry at […]

  • Pitkin County 911 dispatchers gain first responder status

    ASPEN, Colo. — Pitkin County has elevated the status of its 911 dispatchers to first responders before a similar national effort took effect. The Aspen Daily News reported Pitkin is the first county in Colorado and one of the first in the nation to reclassify its emergency dispatchers. The U.S. government classifies dispatchers as administrative and clerical in nature, but the 911 Saves Act would upgrade the classification nationwide if approved by Congress. Officials say Pitkin County 911 dispatchers are qualified […]

  • Trump rule might mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

    NEW YORK — Nearly 1 million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an analysis that says as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change. About half would have to pay a reduced price of 40 cents for school lunch and 30 cents for breakfast. About 40,000 would need to pay the full […]

  • U.S. to host 2020 G-7 summit at Trump’s golf resort near Miami

    WASHINGTON — The White House says it has chosen President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Miami as the site for next year’s Group of Seven summit. The announcement Thursday comes at the same the president has accused Joe Biden’s family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine when his father was vice president. The G-7 summit will be held June 10-12. The idea of holding the event at Trump’s resort has been criticized by […]

  • Westminster woman sentenced to prison for fatal heroin sale

    DENVER — A Westminster woman has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for selling heroin blamed for killing another woman. Kayla Pagano, 24, learned her sentence Wednesday in Denver in the death of an unidentified woman in May 2018. According to Pagano’s plea agreement, the woman passed out after using the heroin and her body was found in an alley in Denver. Another woman accused of arranging the drug deal, Ariel Walker, has pleaded guilty to […]

  • Boxer Patrick Day dies of brain injuries 4 days after fight

    CHICAGO — Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after suffering head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 27. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins,” DiBella said in a statement on his website. “He was a son, brother, and good friend to many. Pat’s kindness, positivity and generosity of spirit made […]

  • Pueblo pot farm loses millions of dollars in early freeze

    DENVER— A Pueblo marijuana grower has announced it lost millions of dollars during a wintry storm after half of the plants froze before harvest. The Marijuana Business Daily reported Wednesday that Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms lost about 20,000 plants in hours of subfreezing temperatures and several inches of snow during an October storm. Company employees say the damage is expected to affect the entire state’s marijuana supply. Employees say retailers and processors could face higher wholesale cannabis prices, but extractors […]

  • Skeleton unearthed beneath California’s second-highest peak

    LOS ANGELES — The climbers were closing in on the top of California’s second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. Tyler Hofer and his climbing partner moved rocks aside and discovered an entire skeleton. It appeared to have been there long enough that all that remained were bones, a pair of leather shoes and a belt. The discovery a week […]

  • Avalanche lose first game of the season to Penguins in OT thriller

    PITTSBURGH— Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan believes his undermanned Penguins can beat any team right now, despite missing five of their top nine forwards. The Penguins proved it on Wednesday night by knocking off the Colorado Avalanche, the league’s last unbeaten team. Brandon Tanev scored a short-handed goal in overtime and the Penguins beat Colorado 3-2. “When you have the number of injuries that we have, I think it creates a level of urgency among our group, and these guys have […]

  • Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform […]

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