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Aurora agrees to pay $110,000 to man police shocked with stun gun

By: Tom McGhee

The City of Aurora has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle claims that police unlawfully stopped, detained and fired a stun gun charge into the back of a young black man, the ACLU of Colorado announced. A recording from an Aurora police officer’s body camera released last September showed Darsean...

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell in Michigan

By: The Associated Press

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the black lab received a hero’s farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at a museum ship in Muskegon...

Cañon City police dog Duke jumps in river to catch fugitive

By: Sarah Matott/ Cañon City Daily Record

Cañon City’s police dog made sure a fugitive was quickly apprehended Wednesday by jumping into the Arkansas River to catch him. Members of the Cañon City Police Department, Florence Police Department, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol were all searching for the suspect, Cañon City police reported on the...

Two construction workers injured in fall from scaffold in Lone Tree

By: Tom McGhee

Two workers were seriously injured Thursday when they fell about 40 feet from scaffolding erected at a construction site in Lone Tree. The men were working on a multi-family housing development at 9980 Train Station Circle when they fell from the fourth story at 9:43 a.m., according to South Metro...

GOP seeks support for narrow version of “Obamacare” repeal

By: Erica Werner

WASHINGTON — Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace “Obamacare,” Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama’s law. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a bizarre Capitol Hill ritual, a “vote-a-rama”...

Broncos sell out of half-priced ticket pairs within 8 minutes yesterday

By: Danika Worthington

Another year and another battle for half-priced tickets that left some celebrating good fortune and others cursing a failed attempt. The Denver Broncos said the team sold out its half-priced ticket pairs within 8 minutes of going on sale Wednesday, beating last year’s quick sell out in 20 minutes. After...

No evidence thousands of Colorado voters who unregistered after Trump administration request were ineligible to vote, state official says

By: Jesse Paul

There is no evidence any of the more than 5,000 Colorado voters who have withdrawn their registrations following the Trump administration’s request for voter information were ineligible to participate in elections, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Thursday. “It’s my hope that citizens who withdrew their registration will re-register, particularly once...

Twitter fails to boost monthly audience, sending shares down

By: Sarah Frier

Twitter failed to attract more monthly users in the second quarter, spooking investors looking for evidence that the company is on a sustainable long-term growth path. The shares tumbled the most in nine months, even as quarterly revenue topped analysts’ projections. A long-term turnaround depends on Twitter expanding its audience....

Rapids sign Axel Sjöberg to three-year extension

By: Benjamin Arthur

The Colorado Rapids have signed defender Axel Sjöberg to a three-year extension with a club option for 2021, the club announced Thursday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Sjöberg, 26, was named to the MLS Best XI last season and was one of three finalists for MLS Defender of...

Top officer says military transgender policy unchanged for now

By: Robert Burns, Catherine Lucey

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly in the military until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump’s “direction” to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, the nation’s top military officer said Thursday. In a memo to all...

Summer treat: Polar bears frolic in load of donated snow in Finland

By: The Associated Press

HELSINKI — Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat — a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland’s northern Lapland. A pile of snow has been dumped onto their home at Ranua Wildlife Park, 760 kilometers (470 miles) north of...

What the heck is a vote-a-rama?

By: Tamar Hallerman

WASHINGTON — Sleep well, wear comfortable shoes and bring lots of snacks. That’s the advice floating around the north end of the U.S. Capitol as the Senate prepares to embark on one of its most unique, byzantine — and useless, depending on whom you ask — traditions. The ritual of...