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Kawhi Leonard scores 25 as Spurs dismantle ailing Cavs, 103-74

By: The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — The Cavaliers acknowledged having heavy legs, yet there is something far weightier on the minds of the defending NBA champions. Cleveland is in the midst of one of its worst stretches this season and there is little time to fix it. Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and...

Ask Amy: Family member wants to reconcile with addict

By: Amy Dickinson

Dear Amy: My cousin’s daughter, who has always been like a niece to me, slipped into an addiction to prescription medication two years ago. During the period of time when she was addicted, she was working for me and my husband as a house cleaner. Not surprisingly, money, my husband’s...

Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts

By: The Associated Press

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press NEW YORK – When the National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965, organizers had different models to choose from. They could have looked to the French Ministry of Culture, a cabinet-level institution committed to maintaining France’s cultural heritage. Or they could have...

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

By: The Associated Press

By John Hanna, The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. – Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state’s health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The GOP-controlled Kansas...

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

By: The Associated Press

By David Rising, The Associated Press BERLIN – Thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said. Police spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday,...

Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview

By: The Associated Press

By David Bauder, The Associated Press NEW YORK – Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for “Sunday Morning,” in which the veteran “Nightline” anchor answered “yes” when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad...

Great economic expectations are the bull market’s next test

By: Bloomberg News

By Sid Verma and Luke Kawa, Bloomberg News Investors who were betting on U.S. reflation but are now worried about President Donald Trump’s ability to push through his pro-growth agenda may be in for an unwanted economic surprise: a lack of them. A growing chorus of strategists are warning that...

Girl taken to hospital after attack on High Line Canal Trail

By: Kieran Nicholson

A girl running on the High Line Canal Trail on Monday night was attacked from behind but was able to ward off the assailant. The incident happened before 7 p.m. in an area of the trail between East Florida Avenue and East Iliff Avenue, said Julie Brooks, an Arapahoe County...

Wheat Ridge stands firm on its prohibition of free-standing ERs

By: John Aguilar

WHEAT RIDGE — Free-standing emergency rooms may be on a growth streak in Colorado — there are around three dozen facilities today from just a handful a few years ago — but not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat. On Monday night, the Wheat Ridge City Council voted to...

No. 1 South Carolina follows men’s team, reaches Final Four

By: Janie McCauley

STOCKTON, Calif. — Kaela Davis scored 23 points and A’ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish Monday night to win the Stockton Regional. Davis scored immediately off the tip and again on a timely, brilliant left-handed drive...

UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

By: The Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— Everything UConn lost to graduation made another Final Four even more special for Geno Auriemma and his Huskies. Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and the Huskies advanced to the national semifinals for the 10th straight year with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday...

‘Fearless Girl’ statue opposite bull stays through February

By: The Associated Press

By Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press NEW YORK – The globally popular statue of a young girl will keep staring down Wall Street’s famed “Charging Bull” through February 2018 instead of being removed this coming Sunday, the mayor said. She’s “standing up to fear, standing up to power, being able...

Skier died Friday at Loveland Ski Area, reportedly hit a tree

By: Kieran Nicholson

A 35-year-old skier died at Loveland Ski Area on Friday morning after reportedly hitting a tree. The fatal crash happened near the bottom of the ski area’s Lift 8, according to the Summit Daily News. As first reported by Fox31 Denver, the man died just after 10:30 a.m. A witness...

Major overhaul to help rural Colorado upends the legislative session

By: John Frank, Brian Eason

The rural areas of Colorado, where folks feel left behind by the state’s economic rebound, are the focus of a far-reaching bill introduced Monday designed to pump millions of dollars into hospitals, roads and classrooms considered to be near the brink of failure. The measure comes at a critical point...