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Broncos hire Mike Shula as quarterbacks coach, source confirms

By: Ryan O’Halloran

The Broncos’ fifth quarterbacks coach in as many years will be Mike Shula, a source confirmed Tuesday. Shula follows new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur from the New York Giants. Shula, who interviewed with the Broncos last Thursday, was the Giants’ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach the last two years, but did not...

Was Kobe Bryant’s pilot feeling pressure to fly that day?

By: Brian Melley, David Koenig, Bernard Condon

LOS ANGELES — The pilot in the foggy-weather helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant was well-acquainted with the skies over Los Angeles and accustomed to flying celebrities. Ara Zobayan, 50, had spent thousands of hours ferrying passengers through one of the nation’s busiest air spaces and training students how to...

Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

By: Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy. Tuesday’s Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of several taxes used to...

Chiefs embracing loose locker room culture on Super Bowl LIV run

By: Dave Skretta

MIAMI — If you’re planning to walk through the middle of the Kansas City Chiefs locker room between lunch and their usual afternoon practice, you might want to grab someone’s shoulder pads and helmet and brace for impact. There’s a good chance you’ll find yourself in the middle of a...

Breckenridge Brewery launches a new beer for the Denver Nuggets

By: Joe Nguyen, The Know

The Denver Nuggets officially have a new beer. Breckenridge Brewery on Monday announced the upcoming release of Mile High City, a copper lager it describes as “exceptionally smooth,” for the NBA team. The beer will debut Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Pepsi Center during the Nuggets’ game against the Utah Jazz,...

Denver among drop zones eyed for Atari-branded video game hotels

By: Joe Rubino

Denver is among a handful of cities iconic video game brand Atari is targeting for a hotel invasion. Unlike the waves of ships that descended from the skies in the classic Atari game Space Invaders, this take on the hotel experience is rising from the ground up. Partnering with the...

Powerful earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

By: The Associated Press

HAVANA — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica on Tuesday. It was centered 139 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 140 kilometers (87 miles) west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba. It hit at 2:10 p.m. (1910 GMT)...

No coronavirus cases in Colorado as third patient tests negative

By: Meg Wingerter

A third person evaluated for possible infection with a new coronavirus tested negative, meaning there’s no evidence the disease has reached Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The three people who were tested had developed flu-like symptoms after traveling to China, where the new virus...

Denver’s COO to serve as interim public safety director

By: Sam Tabachnik

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has appointed the city’s chief operating officer as the interim executive director of public safety. Murphy Robinson will replace Troy Riggs as the city’s top public safety official on Friday while the search continues for a permanent director, Hancock wrote in an email to city employees....

Fatteh recipe: Yesterday’s bread, today’s lush fatteh

By: The New York Times News Service Syndicate

By Yotam Ottolenghi, The New York Times LONDON — In the process of making sure that bread, one of the most popular but also most perishable staples, doesn’t end up in the trash heap, cuisines the world over have used every tool at their disposal to find delicious recycling options....

Sandy Hook denier charged with having victim’s dad’s ID info

By: The Associated Press

SORRENTO, Fla. — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff's Office via APIn this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 photo made available by the Lake County...

Colfax Marathon announces a scenic new half-marathon course

By: John Meyer, The Know

The 15th anniversary Colfax Marathon in May will have a radically different course for its half-marathon component that will be more scenic and exciting for runners and spectators. It also will eliminate street closures east of City Park, something that surely will please residents of those neighborhoods. The old half-marathon...

Pilot of Kobe Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

By: Stefanie Dazio, David Koenig, Bernard Condon

CALABASAS, Calif. — The veteran pilot whose helicopter plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said. But even experienced pilots may have only seconds to act when they are blinded by...

Trump plan calls for Palestinian state, settlement freeze

By: Matthew Lee, Aron Heller

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan calls for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem, ending speculation as to whether his administration, in preparing a proposal without input from Palestinian leaders, would abandon a “two-state...