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Colorado-based WOW! offering doesn’t impress, but CEO says stay tuned

By: Aldo Svaldi

Photo courtesy of WideOpenWestWideOpenWest CEO Steven Cochran signs the guest book at the New York Stock Exchange before ringing the opening bell on Thursday. The Denver Tech Center cable and broadband company raised $310 million in an initial public offering. WideOpenWest Inc., a cable and broadband provider based in the...

Tornado spotted in Logan County, severe weather watch issued

By: Kirk Mitchell

A storm chaser spotted a weak tornado in Logan County Thursday afternoon shortly before meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Boulder have issued a severe storm watch for the Eastern Plains. The tornado touched down in a field about five miles from Atwood at 1:05 p.m., said Robert Koopmeiners,...

Manchester bomber said to have told mother “Forgive me” before blast

By: The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England  — Britons faced stepped-up security, authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly concert bombing. The investigation of the Manchester Arena attack that killed 22 people extended across Europe and into Libya, where...

Cuba to make historic entry in Bolder Boulder team challenge

By: Pat Rooney

The Bolder Boulder annually produces a hefty share of memorable moments. Yet the 39th edition of the Bolder Boulder set to take off on Monday will feature a little bit of unprecedented history. On Thursday, a long-rumored appearance by a men’s and women’s team from Cuba became official, marking the...

PHOTOS: Butterflies move into Butterfly Pavilion at Chatfield Farms for 2017

By: Andy Cross

Photos from the fourth annual habitat experience “Butterflies at Chatfield Farms” at the Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens May 25, 2017 in Jefferson County. Over 300 native Colorado butterflies including the monarch, painted lady, common buckeye, queen, black swallowtail, viceroy and red admiral were released into the habitat, which...

House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

By: Erica Werner

WASHINGTON — House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana’s special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground. Speaker Paul Ryan said Greg Gianforte should apologize, but the GOP leader did not disavow Gianforte’s candidacy or call on...

Federal appeals court largely maintains freeze of Trump’s travel ban

By: Ann E. Marinow

By Ann E. Marimow, (c) 2017, The Washington Post A federal appeals court on Thursday largely left in place the freeze on President Donald Trump’s revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal blow in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim majority...

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

By: Tom Murphy

People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is asking regulators for a 23 percent price hike next...

Greek ex-Prime Minister wounded in Athens bomb blast

By: The Associated Press

By Nicholas Paphitis and Derek Gatopoulos, The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in...

2 major outdoor trade shows to merge for Denver expo

By: The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging for one big expo to be held in Denver. Emerald Expositions, which produces the Outdoor Retailer trade show that’s leaving Salt Lake City after two decades over political differences, announced Wednesday night it has acquired the SnowSports Industries...

LeBron James: Michael Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

By: Kyle Hightower

BOSTON — LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan’s accomplishments is simply personal motivation. It’s not about wanting to establish himself as the NBA’s greatest player. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. He...

Transgender woman doesn’t want man who did testicle removal surgery charged

By: The Associated Press

Denver PoliceJames Pennington DENVER — A Colorado man accused of performing an illegal surgery to remove a transgender woman’s testicles could spend years in prison, but the woman doesn’t want that. KUSA-TV reported Thursday that the woman had asked 57-year-old James Pennington to do the surgery. She says she doesn’t...