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2 big U.S. coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations

By: The Associated Press

Two of the world’s largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources. Arch Coal and Peabody Energy are based in St. Louis and announced the joint venture on Wednesday. It...

Colorado man gets 42 years for death of single mother of 4

By: The Associated Press

PUEBLO — A man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for the shooting death of a single mother of four in southern Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain reports 35-year-old Heith Gleason pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and was immediately sentenced for the death of 41-year-old Amy Garcia. Gleason...

Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down U.S. drone

By: Nasser Karimi, Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment. The reported shootdown of the RQ-4 Global Hawk comes after the U.S. military previously alleged Iran fired...

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story leaves game with apparent hand injury

By: Patrick Saunders

PHOENIX — Rockies all-star shortstop Trevor Story abruptly left Wednesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks in the sixth inning after appearing to injure his hand while sliding into second base. Story was attempting to stretch a single into a double when he was thrown out at second as he slide...

SEEN: The Owl Club Debutante Cotillion

By: Joanne Davidson

The 11 young women who accepted bids to be presented at the 68th Owl Club Debutante Cotillion came to the program filled with self-confidence and a clear sense of direction. They completed the journey with words of praise and encouragement ringing in their ears. Telling them that she was “Speaking...

Martinique beats Cuba in CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage

By: Parth Upadhyaya

Martinique accomplished something on Wednesday night at Broncos Stadium at Mile High that it had only done once in team history. A 3-0 win in its second match of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage marked Martinique’s second victory ever against Cuba and its first since 2012. The win...

Grisly details of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder revealed in U.N. report

By: Jamey Keaten, Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press

GENEVA — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the...

NHL draft: Avalanche could select center Kirby Dach at No. 4

By: Mike Chambers

In Friday’s first round of the NHL draft, the Avalanche is expected to look for an elite center and could be in a position to select the best available center not named Jack Hughes. Hughes, from Orlando, is expected to go to the New Jersey Devils with the first pick,...