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Biden focuses on climate, families in trimmed $2T plan

By: The Associated Press

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM and MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden on Tuesday described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class...

Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche struggle in 6-3 loss at Washington

By: Mike Chambers

WASHINGTON — Nathan MacKinnon was expected to spark the shorthanded Avalanche in his season debut on Tuesday. Instead, Colorado fell to 1-2 on the season in a game its superstar center might not have been prepared to play. MacKinnon, who missed the Avs’ first two games while in COVID protocol,...

Couple in submarine spy case stewed over money and politics

By: The New York Times News Service Syndicate

In 2010, after he and his wife lost their house in suburban Denver in the wake of the recession, Jonathan Toebbe began repeatedly telling friends he needed to “provide for his family.” A talented graduate student with a Ph.D. project that would have taken him to a career working with...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

By: Mary Clare Jalonick, Farnoush Amiri

WASHINGTON — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. Still defending his supporters who broke into the...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

By: Mary Clare Jalonick, Jill Colvin, Colleen Long

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and FARNOUSH AMIRI WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony....

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

By: Kim Chandler

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and unvaccinated when she got sick with COVID-19 in August. Her...

Flair Airlines to launch new flights between DIA and Toronto this spring

By: Kieran Nicholson

Flair Airlines, a Canadian “low-cost” carrier, is expanding and it will provide service between  Denver International Airport and Toronto starting next spring. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Flair will fly from DIA to Toronto Pearson International Airport three times weekly beginning April 15, the airline announced Tuesday. “Expanding Denver’s global connectivity...

Biden’s climate plan at risk, Democrats race to strike deal

By: The Associated Press

By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — With a centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s climate change strategy all but dashed, Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House Tuesday searching for new ways to narrow, reshape and swiftly wrap up negotiations on what had been his sweeping $3.5 trillion...

SC attorney Alex Murdaugh denied bond on $3M theft charges

By: Jeffrey Collins

By JEFFREY COLLINS COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a prominent South Carolina attorney who has become embroiled in two multimillion-dollar insurance fraud cases months after he found his wife and son dead in their home. The judge said Alex Murdaugh’s considerable financial resources and mental...