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'Pot' shop, strip club tied to Colorado mayor

updated: 02/13/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

GLENDALE, Colo. -- Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver.

Obama gets N. Korea-sanction bill

posted: 02/13/2016 2:42 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program.

Standoff over, sweep starts at Oregon site

updated: 02/13/2016 2:40 a.m. Discuss

BURNS, Ore. -- FBI officials said Friday they haven't found any rigged explosives or booby traps at the national wildlife refuge in Oregon that had been seized by an armed group.

Candidates yet to show taxes

updated: 02/13/2016 2:38 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Every presidential nominee since 1976 has released his tax returns -- often well before winning the nomination.

Black voters, Trump get hopefuls' attention in S.C.

posted: 02/13/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

DENMARK, S.C. -- The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy Friday as the two Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina.

Military's response to hazing is faulted

updated: 02/12/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Five years ago, 21-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Harry Lew kept falling asleep while on guard duty, a major gaffe for an infantryman in a war zone. His sergeant told two other Marines in his unit that "peers correct peers," and so Lew was forced to do pushups, crunches and other exercises in the middle of the night while wearing body armor, according to a Marine Corps investigation of the incident. Soon after, Lew turned his gun on himself and ended his life.

The nation in brief

updated: 02/13/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

2 Arizona teens die in murder-suicide

Senate confirms six of President Obama’s nominees

posted: 02/13/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Friday six of President Barack Obama’s nominees for ambassadorships and senior positions at the State Department after GOP presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas dropped his opposition.

Texas A&M probes racial-slur reports

posted: 02/13/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students are suspected of shouting a racial slur to a group of black and Hispanic high school students touring the campus.

Clinton, Sanders call for prison fix

posted: 02/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, ahead of contests in states with more minority-group voters.

Envoys: No truce for now in Syria

posted: 02/12/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week.

Oregon standoff's final 4 give up

posted: 02/12/2016 2:46 a.m. Comments 2

Surrounded by FBI agents, the last four occupiers of a federal nature preserve surrendered Thursday, and a leader in their movement who organized a 2014 standoff with authorities was criminally charged in federal court.

CDC ships Zika tests for pregnant women

updated: 02/12/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments across the country but warning that there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell whether they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk.

Files show more EPA qualms about mine-spill risk

updated: 02/12/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

A probe of a mine-waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.

Ferguson police's future in doubt

updated: 02/12/2016 2:40 a.m. Discuss

As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the city's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that they might someday disband the Police Department and cede law enforcement to another agency.

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