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Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks

Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks

Politicians from around the country who have rallied to Cliven Bundy's defense in recent weeks denounced the racist comments and distanced themselves from the rancher.

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

Israel's Security Cabinet made the decision during a marathon emergency meeting convened to discuss the new Palestinian deal. The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announced the reconciliation plan Wednesday, meant to end a seven-year rift.

Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

The Ukrainian operation, which killed at least two people, brought new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who denounced it as a "punitive operation."

Colorado woman sues police for false imprisonment

The Greeley Tribune cited the suit filed last month by 39-year-old Alma Rubi Chavez-Torres. Chavez-Torres, who had given birth to a daughter three months before, was arrested at home in front of her five children in February, 2012, and taken to the county jail.

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

The nation's largest gun-rights group, which officially opens its meeting of about 70,000 people Friday in Indianapolis, wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.

US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

The Federal Communications Commission proposes to enhance government oversight of such deals to ensure that they don't harm competition or limit free speech, according to a senior FCC official familiar with the matter. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

Authorities say 129 measles cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City. Most were triggered by travelers who caught the virus abroad and spread it in the United States among unvaccinated people.

Colorado vacation rentals allowing pot

DENVER | A company looking to cash in on all the marijuana-smoking visitors that come to tour Colorado is offering visitors a chance to rent a home where they can smoke pot. AirTHC is spinoff of AirBNB, which provides vacationers with …

Aurora courting public opinion on avoiding jail sentences

Aurora courting public opinion on avoiding jail sentences

“You’re talking about a high-risk population where jail is no longer a deterrent,” Tessean told residents at a town hall meeting April 17. “We have a lot of clients who say, ‘Just let me do my time.’ Unless you’ve had a true intervention, jail doesn’t work.”

3 hurt in explosion at Denver marijuana grow house 

DENVER | Authorities say three people are hurt after an explosion at a marijuana growing operation in Denver. Investigators say the explosion happened Wednesday while the people were using butane to extract the intoxicating chemical THC from the marijuana plant. Denver …