Morning haze of smoke

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Smoke from the Brian Head fire in south central Utah is what’s causing the orange skies in western Colorado, the officials at the U.S. Weather Service say.
A shift in the wind pattern is expected to clear out the smoke by this evening.

Strangers to the rescue

A crowd of good Samaritans helped saved lives and homes after a horrific wreck on Interstate 70 Tuesday afternoon.





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    DENVER (AP) — Zack Godley got off to a rough start, quickly recovered and turned in a gem for the surging Arizona Diamondbacks.

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    DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.

  • Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

    DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

  • D'back's 10-run 4th keys 16-5 win over Rockies

    DENVER (AP) — Wanting to give his team a little bit of a break on a broiling day in Denver following a tough loss the night before, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo had his players skip pregame batting practice in favor of staying inside to do individual work in the batting cages.

  • D'back's 10-run 4th keys 16-5 win over Rockies

    DENVER (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched six solid innings and slapped an RBI single during Arizona's biggest inning ever on the road — a 10-run fourth — and the Diamondbacks went on to beat the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Wednesday night.

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  • Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

  • How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.

  • Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

  • Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

    PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.

  • Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide — two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

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