Breaking News: Friday, September 22, 2017

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Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

By The AP

BOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive ...

Denver marijuana rally organizer appeals permit being pulled

By The AP

DENVER — The organizer of Denver’s 4/20 Rally is fighting back against the city after it permanently pulled his permit and placed him under a three-year ban on applying for future permits. KMGH-TV reported Wednesday that Parks officials say 44-year-old Miguel Lopez’s rally violated trash, food, security and noise limit requirements. But Lopez says the allegations are a ploy to squash the marijuana rally. Lopez and the rally’s attorney Robert Corry have brought the ...

Record high temperature hits Denver, cooler weather coming

By The AP

DENVER — Denver’s high temperature on Thursday climbed to 92 degrees Fahrenheit, setting a record for the city’s hottest Sept. 21. The Denver Post reports the record high surpassed 2015’s day of 89 degrees — but the heat is expected to taper this weekend. The forecast for Friday is 83 degrees and the weekend is predicted to be cooler still, with a high of about 66 degrees on Saturday and 57 degrees on Sunday. The chance for precipitation in Denver on ...

Richard, Padres hand Rockies 4th straight loss, 3-0

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

SAN DIEGO — The Colorado Rockies keep stumbling as they try to protect their tenuous hold on the NL’s second wild card. They’ve lost four straight games and six of eight, the latest coming Thursday night when veteran left-hander Clayton Richard and rookie slugger Christian Villanueva led the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 win. Richard (8-14) struck out eight in 7 1/3 innings a day after agreeing to a two-year contract extension through 2019, and Villanueva homered for the ...

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