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A woman uses a coat as shelter from one of several downpours this afternoon.


A woman uses a coat as shelter against the rain as she gets ready to cross the intersection at Fourth Street and White Avenue during a downpour.

Several storm cells swept across the valley today, soaking pedestrians and filling streets with water.

Underground water supply is shrinking, study shows

While water levels at lakes Mead and Powell have visibly slipped in the current drought, another source, groundwater, is disappearing even more rapidly, according to a satellite study of the Colorado River Basin. A University of California, Irvine, study posted on the website of the American Geophysical Union said that the three-quarters of the water lost in the basin was drawn from groundwater and noted that the extent of groundwater loss “may pose a greater threat to the water supply of


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    DENVER (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.

  • Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

  • 81-year-old saved after several days stuck in tub

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have rescued an 81-year-old Colorado woman who spent several days stranded in her bathtub, apparently after taking a tumble.

  • Molson Coors Brewing CEO to retire at year's end

    DENVER (AP) — Molson Coors Brewing President and CEO Peter S. Swinburn will retire at the end of the year.

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  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

  • Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting him on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.

  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors were waiting Friday for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said.

  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.

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