• Clash over teen pregnancy issues brewing in statehouse

    DENVER — A program to help prevent teen pregnancies and keep young people in school won approval in a Colorado House committee on Thursday, but its path could be a rocky one if it...

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    Sex-assault suspect’s bond set at $1M cash

    A Grand Junction man suspected of molesting at least eight women was ordered jailed in lieu of $1 million cash-only bail Thursday, among the highest bond settings for a non-capital case in...

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    Moving from the monument

    Colorado National Monument Superintendent Lisa Eckert will take over as superintendent of Bryce Canyon National Park this spring. Eckert, who took over in 2012 as superintendent of the...

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    Teen killed in ATV accident

    Law enforcement and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene of a fatal all-terrain vehicle accident at about 5 p.m. Thursday in rugged country near 22 and M roads, in north Grand...

  • Death Notices, Jan. 30, 2015

    ■ Irene Genevieve (Mordas) Bennett, 89, Palisade, died Jan. 25, 2015, at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Veterans...

  • Blotter, Jan. 30, 2015

    Drug sales alleged Police officers with the Fruita Police Department and deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tre Hall, 19, and Jesse Delano, 18, on suspicion of...

  • Counties seek broadband study funding

    PARACHUTE — Mesa and Garfield county commissioners plan to pursue funds for a study of broadband needs in the two-county region. In a joint meeting Thursday, commissioners agreed to...


  • Philippines mourn 44 police commandos; terror suspect hunted

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos.

  • Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

    TOKYO (AP) — Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.

  • Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan

    KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.

  • Egypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.

  • 35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later.

  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:

  • LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mistakes from the chief of police Thursday.

  • Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

    LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout.

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  • House Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class paychecks.

  • AP source: Obama to give Congress more info on trade deals

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama has told House Democrats he'll give them more information about the specifics in the trade deals he's negotiating overseas.

  • Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.

  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

  • Obama budget to call for $1 billion for Central America

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama's budget will call for $1 billion in aid for Central America. He says that's three times what the U.S. typically gives the region.

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