• Blotter, Sept. 1, 2014

    Joyride ends in crash A joyriding juvenile swiped a relative’s vehicle and later crashed in the northwest part of Grand Junction on Aug. 20, according to the Grand Junction Police...

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    Helpful nudge from friend

    Peyton Behl didn’t mind that his reading partner on a recent weekday afternoon at the Fruita library licked his face and shed long, black hairs on the pages of his book. In fact, that...

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    Graff Dairy closes shop after 50 years

    How long would you wait for an ice cream cone? Any wait times seemed irrelevant Sunday because it was Graff Dairy ice cream and it was its absolute last day in business. There’s...

  • MDA, local firefighters team up to help fight muscular dystrophy

    Michael Chamberlain never really thought about giving back until a good friend his age died of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. By 23, Chamberlain’s friend, Bryant Rogers,  had...

  • Lost labor, wages take toll, but uplift seen

    Despite recent positive trends in hiring, nearly $73 million in annual wages drained out of Mesa County between 2008 and 2013, a new report compiled by the Mesa County Workforce Center...

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    An assembly line of labor, and love

    When he bought the truck in 1967, it was a utilitarian green and fairly beaten up — it had been part of the then-Western State College maintenance fleet for years. And as an employee...

  • Accused drug doctors named in new indictment

    Three years after charges were first filed, federal prosecutors last week filed a superseding indictment against two former western Colorado doctors who authorities allege were responsible...


  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government and business leaders pledged support Monday for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort to modernize his country's economy.

  • Pakistani police, protesters clash anew in capital

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.

  • Merkel aide downplays anti-euro party's success

    BERLIN (AP) — A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is assured.

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

    A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel:

  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.

  • NYC's huge West Indian Day Parade set to step off

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caribbean culture is set to get its annual spotlight in New York City, where the West Indian Day Parade is one of the year's biggest outdoor events — and political see-and-be-seen spots.

  • Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.

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  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

  • House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

  • Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

  • Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's longtime chef and friend.

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