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Accused Kelsie Schelling killer to appear in court

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The Pueblo man accused of killing Kelsie Schelling will be in court Thursday for preliminary hearing.

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President Trump cancels summit with North Korean leader

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President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea.    

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Water distribution flushing program begins in Colorado Springs

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Beginning Thursday May 24th, Colorado Springs Utilities will begin it's annual water distribution flushing program. 

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Thursday Morning Forecast: Sunny and hot today

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A warm and dry day comes to southern Colorado with lots of sunshine and a light afternoon breeze...

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Warrior Games: Profile In Courage

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Athletes competing in the 2018 edition of the Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, will begin arriving in Colorado Springs on Thursday afternoon. They bring with them exceptional talent in so many sports, but also amazing stories of courage, perseverance and humility. 

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Air Force to bring 1,000 retirees back in to service

U.S. Air Force Maj. Rock Dickinson gestures in his F-22 stealth fighter before taking off during the press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo) U.S. Air Force Maj. Rock Dickinson gestures in his F-22 stealth fighter before taking off during the press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo)
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On Wednesday, the Air Force announced that as many as 1,000 recently retired Air Force pilots, combat systems officers and air battle managers could return to active duty under a major new expansion of a recall program. 

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North Korea demolishes what it says is nuclear test site

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Associated Press) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Associated Press)
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North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.    

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Trump applauds NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem

President Donald Trump delivers first address to joint session of Congress. President Donald Trump delivers first address to joint session of Congress.
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President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem. 

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Dodgers beat Rockies 3-0, take series from NL West leaders

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The Dodgers took two of three from the Rockies, outscoring them 9-5 to improve to 10-14 at home. Los Angeles has won six of seven, including a three-game sweep at Washington last weekend.

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Rental homes targeted by illegal marijuana grow operations

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Cartels and other organizations, groups, and individuals who grow illegal amounts of marijuana for intent to sell and distribute often capitalize on absentee landlords and negligent property managers to gut homes, businesses, and other buildings to grow their product.  Tuesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Springs Police, and Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Investigative Division busted 8 illegal grow locations near Ellicott, mostly in...

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Pueblo West, Cheyenne Mountain baseball move on in 4A playoffs

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The 4A baseball tournament continued on Wednesday and both Cheyenne Mountain and Pueblo West are moving on. 

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Humane Society recommends having natural disaster plan for your pets

Team returning after working in Atlanta shelter. Team returning after working in Atlanta shelter.
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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region hosted a media event Wednesday to give pet owners tips about what to do if a natural disaster happens.

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Caps beat Lightning 4-0, advance to Stanley Cup Finals

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To earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Final, where they'll play the Vegas Golden Knights, the Capitals beat the top-seeded Lightning three times on the road, improving to 8-2 away from home this postseason.

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Volunteers assemble bicycles for Colorado Springs bike share program

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Volunteers helped put together more than 200 bicycles Wednesday night to get them ready for the city of Colorado Springs' first bike sharing program. 

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Proud Air Force Academy grad sees Thunderbirds for first time since 1976

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Proud Air Force Academy grad Kevin Leinbach finally got the chance to watch the Thunderbirds for the first time since he graduated, back in 1976.

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Business booming during Air Force graduation, Thunderbirds show

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It’s a time of year that businesses in Colorado Springs always look forward to: Air Force Academy graduation and the Thunderbirds show. This year the two big events are bringing lots of extra revenue to Colorado Springs. 

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Wednesday Evening Forecast: Hot Stuff Ahead

Hot weather is here... Hot weather is here...
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So, those will be flash points for possible late-day storms.

But the reality is, it is the hot weather that takes the overall headline...

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What it means: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Pike and San Isabel National Forest

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There are fire restrictions starting on Forest Service and BLM land as we head into Memorial Day weekend. It is most, federal public land along the Front Range of Southern Colorado, but not the whole state. Stage one restrictions mean limited burning, but not a complete ban. The forest service has created an interactive map showing the areas with restrictions. 

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Nearly 1000 Air Force careers take off

Nearly 1000 cadets graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. (KOAA) Nearly 1000 cadets graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. (KOAA)
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It was an emotional day as nearly 1000 cadets walked across the stage, accepting their diplomas and tossing their hats into the air at the United States Air Force Academy. After four long years, this is the moment they've been waiting for, greeted by a flyover from the Air Force Thunderbirds.

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City seeks feedback from seniors over housing and transportation

Silver Key Senior Services hosted the Colorado Springs Commission on Aging to gather feedback about budget priorities Silver Key Senior Services hosted the Colorado Springs Commission on Aging to gather feedback about budget priorities
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Last November, dozens of seniors citizens living at the Emerald Towers apartments were given 2 months notice to permanently vacate.  The new building owners wanted to remodel the units and lease them in our competitive rental market. 

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Chipotle announces Denver headquarters to relocate to California

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Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its moving its headquarters from Denver to Newport Beach, California.

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Pueblo firefighters gain control of fire burning near Runyon Lake

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Pueblo firefighters said they have control of a fire that burned near Runyon Lake in Pueblo.

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Colorado governor's race campaign spending exceeds 16 million

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With the Colorado's primary for the November election on June 26th- the governor's race is already spending millions of dollars in hopes of attracting voters to the 8 candidates vying for the Republican and Democrat spot on the ballot. 

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Colorado Springs City Council approves water rate increase

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The Colorado Springs City Coucil approved a half percent increase to water bills to fund watering city parks, green spaces and urban forests.

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Fatal house fire in Cañon City under investigation

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The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is now investigating after firefighters found a body inside a Cañon City home while responding to a structure fire Tuesday.

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5 Around Town: Memorial Day Weekend

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend and here are a few of the events going on. 

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Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill to provide tax exemption for retired veterans

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Gov. Hickenlooper signed a handful of bills Monday, one of which is designed to keep more veterans living in Colorado after they serve. The new law now allows retired veterans younger than 55 years old to deduct up to $10,000 from the state's income tax if their military retirement benefits are less than $40,000 a year. Fountain Republican Rep.Lois Landgraf sponsored the bill, News 5 talked to her about it in March. "I'm sure Colorado is losing money...

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NFL owners adopt new policy to address national anthem protests

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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.    

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Detectives search for truck involved in fatal hit and run crash

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A pedestrian killed in a hit and run crash on East Woodmen Road has been identified. Police responded to an auto vs. pedestrian crash in the 900 block of East Woodmen Road last Saturday. 

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VIDEO: Air Force Academy Graduation 2018

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Wednesday will be one of the busiest days of the year for the Pikes Peak region as people from across the county flock to Colorado Springs for the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony. 

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The road to healthy living may be lined with worms

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After a run in with cancer, one Colorado Springs family starts a worm farm to promote, propagate, and provide the means to pursue healthy living. 

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Federal Judge rules President Trump can't block critics on Twitter

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A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech. 

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Man steals motorcycle, crashes minutes later and dies

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A 44-year-old Colorado Springs man is dead after crashing a motorcycle he stole just minutes before the crash. 

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for BLM lands in Central Colorado

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will go into effect Wednesday May 23, for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Central Colorado.

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Grand Junction-area government banning firework sales

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More Grand Junction-area governments are joining Mesa County and banning firework sales as a response to ongoing drought conditions. 

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Police search for suspects involved in robbery with a weapon

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Colorado Springs Police officers responded to a reported robbery with a weapon at a gas station early Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the robbery in the 4300 block of S Carefree Circle just before 4:30 a.m. 

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Suspects steal car from home in 2100 block of Heathercrest Drive

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Colorado Springs Police officers from the Stetson Hills Division responded to a reported burglary in progress early Wednesday morning. 

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Kicked Out: Parents evict 30-year-old son in New York

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A 30-year-old man has been ordered by a judge to leave his parents' home in Camillus, New York. New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ruled Tuesday afternoon that Michael Rotondo must remove himself. 

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Wednesday Morning Weather: Warm and windy with stronger storms in eastern Colorado

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A very warm and windy day for southern Colorado with a few stronger storms in the eastern plains possible later on today...

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Taylor, Puig homers lift Dodgers over Rockies 5-3

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Colorado had the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth against closer Kenley Jansen. After retiring Ian Desmond, Jansen gave up a ground-rule double to Chris Iannetta, who went to third on pinch-hitter David Dahl's groundout to second.

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Multiple agencies bust illegal grow operation in El Paso County

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Multiple agencies are conducting a major marijuana bust operation south of Ellicott Tuesday.

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D60 school board considers asking voters to approve mill levy override

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At the Pueblo D60 school board meeting Tuesday night, the district announced it is considering asking voters to approve more funding for the district.

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Pueblo County deputies arrest armed robbery suspect

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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested a man suspected of robbing two Pueblo West stores Tuesday night.

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Congress passes bill to roll back Dodd-Frank banking rules

The U.S. Capitol Building (AP Photo/Khue Bui) The U.S. Capitol Building (AP Photo/Khue Bui)
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Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Colorado Springs Police investigating shooting on N Circle Drive

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Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting in the U-Save parking lot near the intersection of N. Circle Drive and Bijou Street.

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Cheyenne Mountain's Maxine Choi wins 4A state golf tournament

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Choi struggled at times through her second and final round at the Country Club of Colorado, but turned in a clutch performance in the final three holes, winning the individual 4A state title Tuesday afternoon.

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10th Anniversary of the Windsor Tornado

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10 years ago, on May 22nd, 2008, a tornado impacted the town of Windsor and surrounding areas of northern Colorado. 

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Thunderbirds welcome former Bronco Brian Griese on flight

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It's the spectacle many people look forward to every year for the Air Force Academy graduation: the Thunderbirds taking to the skies.

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Lawsuit challenges claims that Arkansas River is private property

Signs posted along the banks of the Arkansas River in Fremont County declare the waterway to be private property Signs posted along the banks of the Arkansas River in Fremont County declare the waterway to be private property
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Some landowners along a particular stretch of the Arkansas River in Fremont County claim that the river is their private property. A fisherman who was confronted by them is now suing claiming they deprived him of free access to interstate waters.

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Preventing red light repeat stops in Colorado Springs

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Whether real or perceived a lot of people relate to anecdotes of people trying to get somewhere, but seemingly hitting every red light. As Colorado Springs grows and more lights are added, it may seem there will be more time spent at red lights 

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Caught on camera: Pueblo thieves target hanging porch flowers

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We've seen packages swiped off of porches around the holidays. Now, with warmer weather here, we're seeing a more unexpected target. Those massive flower baskets that you can hang from your front porch are starting to disappear. While many say they're a staple of springtime in Pueblo, News 5 found two flower thieves caught on camera. 

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Tuesday Evening Weather: Warm and mainly dry

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Tonight's Forecast: A few very isolated showers and storms this evening, mainly for the plains. Skies dry out overnight with lows in the 40's and 50's.  

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Denver Police arrest inmate who escaped from Colorado Correctional Center

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An inmate escaped from the Colorado Correctional Center in Golden Tuesday morning. Sean Garcia climbed the perimeter fence at the facility after 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to a release. 

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Suspect found dead after shootout with police in Florida

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The Walton County Sheriff says a lengthy standoff and shootout is now over after they found the suspect dead inside a Panama City, Florida apartment Tuesday afternoon.

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Labrador becomes new foster dad to nine abandoned ducklings

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If you're having a bad day, here's a serious pick me up. A resident dog at the Mountfichet Castle in the UK "adopted" nine orphaned ducklings. 

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Suspect identified in Teller County officer-involved shooting

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Teller County authorities have identified the suspect in an officer involved shooting that occurred Sunday night on Highway 67. 

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Local officials to hold town hall about long-term closure of the Cog Railway

The Cog Railway makes it way up Pikes Peak during the winter season. The Cog Railway makes it way up Pikes Peak during the winter season.
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El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf along with state and city officials are holding a town hall meeting to address concerns about tourism impacts from the closure of the Cog Railway.

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Evacuations lifted from grass fire south of PPIR

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Evacuations orders have been lifted for a grass fire south of Pikes Peak International Raceway Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Bucks' Brown decries 'police intimidation' during arrest

    Bucks' Brown decries 'police intimidation' during arrest

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 05:32:01 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:44:36 GMT
    (Milwaukee Police Department via AP). This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens park...(Milwaukee Police Department via AP). This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens park...
    Community groups in Milwaukee are criticizing police over newly released body-camera footage of Bucks player Sterling Brown's January arrest.
    Community groups in Milwaukee are criticizing police over newly released body-camera footage of Bucks player Sterling Brown's January arrest.
  • Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

    Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:53 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:53:03 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:44:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Culinary Union members file into a university arena to vote on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas.  A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately aff...(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Culinary Union members file into a university arena to vote on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately aff...
    Tens of thousands of casino employees could walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1.
    Tens of thousands of casino employees could walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1.
  • APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

    APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:34:42 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:43:12 GMT
    (Gallatin County via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 25, 2017 file booking photo provided by Gallatin County, Mont., shows U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., at the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman, Mont. Executive Director Nancy Keenan is askin...(Gallatin County via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 25, 2017 file booking photo provided by Gallatin County, Mont., shows U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., at the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman, Mont. Executive Director Nancy Keenan is askin...
    The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied about his attack of a reporter last year.
    The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied about his attack of a reporter last year.
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  • Bartoli returns to La Scala for 3-year Baroque project

    Bartoli returns to La Scala for 3-year Baroque project

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:42:07 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:44:19 GMT
    Mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli is returning to Milan's famed La Scala opera house for a three-year Baroque music collaboration.
    Mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli is returning to Milan's famed La Scala opera house for a three-year Baroque music collaboration.
  • Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics

    Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:32:11 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:44:17 GMT
    Authorities in Spain have issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family.
    Authorities in Spain have issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family.
  • Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets

    Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:11:56 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:44:15 GMT
    Comedian, Food Network host Josh Denny not sorry about N-word, straight white male tweets.
    Comedian, Food Network host Josh Denny not sorry about N-word, straight white male tweets.
  • HealthMore>>

  • US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:46 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:24:25 GMT
    (HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...(HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...
    US clings to health coverage gains despite Trump's attempts to repeal 'Obamacare'.
    US clings to health coverage gains despite Trump's attempts to repeal 'Obamacare'.
  • With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again

    With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:34:47 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:24:24 GMT
    (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, workers dig a new grave at a church cemetery in New Vienna, Iowa. Preliminary data released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indica...(Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, workers dig a new grave at a church cemetery in New Vienna, Iowa. Preliminary data released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indica...
    Preliminary data shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy.
    Preliminary data shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy.
  • 2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

    2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:53 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:53:03 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:24:22 GMT
    The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa says the agency is stepping up efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to help prevent possible spread of a new Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.
    The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa says the agency is stepping up efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to help prevent possible spread of a new Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.
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