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  • Study: Marijuana use has increased in Colorado Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    DENVER— Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study. The Denver Post reports the study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found about 1 out of 8 Colorado residents older than 12 had used marijuana in the past month. Only Rhode Island topped...

  • Aspen airport fees rise; effect on fares unknown Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    ASPEN, Colo.— Landing fees at the airport serving the Aspen ski resorts will increase by 4 percent in 2015, but it wasn't immediately clear whether fares would increase as a result. The Aspen Times reported Friday the fee for landing a typical commercial airliner at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport will rise to $345, from $332. The Pitkin County commissioners, who...

  • Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. Happy Apple Co. of Washington, Missouri, said in a statement Wednesday that one of the apple suppliers to its California facility reported that there may be a connection between the listeria outbreak and the...

  • Feline fame in cyberspace gives species a boost Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Cats these days aren't associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer. We adore Nora the piano-playing cat. "Social media has put pets front and center," said Christie Keith, social media consultant for Maddie's Fund, a California- based foundation that works to save pets' lives.

  • Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    So he moved to Denver, where legal pot dispensaries are plentiful and accessible. "The older ones are coming for medical, the younger ones are coming just because it's legal," said Brett Van Sickle, director of Denver's Salvation Army Crossroads Shelter, which has more than doubled its staff to accommodate the increase. Colorado's homeless population and its...

  • Travel headaches for some into Christmas Day Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A mix of Gulf Coast thunderstorms expected to travel north, predicted snowfall in the Great Lakes and blustery conditions in the nation's midsection threatened Tuesday to tangle holiday travel plans nationwide. While snow fell in some Midwestern states— nearly 2 feet in South Dakota's Black Hills— a strong storm system expected to drop rain along the...

  • The White House praised Sony's about-face, which the studio said would result in "a limited theatrical release" of the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and is about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. "The decision made by Sony and participating theaters allows people to make their own choices about the film, and we welcome...

  • Safeway pulls caramel apples amid listeria scare Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Safeway has pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves, the grocery chain said Tuesday, a day after the family of a person who died from a listeria infection linked to the fruit sued the company. Shirlee Jean Frey, who died Dec. 2, became ill after buying several caramel apples from a Safeway supermarket in Felton in October, according to the suit...

  • Too late: Cops' deaths highlight outdated systems Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time. But when it came to giving the New York Police Department specifics about Brinsley, the means were markedly low-tech: a phone call and...

  • US company loses bid for rights to Marvel superheroes Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    DENVER— Stan Lee Media lost its latest fight against Disney over the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled it could not claim ownership to certain superheroes such as Spider-Man and Iron Man. In its decision, a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit filed...

  • Southwest jet loses wingtip in airport brush up Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    The left winglet— a vertical fin at the tip of a wing designed to improve airflow and fuel efficiency— was ripped off the Southwest plane after it made contact with the American jet's left horizontal stabilizer, part of the tail. Southwest refused to say if the airline also had workers on the tarmac assisting its pilots, or if that was required by company policy.

  • Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    Starting Jan. 1, the final phase of New York's 2010 electronics recycling law takes effect, making it illegal for consumers to throw so-called "e-waste" in the garbage. "Now you have to recycle it," said John Shegerian, CEO of Fresno, Calif.- based Electronic Recyclers International, which provides e-waste recycling services for New York City, Los Angeles and 150 other...

  • DENVER, Dec 22- Colorado's Attorney General John Suthers has sued two more law firms in the state for fraud, accusing them of inflating foreclosure costs charged to homeowners, his office said. As part of an ongoing investigation, Suthers has filed eight civil law enforcement actions against Colorado foreclosure law firms in 2014, five of which resulted in...

  • Energy firm to pay $1M over issues at Pa. gas well Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A landslide, wastewater spill and other issues at a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas drilling site are resulting in a $1 million fine. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday that Vantage Energy of Englewood, Colorado, has to pay the money immediately and clean up the site by the end of 2015.. The DEP tells the Tribune-Review that a...

  • Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    "Criminal activity is just going to go up more, and drug addiction is going to go up more, and everyone is going to be affected," said Edmund Yazzie, head of the Navajo Nation Council's Law and Order Committee. The split reaction among Navajo leaders reflects divisions on reservations around the country. Bureau of Indian Affairs assistant secretary and member of the...

  • International online payment services like AliPay and PayPal are trying to ensure that a South Carolina fashionista can buy a faux fur vest from China with just a few clicks on her computer and a New Zealand biker can use his smartphone to pick up a rare part from a Colorado company. In fact, a PayPal report estimates that by 2018, about 130 million shoppers will be...

  • Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    And it's unclear what the news means for industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from its Cuba headquarters by the 1959 Castro revolution. Bacardi said it's waiting to see what effects thawing U.S.- Cuba relations may have. In 1997, Bacardi bought the legal rights to the recipe and name of Havana Club, a popular rum created in 1935 by a Cuban family who eventually...

  • Correction: Marijuana Research story Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first. New frontier: Colorado dedicates $8 M for medical marijuana research to understand benefits. DENVER— Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential— a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health...

  • Colorado tax refunds could come a year early Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado lawmakers may have to refund money to taxpayers sooner than they initially expected. Refunds are a sign of Colorado's booming economy. John Hickenlooper's economists predict, however, that the state needs to refund $196.8 million next year because of revenue increases in the current budget year.

  • Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    American citizens have been allowed to visit Cuba on such "people to people" trips since 2011, one of President Barack Obama's first moves toward detente with the communist-run island— provided their scheduled activities are sufficiently educational, and down time is kept to a minimum. President Barack Obama has said the U.S. is easing the rules on visiting...