Colorado

Chaffee County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Everson, right, and other deputies walk out the Agnes Vaille Falls trail shortly after leaving the scene of a rock slide that killed five people Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Chaffee County, Colo. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

Deputy: Dad likely saved girl in deadly rock slide

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl said her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail — an action that authorities say probably saved her life even […]

10/01/2013

A Flight for Life Helicopter in south-central Colorado.  (AP Photo/The Mountain Mail, James Redmond)

Authorities: Rock slide victims all in same family

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — All five people who were killed in a Colorado rockslide and a teenage girl who survived with the help of her father were members of the same family, authorities said […]

10/01/2013

A Flight for Life Helicopter in south-central Colorado.  (AP Photo/The Mountain Mail, James Redmond)

Authorities: 5 hikers killed by Colo. rock slide

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — Five hikers were killed by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said. […]

09/30/2013

(Former NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter - AP file photo)

Astronaut Scott Carpenter recovering from stroke

VAIL, Colo. (AP) – Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, is recovering from a stroke. Patty Carpenter tells the Vail Daily her 88-year-old husband had a stroke last week and has been […]

09/29/2013

Officer impostor confronts real detective

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado say a police impersonator picked the wrong man when he approached an undercover detective and demanded he hand over drugs as part of a police drug bust. According […]

09/26/2013

In this Sept. 19, 2013 photo, Sean McCroskey pulls his wife Meg's jacket out of the debris in the river in front of their destroyed home on Gold Run Road in Boulder County, Colo. State highway crews and National Guard troops worked Sunday, Sept. 22, to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by the unprecedented flooding. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso)

Only 6 still unaccounted for in Colorado floods

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The number of people unaccounted for in the Colorado floods has dwindled to six. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department said Monday rescuers over the weekend spoke in person or on the […]

09/23/2013

People walk through a severely flooded neighborhood in Lyons, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Residents displaced by last week's flooding in the Colorado canyon town were allowed past National Guard roadblocks Thursday to find a scene of tangled power lines, downed utility poles, mud-caked homes and vehicles, and work crews furiously clearing debris and trying to restore power, water and sewer service.   (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

New flood-related oil spills reported in Colorado (photos)

DENVER (AP) — More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oilfield swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be […]

09/20/2013

This photo shows flood damage to Old Highway 34 in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The number of people unaccounted for from Colorado's devastating flooding has fallen dramatically as rescuers reach stranded victims, and electricity and phone services are restored to ravaged areas, allowing residents to contact family, friends or authorities. The number of people reported unaccounted for dwindled from a high of 1,200 to about 200. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Teams use satellite maps to find flood’s missing

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Search teams are working their way down the list of those still unaccounted for in Colorado’s devastating flooding. Teams are using satellite images showing where houses once stood before the disaster […]

09/19/2013

This aerial photo made using a fisheye lens shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit at dusk from Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The F1 race is slated for September 21-23. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

10 Things to See: A week of top photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments the editors think you should see. […]

09/19/2013

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Anxious waiting for word of missing in Colo floods

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Gerald Guntle dials his sister’s home multiple times a day, desperate to find out if she survived the widespread flooding that shattered the Rocky Mountain foothill town of Lyons, but the […]

09/16/2013

President Barack Obama lowers his head during a moment of silence at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, during a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama laments DC shooting as gun debate has gone cold

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid […]

09/16/2013

Local residents, left to right, Levi Wolfe, Miranda Woodard, Tyler Sadar, and Genevieve Marquez help salvage and clean property in an area inundated after days of flooding, in Hygeine, Colo., Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Searches continue for missing people in isolated Colorado mountain towns. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Flooded Colo. towns clean up as rescues continue (Photo Gallery)

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened to reveal cabins toppled, homes ripped from their foundations and everything covered in a thick layer of muck. […]

09/16/2013

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