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 2021-04-19 13:27 

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Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night...

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won the most awards of the night, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held on to her record as the most decorated ...

 2021-04-19 13:24 

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NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet. The triumph was hailed as a Wright Br...

 2021-04-19 13:22 

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Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change...

 2021-04-19 13:18 

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European soccer split as 12 clubs launch breakaway league...

LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite...

 2021-04-19 13:15 

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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation's largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skept...

 2021-04-19 13:03 

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Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern...

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured. Kenosha County Sheriff's Department spokesm...

 2021-04-19 13:00 

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Auction brings Hall of Famer Ted Williams to NFT market...

BOSTON (AP) — Teddy Ballgame is about to become Teddy Blockchain. Hall of Famer Ted Williams is coming to the digital memorabilia market with a release of nine different cards that follow the No. 9's career from skinny rookie to Cooperstown indu...

 2021-04-19 12:49 

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New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again...

(AP) — aFor the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are ...

 2021-04-19 12:46 

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GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive...

 2021-04-19 12:41 

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Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff's deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn't known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police C...

 2021-04-19 12:38 

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 2021-04-19 00:35 

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Downtown Grand Junction sees increase in business from Free to Choose resolution...

People are pounding the pavement in Downtown Grand Junction. Under the Free to Choose Resolution, many businesses have masks as recommendation instead of a requirement. People are glad to transition back into the normal they know and love. "I think it...

 2021-04-18 22:27 

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In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace...

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violenc...

 2021-04-18 22:24 

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Faith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions...

(AP) — In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access — or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, clergy have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression...

 2021-04-18 22:21 

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Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case...

BOSTON (AP) — After he was elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23 years old, it seemed Jasiel Correia's political career had nowhere to go but up. Bright and dynamic, Correia charmed voters by portraying himself as a successful e...

 2021-04-18 22:15 

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ACM Awards to feature (most of) country music's top stars...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards will feature some of the genre's biggest stars, though chart-toppers like Morgan Wallen and Luke Bryan won't be in the building. Wallen, whose latest album and singles have found m...

 2021-04-18 22:10 

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Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Members of Indianapolis' tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx ware...

 2021-04-18 22:07 

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After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill...

NEW YORK (AP) — Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said children and at least on...

 2021-04-18 22:04 

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Prosecutor on leave over statements about boy shot by police...

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor who implied in court that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was holding a gun the instant he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer was placed on leave a day after a video showing the boy's hands were empty was released t...

 2021-04-18 22:00 

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Lawyers: DOJ defense in Trump defamation suit is 'dangerous'...

(AP) — The U.S. Justice Department made a "wrong and dangerous" argument in seeking to defend former President Donald Trump against a former advice columnist's claim that he defamed her when he denied her allegation of rape, her lawyers ...

 2021-04-18 21:55 

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Scott Rudin will 'step back' after allegations of bullying...

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he is "profoundly sorry" and will step back from his theater work. "After a period of reflec...

 2021-04-18 21:52 

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Finishing work to be completed on I-70B & F 1/2 Road in Clifton next week...

CLIFTON, Colo. — Work will restart at the Hwy. I-70B and F 1/2 Road intersection, near the main I-70 Clifton Exit 37 on Monday, April 19. The finishing work includes milling and paving, installing traffic loops, grinding, and final striping. Work sh...

 2021-04-18 21:45 

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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number...

 2021-04-18 16:58 

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Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense...

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming th...

 2021-04-18 16:55 

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As voting fight moves westward, accusations of racism follow...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Arizona Legislature was debating one of several Republican proposals to overhaul voting when GOP Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she'd had enough. "I don't like to be characterized as supporting discriminatory law...

 2021-04-18 16:51 

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US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and China, the world's two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the...

 2021-04-18 16:46 

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The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone...

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but somber ceremony at W...

 2021-04-18 16:40 

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As mask mandates end, Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As states around the country lift COVID-19 restrictions, Oregon is poised to go the opposite direction — and many residents are fuming about it. A top health official is considering indefinitely extending rules requiring ...

 2021-04-18 16:37 

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SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in the hot seat...

BOSTON (AP) — The sprawling hacking campaign deemed a grave threat to U.S. national security came to be known as SolarWinds, for the company whose software update was seeded by Russian intelligence agents with malware to penetrate sensitive governme...

 2021-04-18 14:32 

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Cuomo retreats from open news briefings that made him a star...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor gained national attention last spring, and won an International Emmy, for daily, televised news briefings at which he answered barrages of questions from journalists about the COVID-19 pandemic. But lately...

 2021-04-18 14:30 

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Fires, damage at Oakland protest against police brutality...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest that began peacefully in California ended with multiple fires set, several cars damaged and numerous windows shattered. The protest against police brutality in Oakland began calmly Friday night, news outlets reported...

 2021-04-18 14:27 

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Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficul...

 2021-04-18 14:23 

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FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit "suicide by cop," the burea...

 2021-04-18 14:19 

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US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government's f...

 2021-04-18 14:15 

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Jokic, Porter help Nuggets cruise by Rockets, 128-99...

HOUSTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 29 points, Michael Porter Jr. added 21 and the Denver Nuggets cruised to a 128-99 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Jokic dominated in the paint, hitting 10 of 12 field goals and adding 16 rebounds....

 2021-04-18 14:10 

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DeGrom strikes out 9 in row as Mets split with Rockies...

DENVER (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching Tom Seaver's major league record. He fell short of the record and nearly missed a win. DeGrom finished with 14 strikeouts to le...

 2021-04-18 04:31 

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VA Medical Center Recruiting Caregivers to Help Care for Veterans...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — When veterans can no longer live alone, many of them move into nursing homes. But the VA Medical Center gives those veterans another option through their Medical Foster Home program. "The VA started medical foster homes i...

 2021-04-18 03:53 

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April's Golden Apple Winner: Tisha Vincent...

One of Vincent's coworkers anonymously nominated her for the relentless efforts she contributes to keep the school clean, allowing classes to remain in person. Winning the Golden Apple came as a complete surprise to her but appreciates the support fro...

 2021-04-18 03:40 

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Mesa County Public Health adds Saturday vaccine clinic at convention center...

Mesa County Public Health takes this week to expand hours to give COVID vaccines. Saturday's clinic serves as the first weekend clinic at the Grand Junction Convention Center. This is a trial run to see if extended hours accommodate more people and in...

 2021-04-18 00:22 

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One Dad's Journey to Promote Theatre Coming To A Close...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mark Leistico, also known as the Theatre Dad on a Run, who runs a Facebook page of the same name was raising money to donate to the Theatre Project, a non-profit community theatre company that runs theatre and musical theatre...

 2021-04-17 11:00 

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April 17th Forecast...

We will see another round of cool temperatures for tomorrow morning. morning lows will once again be in the 30s for the lower valleys and are expected to stay cool for the next few days. Afternoon highs will slowly warm up as we move through the weekend, ...

 2021-04-17 04:08 

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Mesa County's Free To Choose Resolution lifts many COVID restrictions...

Mesa County meets a new phase of the pandemic: the Free to Choose Resolution. With the COVID dial gone, all COVID restrictions have been lifted. Walking around unmasked is a new transition to a previous normal, with some guards still up. Mesa County Publi...

 2021-04-17 00:33 

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'This violence must end': Calls for action on Capitol Hill after latest mass shooting...

Reactions were swift in Washington on Friday after a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indiana left several people dead and several others injured....

 2021-04-16 23:05 

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White House COVID-19 Response Team announces additional funding to fight COVID-19 variants...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With COVID-19 variants posing a threat to the U.S., the White House's coronavirus response team is advising Americans to stay vigilant and funding new efforts to fight the changing virus. White House COVID-19 Response Seni...

 2021-04-16 23:01 

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April 17th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see another round of cool temperatures for tomorrow morning. morning lows will once again be in the 30s for the lower valleys and are expected to stay cool for the next few days. Afternoon highs will slowly warm up as we move through the weekend, ...

 2021-04-16 21:38 

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Group seeks to build trust in health care among vaccine-hesitant...

Dana Dornsife, the founder and CEO of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, said people of color often don...

 2021-04-16 21:28 

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The Dish: Taste of Palisade...

PALISADE, Colo. — Welcome to The Dish, where KREX 5 and Fox 4 take you to restaurants around the Western Slope to showcase the best the west has to offer. This episode features Taste of Palisade. This unique business serves gorgeous charcuterie boar...

 2021-04-16 21:28 

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Honduran woman exits Utah church after 3 years in sanctuary...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After over three years living in a Salt Lake City church to avoid being deported, Honduran immigrant Vicky Chavez stepped outside Thursday with tears in her eyes as church congregants and friends cheered, celebrating her newfou...

 2021-04-16 21:24 

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Jimmy Kimmel, YouTube's Mark Rober to host autism benefit...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel and YouTube personality and engineer Mark Rober will host an online fundraiser to benefit those with autism. The three-hour event, "Color The Spectrum: A Livestream To Support The Autism Community," will be he...

 2021-04-16 21:22 

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Marshawn Lynch, Dr. Fauci discuss vaccine hesitancy...

During Marshawn Lynch's 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league's most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members o...

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