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Western drought brings another woe: Voracious grasshoppers

BILLINGS, Mont. – A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers. Feder...

High court limits when police can enter home without warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding to the country's ongoing discussion of the extent of police powers, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put limits on when police officers pursuing a fleeing suspect can enter a home without a warrant.

Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

LONDON – Dozens of websites went down briefly around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain's government home page, after an outage at the cloud computing service F...

City of Albuquerque collects 166 guns in a buyback program

ALBUQUERQUE – The city of Albuquerque has collected nearly 170 guns in a buyback program designed to get the weapons off the street. Albuquerque City Council member Cynthia Borrego said lots...

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020

As bad as last year’s record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year’s in even worse shape. The soil in the West is record dry for this time of year. In much of the re...

Ford's big bet: Fans of F-150 pickup will embrace electric

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With i...

Lauren Boebert, other Republicans rebel against mask requirement in House chamber

Lawmakers who refuse face coverings are subject $500 fine for first offense, $2,500 for subsequent offenses

Jan. 6 riot suspect on house arrest after mountain lion kill

DENVER – A judge on Monday ordered a Colorado hunting guide accused of assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol riot to be placed on house arrest after prosecutors say he violated...

24 hikers rescued in New Mexico’s Organ Mountains

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Authorities say a group of 24 hikers who became separated, disoriented and stranded in the Organ Mountains were rescued by the Las Cruces Fire Department and other law enf...

Man kills 6, then self, at Colorado birthday party shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A gunman opened fire at a birthday party Sunday in Colorado Springs, slaying six adults before killing himself, police said. The shooting happened just after midni...

U.S. birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

NEW YORK — The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday. The rate dropped for moms of...

Former star safety T.J. Ward announces retirement from NFL

T.J. Ward, the walk-on at Oregon who became a key part of Denver's famed “No Fly Zone” secondary that helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50, officially announced his retirement on Wednesday.