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DENVER (AP) — The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday. The school had blocked public access to snuff out one of the nation's largest marijuana celebrations. The crackdown eased this year, and the campus remained open...
HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries officials want to reclassify humpbacks into 14 distinct populations, and remove 10 of those...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge ordered the founder of a luxury Montana mountain resort back to jail Monday, saying he failed to disclose what happened to $13.8 million from the sale of a resort in Mexico. Former billionaire Tim Blixseth, 64, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service after a contempt...