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Clapper: US govt ‘under assault’ by Trump after Comey firing

WASHINGTON – American democracy is separately “under assault” from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump, Clinton sprint across U.S.

PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sprinted across the country to newly competitive battleground states Sunday as the tumultuous presidential race saw another dramatic development...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Towaoc woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

A Towaoc woman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and has been released on a $100,000 bond to a halfway house in Durango while her case moves forward, according to federal...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Authorities arrest suspect in death of girl on the Navajo Nation

A rural community on the edge of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation mourned the death of an 11-year-old girl Tuesday, and after an intensive search over remote stretches of the Navajo...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Rogue attorneys general defy governors, sue feds

When Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in September that the greater sage-grouse would not be listed as endangered, Nevada’s Brian Sandoval, a Republican, was one of four Western governors...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff: Child porn, pot seized in raid

Law enforcement officials from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Cortez Police Department, Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshall’s Office seized marijuana and child pornography in a raid last...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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For a Ponzi payout, call the tooth fairy

The typical advice investors receive about financial fraud is this: If it sounds too good to be true, then it is.But that advice too often is ignored.An investigation by The Durango Herald into a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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After the scheme collapses, scammers recede into shadows

They have never met, but Alan Yoder and Ray Fite have something in common.They both lost much of their retirement savings to a shadowy entity known as Methwold International Finance Co.Yoder, of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Scammers often earn victims’ trust through shared hopes, dreams, beliefs

Fred Baker was no ordinary Ponzi schemer.He was a misguided investor who thought he could game the Ponzi system and felt bad when the plan fell apart, his lawyer said at his 2011 sentencing.And he...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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A man, a plan, a scam

Back in 2006, Frederick H.K. Baker came to Durango and dangled the promise of safe, easy money. With his secret formula for trading foreign currency, select investors could make a guaranteed 10...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News