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DENVER — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between — adult pigs in cages barely bigger than their bodies and a piglet squealing while being castrated — show still widely accepted industry practices, but were aimed at pressuring Brazilian-based JBS to abandon them. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 870 words, photo.


— PLANE CRASH-COLORADO RIVER — Authorities say rafters on the Colorado River helped rescue the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the water near the Colorado-Utah border.

— DOG DAYCARE VIDEO — A dog daycare chain says it has taken over the operations of a western Michigan franchise after a customer posted video online that she says shows the shop's owner kicking her dog.

— MISSING MAN-BODY FOUND — A 37-year-old Texas man found dead in a northern Colorado river has been identified as Michael Brown of Houston.

— BABY GIRAFFE EUTHANIZED — A Colorado Springs zoo says it decided to euthanize its eight-week-old giraffe after veterinarians determined that her dislocated hip, infected leg and other health complications would severely impact her quality of life.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PATENT LAWSUIT — A Colorado cannabis company is suing another firm in the state for patent infringement of its cannabinoid medical product formula.

— FATAL FIRE — Authorities believe a fire at a suburban Denver apartment building that killed two people and injured nine others was intentional.

— BACKCOUNTRY RESCUE-BEAR — A grizzly bear hanging around a trail complicated but did not stop a search and rescue team's efforts to help an injured woman out of the backcountry in northwest Wyoming.

— CHIPOTLE-STORE CLOSURE — A Chipotle restaurant in Ohio reopened Tuesday as officials investigate reports of illnesses linked to the location.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Sept. gained 7.25 cents at 5.5375 a bushel; Sept. corn was up 5 cents at 3.7225 a bushel; Sept. oats rose 3 cents at $2.3575 bushel; while Aug. soybeans advanced 28.75 cents at $9.0375 a bushel.


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ST. LOUIS — After a comeback win the night before, the St. Louis Cardinals turn to rookie Jack Flaherty against Colorado on Tuesday night. Jon Gray starts for the Rockies. By Warren Mayes. (Game starts 6:15 p.m. MT)


ENGLEWOOD — Coach Vance Joseph said he doesn't expect defensive end Derek Wolfe to miss any time after sustaining a neck stinger at practice Tuesday. "He should not. He came back to practice. So, he should be ready to go tomorrow," Joseph said. Wolfe had surgery this offseason after dealing with neck problems off and on since 2013 , when he got hurt in a preseason game at Seattle. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 550 words, photos.


ENGLEWOOD — Jake Butt couldn't help but get a little nostalgic over the simple routine of putting all his pads on again. Reasonable. It's been a while. The Denver Broncos tight end returned to the field in full gear Tuesday for the first time since tearing his right ACL against Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016. By Pat Graham. SENT: 800 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Brian Dawkins transformed from a calm, soft-spoken man into an action hero on game days for 16 seasons in the NFL. Following what seemed like an out-of-body experience during pregame introductions, "Weapon X" terrorized opponents with ferocious hits all over the field. Dawkins, who played for Denver, redefined the safety position by providing excellent pass coverage, strong run support, and the ability to blitz quarterbacks. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 820 words, photos.


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