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A Denver man's kidney was failing. Then he learned his husband was a perfect donor match.

“A part of him will always be with me,” Reid Alexander, 24, said of Rafael Díaz, his husband and organ donor.
Reid Alexander, left, and Rafael Diaz turned out to a perfect match in more ways than one. When Alexander was in need of a kidney, Diaz became his donor.
Reid Alexander, left, and Rafael Diaz turned out to a perfect match in more ways than one. When Alexander was in need of a kidney, Diaz became his donor.
4h ago

Pilot in balloon crash that killed 5 had drugs in system, FAA says

Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon descended in the sky above Albuquerque, hit power lines and crashed into a busy intersection.
A passerby takes photos of the basket of the fatal balloon crash lying on the pavement in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 26, 2021.
A passerby takes photos of the basket of the fatal balloon crash lying on the pavement in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 26, 2021.
4h ago

Assaults, suicides, abuse: The challenges of changing jail culture

One key to preventing abusive culture is to pay closer attention to staff members: Do they hate their jobs? Do they feel safe at work?
Photo illustration: Cutout image of inmates sitting in a line, cutout image of a line of detention officers against blue boxes in the background that show the Harris County Sheriff's badge. Torn pieces of paper run though the image that read,\"assault\", \"b
Photo illustration: Cutout image of inmates sitting in a line, cutout image of a line of detention officers against blue boxes in the background that show the Harris County Sheriff's badge. Torn pieces of paper run though the image that read,\"assault\", \"b

Smaller vials could help stop vaccine waste. But they could cause another problem, experts warn

The federal government is working with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to reduce the number of doses per vial, amid growing concerns about wasted vaccines.
Image; Pfizer vaccine vial dose
Image; Pfizer vaccine vial dose
13h ago

Federal judge dismisses Strauss sex abuse lawsuits against Ohio State

“The judge just threw 300 survivors in a trash can,” said Steve Snyder-Hill, a victim of Dr. Richard Strauss.
Image: Judge Michael Watson
Image: Judge Michael Watson
14h ago

Puerto Rico's new minimum wage: 'Not enough, but a starting point'

The U.S. territory raised its minimum wage for the first time in years, but it still may not be enough to make up for the island's high cost of living, experts say.
Image: An employee helps customers at the Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico on June 1, 2020.
Image: An employee helps customers at the Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico on June 1, 2020.
14h ago

Remains of Idaho hunter missing for 53 years found by another hunter

Raymond Jones went missing while bow hunting in September 1968 and was never seen again. Another bow hunter found his remains last week near the city of Salmon.
Image: A bow hunter looking for a shortcut in Hayden Creek in Lemhi, Idaho, stumbled upon the remains of Raymond Jones, a man missing for 53 years.
Image: A bow hunter looking for a shortcut in Hayden Creek in Lemhi, Idaho, stumbled upon the remains of Raymond Jones, a man missing for 53 years.

New Yorker wins $432 Mega Millions jackpot from pizzeria lottery ticket

A New Yorker won $432 million from the Mega Millions jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased at Pronto Pizza near Rockefeller Center. 
New Yorker wins $432 Mega Millions jackpot from pizzeria lottery ticket
New Yorker wins $432 Mega Millions jackpot from pizzeria lottery ticket

Exclusive: Al Gore on worsening climate crisis

Former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm about the climate crisis in the 2006 Oscar-winning film “An Inconvenient Truth.” 15 years after its release, Gore tells Lester Holt that the “crisis is getting worse, much faster than we are yet mobilizing solutions for it.”
Exclusive: Al Gore on worsening climate crisis
Exclusive: Al Gore on worsening climate crisis

Small businesses stocking up to prep for holiday shipping delays

Supply chain backlogs are making it hard to get products on the shelves, so many small businesses are stocking up in anticipation of holiday shipping delays. Major retailers are chartering their own private cargo vessels to skirt the problem.
Small businesses stocking up to prep for holiday shipping delays
Small businesses stocking up to prep for holiday shipping delays

Remembering actor Willie Garson of ‘Sex and the City’ fame

Willie Garson, who starred as Stanford Blatch on “Sex and the City,” appeared in some 70 movies and 300 TV episodes. Garson said his biggest accomplishment in life was adopting his son.
Remembering actor Willie Garson of ‘Sex and the City’ fame
Remembering actor Willie Garson of ‘Sex and the City’ fame