New discovery near Pompeii unearths ‘little known’ part of ancient city’s society

Archaeologists have discovered a room in a villa near Pompeii which offers a “very rare insight into the daily lives of slaves”, officials have said. The slave room was found by a team excavating the villa – named Civita Giuliana – near the ruins of the ancient city destroyed by

La Palma volcano: New earthquakes hit Spanish island as fresh lava surge comes amid crater collapse

Two more earthquakes have rattled the Spanish island of La Palma amid a fresh surge of lava from an erupting volcano. Part of the volcano’s crater has also collapsed – two weeks after the eruption on what is one of the Canary Islands situated off northwest Africa. Spain’s National Geographical

The Spot: A season for new bylines and beats

For people, policy and Colorado politics What’s The Spot? You’re reading an installment of our weekly politics newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered straight in your inbox. By now, you may have seen a few “about me” announcements on Twitter from some of The Denver Post’s reporters or

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3 – The Denver Post

By JOSH BOAK, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their

In wake of new gun law, Longmont church, partners to provide free safe storage options – The Denver Post

On a Thursday morning at United Church of Christ of Longmont, four styles of PIN code gun safes sat on a table. Giving them a test run were Sarah Verasco, the church’s senior minister, alongside church members Dede Alspaugh and Ann Noonan. At the punch of four buttons or the

COVID-19: India reports new ‘Delta plus’ coronavirus variant of concern

India has reported a new “Delta plus” coronavirus variant of concern, officials have said. Sixteen cases of the variant, a mutation of B.1.617.2, were found in the state of Maharashtra on Tuesday, federal health secretary Rajesh Bhushan told a news conference. Delta plus is thought to be more transmissible than

New Colorado law expands access to medical cannabis in schools

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed a new law expanding access to and use of cannabis-based medicine in schools, a step he called overdue. The bipartisan law, SB21-56, removes the authority that school principals currently have to permit — or not — the storage and administration on school grounds of

COVID-19: New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia – but carries ‘flyer beware’ warning

New Zealand is to create a travel bubble with Australia allowing quarantine-free visits from 19 April. Both countries have effectively eradicated COVID-19 after closing their borders to the rest of the world. The move will come comes as a relief to families who have been separated by the coronavirus pandemic

Here’s how the new Biden administration will impact Coloradans

The transition of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday will happen thousands of miles away from Colorado, in front of pandemic-thinned crowds and extraordinary security, which puts all sorts of distance between the event and everyday life. While no Coloradans made it into

Trump’s health care plan, election are ‘two weeks away’

For much of his first term, President Trump has claimed that significant proposals would be coming “soon” or “in a few weeks” or, often, “two weeks” — notably health care. He has been saying a cheaper health plan that would provide better coverage for all Americans than the Affordable Care