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Body camera video shows Colorado police fatally shooting suspect in back

16 Aug 2019

DENVER Body camera footage from two Colorado policemen who shot and killed a black man earlier this month shows the 19-year-old was shot multiple times in the back as he fled officers about to question him about an armed robbery.

U.S. forest firefighting icon Smokey Bear turns 75

10 Aug 2019

DENVER Smokey Bear, the cartoon mascot for one of the longest-running public service advertising campaigns in America, warning of wildfire dangers, turned 75 on Friday.

U.S. restores Yellowstone grizzlies to protected species list

31 Jul 2019

DENVER The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday restored federal protections to grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, abiding by a court ruling last year that removal of the bears' threatened status violated the Endangered Species Act.

Bones of Colorado girl who vanished 34 years ago found at pipeline site

26 Jul 2019

DENVER Human remains unearthed by an excavation crew at an oil and gas site in Colorado this week are those of a 12-year-old girl who went missing over three decades ago, but the mystery surrounding her fate has yet to be solved, police said on Thursday.

Colorado school district says won't tear down Columbine High School, site of massacre

25 Jul 2019

DENVER Colorado school officials on Wednesday abandoned a $60 million proposal to raze and rebuild Columbine High School in an effort to discourage unwanted attention at the site of one the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Denver man accused of wife's murder can use her life insurance to pay for defense

25 Jun 2019

DENVER A Denver man accused of killing his wife can use more than $500,000 received from her life insurance policy to pay for the lawyers defending him against the murder charge, Colorado’s highest court ruled on Monday.

Denver man accused of wife's murder can use her life insurance to pay for defense

25 Jun 2019

DENVER, June 24 A Denver man accused of killing his wife can use more than $500,000 received from her life insurance policy to pay for the lawyers defending him against the murder charge, Colorado’s highest court ruled on Monday.

Transgender teen accused in deadly Colorado school shooting wanted revenge

21 Jun 2019

DENVER A juvenile accused of opening fire at a Colorado school last month that left one student dead and eight others wounded sought revenge on classmates who bullied him because he is transgender, court documents released on Thursday showed.

Colorado school officials consider razing site of Columbine massacre

07 Jun 2019

DENVER Public education officials in Colorado are considering a plan to tear down and rebuild Columbine High School, saying the site remains a "source of inspiration" for potential gun violence 20 years after a mass shooting there left 15 people dead.

Jury selection set in death penalty case of Illinois man charged with murdering Chinese scholar

03 Jun 2019

Jury selection is set to start on Monday for the trial of an Illinois man charged with kidnapping and murdering a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago, in a case where federal prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty.

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