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8 months 6 days ago

Solemn events to mark JFK's assassination

DALLAS (AP) - Loose gatherings of the curious and conspiracy-minded at Dallas' Dealey Plaza have marked past anniversaries of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, featuring everything from makeshift memorials to marching drummers to discussions about who else might have been in on the killing. But in the...

1 year 3 months ago

Pentagon: NKorea could launch nuclear missile

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Pentagon report says North Korea probably has nuclear weapons that can be launched by ballistic missile, although it says the weapons are not very reliable. The assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency was revealed Thursday by Colorado republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, at a House Armed...

1 year 3 months ago

1 dead in plane crash south of Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - One person is confirmed dead in a single-engine plane crash south of Denver. Douglas County sheriff's spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says a rancher found a Cherokee Piper PA-28 plane in a cow pasture Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off Saturday with one person...

1 year 4 months ago

Breckenridge resort proposes more summer activities

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Vail Resorts Inc. has submitted another proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for summer activities at one of its Colorado ski resorts. This time, it's Breckenridge. The Broomfield-based company previously submitted a comprehensive summer activities plan for Vail, where activities should be ready for the public...

1 year 4 months ago

Boy dies after being struck in store parking lot

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Brighton police say a toddler has died after he was struck by a pickup truck in a shopping center parking lot. The driver stayed at the scene after the accident around 4 p.m. Friday. Police haven't said whether they intend to pursue any charges.

1 year 4 months ago

Shinseki says VA on target for ending backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) - VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is standing by his commitment to end the disability claims backlog by 2015. Veterans receive disability compensation for injuries or illness incurred during their active military service. About 600,000 claims, or 70 percent of all claims, are considered to be in backlog. The...

1 year 4 months ago

Crews battling N. Colo. fire face gusty winds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds could hinder firefighters' efforts to contain a wildfire that has scorched up to 1,000 acres in the foothills west of Fort Collins. Calm weather Saturday allowed crews to make significant progress, but the National Weather Service says Sunday could bring warmer temperatures and...

1 year 4 months ago

About 500 wild horses now at Montana ranch

ENNIS, Mont. (AP) - About 500 wild horses have arrived so far at the Spanish Q Ranch in western Montana as Bureau of Land Management officials work to reassure neighboring landowners about the long-term holding facility. The Montana Standard reports the horses, all geldings, began arriving Feb. 27. Officials say...

1 year 4 months ago

Boehner says he 'absolutely' trusts Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama - not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker...

1 year 4 months ago

Coroner system may face an update in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to update the state's Old West-style coroner system. The state's 63 county coroners are mostly elected and aren't required to have a medical degree. They operate under laws written in the days when Western coroners did little more than collect bodies after...

1 year 4 months ago

New theory on the origins of Stonehenge

LONDON (AP) - British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C. Researchers say that analysis of cremated bones of 63 people excavated from the site suggested that family groups were buried...

1 year 4 months ago

Romney returns, but maybe not for long

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney is stepping back onto the national stage - if only briefly. The former Republican presidential candidate has emerged from nearly four months in seclusion for an interview with Fox News. He's also scheduled to deliver his first postelection speech this month at Washington's Conservative Political...

1 year 4 months ago

Colo. firearm company in spotlight over gun debate

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado company that manufactures firearm accessories has stepped into the spotlight over the gun control debate as state lawmakers consider limiting ammunition magazines. Officials at Erie-based Magpul Industries have told legislators they will leave the state if the pass a bill to ban magazines that...

1 year 5 months ago

Military releases some documents in Manning case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military has released some court documents in the case of an Army private accused of giving classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The 84 documents released Wednesday include rulings that were read aloud in court and routine court orders. The Department of Defense says more...

1 year 5 months ago

Senate confirms Lew as Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Jacob "Jack" Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama's choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts. The Senate voted 71-26 to support the nomination. Lew, 57, had...

1 year 5 months ago

New VA clinics, expansions left in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) - A veterans' health clinic in Brick, N.J. is in such disrepair that when the snow gets heavy, patients have to go elsewhere for fear the roof might collapse. Another in San Antonio has extensive mildew and mold problems that could prove a health hazard for employees and...

1 year 5 months ago

Romney to address conservative conference in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to speak at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference, making his first public speech since losing the 2012 election to President Barack Obama. Organizers say Romney will speak on March 15 at the annual meeting of conservative activists. Romney advisers say...

1 year 5 months ago

Police: Weapons on campus of Colo. high school

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Police are investigating after some weapons were found on the grounds at Standley Lake High School in suburban Denver. Westminster police say a shotgun and a lever action rifle were found between two sheds by athletic fields Wednesday afternoon. Jefferson County school district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer...

1 year 5 months ago

Bright streak of light reported over Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A science institute in Northern California says it has received numerous reports of a bright streak of light over the San Francisco Bay area. The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland reports receiving calls describing what appeared to be a fireball flying west Friday night,...

1 year 5 months ago

Pope celebrates last public Mass as pontiff

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his last public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services inside the packed St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Looking tired, the 85-year-old Benedict was wheeled down the central aisle as a choir sang, preceded by dozens of cardinals. Ash Wednesday...

1 year 5 months ago

Air Force Academy cadet found dead

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of death of an Air Force Academy cadet who was found dead on campus. Academy officials said cadet 4th class James Walsh died Saturday night in the cadet area. His hometown was not immediately available. Funeral arrangements...

1 year 5 months ago

W. Colo. school board votes to arm administrators

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - A school board in western Colorado has decided to allow the district superintendent and a principal to carry firearms onto school grounds. The Cortez Journal reports the seven-member board that oversees schools in Dolores County voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the principal at Dove Creek High...

1 year 5 months ago

Cheney criticizes Obama nominees in Wyoming speech

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says President Barack Obama is jeopardizing U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and degrading the U.S. military. Cheney, a Wyoming native, made his comments Saturday night to about 300 members of the state's Republican Party in...

1 year 5 months ago

First lady meets with slain Chicago teen's family

CHICAGO (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is meeting privately with the family of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student before attending the girl's funeral service. Obama is among the dignitaries attending the service for Hadiya Pendleton, whose death has brought national attention to Chicago's staggering gun violence. Pendleton was a...

1 year 5 months ago

Report: Fayetteville VA failed suicide risk vets

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An internal government audit finds the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to fully follow up with veterans considered high suicide risks after their hospital discharge. The Fayetteville Observer reports the VA is required to check on high-risk patients weekly for the first month following their...

1 year 5 months ago

Report: 3 detained in US Embassy bombing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A Turkish news report says police have detained three people in connection with the suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. Friday's attack killed the bomber and a Turkish security guard and seriously wounded a Turkish television journalist. Turkey's private NTV television, quoting unidentified...

1 year 5 months ago

Denver recruiting teachers from corporate world

DENVER (AP) - A Denver Public Schools program is recruiting people from the corporate world to become licensed teachers. The Denver Teacher Residency is modeled on medical residencies. Prospective teachers observe and work with mentor teachers for a full year while also enrolling in classes to earn a master's degree...

1 year 6 months ago

CU mulls putting select courses online for free

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is weighing a contract with a company that allows universities to offer free online courses that are available to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue tells The Daily Camera the university will decide sometime in February whether to...

1 year 6 months ago

US Afghan commander cleared in Petraeus email case

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. defense officials say Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has been cleared of allegations of sending potentially inappropriate emails to a civilian woman linked to the sex scandal that ousted David Petraeus as CIA director. The officials said Tuesday the Defense Department's inspector...

1 year 6 months ago

Official: 'Numerous' other bodies at Algeria plant

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Algerian security official says de-mining squads searching for explosives found "numerous" bodies Sunday at a gas refinery where Islamic militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage. The official said the bodies were difficult to identify and it was impossible to determine if they were foreign...

1 year 6 months ago

Marine pleads guilty to urinating on corpses

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A Marine who admitted urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan will likely be demoted one rank. Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola pleaded guilty Wednesday to the desecration of remains and posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties, among other charges. While...

1 year 6 months ago

GOP business idea dies hasty death in Legislature

DENVER (AP) - A Republican proposal aimed at reducing business regulations has died a hasty death in the Colorado Legislature, where Democrats say the proposal is well intentioned but unnecessary. A Senate committee voted Wednesday to reject a bill that would have required state analysts to prepare "business fiscal impact"...

1 year 6 months ago

Gessler: Voting system still vulnerable to fraud

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler is defending his search for noncitizens registered to vote and says the voting system remains vulnerable to fraud. The state's election chief says his office spent about $8,000 to mail letters to 3,903 suspected noncitizens on voter rolls last year....

1 year 6 months ago

Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital and went home Monday after spending nearly two months being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues, a family spokesman said. Bush, 88, the nation's oldest living former president, was admitted to Methodist Hospital...

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