Colorado

Austin Sigg sits in district court in Golden, Colo., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, during his sentencing. (AP Photo, Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)

Colorado teen who killed girl gets life in prison

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado teenager who killed and dismembered a 10-year-old girl in the Denver area last year was ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars after an emotional hearing […]

11/19/2013

Jessica Ridgeway's aunt Becca Ridgeway, left, mother Sarah Ridgeway and grandmother Christine Ridgeway, right, testify in district court in Golden, Colo., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, during the sentencing phase of Austin Sigg. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)

Slain girl’s mother says killer’s name will be forgotten

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Colorado girl whose death and dismemberment terrified a community said Monday the killer doesn’t deserve to know how the girl’s death affected her, and his name […]

11/18/2013

Austin Sigg sits in district court in Golden, Colo., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, during his sentencing. (AP Photo, Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)

Lawyer: Colo. teen killer had head deformity

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Statements made by a Colorado teen who killed and dismembered a 10-year-old girl show he was “sadistic,” had no empathy for her and had a history of sexual deviance, a psychologist […]

11/18/2013

New Colorado? Rural voters approve secession idea

DENVER (AP) — The nation’s newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland. There […]

11/11/2013

Kenny Orjioke, Cameron Judge, Ryan Severson

No. 17 UCLA rebounds with 45-23 win over Colorado

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores, Devin Fuller scored three touchdowns, and No. 17 UCLA shook off back-to-back losses with a 45-23 victory over Colorado […]

11/02/2013

In this May 12, 2006 file photo, Sarah Khonaizan. left, and her husband Homaidan Al-Turki, both Saudi citizens, arrive at the Arapahoe County courthouse in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski,File)

Colorado prosecutor opposes Saudi’s deportation

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A Saudi national convicted of sexually abusing his housekeeper should remain behind bars in Colorado in case investigators find some link between him and the slaying of the state’s prisons director, […]

11/01/2013

A 1/4 ounce, left, and one ounce of marijuana are displayed along with a handful of joints at a dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado voters deciding how to tax pot

DENVER (AP) — A pro-pot jingle in Colorado last year went like this: “Jobs for our people/Money for schools/Who could ask for more?” Nearly a year after Colorado legalized recreational weed, voters get the chance […]

11/01/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

FACT CHECK: A Sebelius dodge at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s what some Republicans want to know: If Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius thinks the new health insurance marketplace is going to be so great, why doesn’t she get her […]

10/30/2013

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

FBI found 4 explosives in Holmes’ apartment

  CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Three FBI experts say they found four types of explosives and other chemicals when they tested items found in Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes’ apartment. The experts testified Tuesday […]

10/22/2013

Stacks of papers describing the rules for Washington state's new legal marijuana industry sit on a table at the state Liquor Control Board office in Olympia, Wash., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Washington state approves rules for pot industry

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington became the second U.S. state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana Wednesday, setting what advocates hope will become a template for the drug’s legalization around the world. “We […]

10/16/2013

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Officer testifies that Holmes gave ‘self-satisfying’ smirk

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A police officer responding to the deadly Colorado theater shooting testified Tuesday that he asked James Holmes twice whether he had an accomplice, but Holmes only looked at him and smiled. […]

10/15/2013

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Holmes jury selection, trial may take 8 months

  DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says it could take up to three months to pick a jury and up to five months to conduct the trial of defendant […]

10/09/2013

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