Breaking News: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — Prosecutors would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam, according to court filings released Thursday. But prosecutors said they would oppose a delay of more than four or five weeks because most of the victims do not want the trial postponed any longer. James Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July ...


10 Things to know for Thursday, Oct. 23

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. CANADA VOWS NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED BY TERROR   Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Parliament Hill shooting was a terrorist act. CANADA-SHOOTING 2. GLIMPSES OF NORTH KOREAN LIFE CAUGHT ON RARE TRIP Two AP reporters embark on an unprecedented tour for 1,300 miles in the isolationist nation that’s one of the least-known inhabited places on the planet. ON THE ROAD IN ...


Some want ‘illegal’ dropped from Illegal Pete’s

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete’s to change its name because of the way the word “illegal” has been used to describe immigrants. The Coloradan reports that about 30 people gathered in Fort Collins Wednesday to ask owner Pete Turner to change the name of the chain, which is about to open an outlet there. It’s part of a bigger campaign nationally against what critics refer to as the “I-word.” They think ...


Attorneys: Felony case against Sen. King should be resolved soon

By Mike Wiggins

Attorneys in the felony fraud case against state Sen. Steve King told a judge this morning they expect the case to be resolved soon, an indication that a guilty plea could be forthcoming. “I think sometime in the next two appearances we expect to get this resolved,” defense attorney David Kaplan told Mesa County District Judge Valerie Robison. Questioned after the hearing as to whether that meant King would be pleading guilty, Assistant 18th Judicial District Attorney Mark ...


Boyfriend charged in death of 15-year-old girl

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — A 17-year-old suspect made a juvenile court appearance on Wednesday after he was charged with killing his girlfriend two years ago. The badly beaten body of 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak was found in the Jordan River after she told family and friends she was pregnant, and wrote in her journal that her boyfriend didn’t seem to want the baby, according to search warrants filed in state court. Her family told police she wasn’t pregnant, the search warrants ...


First Lady in Colorado as Election Day approaches

By The AP

DENVER — First Lady Michelle Obama is the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado’s heated Senate race. Obama is scheduled to headline rallies for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Denver and Ft Collins on Thursday. Her visit comes two days after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a similar rally in Aurora. Udall narrowly trails his challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, in recent public polls. Democrats are counting on turning out their base voters, especially ...


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