Latest Colorado News

2 people seriously injured after small plane crashes near interstate south of Denver

Jun. 16, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

LARKSPUR, Colo. (AP) — Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after their small plane crashed near Interstate 25 in Colorado on Sunday, officials said. The plane crashed in a field just off I-25 near Larkspur, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Denver, after it...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Jun. 16, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

Deadlines are coming up between now and July 5 in five states where advocates are trying to gather enough voters' signatures to put abortion-related questions on ballots in November's elections. Measures that would enshrine the right to abortion in state constitutions are already on...

Cole Bassett, Rafael Navarro, Zack Steffen guide Rapids to 2-0 victory over Austin

Jun. 15, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Cole Bassett had a first-half goal, Rafael Navarro scored in the second half and Zack Steffen notched his fourth clean sheet of the season in the Colorado Rapids' 2-0 victory over Austin FC on Saturday night. Bassett took a pass from Omir Fernández in...

Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to address a G7 summit, raising alarm about AI. The G7 responds

Jun. 14, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis challenged leaders of the world’s wealthy democracies on Frida y to keep human dignity foremost in developing and using artificial intelligence, warning that such powerful technology risks turning human relations themselves into mere algorithms. ...

Report finds Colorado was built on $1.7 trillion of land expropriated from tribal nations

Jun. 14, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

A report published this week by a Native American-led nonprofit examines in detail the dispossession of $1.7 trillion worth of Indigenous homelands in Colorado by the state and the U.S. and the more than $546 million the state has reaped in mineral extraction from them. The report,...

4 people, including 2 children, dead in apparent murder-suicide in Colorado, authorities say

Jun. 12, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Four people, including two children, were shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide late Tuesday in a small city in southeastern Colorado, authorities said. Two adults and two children were found shot in a home in La Junta, city of about 7,100 people in a farming...

Mentally ill man charged in Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting can be forcibly medicated

Jun. 11, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruling upheld an...

District attorney who prosecuted Barry Morphew faces disciplinary hearing

Jun. 10, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A district attorney who brought charges that were ultimately dismissed against a Colorado man accused of killing his wife faced a discipline hearing Monday that could lead to her disbarment. A lawyer for Colorado’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel described...

Man takes murder plea deal in first Colorado case impacted by work of embattled DNA analyst

Jun. 06, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded guilty on Thursday to lesser charges in the killings of three people in 2017, the first prosecution in the state believed to be impacted by the work of a state DNA analyst accused of tampering with test results. Garrett Coughlin, 31,...

Possibility of ranked-choice voting in Colorado faces a hurdle with new law

Jun. 06, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As a Colorado group gathers signatures to put a measure on the ballot installing ranked-choice voting in the state, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Thursday that would impose another hurdle for the new system if the measure is passed. If ranked voting makes the ballot...