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JonBenet Ramsey's father wants outside agency to test DNA

May. 02, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The father of JonBenet Ramsey is supporting an online petition asking Colorado’s governor to intervene in the investigation into her death more than 25 years ago by putting an outside agency in charge of DNA testing in the case. The 6-year-old was found dead in the...

Activist's self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

Apr. 26, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

Wynn Bruce, a 50-year-old climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who self-immolated in the past to protest government atrocities....

Suspect found dead after shooting 4, causing DC lockdowns

Apr. 23, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least four people, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot when a gunman unleashed a flurry of bullets in the nation's capital, leading to lockdowns at several schools on Friday. The injured were expected to recover and the suspect was found dead hours later. ...

Investigators believe campfire started Colorado wildfire

Apr. 21, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Investigators believe a wildfire that forced the evacuation of nearly 20,000 people in northern Colorado last month was started by a very small campfire near a hiking trail, authorities said Thursday. However, investigators have exhausted all their leads and...

Judge: Colorado shooting suspect incompetent to stand trial

Apr. 15, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket last year is still mentally incompetent to stand trial, further delaying court proceedings in the case. But the judge also said that assessment could change soon. ...

Man, 96, won't stand trial for slaying at home for elderly

Mar. 30, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed the murder case against a 96-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a maintenance worker at an assisted living center north of Denver. Okey Payne had been charged with first-degree murder after deliberation and two felony...

Residents return home after fleeing latest Colorado wildfire

Mar. 28, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Nearly 20,000 people who were forced to flee a wildfire in northern Colorado were back home Monday after firefighters were able to stop the spread of the fire at 190 acres (77 hectares). The fire that broke out Saturday in the rolling hills near Boulder burned to within 1,000 yards...

Firefighters increase containment on Colorado wildfire

Mar. 27, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire south of Boulder that forced nearly 20,000 people to flee was listed at 35% contained by Sunday afternoon and most evacuations had been lifted, officials with Boulder Fire-Rescue said. The fire, which ignited Saturday, burned to within 1,000 yards...

Colorado wildfire forces evacuation orders for 19,000 people

Mar. 27, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities issued an evacuation order for 19,400 people Saturday near a fast-moving Colorado wildfire in rolling hills south of the college town of Boulder, not far from the site of a destructive 2021 blaze that leveled more than 1,000 homes. The wildfire was...

Colorado city marks anniversary of deadly supermarket attack

Mar. 22, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — With flowers, a moment of silence and a public remembrance for those who died and those still grieving, Colorado residents marked the one-year anniversary Tuesday of a shooting at a busy supermarket in the college town of Boulder that left 10 people dead, including...