COLORADO

  • Museum decides to strap iPads to tortoises as part of exhibition, activists say its animal cruelty August 7, 2014

    A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs, despite calls from animalrights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse. The Aspen Art Museum released a statement Wednesday supporting the exhibit by Cai GuoQiang called "Moving Ghost Town." The...
  • Two 10-year-old boys caught selling and swapping marijuana they stole from their grandparents' supplies April 24, 2014

    Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents' supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday. John Gates, director of safety and security for Weld County School District 6, said a fourth-grade...
  • US: Colorado town elects dog as mayor April 15, 2014

    A bloodhound has been elected as the mayor of a small US town after the dog beat off competition from six other canines, a donkey, a cat and even a hedgehog to win the unofficial title. Pa Kettle, a search and rescue dog, picked up 2,387 votes - 55 more than...
  • Colorado becomes first state to legalise sale of marijuana January 3, 2014

    Colorado has become the first state to set up a system for the legal cultivation and sale of marijuana. People living in Colorado will now just have to show their ID cards to prove that they are over 21 years of age and have to pay around $55 for 8th...
  • World's first statelicensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado January 3, 2014

    The world's first statelicensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture. Roughly three dozen former medical marijuana dispensaries newly cleared by state regulators to sell pot to consumers...
  • 8 confirmed dead, 1,600 homes destroyed in Colorado floods September 17, 2013

    Search-and-rescue teams bolstered by National Guard troops fanned out across Colorado's flood-stricken landscape on Monday, as a week of torrential rains blamed for eight deaths and the destruction of at least 1,600 homes finally gave way to sunny skies. Much of the evacuation effort was focused on remote foothill and canyon...
  • Colorado floods: 4 dead, hundreds stranded as rescue operations continue September 16, 2013

    The death toll from historic flooding in eastern Colorado stands at four and will likely increase, authorities said on Sunday, as rescuers struggled to reach hundreds of people stranded or displaced by fierce floodwaters. At least four people are confirmed dead after six days of rain that flooded an area nearly...
  • Colorado flooding brings tales of rescues, improvisation September 15, 2013

    As people came down from the flooded foothills of the Colorado Rockies, they brought tales of dramatic rescues, heartbreaking loss and neighbours coming together to protect their families and homes. Here are a few of their stories: Emma Hardy's husband woke her up on Wednesday night to say a well-loved neighbour had...
  • Judge accepts insanity plea in Colorado shooting case June 4, 2013

    Colorado: A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes' plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect. The court clerk placed a written advisory of the ground rules of the plea before Holmes so he could follow...
  • Colorado: Judge enters not guilty plea for gunman March 13, 2013

    Centennial: A bearded and bushy-haired James Holmes sat quietly as a packed courtroom waited Tuesday for a plea that could help shed light on a deadly shooting rampage he is accused of going on in a crowded Colorado movie theater last summer. Instead, his lawyers told the judge they weren't ready...
  • US: Harlem Shake on flight lands students in trouble March 1, 2013

    Colorado Springs: The latest craze to sweep the Internet is bringing college students the wrong kind of attention - from the Federal Aviation Administration. During a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, a group of students started the Harlem Shake, a dance to a song of the same name. In...
  • Snapshot: Man falls into frozen Colorado river January 16, 2013

    A hunter gestures his dog away as he waits in the Colorado River for rescue on January 15, 2013 in Mesa County. The man fell in while retrieving a goose he shot. Grand Junction Fire Department and Lower Valley Fire Department responded to the scene to rescue the man, who...
  • Rot in hell, Colorado shooting victim's dad tells gunman January 12, 2013

    Centennial: Emotions boiled over on Friday at a court hearing for James Holmes, the man charged with shooting 12 people to death and wounding dozens more at a Batman movie, when the father of one victim shouted, "Rot in hell, Holmes!" The eruption came as the 25yearold former graduate student...
  • US: Theatre massacre accused to face trial January 11, 2013

    Denver: Aurora theatre shooting accused James Holmes is set to face trial after a judge cited enough evidence against him to start proceedings. The prosecutors have identified 160 counts under which Holmes will be tried. The former neuroscience doctoral student is charged with 24 counts of firstdegree murder and 140 counts...
  • Gunman, three others dead in hostagetaking in Colorado January 5, 2013

    Aurora: Four people, including the gunman, were dead following a hostagetaking on Saturday in Aurora, Colorado, the same town where a gunman shot dead 12 people and wounded 58 more at a movie theatre in July 2012, KUSA television reported. Police entered the home after several hours of failed negotiations with...
  • Colorado, Washington legalise recreational marijuana November 7, 2012

    Denver: Colorado on Tuesday became the first state to legalise the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use, in defiance of federal law. A Washington state ballot initiative legalizing possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use has passed, supporters of the measure said on Tuesday. "We are declaring victory,"...
  • US Presidential election: Marijuana a key poll issue in Colorado November 4, 2012

    Colorado voters won't be just picking a president. They would also be voting on whether marijuana should be legalised. Amendment 64 would create a network of marijuana stores just like liquor stores, say reports. ...
  • US boy dies after three years without a brain November 2, 2012

    Pueblo: A Colorado boy who survived three years without a brain has died. Nickolas Coke, of Pueblo, was born with only a brain stem, a condition known as anencephaly. The National Center for Biotechnology Information says most babies born with anencephaly live only a few days. The center says it...
  • Batman shooting suspect charged with murder July 31, 2012

    Centennial: The former graduate student accused of opening fire at a Denverarea screening of the latest "Batman" film, killing 12 people, was formally charged on Monday with 24 counts of firstdegree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. James Holmes, 24, was formally charged during his second court appearance since his...
  • US police thwart 'Batman' shooting repeat July 28, 2012

    Maryland: Maryland police thwarted a "violent episode" by a man who called himself a "joker" in an apparent reference to last week's Colorado movie theater massacre and threatened to use an arsenal of firearms against his former coworkers, police said on Friday. The announcement by Prince George's County Police came a...
  • 'Batman' shooting suspect was seeing psychiatrist July 28, 2012

    Denver: The former graduate student accused in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied, the first indication that he may have sought help before the rampage that killed 12 people and wounded 58. Attorneys for James Holmes, 24, made the...
  • 'Dark Knight' studio to donate to shooting victims July 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: Warner Bros, the studio behind 'The Dark Knight Rises', are donating a 'substantial' amount of money to help victims of the Colorado shooting. Collecting a whopping USD 160.9 million on the film's debut weekend in North America alone, the Hollywood studio is giving back to the Aurora community following...
  • Colorado shooting: Batman hates guns, doesn't he? July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: At one point in the film 'The Dark Knight Rises', Christian Bale as Batman, stops Catwoman Anne Hathaway from using a gun on one of Bane's men. What ensues is deadly handtohand combat, one of many such sequences in the film. Batman says he does not approve of...
  • Batman shooting suspect in court with orange hair July 24, 2012

    Colorado: His hair dyed a shocking comicbook shade of orangered, James Holmes showed up in court for the first time, but didn't seem to be there at all. The world's first look at the man accused of killing 12 moviegoers and injuring 58 others in a shooting rampage at a packed...
  • Batman shooting suspect makes his first appearance in court July 24, 2012

    Suspected 'Batman' massacre shooter of Colorado is likely to be charged with first degree murder next week and could face a death penalty. ...
  • Batman shooting suspect may face death penalty July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: As prosecutors are expected to press for charges of first degree murder, Colorado massacre suspect James Holmes could face the death penalty for killing 12 people during a Batman film screening on Friday. But for this they will have to put together an enormous amount of evidence, secure inputs...
  • Colorado massacre suspect silent in first hearing July 24, 2012

    Centennial: The man accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater during a showing of the new "Batman" film made his first court appearance on Monday, looking drowsy and emotionless, his unruly hair dyed shades of orange and red. James Eagan Holmes, 24, who was detained immediately after...
  • Christian Bale horrified by Colorado shooting July 23, 2012

    Los Angeles: Actor Christian Bale, who plays Batman in 'The Dark Knight Rises', expressed horror and grief for the victims of Friday's shooting spree that left 12 dead in a Colorado theater at a midnight showing of his new movie. "Words cannot express the horror that I feel," he said in...
  • 'The Dark Knight Rises' reportedly earns $160 mn July 23, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'The Dark Knight Rises' was on track to earn $160 million, which would be a record for 2D films, over the weekend following a mass shooting at a Colorado screening of the Batman film. Citing box office insiders, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other...
  • 'Batman' movie shooting: Obama meets victims' families July 23, 2012

    US President Barack Obama met the survivors and the families of the victims of the Friday's shooting rampage during the screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Colorado. ...