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Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and...

 

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department...

 

Autopsy: Man killed by police was shot 3 times in back

DENVER (AP) — A black man was running from Colorado police officers when they shot him three times in the back and he collapsed on a street, according to footage from cameras worn by police and an autopsy report released Thursday. The Colorado...

 

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts

DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the shooting for a few weeks and intended to target classmates who made fun of his gender identity. The comments by...

 

Hearing in Colorado school shooting put off until next week

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors investigating the case against two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in a suburban Denver charter school have until next week to decide what charges to pursue, a judge ruled Friday. Meanwhile, al...

 

No thought for their own safety: Hero students disarm gunman

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun, recounted one of the young men. They...

 
 By Kathleen Foody    Regional    May 8, 2019

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading minutes of terror before they were taken in...

 
 By Kathleen Foody    Regional    May 8, 2019

Denver holds 'magic mushroom' decriminalization vote

DENVER (AP) — Voters on Tuesday were deciding whether to make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin — the psychoactive substance in "magic mushrooms" — and add a new chapter to the city's role in shaping wider drug policy. A...

 

Coroner: Woman obsessed with Columbine died before warnings

DENVER (AP) — A Florida teenager obsessed with the Columbine school shooting had already killed herself by the time authorities launched a manhunt for her after learning that she had traveled to Colorado just days before the 20th anniversary of...

 

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighbo...

 

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida...

 

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide...

 

FBI looks for woman 'infatuated' with Columbine shooting

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday that they are looking for a young woman who is "infatuated" with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School and made threats just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13...

 

Columbine survivors send kids to schools altered by attack

DENVER (AP) — Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson's day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day. Now, the...

 

Colorado man discloses details about killing wife, daughters

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife in their bed before driving her body and their two daughters to a worksite where he smothered the girls with a blanket, according to records of an interview he gave police from prison....

 

Denver unveils new system for clearing marijuana convictions

DENVER (AP) — Denver on Wednesday became the latest city in the nation to take steps to eliminate low-level marijuana convictions in places where the drug is now legal, acknowledging the barriers that such offenses pose to minority, low-income and...

 

Colorado prosecutor: Marijuana laws too loose

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to...

 

Judge: US can't deny passport over refusing to pick gender

DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department's varied explanations for...

 

Prosecutors aim to keep how Colorado mom, girls died secret

DENVER (AP) — Colorado prosecutors want a judge to block the release of autopsy reports for a woman and two young girls who were killed and dumped at an oil work site, arguing that the cause of their deaths will be critical evidence during trial fo...

 

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to...

 

More detail in Colorado family killings expected next week

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities prepared Friday to file formal charges against an oil and gas worker accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters inside their suburban home, then dumping their bodies on his employer's p...

 

Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday, according to court documents filed Friday by an attorney defending the girls' father against accusations...

 

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first...

 

Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in

DENVER (AP) — A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday. Police...

 

Bill on guns and mental health stalls in Colorado capitol

DENVER (AP) — Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others. People, he said, like the man who shot and killed a...

 

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