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Probe ordered into police death of black man in Colorado as anger flares

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:33 AM

Elijah McClain, 23, died last August in Aurora, near Denver, 3 days after he was put in a chokehold by police, injected with ketamine to sedate him, and suffered cardiac arrest

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: A protester holds up a sign on the recently rename Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as the sun sets during continued demonstrations on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. This is the 12th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

Student killed in U.S. school shooting near Columbine

May 08, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects are in custody – an adult man and a male youth. Both attended the school. There were no further suspects.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO - MAY 07: Students and teachers raise their arms as the exit the scene of a shooting in which at least seven students were injured at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Tom Cooper/Getty Images/AFP

SC applicants agree with U.S ruling favoring baker in gay wedding cake case

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

‘The right to religious belief in the hierarchy of values should prevail,’ says Court of Appeals Associate Justice Ramon Garcia

GAY WEDDING CAKE CASE. (L-R) Court of Appeals Associate Justices Oscar Badelles, Amy Lazaro-Javier and Ramon Garcia agree with the U.S Supreme Court ruling that upheld the religious right of a baker to refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Screenshots from JBC

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Political calculation: The math behind the US election

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The victor must get to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes – but just trying to anticipate the result is a complicated exercise in adding subtracting and combining

LIST: The worst mass shootings in U.S. history

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:10 AM

(UPDATED) Here are some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the past 3 decades

epa05358700 A handout photograph made available by the Orlando Police showing a general view of the scene following a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. Orlando Police state there are multiple injuries with reports stating that the attacker is still inside the club and has taken hostages. EPA/ORLANDO POLICE / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Jury finds movie theater not liable in Colorado shooting

May 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Attorneys for Cinemark have argued during the trial that the theater chain could not have foreseen the assault that killed 12 people during a Batman premiere in 2012

NOT LIABLE. In this file photo, an ambulance is parked outside the Century 16 Theater in the Town Center Mall in Aurora, Colorado, USA early July 20, 2012, after a gunman killed 12 people in a shooting incident at the premiere of the Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises'. File photo by Bob Pearson/EPA

#USVote: Lessons from Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Four lessons learned from the events of Super Tuesday

epa05189535 Mary Austin hands out 'I Voted' stickers at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, 01 March 2016. People in 12 states are voting in primary elections to determine the candidates for president of the United States of America. EPA/J PAT CARTER

#USVote: Super Tuesday winners, state by state

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE Here is a state by state breakdown of projected winners on the pivotal day of the 2016 White House race

Poll manager Ty Stepter hands a sticker to a voter after they cast their ballot at All Saints Episcopal Church, during the Super Tuesday US presidential primary voting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1, 2016. Erik S Lesser/EPA

US elections: Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED Super Tuesday is the most pivotal day of the presidential primary season so far with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out all rivals for their party nominations

BIG WINNER. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally at a film studio in Miami, Florida, USA, March 1, 2016. Joe Skipper/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton eye big boost

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED Millions of people are taking part in Super Tuesday – a series of primary votes and caucuses in a dozen states stretching from Virginia on the east coast all the way to Alaska

SUPER TUESDAY. People wait in line to vote at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, March 1, 2016. Photo by J Pat Carter/EPA

FAST FACTS: US 'Super Tuesday'

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Here is what is at stake on Super Tuesday which could have a big impact on Democratic and Republican contenders still in the race for the White House

A poll worker at a polling station in a school gym during the Democratic presidential primary in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, February 27, 2016. Richard Ellis/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton heavy favorites

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED With just hours to go before polls open the Republican and Democratic frontrunners fend off rivals and appeal to supporters in a dozen states

SUPER TUESDAY COMBATANTS. This combination of pictures created on February 25, 2016 shows top US presidential candidates (L-R) Republican Marco Rubio on January 14, 2016; Republican Ted Cruz on February 23, 2016; Democrat Bernie Sanders on on February 04, 2016; Republican Donald Trump on February 23, 2016; and Democrat Hillary Clinton on February 04, 2016. AFP photos

Clinton, Trump shoot for inevitability on Super Tuesday

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Clinton and Trump are well positioned to secure the lion s share of the delegate bonanza in the 11 states voting in each party s primaries

DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER. Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a 'Get Out The Vote' rally at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on February 28, 2016 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Drifter charged with murder over Colorado shooting

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Another hearing is also set for December 9 when formal charges will be filed against Robert Dear

CHARGED. Hostages are escorted to safety during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images/AFP

Suspected Colorado gunman set for first court appearance

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Robert Lewis Dear a bearded drifter who surrendered to police at the scene is expected to eventually face state charges of murder and attempted murder

ROBERT DEAR. This booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert L. Dear, 57, the suspect in the November 27, 2015, shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by the Colorado Springs Police Department / AFP

US Planned Parenthood shooter spoke of 'no more baby parts'

Nov 29, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The alleged shooter was arrested after a deadly attack on a family planning clinic in Colorado Springs

Obama says 'enough is enough' after latest deadly shooting

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:56 PM

3rd UPDATE US President Barack Obama denounces America s epidemic of gun violence after yet another deadly shooting saying enough is enough

ROBERT DEAR. This booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert L. Dear, 57, the suspect in the November 27, 2015, shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by the Colorado Springs Police Department / AFP

3 dead in Planned Parenthood shooting

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:00 AM

3rd Update Police question a man arrested for allegedly killing three people and wounding 9 others when he entered a family planning center in Colorado with a rifle and opened fire

AFTERMATH. Colorado Springs police chief Peter Carey walks on the scene during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility where an active shooter reportedly injured up to eleven people, including at least five police officers, on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds / Getty Images / AFP

Trump, Carson 'fantasy' policies derided in Republican debate

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED The 10 White House candidates on stage were quick with the personal barbs sign of the rising tension between the country s established politicians and political neophytes

BEFORE THE FACE-OFF. Presidential candidates Jeb Bush (L-R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take the stage at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Toxic spill from Colorado mine creeps through US southwest

Aug 12, 2015 - 8:11 AM

The spill prompts states of emergency to be declared in Colorado New Mexico and the vast Navajo Nation reservation that straddles state lines

TOXIC RIVER. A handout image dated August 5, 2015 and released August 11, 2015 buy the US Environmental Protection Agency showing soil and surroundings colored in a yellowish color at sampling point GKMSW07, below Gold King Mine after an EPA team working to investigate and address contamination at the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colorado, unexpectedly triggered a large release of mine waste water into the upper portions of Cement Creek. Environmental Protection Agency/Handout/EPA

US cinema shooter escapes death penalty

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED A Colorado jury fails to unanimously agree on execution for 27 year old former graduate student James Holmes obliging the judge to impose a sentence of life without parole

JAMES HOLMES. A file picture dated March 12, 2013 shows shooting suspect James Holmes in the courtroom at Arapahoe County Court during his plea hearing in Centennial, Colorado, USA. File Photo by RJ Sangosti/EPA

'Batman' massacre gunman James Holmes guilty of murder

Jul 17, 2015 - 7:50 AM

The 27 year old Holmes dressed in a blue shirt and cream colored trousers with his hands in his pockets shows no emotion as the verdicts are read out

JAMES HOLMES. A file picture dated 12 March 2013 shows shooting suspect James Holmes in the courtroom at Arapahoe County Court during his plea hearing in Centennial, Colorado, USA. File Photo by RJ Sangosti/EPA

Victims describe bloody 'Batman' massacre in court

Apr 29, 2015 - 9:29 AM

James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 at a movie theater in suburban Denver on July 20 2012

People enter the court complex on the first day of the trial of alleged shooter James Holmes at the Arapahoe District Courthouse in Centennial, Colorado, USA, April 27, 2015. Bob Pearson/EPA

Mexico says goodbye to beloved comedian, 'Chespirito'

Dec 01, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos – whose nickname Chespirito meant Little Shakespeare for his short stature and prolific writing – created some of the most popular television shows in the history of Latin America

GOODBYE, CHESPIRITO. The coffin of Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos is seen next to a giant portrait during an homage at the 105,000-capacity Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on November 30, 2014, two days after his death. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states

Oct 18, 2014 - 9:44 AM

The number of states legalizing gay unions is expected to grow

WE PROTEST. Demonstrators hold an anti-gay marriage rally inside the Utah State Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah after a federal judge ruled unconstitutional a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Utah. The Supreme Court has left the rulings in place. Photo by George Frey / Getty Images / AFP

Armor vests for Zambo troops still sitting in warehouse

Sep 08, 2014 - 3:45 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler obtains documents showing controversy riddled bidding processes that seem to favor a company and have caused delays in the delivery of much needed equipment

Photo by EPA

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Republicans must gain six seats to take over the US Senate and many analysts say that goal is within reach

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Baseball coach fractures femur during ceremonial pitch

Apr 01, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Anaheim Angels hitting coach Don Baylor fell and broke his right leg while catching a ceremonial first pitch from Angels star Vladimir Guerrero to start Monday s season opener against Seattle

SPLITTER. Anaheim outfielder Vlad Guerrero walks over to check on batting coach Don Baylor

When medicines fail, marijuana is moms' last hope

Feb 02, 2014 - 1:19 PM

A group of Filipino mothers is seeking access to medical marijuana in the country

Machete-wielding student aimed for mass carnage in Colorado

Dec 15, 2013 - 1:23 PM

It could have been much worse Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Family and friends comfort each other outside Shepherd of the Hills Church after a school shooting at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013 in Centennial, Colorado. Photo by Chris Schneider/AFP

Obama seeks gun law changes on Newtown anniversary

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:43 PM

UPDATED On the eve of the Sandy Hook slaughter a schoolboy in Colorado armed with a shotgun opened fire at his school and killed himself

CHANGES NEEDED. US President Barack Obama says for tragedies like the Newtown massacre to end, there must be changes. File photo by AFP

New US school shooting on eve of Newtown anniversary

Dec 14, 2013 - 11:26 AM

The schoolboy gunman wounds two fellow students before killing himself

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Family and friends comfort each other outside Shepherd of the Hills Church after a school shooting at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013 in Centennial, Colorado. Photo by Chris Schneider/AFP

Alex Esclamado: The invisible giant

Sep 28, 2013 - 7:03 PM

Despite Filipinos being the largest Asian American ethnic group in California there s still hardly anything said about them in public schools

Colorado floods leave hundreds unaccounted for

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:12 AM

The flooding has killed at least 4 people a fifth still unconfirmed; officials believe the toll is likely to climb

Don't rev it: Car care, flood and monsoon

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:10 PM

Here are tips to make sure your vehicle stays running during rainy weather

FLOODWATER AND YOUR CAR. Don't do this just yet

Colorado leads legal marijuana experiment with fears, hopes

Jun 26, 2013 - 2:30 PM

The move still constitutes one of the largest ever experiments in drug legalization in US history and no one in Denver or elsewhere knows how it will play out

File photo by EPA/Abir Sultan

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in US cinema shooting

Apr 01, 2013 - 11:45 PM

For James Holmes in this case justice is death district attorney George Brauchler

Remember the Colorado shooting? Gunman may plead guilty

Mar 28, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The defense attorneys are seeking a sentence of life in prison without parole and say the case could be concluded next week if the plea deal is accepted Prosecutors have not indicated whether they will accept the offer according to the Post

Less sleep leads to more eating, weight gain - study

Mar 12, 2013 - 7:34 AM

Sleeping a mere five hours a night during a workweek with unlimited access to snacks isn t good for your waistline

Four dead in Colorado shooting

Jan 06, 2013 - 1:02 AM

UPDATED A gunman killed three people before police killed him during a shooting in Aurora Colorado scene of a massacre at a local cinema last year

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Obama, Romney fight toward finish line

Nov 04, 2012 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED Days before voters choose Obama and Romney chased one another through a handful of states that will decide Tuesday s too close to call election

FACE-OFF. US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and US President Barack Obama slug it out for votes in one of the "swing" states, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (L) / Jewel Samad (R)

Obama goes through the night in quest for votes

Oct 25, 2012 - 3:19 PM

Obama locked in a neck and neck race with Republican Mitt Romney pleaded with supporters Wednesday October 24 to cast early votes

ALL NIGHTER BEGINS. US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a campaign event in Iowa, October 24, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Barack Obama campaign page on Facebook.

US presidential debate an online sensation

Oct 04, 2012 - 12:51 PM

From YouTube to Xbox videogame consoles people tuned into the US presidential debate online and weighed in so intensely that it became Twitter s hottest US political event

Reporters watch the final minutes of the Presidential Debate between Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP

From big oil to Big Bird: Quotes from the Obama-Romney debate

Oct 04, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Key quotes from the first of three televised presidential debates between US President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney

FACE-OFF. This combination of file pictures shows US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) speaking during the American Legion 94th National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and US President Barack Obama (R) speaking during an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus August 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/ Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP - Brendan SMIALOWSKI/AFP