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  • CENTENNIAL, Colo.— Opening statements are set Monday in the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. About 420 people were watching a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012, in the Denver suburb of Aurora when Holmes tossed gas canisters into the audience and opened fire. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity,...

  • An attorney for the Colorado theater shooter has cited a history of mental illness on both sides of James Holmes' family, including an aunt with schizophrenic affective disorder. Daniel King said during opening statements Monday that Holmes was a normal child through elementary school but began to have mental health problems in middle school.

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo.— Key players in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:. Samour moved to the United States from El Salvador in 1979, when he was 13. He received his law degree from the University of Denver. King, a law graduate of the University of Denver, defended Sir Mario Owens, one of three people now on Colorado's death row.

  • Timeline of events in Colorado theater shooting case Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.— Key dates in the life of James Holmes, on trial in the 2012 Colorado theater shooting:. 2011— Holmes enrolls in the Ph.D. neuroscience program at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus in the Denver suburb of Aurora. June 11, 2012— Meets with his psychiatrist, Lynne Fenton of the University of Colorado.

  • The Denver- based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on making final changes to its tortillas. The Food and Drug Administration maintains that GMOs are safe, and most of the country's corn and soybean crops are genetically modified to have certain traits like resistance to herbicides and plant diseases.

  • Prosecutor: 2 exams found James Holmes to be sane Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:55 AM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.— A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could inflict more "collateral damage." "Meticulous" was the word Holmes used twice during the exams, District...

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    "It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry. California and more than 20 other states have legalized the drug for medical use, and the pot...

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo.— The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the death penalty trial to another county, saying he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity. District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said in an order...

  • CoreSite reports 1Q results Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    DENVER _ CoreSite Realty Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The Denver- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $30.2 million, or 64 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 61 cents per...

  • Janus beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    DENVER _ Janus Capital Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $43 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $255.2 million.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing. Sales of existing homes jumped 6.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. "We may be seeing the beginning of things getting close to what we would call a normal...

  • Noble Energy agrees to settle Colorado air pollution case Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    DENVER— Large oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to a settlement over alleged air-pollution violations north of Denver, a deal federal officials say could cost the company up to $73.5 million. Noble, the second biggest driller in Colorado, has agreed to evaluate, make upgrades and perform inspections of its 3,400 clusters— or batteries— of tanks in the...

  • Chipotle shares sink as pork shortage cuts into sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    The Denver- based company reported 10.4 percent sales growth in the first three months of the year, falling short of Wall Street expectations for 11.7 percent growth. Janney Capital Markets analyst Mark Kalinowski remains optimistic about the company, citing its first-quarter profit results and ability to control costs. Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on March sales of existing homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. RISING SALES: Economists believe that sales rose 3.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.03 million homes, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. Redfin found that the majority of homes in San Francisco sold for more than $1...

  • San Fran housing rent up a sizzling 14.8 pct. in 12 months Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Almost no one is moving to San Francisco to save money. But average home rent has jumped nearly 15 percent in the past year— to $3,129 last month— according to real estate data firm Zillow. Over the 12 months that ended in March, rents nationally climbed a seasonally adjusted average of 3.7 percent nationally, Zillow reported Wednesday.

  • Chipotle: Carnitas shortage to persist for months Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bad news for die-hard carnitas fans: Chipotle said it doesn't expect its pork shortage to fully recover until closer to the end of the year. The Denver- based company said Tuesday it is working with suppliers to get pork back in its roughly 1,800 restaurants by the fourth quarter, which begins in October. While the increase would be enviable for many other...

  • Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer. Flights to Hawaii, Florida and New Orleans are cheaper, but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more. Overall fares are down but it will cost more this summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest,...

  • Why your rent will rise again this year Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:49 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Living in an apartment? The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010, according to commercial property tracker Reis Inc. That's four percentage points faster than inflation, and more than double the rise in U.S. home prices over the same period. "The only relief in sight is rents in the hottest markets are going to go up at a slower...

  • The 5 biggest IPOs of the year so far Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The five companies that raised the most money in their stock market debut this year include GoDaddy, the web hosting company known for its racy TV commercials. The list, provided by Renaissance Capital, which manages IPO-focused exchange traded funds, ranks the companies by how much money they raised in their initial public offering.

  • NEW YORK— A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a New York City lawmaker introduced Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illegal drug use. Advocates say it would be one of few local agencies of its kind nationwide, and New York's size would make it a showcase for less punitive, more...