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  • DENVER— A Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal's impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined is asking to keep mining while it appeals a federal court ruling. On Friday, the Colowyo Coal Co. asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to overturn a ruling requiring federal regulators to redo their...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after being denied a sales job at age 17 at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver then threw that out, ruling in favor of Abercrombie, before...

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo.— James Holmes believes he gained a specific amount of self-worth for each of the 12 people he killed in a Colorado movie theater, but he regrets that one of the victims was a child, according to a videotaped conversation between Holmes and a psychiatrist played in court Monday. In a flat, emotionless voice, Holmes tells psychiatrist William Reid he...

  • Gannett buys El Paso Times, 6 New Mexico papers Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Gannett Co., Inc. has purchased 11 media organizations from Digital First Media 11, including the remaining majority interest in the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, Gannett announced Monday. "We are very pleased to welcome these well-respected media organizations to U.S. Community Publishing as we further our efforts to expand...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. The justices sided with a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie& Fitch wearing a black headscarf.

  • Hemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    The federal government has allowed limited imports of hemp seed— in Colorado's case, this month— for research and development purposes. At least 22 states allow hemp cultivation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, though most are limited to experimental testing, not commercial industry. Two hemp facilities in northern Colorado...

  • The Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to kill Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting have been sent home for the weekend after spending most of Friday listening to a videotaped interview of James Holmes by a state-appointed psychiatrist. James Holmes says he was driven to plot a mass killing out of depression. Colorado theater shooter James Holmes says he was pushing away friends and a possible...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species. Sage grouse are chicken-sized birds that inhabit grass and sagebrush ecosystems in 11 states from...

  • 3 cities sue Adams County over recreational pot taxes Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:42 PM ET

    DENVER— Three suburban Denver cities are suing Adams County to stop it from collecting taxes from recreational marijuana businesses already being taxed by the cities and the state. Aurora, Commerce City and Northglenn filed the lawsuit. Commerce City is in Adams County, and portions of Aurora and Northglenn are as well.

  • BNSF, power plant owner settle long-running rate dispute Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Lincoln Electric System and other owners of a Wyoming power plant have settled their long-running rates dispute with BNSF Railway over what the railroad charged for delivering coal to the plant, which serves consumers in Nebraska and several other states. The settlement terms weren't released, but officials said Lincoln Electric System, which...

  • SkyWest flight diverts to Boise for medical emergency Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:59 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— A SkyWest Airlines flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver has suffered damage after it diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical issue and made a hard landing. Briggs says there were still passengers waiting for a plane to Denver at 3 p.m. after originally landing in Boise at 7:30 a.m.. Briggs didn't know how many passengers were originally on the...

  • Utah defends contentious law on contact lens price-fixing Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah state attorneys have asked an appeals court to clear the way for a contentious law that bans price fixing by contact lens makers and could have wide-ranging implications for the $4 billion industry. They were joined by the discount retailers Costco and Utah- based 1-800 Contacts. Suing to block the law are lens makers Alcon Laboratories,...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, the S&P said Tuesday. The median home sold in just 39 days in April, according to the National Association of Realtors, compared with 52 in March.

  • DENVER— Federal regulators are re-doing an environmental review for a Colorado coal mine after a judge threatened to shut it down unless they took a closer look at its indirect environmental impacts, including its contribution to climate change. The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement, part of the Interior Department, posted a notice of the...

  • DENVER— Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department still must find up to $830 million to finish the vastly over-budget hospital without taking services away from...

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:24 AM ET

    DENVER— They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. The Tuk Tuk Factory, based in Amsterdam, has signed a licensing agreement with Denver- based eTuk USA to allow the company to manufacture and sell an electric version of the vehicle. The three partners' other company, eTuk Denver, launched a call-and-demand shuttle...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- When Republican Stefanie Linares ran for office in the deeply Democratic city of Chicago last year, she knew that her hard work wasn't likely to end in victory. The 31- year-old Hispanic lawyer lost her bid for the Illinois state Senate by a whopping margin. The Republican party fielded eight state legislature candidates in Chicago last year,...

  • The Chicago- based carrier said in a statement it plans to halt service to Stockholm and Oslo from its Newark, New Jersey, hub between Sept. 5 and May 4, 2016. It also expects to suspend one of its two daily flights between Newark and Paris from Oct. 25 through March 26, 2016, but use a larger aircraft, the Boeing Co 777-200, than it currently does on the flight that remains.

  • LONDON, May 8- Underground disposal of waste water produced from oil and natural gas wells has been blamed for triggering thousands of small earthquakes in Oklahoma and a number of other U.S. states since 2009.. Heightened seismic activity corresponds closely with the timeframe and location of increased drilling and hydraulic fracturing across the...