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Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press

Associated Press Updated: October 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Aurora theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam. But prosecutors say in a new court filing that they would oppose a delay of more than four or five weeks because most of the victims don't want James Holmes' trial postponed any longer.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 19-year-old who killed a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary will likely spend at least 80 years in prison before he has a chance of being paroled. Mayco January was sentenced yesterday in Colorado Springs to back-to-back life sentences in the deaths of Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and Whitney Butler.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants. The Coloradan reports that about 30 people gathered in Fort Collins yesterday to ask owner Pete Turner to change the name of the chain, which is about to open an outlet there. Turner says the name is a reference to novel he read in college and refers only to him.

RIFLE, Colo. (AP) — Leading Colorado Democrats are joining with Republican Congressman Scott Tipton in asking the Interior Department to finalize a proposed settlement over drilling on the Roan Plateau. Tipton, Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell asking her to act quickly on the deal reached by environmentalists and the energy industry.

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