<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:49:37 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA['The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah]]> http://gazette.com/the-book-of-mormon-gets-rousing-reception-in-utah/article/feed/256401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-book-of-mormon-gets-rousing-reception-in-utah/article/feed/256401?custom_click=rss

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.

The audience cheered wildly as the Tony Award-winning "The Book of Mormon" began, with the show's gleefully naive missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple that resembles the real one just two blocks away.

They laughed loudly as the jokes played out, many touching on Mormon lingo and culture that is intimately familiar in Utah. Some of the most raucous applause came during a scene when an African character sings, "Salt Lake City, the most perfect pla

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:50:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Trade ministers from 12 Pacific nations gather on Maui]]> http://gazette.com/trade-ministers-from-12-pacific-nations-gather-on-maui/article/feed/256399?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trade-ministers-from-12-pacific-nations-gather-on-maui/article/feed/256399?custom_click=rss LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from 12 nations around the Pacific Rim are meeting on the Hawaiian island on Maui to negotiate a trade pact.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told his counterparts at the start of the talks at the Westin Resort in Kaanapali (Kah-AH-nah-pah-lee) on Tuesday that tough political issues remain to be resolved. He says as anyone who has ever been involved in trade negotiations knows, those last issues are always the most difficult.

The agreement would lower tariffs and other trade barriers while also setting labor and environmental standards for its participants.

Other nations negotiating the deal include Australia, Mexico, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:47:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis]]> http://gazette.com/chiefs-berry-to-practice-8-months-after-cancer-diagnosis/article/feed/256400?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chiefs-berry-to-practice-8-months-after-cancer-diagnosis/article/feed/256400?custom_click=rss

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear.

The Chiefs medical staff and his own doctors put him through a battery of tests Tuesday and the team later announced he would join quarterbacks, rookies and select injured players for the first practice of training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Berry was scheduled to speak to reporters after practice.

Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease last December, shortly after complaining of pain in his chest following a game against Oakland.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:45:09 -0600 <![CDATA[A look at cases where kids are accused of killing kids]]> http://gazette.com/a-look-at-cases-where-kids-are-accused-of-killing-kids/article/feed/256305?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-look-at-cases-where-kids-are-accused-of-killing-kids/article/feed/256305?custom_click=rss Police in California are questioning a 15-year-old boy in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor girl who disappeared while riding her new scooter.

The case comes shortly after a teenage boy in Utah was charged with luring a girl to her death and forces authorities to consider how best to seek justice when children are accused of killing other children.

"It just rattles our sensibilities," Rob Butters, director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center, said. "If the 15-year-old neighbor kid can do that, who is safe? How can we keep our families safe?"

In such cases, courts must weigh a suspect's youth against chilling allegations as they seek fair punishments for those convicted.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:44:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado theater shooter's dad unaware he saw psychiatrist]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-theater-shooters-dad-unaware-he-saw-psychiatrist/article/feed/256398?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-theater-shooters-dad-unaware-he-saw-psychiatrist/article/feed/256398?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home for winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions that looked similar to the wide-eyed smirk he flashed in one of his first jail booking photos after he opened fire on a crowded Colorado movie theater seven months later, his father said.

Robert Holmes testified that he never suspected his son was mentally ill before he killed 12 people in the July 2012 attack, but he and his wife became increasingly concerned in the months before the shooting. They rarely spoke to their son by phone, but he had stopped returning their calls entirely. The phone call they received instead was from their son's psychiatrist, saying he Holmes was dropping out of his

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:39:36 -0600 <![CDATA[New video shows more of Sandra Bland's time in Texas jail]]> http://gazette.com/new-video-shows-more-of-sandra-blands-time-in-texas-jail/article/feed/256388?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-video-shows-more-of-sandra-blands-time-in-texas-jail/article/feed/256388?custom_click=rss

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving.

Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said Tuesday that such conspiracy theories — including one that Bland's mug shot was taken after her death — have prompted death threats against county officials.

"Because of some of the things that's gone out on social media, this county has been literally attacked," he said at a news conference, adding that the FBI is investigating the most serious threats.

"Sandra Bland was alive and well" until she was found hanging on July 13 in her cell at the Waller County Jail, Duhon said.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:38:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant]]> http://gazette.com/boy-who-lost-hands-to-infection-gets-double-hand-transplant/article/feed/256175?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boy-who-lost-hands-to-infection-gets-double-hand-transplant/article/feed/256175?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

Zion Harvey's forearms were heavily bandaged but his hands were visible as he flashed some big smiles Tuesday at a hospital news conference. He demonstrated his still-delicate grip and described waking up with new hands as "weird at first, but then good."

The boy, from the Baltimore suburb of Owings Mills, Maryland, received the transplant earlier this month at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, though doctors did not publicly disclose the nearly 11-hour operation until this week.

A 40-person medical team used steel plates and screws

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:37:57 -0600 <![CDATA[NFL 2015: Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-2015-players-who-could-make-breakthroughs-in-2015/article/feed/256396?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-2015-players-who-could-make-breakthroughs-in-2015/article/feed/256396?custom_click=rss If you're not sure where Le'Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful.

If you couldn't identify Jerry Hughes or Tashaun Gipson before they burst through as top-level defenders, read on.

Here's a road map to some likely breakthrough players — an All-Risers Team, if you will — for the 2015 season.

QB_Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins.

He began his college career as a receiver, so Tannehill went through major adjustments to become a quarterback. In Year 4 as a pro, and with a new contract, watch him soar.

RB_Chris Ivory, Jets; Latavius Murray, Raiders.

New York needs to limit Ivory's carries because of his come-at-you running style. He's a reliable

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:33:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial]]> http://gazette.com/appeals-court-kansas-abortion-opponent-must-stand-trial/article/feed/256392?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/appeals-court-kansas-abortion-opponent-must-stand-trial/article/feed/256392?custom_click=rss WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Tuesday a lower court's decision that the letter was constitutionally protected speech. A three-judge appeals panel said the decision about whether anti-abortion activist Angel Dillard's letter constituted a "true threat" should be left to a jury.

The Justice Department sued Dillard in 2011 for sending the letter to Dr. Mila Means, who had been training to offer abortions. At the time, no doctor was performing abortions in Wichita in the wake of Dr. George Tiller's 2009 mu

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:32:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Patriots may be in limbo if Brady continues suspension fight]]> http://gazette.com/patriots-may-be-in-limbo-if-brady-continues-suspension-fight/article/feed/256397?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/patriots-may-be-in-limbo-if-brady-continues-suspension-fight/article/feed/256397?custom_click=rss

This isn't over. Not by a long shot.

Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga.

Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and at the same time would place his New England Patriots in a damaging quarterback limbo.

Brady wants his name cleared, particularly after the damaging information released Tuesday in Goodell's decision on Brady's appeal. So he and the players' union will seek an injunction stopping the suspension until the case is heard and ruled upon, whenever that might be.

Suppose Brady loses in court, too. In late November or early December.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:31:50 -0600 <![CDATA[LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings]]> http://gazette.com/lg-electronics-reports-45-percent-plunge-in-2q-earnings/article/feed/256394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lg-electronics-reports-45-percent-plunge-in-2q-earnings/article/feed/256394?custom_click=rss SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics says its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business.

The company reported Wednesday a net profit of 226.4 billion won ($195 million) for the April-June quarter, compared with 411.8 billion won a year earlier. A FactSet survey of analysts forecast 204.8 billion won profit.

Sales fell 8 percent to 13.9 trillion won and operating income declined 60 percent to 244 billion won.

Weak currencies in Europe and Russia hurt demand for TVs and profitability. LG's mobile business produced a tiny profit as it spent heavily to promote the G4 flagship smartphone in the face of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy smartphones.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:29:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Car bombing kills 2 civilians in northern Afghanistan]]> http://gazette.com/car-bombing-kills-2-civilians-in-northern-afghanistan/article/feed/256395?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/car-bombing-kills-2-civilians-in-northern-afghanistan/article/feed/256395?custom_click=rss KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A police official says a car bombing in northern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded 11.

Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the police chief in Kunduz province, says the blast Wednesday occurred when a local police vehicle was passing by. Hussaini says no police officers were wounded in the attack, which took place near the hospital in the city of Kunduz.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though the Taliban often uses roadside bombs in their assaults. Such indiscriminate bombings are both a major threat to both Afghan security forces and civilians across the country.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:25:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Authorities seek cause of tree fall that injured 8 children]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-seek-cause-of-tree-fall-that-injured-8-children/article/feed/256393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-seek-cause-of-tree-fall-that-injured-8-children/article/feed/256393?custom_click=rss

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — It was another sunny and hot day in the fourth year of a severe, unrelenting drought when dozens of children who had just spent the day splashing and playing at a "Water Wonders Camp" heard a loud crack and saw a giant pine tree hurtling toward them.

As the children tried to scramble to safety Tuesday afternoon eight were hit and injured. Two were hospitalized in critical condition, Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.

It was unclear what made the 75-foot-tall, 75-year-old pine suddenly topple on a day with only minimal wind. But Derderian said authorities intend to find out.

"We are bringing out an independent arborist to investigate what could have caused this," she said.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:25:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others]]> http://gazette.com/pakistan-police-kill-feared-sunni-militant-leader-13-others/article/feed/256374?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pakistan-police-kill-feared-sunni-militant-leader-13-others/article/feed/256374?custom_click=rss ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites.

Malik Ishaq, who directed the operations of the Taliban- and al-Qaida-linked Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group, was so feared in Pakistan that frightened judges hid their faces from him and even offered the unrepentant killer tea and cookies in court.

Yet Ishaq, believed to be either 55 or 56, operated freely for years in Pakistan as the country's intelligence services helped nurture Sunni militant groups in the 1980s and 1990s to counter a perceived threat from neighboring Shiite

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:23:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Police arrest man over Sydney shooting and bombing spree]]> http://gazette.com/police-arrest-man-over-sydney-shooting-and-bombing-spree/article/feed/256390?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-arrest-man-over-sydney-shooting-and-bombing-spree/article/feed/256390?custom_click=rss SYDNEY (AP) — Police have arrested a 68-year-old man over a series of bombings and shootings in Sydney that claimed four lives and terrorized the Australian legal fraternity more than 30 years ago.

Police says Leonard John Warwick was arrested Wednesday as a result of a three-year-old cold case investigation.

New South Wales Police Homicide Squad Commander Superintendent Mick Willing says he faces 32 charges, including four counts of murder, one of attempted murder, and 13 counts of burning or maiming with an explosive substance.

Warwick is a former fireman who had a dispute in the Family Court with his estranged wife over the custody of their infant daughter in the early 1980s.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:20:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy]]> http://gazette.com/movie-theater-shooters-mental-problems-didnt-stop-gun-buy/article/1556270?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/movie-theater-shooters-mental-problems-didnt-stop-gun-buy/article/1556270?custom_click=rss


LAFAYETTE, La. — John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used.

Despite obvious and public signs of mental illness — most importantly, a Georgia judge's order committing him to mental health treatment against his will as a danger to himself and others in 2008 — Houser was able to walk into an Alabama pawn shop six years later and buy a .40-caliber handgun.

It was the same weapon Houser used to kill two people and wound nine others before killing himself at a Thursday showing of "Trainwreck." Three people remained hospitalized Saturday.

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