<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:16:53 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[States argue in court for more say over endangered species]]> http://gazette.com/states-argue-in-court-for-more-say-over-endangered-species/article/feed/439534?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/states-argue-in-court-for-more-say-over-endangered-species/article/feed/439534?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without the state's permission, a skirmish in a broader battle over states' rights and the Endangered Species Act.

New Mexico and 18 other states argue that the law requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to cooperate with them on how endangered species are reintroduced within their borders. Federal attorneys counter that the law allows the agency to go around a state, if necessary, to save a species.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:10:47 -0700 <![CDATA[Denied Rio medal, Irish fighter debuts on St. Patrick's Day]]> http://gazette.com/denied-rio-medal-irish-fighter-debuts-on-st.-patricks-day/article/feed/439687?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denied-rio-medal-irish-fighter-debuts-on-st.-patricks-day/article/feed/439687?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan wasn't going to take it quietly when judges at the Rio Olympics gave his Russian opponent a controversial decision win.

His pro debut on St. Patrick's Day at Madison Square Garden isn't expected to be very quiet, either.

"We've got a lot of rowdy Irish people coming over," Conlan said Wednesday. "The debut is going to be something else."

Conlan tips off his pro career March 17 in the smaller theater at the Garden, but it might not be long before he starts filling the main arena himself. Conlan is teaming up with Top Rank, which has big plans for the Irish fighter as a pro.

"He's somebody who's going to sell this house out many years to come," Top Rank's Todd DuBoef said at a news c

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:30:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado governor wants tax boost on pot sales, some homes]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-governor-wants-tax-boost-on-pot-sales-some-homes/article/feed/439628?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-governor-wants-tax-boost-on-pot-sales-some-homes/article/feed/439628?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Faced with complex rules on state spending, the governor of Colorado is proposing higher taxes on marijuana sales and on some homes owned by seniors to fully fund public schools.

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration says the moves are needed to close an anticipated $106 million deficit in K-12 funding in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

In a letter sent late Tuesday to lawmakers, Henry Sobanet, director of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting, said raising the recreational pot special sales tax from 10 percent to 12 percent and reducing a senior homestead exemption on property taxes from $200,000 to $100,000 would close the schools deficit.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:57:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Man accused of planting note on plane warning of bomb]]> http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-planting-note-on-plane-warning-of-bomb/article/feed/439672?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-planting-note-on-plane-warning-of-bomb/article/feed/439672?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board.

Authorities said Wednesday that 20-year-old Cameron E. Korth of West Jordan, Utah, was arrested on a charge of maliciously conveying false information. It wasn't immediately known if Korth had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

The hand-written note was found on United Airlines flight 231 Monday. Authorities say the plane landed safely in Denver and a search by police failed to find any explosives.

Prosecutors say Korth told the flight crew he found the note in an airplane lavatory, but investigators examined his handwriting and concluded he wrot

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:48:49 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado lynx touted on social media died of natural causes]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-lynx-touted-on-social-media-died-of-natural-causes/article/feed/439657?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-lynx-touted-on-social-media-died-of-natural-causes/article/feed/439657?custom_click=rss DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife managers say a rare lynx that was found dead just days after creating a stir on social media died of natural causes after a relatively long life of 11 years.

The cat had wandered across the Purgatory Ski Resort during the holidays, captivating skiers and snowboarders who posted videos online.

It was found dead at the ski area on Jan. 8. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Wednesday that veterinarians determined it had throat cancer, and the tumor kept it from eating.

Lynx virtually disappeared from Colorado by the 1970s, but the state began reintroducing them in 1999. They're protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:15:50 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: State argues for more say on endangered species]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-state-argues-for-more-say-on-endangered-species/article/feed/439634?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-state-argues-for-more-say-on-endangered-species/article/feed/439634?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a court fight over endangered Mexican gray wolves (all times local):

11 a.m.

A federal appeals court is weighing whether New Mexico can block the federal government from releasing more endangered wolves in the state without the state's permission.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The judges didn't say when they would rule.

The Interior Department wants the court to overturn a preliminary injunction that prohibits it from releasing more Mexican gray wolves into the wild in New Mexico without state approval.

New Mexico refused to issue a wolf release permit to the department in 2015 because state officials had multiple objections t

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:13:08 -0700 <![CDATA[Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US]]> http://gazette.com/denver-starts-work-on-allowing-pot-in-public-a-first-in-us/article/feed/439528?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-starts-work-on-allowing-pot-in-public-a-first-in-us/article/feed/439528?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.

Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November. But the ballot proposal didn't spell out many rules for how the marijuana could be consumed, beyond saying that the drug can't be smoked inside and that patrons must be over 21.

A workgroup made up of Denver business owners, city pot regulators and marijuana opponents starts work on suggesting regulations in the afternoon.

The state Liquor Control Board already has decreed that no businesses with a liquor license can allow marijuana use.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:05:40 -0700 <![CDATA[Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days]]> http://gazette.com/study-finds-global-warming-could-steal-postcard-perfect-days/article/feed/439590?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/study-finds-global-warming-could-steal-postcard-perfect-days/article/feed/439590?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nicer weather.

"It's the type of weather where you can go outside and do something fun," said study lead author Karin van der Wiel, a meteorology researcher at Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:46:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Jokic scores 29, Nuggets hold off struggling Lakers 127-121]]> http://gazette.com/jokic-scores-29-nuggets-hold-off-struggling-lakers-127-121/article/feed/439515?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jokic-scores-29-nuggets-hold-off-struggling-lakers-127-121/article/feed/439515?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All the Denver Nuggets needed was a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to find their groove.

After snapping a five-game losing streak Thursday with a win over the Indiana Pacers in London, the Nuggets have returned to find home suddenly more accommodating. They held off a furious rally by the Los Angeles Lakers for a 127-121 victory Tuesday night that marked their third straight.

Denver led by 19 late in the third quarter only to see the Lakers close to 120-119 with under two minutes to play. Wilson Chandler responded with a dunk and scored five points in the final 1:40 as the Nuggets hung on.

"They had all the momentum and the crowd going, but we had enough poise down the stretch to get the win," coach

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:44:57 -0700 <![CDATA[No. 14 Arizona at No. 3 UCLA highlights week in the Pac-12]]> http://gazette.com/no.-14-arizona-at-no.-3-ucla-highlights-week-in-the-pac-12/article/feed/439518?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-14-arizona-at-no.-3-ucla-highlights-week-in-the-pac-12/article/feed/439518?custom_click=rss A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 14 Arizona at No. 3 UCLA, Saturday. Two of the conference's most talented teams meet at one of college basketball's best venues in the Pac-12's best match-up between ranked teams since 2008. The Bruins (18-1, 5-1 Pac-12) opened the Pac-12 season with a close loss to No. 11 Oregon, but have reeled off five straight wins. UCLA is one of the nation's most unselfish teams and has two of the best freshmen anywhere in point guard Lonzo Ball and forward TJ Leaf. The Wildcats (16-2, 5-0) are one of two Pac-12 teams yet to lose in conference — with Oregon — and have won 10 straight headed into Thursday's game against Southern California.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:58:20 -0700 <![CDATA[Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days]]> http://gazette.com/global-warming-could-steal-postcard-perfect-weather-days/article/feed/439505?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/global-warming-could-steal-postcard-perfect-weather-days/article/feed/439505?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nicer weather.

"It's the type of weather where you can go outside and do something fun," said study lead author Karin van der Wiel, a meteorology researcher at Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:12:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Hinostroza rallies Blackhawks to 6-4 win over Avalanche]]> http://gazette.com/hinostroza-rallies-blackhawks-to-6-4-win-over-avalanche/article/feed/439503?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hinostroza-rallies-blackhawks-to-6-4-win-over-avalanche/article/feed/439503?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Five goals by players all 24 and under — just the sort of youthful infusion the Chicago Blackhawks were searching for.

That takes some of the pressure off Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the rest of the veterans.

Vinnie Hinostroza scored twice in the third period, including the go-ahead goal with 11:49 remaining, and the Blackhawks rallied for a 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

Tanner Kero had two goals and Nick Schmaltz and defenseman Brent Seabrook also scored for Chicago, which snapped a two-game skid.

"To come in here and come from behind and win, and the younger guys to chip in, it's nice," said the 22-year-old Hinostroza, who entered the game with four career goals.

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:55:46 -0700 <![CDATA[Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate]]> http://gazette.com/trump-meets-with-supreme-court-candidate/article/feed/439443?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-meets-with-supreme-court-candidate/article/feed/439443?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court.

Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, met with Trump in New York on Saturday, said two people familiar with the meeting. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting had not been publicly announced.

Trump said last week that he would select a candidate to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia within his first two weeks in office.

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:23:24 -0700 <![CDATA[Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival]]> http://gazette.com/denver-woman-died-during-shooting-at-mexico-music-festival/article/feed/439361?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-woman-died-during-shooting-at-mexico-music-festival/article/feed/439361?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday.

Robert Aaron Martinez told KMGH-TV that his sister, Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra, 18, died while attending an electronic music festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico early Monday morning.

"She was very lovable. Very artistic. She loved art," Martinez told the television station.

Miguel Angel Pech, attorney general for the Quintana Roo state, said the shooting happened at The BPM Festival after security personnel tried to stop a man with a gun from entering a nightclub. The other four people who were shot and killed at the club were not Americans, and three of them were part of the festival's

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:43:24 -0700 <![CDATA[Feds: McKesson agrees to pay $150M in pill shipment case]]> http://gazette.com/feds-mckesson-agrees-to-pay-150m-in-pill-shipment-case/article/feed/439473?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/feds-mckesson-agrees-to-pay-150m-in-pill-shipment-case/article/feed/439473?custom_click=rss CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major California-based drug wholesaler has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that it failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

The settlement commits San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. to a multi-year suspension of sales of controlled substances from distribution centers in Colorado, Ohio, Michigan and Florida. It also imposes new and enhanced compliance requirements on McKesson's distribution system.

The suspensions are among the most severe sanctions ever agreed to by a Drug Enforcement Agency-registered distributor, according to a statement by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. attorney's office f

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