All it took was one sentence in a bill 1,603 pages long. But those 87 words were enough to sow more confusion in a years-long fight over the Gunnison sage-grouse and the greater sage-grouse — two rare birds in Colorado and the West.
Civil rights leaders on Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Tensions between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's police — which boiled over in the wake of the assassination-style slayings of two officers Saturday — have been simmering since the mayor's 2013 campaign and represent a sharp turn from the close alliances between the city's mayors and its law enforcement over the past two decades. […]
The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government, and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.
With Colorado State on the verge of announcing its selection to succeed Jim McElwain as head football coach, Rashard Higgins - the Rams' sophomore All-America wide receiver - isn't sweating the process.