KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Planeloads of aid material, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.
Eight Colorado climbers, including a man who co-authored a book about a fatal mountain-climbing accident, were on Mount Everest when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,800 people in Nepal and Asia and triggered an avalanche on Everest that swept away a critical climbing route over a glacier.
George Brauchler rose to his feet as if standing for inspection. For months, the district attorney in Arapahoe County had been preparing for the moment when he would announce whether he was seeking the death penalty for the Aurora movie theater shooting. Even before he took office, people asked him what he would do.
Colorado schools could face financial or other consequences after the U.S. Department of Education rejected the state's request for a waiver to federal education law so it could give a break to districts with large numbers of students opting out of state tests.