March 28, 2013 1:22 AM
Defense attorneys representing shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to enter a guilty plea and accept a life sentence in exchange for immunity from the death penalty.
Details about the plea were publicly released Wednesday. However, the prosecution has yet to accept or decline the deal.
Earlier this... more »
July 31, 2012 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel has approved a $604 billion defense spending bill that reverses proposed Pentagon cuts in Air Force personnel and equipment. The Appropriations defense subcommittee approved the bill by voice vote Tuesday. The measure would provide $511 billion for the base budget and $93.3 billion for... more »
January 25, 2012 7:24 PM
Rep. Doug Lamborn serves on the House Armed Services Committe. Late this afternoon, he released this statement on the Army's plan to reduce brigades by up to 30 percent:
"The Obama Administration's plan to dramatically reduce the size of our Army is deeply troubling. It would be unwise and... more »
November 22, 2011 7:58 PM
Thousands of local jobs are in jeopardy after the Congressional "Supercommittee" failed to agree on spending cuts. The stalemate triggered $1 trillion in automatic cuts to Medicare and defense spending.
Economist Fred Crowley of Southern Colorado Economic Forum says any cuts in defense spending will have a direct, negative... more »
October 27, 2011 10:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The defense of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will shift Thursday away from personality to the science that his attorneys hope will prevent the physician from being convicted. The final witnesses testifying for Dr. Conrad Murray will be fellow doctors, one an expert in... more »
October 21, 2011 1:10 PM
The defense motion to suppress a search warrant affidavit has been denied by the judge in the Josh Carrier pre-trial hearing. The affidavit has to do with the search for child porn at Carrier's home and on computers. more »
September 9, 2011 2:46 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos expect to see plenty of screens and draws to counter the speed they'll bring off the edge with pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller this season. Dumervil is one of the best defensive ends at recognizing the screen, standing up to swat passes... more »
July 3, 2011 2:59 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony's attorney resumed his closing arguments by ridiculing the prosecution's forensic evidence as a "fantasy."
Jose Baez told the Florida jurors after their lunch break that prosecutors are hoping the emotional 2008 death of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee will cause them to see stains... more »
May 24, 2011 6:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says defense spending is about to enter a steep decline that may force the Pentagon to abandon some military missions, shrink the armed forces and perhaps limit America's role in the world.
In one of his final policy speeches before retiring next... more »
January 6, 2011 3:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon budget in the next five years, money that will come from shrinking the military's ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other potentially unpopular cost-saving measures.
The plan, announced Thursday, identifies a separate... more »
December 23, 2010 2:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is warning troops that the law allowing gays to serve openly in the military is not officially in effect yet. Though President Barack Obama has signed the law repealing the "don't ask, dont' tell" policy, the change is not expected to be in... more »
November 12, 2010 2:06 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos worked all summer on mastering the machinations of defensive coordinator Don Martindale's system. And then one fractured foot forced them to forgo all those plans. With hybrid pass-rusher Robert Ayers sidelined for the last month, the Broncos have scrapped their 3-4 look in... more »
October 19, 2010 12:05 PM
Pentagon entrances were locked down early Tuesday after a report of possible shots fired near the building.
Major Chris Perrine, a Pentagon spokesman, says a civilian reported he may have heard shots at about 5 a.m. EDT on the south side of the massive Defense Department headquarters.
Perrine... more »
October 13, 2010 8:45 AM
Lockheed Martin says it has agreed to sell its enterprise integration group to the private equity firm Veritas Capital for $815 million in cash.
Lockheed Martin, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland, announced its plan to sell the group in June along with the Pacific Architects and Engineers unit... more »
September 7, 2010 8:19 AM
The contempt-of-course case against Colorado Springs anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is expected to wrap-up Tuesday.
There's no word on how long Denver District Judge Brian Whitney will take to decide whether to find Douglas Bruce guilty of contempt.
Government lawyers say the father of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of... more »
August 25, 2010 4:23 PM
The Pentagon says a foreign spy agency pulled off the most serious breach of Defense Department computer networks ever by inserting a flash drive into a U.S. military laptop.
The previously classified incident took place in 2008 in the Middle East. It was disclosed in a magazine article by... more »
August 25, 2010 8:24 AM
A man on Colorado's death row for a quadruple slaying at a restaurant in 1993 has lost his latest attempt to avoid execution.
U.S. District Judge John Kane ruled Tuesday that Nathan Dunlap was competently represented, fairly tried and duly sentenced to death.
Dunlap was convicted of killing... more »
August 20, 2010 3:23 PM
Nine months after 13 people were killed in shootings at Foot Hood, Texas, the Defense Department has released a report saying the military needs to be more aware of signs of potential workplace violence.
The department's final report on the shootings last November at the Army post last was... more »
July 21, 2010 11:13 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich's attorneys say the ousted Illinois governor will not testify at his corruption trial. Blagojevich had long pledged to take the stand in his own defense, saying for months that he wanted to do so to set the record straight.
But his attorneys initially said... more »
July 20, 2010 8:13 AM
The Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado are among nearly 70 schools nationwide participating in basic research funded by the Defense Department.
The projects, announced last week, will be paid for with $227 million in grants. The Defense Department hasn't said how much each school will... more »
June 15, 2010 3:58 PM
The Colorado Springs-based North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Russian Air Force plan to conduct a joint air defense exercise in August.
The focus will be combating terrorism.
This exercise will take place in both Russian and U.S. airspace, over Alaska and Russia.
May 24, 2010 1:44 PM
The White House is talking with gay rights activists, lawmakers and Pentagon officials about a push to hasten the repeal of a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.
The group was meeting Monday at the White House to discuss a faster pace to end the... more »
April 21, 2010 1:32 PM
A top U.S. general is trying to reassure the public the military supports wind power and other alternative energy, despite his concerns that turbines may block radar that detects threats to North America.
Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, head of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense... more »
March 9, 2010 1:32 PM
A Colorado man who says his religion explains his marijuana use is fighting a possession charge in court.
Trevor Douglas says he admitted having marijuana in the car in August of 2009 when he was pulled over for having an expired vehicle registration in Clear Creek County. Douglas says... more »
March 8, 2010 5:12 PM
Lawyers for a man accused of shooting and killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams have rested their case without calling the defendant to testify.
Willie Clark faces first-degree murder and other charges. Clark told Denver District Judge Christina Habas on Monday he'd like to testify but he fears for... more »
February 2, 2010 12:19 PM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to approve the Obama administration's $768.2 billion Pentagon budget request, saying America needs "a broad portfolio of military capabilities." Gates joined Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in outlining fiscal 2011 budget proposals to the Senate Armed Services Committee.... more »
January 27, 2010 1:16 PM
The judge in the trial for the man accused of killing Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has warned people in the courtroom about "proper decorum."
District Judge Warren Wilbert said the case was likely headed "to more of the emotional aspects of the trial" and he wouldn't tolerate... more »
January 3, 2010 12:16 PM
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says stronger regulation should be the first line of defense to prevent speculative bubbles that could send the economy into a new crisis. But he's not ruling out higher interest rates to stop dangerous bubbles - such as the recent one in housing - from... more »
November 17, 2009 10:56 AM
The Defense Department will launch a broad investigation in light of the Fort Hood shootings that looks at how all the military services keep a watch on potential problems in their ranks. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the probe will hit all corners of the Pentagon. In an interview, he... more »
September 29, 2009 9:26 AM
An Afghan immigrant has pleaded not guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on New York City using common chemicals. Najibullah Zazi'slawyer entered the plea Tuesday in Brooklyn. Zazi was ordered held without bail during the brief hearing. Defense attorney J. Michael Dowling says what he's seen so far "does not... more »
September 27, 2009 10:43 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - All that offseason disfunction in Denver is a thing of the past. Josh McDaniels and Kyle Orton have the Broncos off to a 3-0 start. Orton threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, and rookie Knowshon Moreno ran for 90 yards and a score to lead... more »
September 24, 2009 4:04 PM
The Obama administration is coming under fire from members of Congress over its decision to make changes in missile defense plans. At a hearing today, lawmakers said they resented hearing about the decision in news reports before being briefed. A Pentagon official told the Senate hearing that the administration rushed... more »
September 21, 2009 6:20 PM
Inheriting a Denver Broncos defense in complete disarray, Josh McDaniels decided to junk it soon after taking over as head coach. No patches, salvage jobs or quick fixes, just throw the scheme out and start over. Now, the Broncos defense is back on the road to respectability. The unit is... more »
September 17, 2009 9:29 AM
The Pentagon says the Obama administration is making a "major adjustment" to a European missile defense plan that has been an irritant in relations with Russia. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell says the plan has been changed to better protect U.S. forces and allies in Europe from Iranian missile attacks. Earlier... more »