The FBI has just released a new report about active-shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013, and results are particularly dire. The bureau finds that the number of these tragedies escalated and became more deadly over this span. A total of 160 crimes fit the FBI's active-shooter parameters, with se ... More >>
Counterterrorism is the FBI's number one priority, FBI Director James Comey said in a visit to Denver on Wednesday. That includes monitoring what Comey called "homegrown violent extremists," Americans who become radicalized via the Internet. "In their pajamas, in their basement, they can get all the ... More >>
When we shared yesterday's post about the Colorado Muslim Society's disassociation from a founder's offer to pay for the burial of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, we asked if it mattered to readers where the body winds up. This question prompted some interesting and strongly expressed answ ... More >>
When Bob Dylan picked up his Medal of Freedom last week, he was wearing a Rockmount Ranch Wear shirt. Steve Weil, president of the Denver-based company, recognized the model -- and says Dylan is a long-time fan of the snap-button shirts. But while Dylan's fashion sense may be above reproach, one re ... More >>
Rod Blagojevich.Last December, we reported about convicted Illinois governor Rod "Blago" Blagojevich's desire to complete his sentence at FCI Englewood, a facility Forbes called one of the best places to serve time a few years back. Now, a U.S. District judge has granted his wish. But is the ... More >>
Mohammed Zazi was reaching for the American dream -- and wound up in a nightmare. A native of Afghanistan, he'd emigrated to the United States, driving a taxi to support his family and becoming an American citizen in October 2007. Two years later, his son, Najibullah Zazi, was accused of plotting a ... More >>
In the wake of twenty new Occupy Denver arrests made Saturday, three more were added to that list when Civic Center Park grew tense again last night. During an attempt to remove a newly established table from the curb, about thirty officers visited the park and dispensed pepper spray on the c ... More >>
Now into its third decade as a band, Front Line Assembly (due at the Summit Music Hall tonight with Dismantled, Cyanotic, DJ Acucrack and Harwire) has been a group to stick to the confines of its initial industrial label.
Among the juicy details emerging in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death last week was the fact that a bunch of marijuana plants were found growing next to his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. The discovery has launched an Internet's worth of bad puns and stupid jokes: "Osama bin Smokin,'" "Bi ... More >>
Nice explanation, Dave. Really believable.Yesterday, we told you about a tweet sent out by Shmuck of the Week emeritus Senator Dave Schultheis, in which he essentially compared President Barack Obama to a 9/11 hijacker: @Sen_Schultheis: Don't for a second think Obama wants what is best for U ... More >>
In the early hours of New Year's Day in 2002, Denver police arrived at a home in Congress Park after dispatchers received a call about an attempted suicide. But when they arrived, the front door was locked, and the man, Kurt Sonnefeld, either wouldn't or couldn't open the front door. Polic ... More >>
Eric Holder.Most of Attorney General Eric Holder's prepared remarks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference today are of the attaboy variety: At one point, he says, "I have come to Denver today with one simple message from Washington: 'We got your back.'" But t ... More >>
Are you watching Yankee Tavern, or is it watching you?
Ex-punk-rock stripper Lily Burana does it for her country.
Light From the Desert is a harmonic bid for peace.
The Rollin' Rockies. Sure, Colorado’s Major League Rockies may be mired in mediocrity this year, but this city’s other Rockies team – the Rollin’ Rockies Colorado Wheelchair Softball team – have lately been dominating the diamond. The Rollin’ Rockies, founded in 1996 to provide Colora ... More >>
Errol Morris cuts the Abu Ghraib MPs some slack in Standard Operating Procedure.
These filmmakers look at the loose ends of 9/11.
Denver's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade (March Parade) is usually one of the largest King parades in the country. But the festivities, and the way King's message is presented, has generated debate from people who believe the holiday needs to be less of an exercise in platitudes and more ... More >>
Unless thousands upon thousands of news reports were terribly wrong, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27 in advance of parliamentary elections in which she planned to challenge the country's current president, Pervez Musharraf. But in the January 6 Denver P ... More >>
No, Morley Safer doesn't get to put shoe bomber Richard Reid in a headlock, and you won't see Mike Wallace interrogating Zacarias Moussaoui. ("Isn't it true that you are a certified scumbag?") But it may be worth tuning in "60 Minutes" this coming Sunday night, if you're at all interested in the go ... More >>
The chunk of history that isn't on display at Denver International Airport
A star is bourne again in the thrilling culmination of the amnesiac-spy trilogy.
Over the past few months, there have been religious riots, killer floods, a full-scale war, a government overthrown, U.S. bombing and more religious riots in the Horn of Africa. Don't feel too bad if you've been too distracted by news about The Real World: Denver and the iPhone to pay attention to t ... More >>
Sand Storm raises a whirlwind of questions about war.
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly.
The Bushies damn themselves in the wrenching Fahrenheit 9/11.
Jello Biafra pounds the podium to get out the vote.
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Art's on the way up in Denver and on the way down in Baghdad.
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War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.
Rock Bottom Remainders
One Day in September recalls the Munich Olympic massacre.
Let them drink Guinness...
Should funds for Denver crime victims go to Oklahoma City bombing victims?