One flight closer to space tourism Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
This year's draft heavy on size, light on glamour This year's NFL draft is heavy on size and light on glamour. There's no high-profile quarterback destined to go No. 1 and instantly become the face of a downtrodden franchise. There's not even a running back or wide receiver worthy of the top overall pick, someone with the kind of swagger that wins over fans weary of losing. More
Packers ink Matthews to lucrative long-term deal Clay Matthews has signed a long-term extension with the Packers, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the five-year, $66 million deal will make Matthews the NFL’s highest paid linebacker. Matthews, a four-time Pro Bowl pick, was scheduled to make $3.73 million in the final year of his contract, but he was expected to receive an offer valued around $13 million per year, similar to the NFL’s highest-paid linebacker, the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware. More
Junior Seau’s Home Was Burglarized Days After Suicide It hasn’t even been that long since Junior Seau’s suicide that someone decided to take a look at his belongings. The NFL linebacker’s home was burglarized days after suicide. Just days later after Junior Seau’s suicide, people are still baffled and ... 05/17/2012 - 10:44 am | View Link
Junior Seau's Home Burglarized: Garage Of Ex-NFL Player Broken Into, Bicycle Stolen OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A bicycle stolen from Junior Seau's Oceanside home days after the former NFL star's suicide has been recovered, police said. An unidentified woman called police Wednesday after seeing a bicycle that matched the description of the one ... 05/16/2012 - 11:32 am | View Link
Junior Seau's home burglarized only 5 days after he committed suicide The home of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was burglarized only five days after he committed suicide inside the house. Someone forced entry into the Oceanside home's garage through the doggy door around 2 p.m. PT on May 7, the North County Times ... 05/16/2012 - 7:24 am | View Link
Junior Seau’s home burglarized just days after his death Just five days after the great linebacker took his own life, some sorry excuses for humanity broke into Seau's home, went through cabinets in the garage, and stole a bicycle that belonged to a friend of Seau's. Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata said that ... 05/16/2012 - 6:48 am | View Link
Junior Seau’s Home Burglarized Days After Former NFL Star Found Dead, Says Police As if Junior Seau’s family wasn’t dealing with enough grief already, there’s now a criminal investigation swirling around where he used to live. Police are investigating an alleged burglary at Seau’s former home — a burglary that occurred only ... 05/16/2012 - 5:30 am | View Link
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DENVER — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition.
The state gave medical marijuana dispensaries and growers a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses.
The grandfathering period expires Wednesday, meaning pot shops and growers who weren't in business before voters approved recreational pot in 2012 are just now able to enter the market.
"There's going to a price war coming.
DENVER — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.
As hundreds of students in Jefferson County walk out of class, Democrats running for governor and Senate are decrying the proposed changes, while some Republicans question the role of the teachers union, which is in its own battle over merit pay.
Statewide contests in Colorado are won and lost in the vast Denver suburb, and partisans on each side hope the heightening passions rebound to help their team in November.
DENVER — News organizations will be allowed to broadcast the Colorado theater shooting trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, but they won't be allowed to have their own cameras in court, the judge said Tuesday.
Still images can be captured from the video, but still cameras will also be barred from the courtroom, Judge Carlos A.
Police are cracking down on offenders wanted for property crimes before the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta starts.
KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ru9JMo) that authorities arrested 21 people Friday in one of several planned operations.
Lt. Paul Szych says police are going after people with outstanding warrants and who are likely to prey on out of town visitors while they attend the Fiesta.
Among those arrested were Julian Chavez and David Reichbach.
Szych says Chavez was wanted to stealing high-end purses at a mall and Reichbach has a long history of property crimes.
The Balloon Fiesta begins Saturday and runs through Oct.