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AP sources: al-Qaida's Afghan head contacted Zazi

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and BRETT BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The airport shuttle driver accused of plotting a bombing in New York had contacts with al-Qaida that went nearly all the way to the top, to an Osama bin Laden confidant believed to be the terrorist group's leader in Afghanistan, U.S. intelligence officials told The Associated Press.

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, an Egyptian reputed to be one of the founders of the terrorist network, used a middleman to contact Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi as the 24-year-old man hatched a plot to use homemade backpack bombs, perhaps on the city's mass transit system, the two intelligence officials said.

Intelligence officials declined to discuss the nature of the contact or whether al-Yazid contacted Zazi to offer simple encouragement or help with the bombing plot prosecutors say Zazi was pursuing.

Al-Yazid's contact with Zazi indicates that al-Qaida leadership took an intense interest in what U.S. officials have called one of the most serious terrorism threats crafted on U.S. soil since the 9/11 attacks.

"Zazi working with the al-Qaida core is exceptionally alarming," said Daniel Bynam of the Brookings Institution's Saban Center. "The al-Qaida core is capable of far more effective terrorist attacks than jihadist terrorists acting on their own, and coordination with the core also enables bin Laden to choose the timing to maximize the benefit to his organization."

Woman asks Colorado high court to review DA decision

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER, Colorado - A woman who says she was raped by a classmate who later was tied to a sex-and-drugs scandal at the University of Colorado ...

Theater taking smoking ban case to Supreme Court

Grand Junction Free Press | GJ Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER (AP) - The theater company that challenged Colorado's smoking ban plans to take its case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Colorado Sup...

Hundreds of Frontier Airlines jobs flying away from Denver: Read John Hickenlooper's statement

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Signs that Republic Airways Holdings, owner of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, might move jobs from Colorado to either Milwaukee or Indiana...

Governor announces new Colo. solar energy jobs

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter says a new solar energy company is bringing 30 more jobs to Colorado. Ritter made the announcement Tuesday. Solar...

GOP's McInnis launches Colo. campaign for governor

Daily Camera. | Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER (AP) -- Republican Scott McInnis has launched a statewide campaign for governor. ...

Bank robbery suspects killed, 2 officers wounded in Westminster shootout

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Gunfire erupted as police in north metro Denver tried to apprehend two suspects wanted for a bank robbery Thursday afternoon....

2 metro Denver bank robbery suspects arrested

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER, Colo. - Denver Police and the FBI have arrested a man dubbed the 'Crooked Lid Bandit' who is believed to be responsible for five bank robberie...

4 Colorado vets sue Halliburton, KBR

Grand Junction Free Press | GJ Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

4 Colorado vets sue Halliburton, KBR Staff Writer DENVER (AP) - Four Colorado veterans are the latest to file "burn pit" lawsuits agains...

Collaboration Through Litigation: Springs' USOC Deal 'Saved' By Suit

Law Week Colorado | Law Week Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Matt Masich LAW WEEK COLORADO DENVER -- The big deal was falling through. The $53 million public/private partnership aimed at keeping the U....

Colo. bull rider Lostroh a rising star

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER - The National Western Stock show is showcasing a Colorado superstar. Kody Lostroh is competing in the Professional Bull Rider's Competition Tu...

Greenprint Denver: Minimizing waste

Rocky Mountain Independent | Rocky Mountain Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Although Denver residents are doing significantly more recycling, they still need to make great strides in reducing the amount of trash that ends up i...

Terror Investigation: Feds Investigating Najibullah Zazi's Contacts In Queens

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Three suspects charged in a wide-ranging terror probe are going to court in New York City and Denver.

Colorado air shuttle driver Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) and his father have detention hearings later Thursday in Denver. A New York City imam, Ahmad Afzali (AKH'-mahd ahf-ZAH'-lee), has a hearing in New York City.

The three were charged last week with lying to FBI investigators trying to uncover a possible plot to detonate homemade bombs. Officials remain unsure of the scope or target of a possible terror attack.

They're casting a wide net to try and determine who might be connected to Zazi, who authorities have linked to al-Qaida. Hundreds of investigators are back at a Queens neighborhood that was the site of antiterror raids over a week ago.

Denver Seen: Do as I say . . .

Rocky Mountain Independent | Rocky Mountain Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Rocky Mountain Independent contributor spotted this vehicle downtown on Tuesday. Yes, that's a Denver parking enforcement vehicle. And yes, it's par...

Denver readies incentives to keep Frontier Airlines jobs

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Denver and Colorado state officials are preparing to offer a package of incentives to Republic Airways Holdings this week to try to keep some 250 Fron...

Rocky Mountain High: Introducing HuffPost Denver, Our New Section Covering All Things Colorado

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
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Our latest local section, HuffPost Denver, will feature local news and a vibrant group of bloggers offering their takes on everything from Colorado politics to the region's entertainment, business trends, and sports teams.

The 31 busted suspects among Denver's fifty most wanted, part one

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The number of at-large suspects on a list of the fifty most wanted, assembled by the Denver Police Department and other metro-area law-enfo...

Suit Alleges Vail Resorts Reneging On Lifetime Ski Passes

State Bill Colorado | State Bill Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Matt Masich, LAW WEEK COLORADO DENVER — The very first people who invested in Keystone Ski Resort in 1969 got a pretty s...

Suspect In Dem. Headquarters Vandalism In Court

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least two people smashed windows bearing health-care reform posters at the Colorado Democratic headquarters in Denver in what party officials are c...

Wish for Wheels Provides Free Bikes to Disadvantaged Kids

Razoo | Razoo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

One of your fondest childhood memories is probably the day you received your very first bicycle for your birthday or Christmas, wrapped with a big bo...

Health board nixes change to Colo. pot use

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Colorado health officials are considering whether to make medical marijuana rules more restrictive.

The state health board has opened a hearing Monday on a proposal to limit marijuana providers to five patients each. The move is aimed at dispensaries that have sprouted to serve a growing number of patients across Colorado.

Hundreds of people have packed a hearing room on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

Colorado voters allowed the use of medical marijuana in 2000 by passing Amendment 20.

The board voted to limit caregivers to five patients in 2004, but a Denver judge threw that out three years later because the limit was enacted without a hearing.

Wishes for Wheels Provides Free Bikes to Disadvantaged Kids

Razoo | Razoo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

One of your fondest childhood memories is probably the day you received your very first bicycle for your birthday or Christmas, wrapped with a big bo...

Biden Promotes Green Jobs Program To Receptive Coloradans

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a tiny corner of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Biden and his entourage of Cabinet members unveiled plans to spend $500 million to train re...

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Colorado Third Grader Organizes Rally For Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few days ago, I posted on the latest advertisement from anti-gay Mummenschantz troupe National Organization for Marriage, which suggested that the ...

Barter System Booms In Colorado

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unemployed since November, Eugene Sobczak wanted nothing more than to aid another cash-strapped soul, gratis, when he read the online ad asking for he...