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Boulder forming task force to study police oversight

Boulder forming task force to study police oversight

Boulder is moving forward with forming that would look into the possibility of forming a community oversight board for the Boulder Police Department. Boulder had been taking input on a possible task force, and the city stated in a Friday release it will move forward with forming the group, which […]

Boulder County Coffee Fest brings the buzz

Boulder County Coffee Fest brings the buzz

If you go What: First annual Coffee Fest When: 1- 4 p.m. Saturday at Arts Hub, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Erie Coffee Roasters Where: Arts Hub 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette; Erie Coffee Roasters 3000 Airport Drive, Hanger #307, Erie Cost: $15-$26, kids ages 12 and under free More info: […]

CU senior puts local war veteran stories to script in stage play ‘How to Leave a Battlefield‘

CU senior puts local war veteran stories to script in stage play ‘How to Leave a Battlefield‘

If you go What: “How to Leave a Battlefield” production When: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: LOFT Theater, C370, CU Theatre and Dance Department Building,1595 Pleasant St., Boulder Cost: free More info: Daniel “Dee” Jimenez acts during rehearsal for “How to Leave a Battlefield.” […]

Julian Assange: Why Ecuador ended his stay in London embassy

Julian Assange: Why Ecuador ended his stay in London embassy

Ecuador has said its decision to end Julian Assange‘s asylum in its embassy in London was taken after a long deterioration in relations – accusing him of improper behaviour, interference in the affairs of other countries and spying. From skateboarding to insulting staff For seven years, Julian Assange took refuge […]

US lottery winner sues son for mismanaging fortune

US lottery winner sues son for mismanaging fortune

A 90-year-old US lottery winner is suing her son and his financial advisers for allegedly mismanaging her fortune. Gloria Mackenzie became the biggest single Powerball winner in US history when she took home the $278m (£209) windfall six years ago. But the Florida resident claims the money was put into […]

Swedish police charged over fatal shooting of man with Down‘s syndrome

Swedish police charged over fatal shooting of man with Down‘s syndrome

Three Swedish police officers have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man who had Down‘s syndrome and autism. Police opened fire on Eric Torell, 20, in response to what they described as a “threatening situation” in August 2018. His mother said at the time he had […]

Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency yet‘

Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency yet‘

The World Health Organization says the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet a global health emergency. The Ebola outbreak is the second biggest in history – infecting 1,206 people and killing 764. It shows no sign of being contained soon. Efforts by healthcare workers […]

Dutch fertility doctor used own sperm to father 49 children, DNA tests show

Dutch fertility doctor used own sperm to father 49 children, DNA tests show

A Dutch fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to inseminate patients without their consent has been confirmed as the father of 49 children. DNA tests revealed that Jan Karbaat, who died two years ago, impregnated their mothers at his clinic in Bijdorp, near Rotterdam. The results were confirmed […]

‘Consent condoms’ and ‘anti-rape wristbands‘: Do they work?

‘Consent condoms’ and ‘anti-rape wristbands‘: Do they work?

From “consent condoms” in Argentina to anti-date rape wristbands in Germany, products designed to tackle sexual assault have been making headlines around the world. They are part of a growing industry of self-defence inventions aimed predominantly at women. Other products include shorts fitted with an alarm; a bracelet that releases […]

Russian jails drop yoga ban

Russian jails drop yoga ban

Russia is reinstating prison yoga classes that were suspended after a complaint based on the concerns of a leading opponent of religious minorities. Senator Yelena Mizulina asked the prosecutor-general to check the legality of kundalini yoga classes introduced on a trail basis in Moscow remand centres, and they were duly […]