April 27th, 2015

Business

The Latest: Courthouse quickly empties after Day 1 of Colorado theatre shooting trial

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

5:55 p.m. MDT The Arapahoe County Justice Center in suburban Denver has emptied quickly after opening statements in the Colorado theatre shooting trial. Victims and survivors left the same way they entered Monday morning – walking briskly with some holding hands. Reporters filed stories about the day’s proceedings under overcast skies on a gloomy evening, ... Read More »

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The Latest: Colorado theatre shooting trial adjourns for day after defence’s opening remarks

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

5:25 p.m. (MDT) Court has adjourned for the day in the Colorado theatre shooting trial after James Holmes’ attorneys completed their opening statement. Public defender Katherine Spengler ended by telling jurors that Holmes’ reason for opening fire in the suburban Denver theatre in 2012 might not be satisfying to them. “The ‘why’ is coming from ... Read More »

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The Latest: Defence says Holmes suffered psychotic break months before deadly theatre shooting

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

5:05 p.m. (MDT) An attorney for the man who opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theatre says James Holmes experienced a break with reality months before the shooting, soon after he turned 24. Defence lawyer Katherine Spengler says Holmes’ psychotic break in early 2012 could have been caused by problems with his girlfriend and ... Read More »

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Rebar reboot? Tribunal holds inquiry into imposed tariffs hurting B.C. builders

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2015

VICTORIA – Canada’s cemented stance on rebar, the steel rods used by British Columbia’s construction industry, appears to be showing some cracks. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal imposed added duties and tariffs last year on rebar coming from China, North Korea and Turkey, saying the countries were dumping the product into Canada. But B.C. builders ... Read More »

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The Latest: Defence attorney says Colorado shooter’s family has history of mental illness

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

4:45 p.m. (MDT) An attorney for the Colorado theatre shooter has cited a history of mental illness on both sides of James Holmes’ family, including an aunt with schizophrenic affective disorder. Daniel King said during opening statements Monday that Holmes was a normal child through elementary school but began to have mental health problems in ... Read More »

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The Latest: Colorado lawmaker cites James Holmes in discussion about fetal homicide proposal

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

4:30 p.m. (MDT) Senate President Bill Cadman has cited Colorado theatre shooter James Holmes during a discussion at the state capitol about a bill that would create a new crime of fetal homicide. The measure was proposed in response to an attack on a pregnant woman last month in Longmont. But Cadman says it also ... Read More »

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The Latest: Defence shows home movies, says James Holmes could be ‘anyone’s son’

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

4 p.m. (MDT) During opening statements of the Colorado theatre shooting trial, James Holmes’ attorney showed home videos of his client as a boy and told jurors that Holmes was a “good kid who tried hard.” The videos showed Holmes surfing and playing on a slide. Public defender Daniel King pointed to Holmes’ parents in ... Read More »

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The Latest: Public defender says Holmes was psychotic during deadly attack at Colorado theatre

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

3:35 p.m. (MDT) A public defender says James Holmes was insane when he opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theatre in 2012. Public defender Daniel King said during his opening statement in Holmes’ trial that his client was having a psychotic break and was not in control of his thoughts, his actions or “what ... Read More »

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Crude price collapse hits Precision Drilling’s bottom line in first quarter

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2015

CALGARY – North American demand for drilling services failed to meet “even the most pessimistic forecasts” in the first quarter and it’s going to take much higher oil prices for it to pick up again, the CEO of Precision Drilling Corp. said Monday. “While oil prices have improved from 2015 lows, we believe a substantial ... Read More »

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Box office top 20: ‘Furious 7′ leads box office for 4th straight weekend

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Furious 7″ had enough gas left in the tank to lead the box office for the fourth straight weekend. The Universal sequel has dominated the month of April at the box office, but it will soon cede its perch to “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The Marvel superhero sequel opens in ... Read More »

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The Latest: DA says James Holmes elaborate apartment booby trap had ‘detonation redundancy’

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

2:45 p.m. (MDT) District Attorney George Brauchler showed jurors photographs of the elaborate booby trap that Colorado theatre shooter James Holmes set up in his apartment. He says Holmes used “detonation redundancy” to try to ensure its success and tactics to cause as much harm as possible. Gasoline was put in green containers so it ... Read More »

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