First U.S. case of bird flu human infection confirmed in Colorado

A Colorado prison inmate has tested positive for bird flu in the first recent confirmed case of a human infected with the disease that has resulted in the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys, but federal officials say they still see little threat to the general public.

Colorado judge sets hearing to consider request to lower trucker's 110-year sentence

A Colorado judge is set to consider a request from prosecutors to reduce the sentence of a truck driver who caused a fiery 28-car pileup on a highway that killed four people. He was sentenced to 110 years in prison, drawing outrage from across the country, but prosecutors are now asking for his sentence to be reduced to 20 to 30 years.

6-year-old girl died after theme park ride operators failed to buckle her in: report

The ride operators apparently did not notice that the 6-year-old girl was sitting on top of her seatbelts instead of being properly strapped in. The belts had reportedly been buckled during a previous ride when the seat was empty and were not unbuckled when the little girl sat on top of them and ultimately fell to her death.