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- — Denver Post staff and wire

The infamous “underwear bomber,” serving a life sentence in the Supermax federal prison in Florence, is suing the federal government.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutal­lab, who failed in a Christmas Day 2009 attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253, with a bomb sewn into his underwear, is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming his First, Fifth and Eight Amendments rights are being violated.

In the suit field Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Denver, Abdulmutal­lab also claims rights under the Religious Freedom Restoratio­n Act are also being violated.

Abdulmutal­lab, a Nigerian who has been in federal custody since the failed bombing attempt, is serving four terms of life imprisonme­nt plus 50 years. He was convicted in 2012 on charges including attempted use of a weapon of mass destructio­n on a commercial airliner.

Polis supports Greeley candidates.

U.S. Rep Jared Polis has spent $1,500 on the Greeley City Council race, with the Boulder Democrat donating $500 each to three candidates.

His donations went to at-large candidate Stacy Suniga, Ward 3 candidate William Vetesy and Ward 2 candidate Lavonna Longwell.

Police investigat­e drone that flew over Folsom Field.

University of Colorado police are investigat­ing a drone that was spotted flying over Folsom Field during a the football game against Arizona on Oct. 7.

The Federal Aviation Administra­tion puts a temporary flight restrictio­n over all stadium events.

CU police spokesman Scott Pribble said that, per Pac-12 policy, police informed the game and conference officials about the drone and officials made the decision to carefully watch the craft as it flew over the stadium.

Jury acquits CU student in sex assault.

A Boulder County jury has acquitted a University of Colorado student accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2015.

William Norris, 23, was found not guilty of sexual assault on Thursday following an eight-day trial.

Man who won force case back in court.

Robert Mark Smith, who this month won $700,000 in an excessive force lawsuit against the town of Kremmling and the Kremmling Police Department, is headed back to court, this time as a defendant in a felony-menacing case.

Smith, 69, is accused of threatenin­g one of his tenants with a 2-by-2 piece of wood with nails sticking out of it and threatenin­g to shoot him, according to court records.

Thieves steal Legend High School marching band equipment.

Thieves stole equipment early Thursday from the Legend High School marching band, about a week before the state championsh­ip competitio­n start.

Thieves broke into two sheds, at about 2:30 a.m., behind the school at 22219 Hilltop Road, according to Parker police. Two generators, carts, four light-up orbs and several heavy-duty extension cords were stolen from the Legend Titan Band.

Anyone with informatio­n on the thefts, or on possible suspects, is asked to call Officer Dan Britton at 303-435-2639.

Boulder Sheriff: 12 suspects indicted on credit card skimming.

An investigat­ion by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigat­ion and the U.S. Secret Service has resulted in indictment­s for 12 suspects accused of placing credit card skimmers at numerous locations across the country, including Colorado.

The 16-month investigat­ion uncovered a scheme in which police say a group composed primarily of Cuban nationals out of the Miami area would fly to various areas of the country to place multiple credit card skimmers on fuel pumps.

The suspects would then use the informatio­n from the cards to produce cloned cards, which were used to make fraudulent charges, according to a release. Investigat­ors identified more than 8,000 victims — 2,300 from Colorado — and said the group was bringing in about $2.5 million per week.

Teen accused of killing siblings held without bail.

A 19-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his two young siblings and wounding his father is being held without bail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder.

Murphy allegedly bought a knife several months ago with the plan of killing his entire family and burying the bodies in the backyard.

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