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The family of Samuel Ives sued the U.S. Forest Service for failing to close the American Fork Canyon campsite in the mountains about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City after the bear attacked another camper.

U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball said the Forest Service had a duty to alert the public the bear was a threat.


Bomb suspect seeks trial delay

SPOKANE | A man charged with planting an unexploded bomb at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Spokane wants a four-month delay in his federal trial for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Defense lawyers said in documents filed Monday that prosecutors intend to present more evidence against defendant Kevin Harpham than the attorneys can process before the current May 31 trial date.

“To date, we have received approximately 3,500 pages of discovery and 13 audio and video CDs,” the documents state.

The material indicates federal prosecutors will be presenting highly technical evidence involving DNA in addition to testimony from computer and explosives experts.

Lawyers for the defendant, who has extensive ties to white supremacist activities, also pointed out he could face life in prison if convicted, so they need ample time to prepare.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Rice said Tuesday that prosecutors do not object to a trial delay.

From wire dispatches and staff reports