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The Latest: Trial of rancher Bundy in 2014 standoff delayed

Supporter David Fleeman hangs a flag outside of the federal courthouse, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Las Vegas. Jury selection is set to begin in Las Vegas for the long-awaited trial of Nevada cattleman and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy, two sons and one other co-defendant on charges stemming from an armed standoff with federal agents in April 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 07, 2017 - 10:36 AM

LAS VEGAS - The Latest on the trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant in an armed standoff in 2014 against government agents (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

The start of trial for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons and another defendant will be delayed at least a week over questions about whether prosecutors have provided complete records to defence teams.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Tuesday set hearings Wednesday and Monday on the questions that she said need to be resolved before trial begins. Navarro re-scheduled the trial to begin Nov. 14.

Prosecutors allege the 71-year-old Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and co-defendant Ryan Payne conspired to enlist a self-styled militia to defy government authority at the point of a gun.

Prosecutors say Bundy tried to instigate a "range war" to stop the enforcement of lawful court orders to round up his cows after decades of failing to pay grazing fees and penalties.

Defence attorneys say the four men didn't conspire with anyone, didn't wield weapons and didn't threaten anybody.

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12:30 a.m.

A federal jury in Las Vegas is due to begin hearing the trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant accused of leading an armed standoff in 2014 against government agents in a cattle grazing dispute.

Openings are set Tuesday in a case alleging the 71-year-old Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and co-defendant Ryan Payne conspired to enlist a self-styled militia to defy government authority at the point of a gun.

The standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada, was an iconic moment in a decades-long turf battle about federal control of vast rangelands in the Western U.S.

Prosecutors say Bundy tried to instigate a "range war" to stop the enforcement of lawful court orders to round up his cows for decades of failing to pay grazing fees and penalties.

Defence attorneys say the four men didn't conspire with anyone, didn't wield weapons and didn't threaten anybody.

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