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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

September 17, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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HICKENLOOPER-PRESIDENT

DENVER — Colorado’s Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday took his most concrete step yet toward running for president by forming a federal campaign committee that can raise money to help candidates nationwide. Hickenlooper’s so-called Leadership PAC, called “Giddy Up PAC,” will be led by Brad Komar, who ran the governor’s 2014 re-election campaign. Its formation allows the governor to distribute money to campaigns in other states, usually a hallmark of politicians with presidential aspirations. SENT: 200 words.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-POLITICS

NEW YORK — With the fate of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections. The political implications were still being sorted out. But with control of Congress at stake this fall, there were tremendous risks for both sides. By Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,090 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— JUVENILE SENTENCING LAW — The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a law that allows judges to reduce the sentences of prisoners serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.

— AVALANCHE DEATH-LAWSUIT — The parents of a teenager who was killed in a 2012 avalanche at a Vail Resort property are appealing a judge and jury’s decision in their son’s death case.

— HOT SPRINGS IMPROVEMENTS — The hot springs attraction at Glenwood Springs in northwest Colorado will undergo its first major makeover in a decade.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. fell 5.25 cents at 5.0625 a bushel; Sept. corn was off 3.75 cents at 3.48 a bushel; Dec. oats was up 1.25 cents at $2.43 bushel; while Nov. soybeans lost 7 cents at $8.2350 a bushel.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Jon Gray of the Colorado Rockies in a battle for the NL West. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

UNDRAFTED AND UNDETERRED

ENGLEWOOD — Phillip Lindsay is taking the NFL by storm. He’s also taking it all in stride. “I am just playing football, that’s it,” the Denver Broncos running back said after becoming the first undrafted player in NFL history to eclipse 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two NFL games. “I am just playing football for our team. I don’t think of things like that.” Keeping his head down has always been Lindsay’s style. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 850 words, photo.

RAIDERS-BRONCOS FOLO

DENVER — Ugly wins are a thing of beauty in Denver, where the Broncos learned all their hard lessons last year in the dreariness of defeat. “We’re sitting here 2-0 but we’re struggling,” Emmanuel Sanders after the Broncos eked out a 20-19 win over Oakland on Sunday on Brandon McManus’ 36-yard field goal with 6 seconds left. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 880 words, photos.

RAIDERS-GRUDEN

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden was in no mood to rehash Denver’s final drive that handed the Oakland Raiders a second straight defeat to open his tenure as coach. Case Keenum and the Broncos were able to move the ball down the field with little pressure in the heat and altitude of Denver and get a 36-yard field goal from Brandon McManus in the closing seconds of a 20-19 victory Sunday. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 700 words, photo.

RAVENS-BACK TO WORK

BALTIMORE — Coming off a long weekend following their first loss of the season, the Baltimore Ravens have implemented a contingency plan for moving forward without three-time Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley. Mosley bruised his left knee Thursday night in a 34-23 defeat at Cincinnati. Although the fifth-year standout receives a few extra days to recover, it’s unlikely he will ready for Sunday’s game against unbeaten Denver. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 620 words, photo.

RUSSIAN DOPING

The potential reinstatement of Russia’s anti-doping agency drew further outcry Monday, this time from a worldwide group of drug-fighting organizations that portrayed it as the result of an eleventh-hour deal designed to appease a powerful nation. The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations lashed out at a recommendation to end the nearly three-year suspension of RUSADA. In a news release, iNADO said World Anti-Doping Agency officials had told European government representatives as recently as last week that the issue would not be decided at Thursday’s meeting of the WADA executive committee. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 490 words, photo.

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