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BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

May 17, 2019 GMT

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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_ COLORADO-CANADA PRESCRIPTIONS _ Gov. Jared Polis has signed legislation aimed at lowering prescription costs by importing drugs from Canada.

_ SCHOOL SHOOTING-COLORADO _ A Colorado teen killed while trying to stop a gunman in his school has been laid to rest. (With AP Photos)

_ SCHOOL SAFETY _ Colorado lawmakers will study school safety after a fatal shooting and a reported threat refocused attention on the issue this spring.


_ SEX ASSAULT CONVICTION OVERTURNED _ A Colorado judge has overturned an attempted sexual assault conviction after the victim testified in a separate trial that the sexual contact between her and the man was consensual.

_ OPRAH-COMMENCEMENT-COLORADO _ Oprah Winfrey will give the commencement address to Colorado College graduates on Sunday.

_ SCHOOL SHOOTING-COLORADO _ Funeral services are held for an 18-year-old student killed during a school shooting in a Denver suburb. AP photos planned of burial ceremony. With AP Photos.

_ STOLEN SNO-CAT-DUKES OF HAZZARD _ A Colorado man has been ordered to pay more than $28,000 to cover damages after he pleaded guilty to stealing a Sno-Cat painted to look like the “General Lee” car featured in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

_ GLAMOUR SHOT BANDIT _ Colorado prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old woman with being the bank robber the FBI dubbed the “Glamour Shot Bandit.”

_ FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE _ Wheat for July lost 2 cents at 4.65 a bushel; Jul corn rose 4.50 cents at 3.8325 a bushel; Jul oats was off .25 cent at $2.94 bushel; while Jul soybeans declined 18 cents at $8.2175 a bushel.



SAN FRANCISCO _ President Donald Trump is moving fast to build a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland heard arguments in two lawsuits seeking to block the White House from spending money from the Defense and Treasury departments for the project. By Daisy Nguyen and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 680 words, photos.


WASHINGTON _ Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs. Trump’s sweeping immigration plan is more a campaign document than anything else. By Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,030 words, photos, video and audio.



PHOENIX — Two companies that provide health care in jails and prisons across the United States have agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it discriminated against employees with disabilities by failing to accommodate them, requiring them to be fully healed before they can return to work, and firing them. A consent-decree agreement signed by a judge on Wednesday requires Corizon Health Inc. and Corizon LLC to provide annual training to employees who qualify under the Americans With Disabilities Act, review its policies and, if necessary, make changes to ensure equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and job applicants with disabilities. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 350 words, photo.



PHILADELPHIA _ Cole Irvin (1-0) makes his second career start for the Phillies and Jon Gray (3-4) goes for the Rockies. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By Rob Maaddi (Game scheduled for 5:05 p.m. MT)


DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are running a little cool at second base. That opened the door for Brendan Rodgers, the team’s top prospect who’s swinging a hot bat. Colorado called up the 22-year-old for a weekend series in Philadelphia that started Friday. In addition to selecting the contract of the prospect from Albuquerque, the Rockies optioned right-hander DJ Johnson and infielder Pat Valaika to the Triple-A team and activated left-hander Jake McGee from the 10-day injured list after he recovered from a sprained left knee. By Pat Graham. SENT: 300 words.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball. He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers. By John Kekis. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.


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