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DENVER — A refugee from Uzbekistan convicted of conspiring to support a terrorist group and making plans to join the organization himself in 2012 was given an 11-year prison sentence Thursday but will receive credit for the more than six years he has been jailed in Colorado. A jury in June found Jamshid Muhtorov guilty of three charges: Conspiring to provide $300 to the Islamic Jihad Union, providing or attempting to provide the $300 and providing or attempting to provide himself as support. The organization is an extremist splinter group that opposes the government of Uzbekistan and has been blamed for attacks there and in Afghanistan. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 710 words.
NEW YORK — The political network created by the billionaire Koch brothers announced plans to support eight House Republicans on Thursday, pledging financial resources and activists to help re-elect several vulnerable congressmen deemed “principled” conservatives. Absent from the list are some of the nation’s most vulnerable House Republicans including Reps. Barbara Comstock of Virginia and Mike Coffman of Colorado. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 580 words, photo.
— CAMPUS SHOOTING — Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a fatal shooting on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
— OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — Authorities have identified the two people who died last week in a shootout with a state trooper in southern Colorado.
— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Sept. was down 7.75 cents at 5.08 a bushel; Sept. corn was off .25 cent at 3.41 a bushel; Sept. oats declined 12.25 cents at $2.3950 bushel; while Sep. soybeans fell 3.75 cents at $8.2325 a bushel.
SAN DIEGO — German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies, who trail Arizona by one-half game in the NL West, open a four-game series against the rookie lefty Eric Lauer and the last-place San Diego Padres. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 8:10 p.m. MT)
Arizona rookie Josh Rosen is expected to watch from the sidelines by Denver backups Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch will be under some intense scrutiny when the Cardinals and Broncos meet in their preseason finale. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)
DENVER — It’s like old times in the AFC West. Jon Gruden glowering on the sideline. Philip Rivers surrounded by co-stars. An air-it-out quarterback in Kansas City. Von Miller sauntering around Denver again thanks to the arrival of a new pass rush partner in Bradley Chubb. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 930 words, photos.
DENVER — Colorado senior linebacker Rick Gamboa can instantly summon some of his favorite recollections of games against Colorado State: Win, win and another win. That simple. He and the Buffaloes can make it four for four on Friday night when they face the Rams in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at the home of the Denver Broncos. “It’s a cool thing to be a part of, being in a class that has won this game every single year we have played in it,” Gamboa said. “This is definitely a special game for me.” By Pat Graham. SENT: 800 words, photos.
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— DUMERVIL RETIRES — Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil is retiring from the NFL after 12 years.
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