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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

September 25, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a “con game” to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, forcefully dismissing allegations against the judge as Republicans began preparations for a pivotal hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, a woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Kavanaugh’s march toward Senate confirmation has been rocked by allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties from two women. Preparing for the hearing with Ford, Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Republicans had hired an “investigating counsel” to handle questioning. He declined to provide the attorney’s name. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 860 words, photos, video and audio.

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IN BRIEF:

— CHEMICAL WEAPONS-DESTRUCTION — The U.S. Army is again shipping liquid hazardous waste from a chemical weapons destruction plant in Colorado for disposal in Texas.

— COLLEGE STUDENT SHOT— Police say a gunshot wound that killed a Colorado college football player wasn’t self-inflicted but aren’t releasing many details about the shooting.

— LOVEJOY AWARD-COLBY— Maine’s Colby College will honor the former editor for the Denver Post who published an editorial criticizing the owners of his paper with the 2018 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. fell 6.25 cents at 5.2075 a bushel; Dec. corn was up 3.25 cents at 3.6375 a bushel; Dec. oats was off 2.25 cents at $2.57 bushel; while Nov. soybeans was rose 4.75 cents at $8.4575 a bushel.

SPORTS:

PHILLIES-ROCKIES

DENVER — Phillies’ RHP Vince Velasquez (9-11, 4.59 ERA) makes his second start this season against Colorado on Tuesday. He beat the Rockies on June 14 by allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)

AVALANCHE PREVIEW

DENVER — The speedy, full-tilt pace on the ice remains in place for the Colorado Avalanche. Same with that salty attitude to prove they belong. Don’t even mention any preseason hype, because they’re not listening. That’s because playing last season with a chip on their shoulder worked so well as they made the postseason for the first time since 2013-14. Colorado will stick with the same sort of demeanor this season. By Pat Graham. SENT: 790 words, photos.

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BRISCOE-BLACK QUARTERBACKS-ABRIDGED

Marlin Briscoe didn’t want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just getting a chance to prove it took a risky ultimatum. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

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