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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

October 7, 2018

Colorado at 4 p.m.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Colorado) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 1-3 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-3 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 11-3 p.m. EST, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-CO_Colorado General Election Testing, Advisory.

TOP STORIES:

KAVANAUGH-BLUE STATE LAWSUITS

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against “left-wing opposition groups” and others during the recent Senate hearing over a high school-era sexual assault allegation, raising questions about whether he can be impartial deciding cases that revolve around Democratic policies or that directly involve Democratic officials. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 920 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— COLORADO WILDFIRES — U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire that scorched about 85 square miles (220 square kilometers) in southwest Colorado is “controlled,” more than four months after it started.

— SUPERINTENDENT-CHILD PROSTITUTION — A former schools superintendent in western Colorado has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trying to hire what he thought was a 13-year-old child as a prostitute.

— FISH KILL-FORT COLLINS — Wildlife officials are asking for the public’s help to determine what caused thousands of fish to die in a northern Colorado river.

SPORTS:

BRONCOS-JETS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Isaiah Crowell ran for a franchise-record 219 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown, and Sam Darnold threw two TD passes to Robby Anderson, including a 76-yarder, to help the big-play New York Jets snap a three-game losing streak with a 34-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Darnold also had a TD toss to Terrelle Pryor that sealed the game late in the fourth quarter for the Jets (2-3). The rookie quarterback finished 10 of 22 for 198 yards and the three scores with an interception to help New York to its first win since the season opener. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 820 words, photos.

With: BRONCOS-JETS STATS

BREWERS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies take on the Milwaukee Brewers in game three of the National League Division Series. (Game started at 2:30 p.m. MT)

With: BREWERS-ROCKIES LINEUPS — Rockies left fielder Matt Holliday returned to the starting lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series against Milwaukee. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.

OBIT-GAGLIARDI

MINNEAPOLIS — John Gagliardi was ahead of his time as a football coach, believing he did not need to make his players suffer for them to succeed. Using unconventional methods at a small private university in Minnesota, Gagliardi won more football games than anybody who has ever coached in college. Gagliardi died Sunday at the age of 91, according to St. John’s University. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 1,050 words, photo.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Colorado and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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