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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

September 19, 2018

Colorado at 5:15 p.m.

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GENDER-PASSPORTS

DENVER — U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department’s varied explanations for rejecting the application weren’t reasonable, U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said in his ruling, forcing him to set aside the decision as “arbitrary and capricious.” By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 510 words, photo.

CLOVIS ONCOLOGY-PENALTY

BOULDER — A Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company has been penalized more than $20 million for misleading investors about the efficacy of a lung cancer drug under development before raising $300 million in a public stock offering. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought the complaint against Clovis Oncology Inc., of Boulder, and two company executives — CEO Patrick Mahaffy and former chief financial officer Erle Mast, the Daily Camera newspaper reports. SENT: 300 words.

OF COLORADO INTEREST:

PARTY PLANS-UNIVERSITY

LINCOLN, Neb. — University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials hope that asking organizers to register party plans in advance will keep student parties from getting out of hand. The university’s new approach provides party hosts an opportunity to receive a warning and use a 20-minute window to voluntarily end a party after police receive a noise complaint. It’s modeled after a program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Major said. SENT: 290 words.

BLUE BELL-EXPANSION

AUSTIN, Texas — Three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for a beloved Texas brand, Blue Bell has rebounded — and is, in fact, growing and expanding. Distribution centers are now up and running, serving customers in all or part of 22 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. By Gary Dinges And Sebastian Herrera. SENT: 1,240 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WIND FARM — Construction has been completed on a 300-turbine wind farm in eastern Colorado that will provide power to over 300,000 homes.

— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Dec. rose 12 cents at 5.2250 a bushel; Dec. corn was up 2.50 cents at 3.4575 a bushel; Dec. oats was gained 3.50 cents at $2.4925 bushel; while Nov. soybeans advancedt 16 cents at $8.30 a bushel.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES - Rookie Walker Buehler and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers go for a sweep against Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies in the last regular-season game between the rivals fighting for the NL West title. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 6 p.m. MT)

BRONCOS-KEENUM

ENGLEWOOD — Case Keenum said he’ll be back directing Denver’s offense Thursday after missing Wednesday’s workout with a sore knee. “I woke up Monday a little sore ,” Keenum said. “I could have practiced today. I wanted to practice today, but they wouldn’t let me. So, a good mental day, come back and be ready to go tomorrow.” By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 550 words, photo.

BRONCOS-PEKO

ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos 13th-year nose tackle Domata Peko always has the ears of his young teammates, especially this week with a trip to Baltimore coming up. The Ravens (1-1) are a team Peko faced 22 times while anchoring the Cincinnati Bengals defensive line from 2006-16. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 670 words, photo.

SPORTS BETTING-DISPUTED PAYOUT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel’s sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Anthony Prince of Newark made his bet and was handed a ticket at incredible 750-1 odds with about a minute left in the game, as the Broncos trailed by 2 points on their final drive. Denver kicked a field goal with 6 seconds left to win 20-19, capping a second half comeback that started with the Broncos down 12-0. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 600 words, photo.

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