A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect on Tuesday afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
A federal discrimination lawsuit has been filed by three Paralympic athletes against the U.S. Olympic Committee. They allege the USOC has made them second-class athletes and blocked them from raising money.
The suit alleges the USOC violates a federal law by not providing the same benefits to Paralympians that Olympic athletes receive. Those benefits include health insurance, grants, help with living expenses and opportunities to promote the Paralympics brand.
The suit asks the USOC to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. It will also seek some compensatory damages.
Olympic Committee spokesman Darryl Seibel says funding for U.S. Paralympics has increased 100 percent from the previous four years.