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Trail Ridge Road reopens for the season and more: 5 Things to Know for Friday, May 25

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Posted at 5:45 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 07:45:03-04

DENVER — Good morning! Here are 5 Things to Know for Friday, May 25, 2018.

1. Trail Ridge Road opens ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is back open for the season as thousands of travelers take to the mountains to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. 

2. Harvey Weinstein
The Hollywood mogul surrendered to authorities this morning to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault.

3. Why Amazon is on defensive
The company says an “unlikely” string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance.

4. Assad forces dealt blow from air
Airstrikes reportedly kill at least 12 pro-government fighters in eastern Syria. The Syrian government-run media blame the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

5. Hot and dry in Colorado for the next few days
Friday will feature upper 80s for Denver with partly cloudy skies. Saturday is the warmest day on our 7-day forecast, with highs in the 90s and that's about 15 degrees above normal.