Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 17

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Let’s get straight to it: The A Line was late again, Denver continues to argue homelessness and the Aurora motel voyeur is still weird.

Transportation: Glitches at road crossings were slowing down the train to the plane this morning. Delays were down to 10 minutes by 8:30 a.m. (Denverite)

Also, Magic Johnson may be personally involved in getting the main DIA terminal redesigned. (DP)

Sports: Jenny Simpson took home an Olympic bronze last night, the second for a Boulder runner this year. (Denverite)

Business: A business that sold coffee under the Marley name reportedly is falling apart amid a legal dispute. (DBJ)

Homelessness: We’ll hear more today about the security plan for the 16th Street Mall. (9News)

A lawyer is looking for people to sue Denver over its “sweeps” of homeless people. (Denverite)

Environment: Xcel Energy is considering a change that could make electric bills vary by the hour. It’s part of a big, complicated plan that could shape the future of renewables in Colorado. (Denverite)

Crime: Denver police say an officer shot a suspected carjacker yesterday. The man reportedly was fleeing a vehicle and had just taken out a gun. (Denverite)

Creepers: Here’s another strange story about Gerald Foos, the man who said he spied on his own motel in Aurora. (Westword)