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AP-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

July 24, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or dcollins@ap.org.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

PRISON TABLETS

Connecticut is becoming the latest state to give prison inmates computer tablets in an effort to boost access to educational materials and cut down on violence. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-REPUBLICANS

The five candidates vying to become the Republican Party’s nominee for governor are facing off in a debate at Sacred Heart University. It’s an opportunity to separate themselves from the pack and catch the attention of GOP voters in what could be a low-turnout August primary. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos. Developing from 2 p.m. event.

IN BRIEF:

— GOLDFISH CRACKERS-RECALL: Connecticut-based Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. SENT: 130 words.

— SCOUTS-ABUSE LAWSUIT: The Boy Scouts of America is facing another lawsuit out of Connecticut, this time from people who say the organization should have done more to stop a former Stamford scoutmaster from allegedly molesting boys in the 1970s. SENT: 130 words.

— HOUSE COLLAPSE: A Milford house that was being raised onto concrete pilings collapsed, injuring one worker. The one-story shoreline home suddenly shifted and tilted while it was being raised on Monday afternoon. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-ORIOLES

Drew Pomeranz comes off the disabled list for his first start since May 31, pitching for the first-place Boston Red Sox against the last-place Baltimore Orioles, now 0-4 since trading Manny Machado. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

YANKEES-RAYS

Right-hander Yonny Chirinos will be recalled from the minors to start for Tampa Bay when the Rays continue a three-game series against Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

PADRES-METS

With a decision looming on whether slugger Yoenis Cespedes needs surgery on both feet that could sideline him for nearly a year, the New York Mets send Zack Wheeler to the mound against San Diego Padres left-hander Eric Lauer in another matchup between the two worst teams in the National League. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

AROUND THE WNBA

As the WNBA heads into the All-Star Break this week, it’s been a strong first few months of play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.

MYSTICS-SUN

The Washington Mystics visit the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday in the teams’ last game before the All-Star break. UPCOMING: 130 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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