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 Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

CONNECTICUT BUDGET

HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers plan to come up with $54 million in spending cuts and other savings to replenish a popular program that helps seniors pay for Medicare-related costs. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he will veto the bill, calling it "gimmickry." This comes as the state faces an estimated $224 million deficit in the current bipartisan budget, where lawmakers first cut funding for the Medicare program. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— WOMAN RUN OVER: Police say a woman was severely injured in Norwalk when she was run over by a car and pinned underneath. Fire officials say the woman was run over Sunday afternoon and first responders found her trapped underneath the car. SENT: 130 words.

— ARMORY THEFT: Authorities say four people have stolen more than dozen guns from a Maryland armory. The Connecticut-based National Shooting Sports Foundation is offering to match a $5,000 reward for information about the heist. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

GRITTY TITANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are underdogs once again, and coach Mike Mularkey says they like that role. A franchise only two years removed from the NFL's worst record over a two-season stretch cares only about winning. The Titans visit the Patriots in the AFC divisional round after one of the biggest comebacks on the road in NFL playoff history. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 690 words, photos by 5 a.m. ET.

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