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

February 6, 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 Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS-INVESTORS WORRY

UNDATED — Working alone at home, Erik Lovequist often turns on a TV sports channel to supply background chatter. But when stock prices plummeted Monday afternoon, the music research specialist quickly flipped to a financial news show and leaned in to listen. “I don’t follow it all the time,” said Lovequist, of Billerica, Massachusetts. He was among the millions of individual investors who, until the last few days, savored a bull market so steady it seemed nearly immune to a setback. The 1,175-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average Monday capped two days of losses that have erased the stock market’s gains for the year. By Adam Geller. SENT: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WORKER TIPS-ATTORNEYS GENERAL: Attorneys general in over a dozen states oppose a federal Department of Labor proposal to let employers control the tips of some hourly employees. The attorneys general filed comments in opposition with federal officials on Monday. SENT: 130 words.

— GUNFIGHT-TEEN KILLED: A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his role in a gunfight on a Bridgeport street that left an innocent 14-year-old boy dead. SENT: 130 words.

— JACKPOTTING ARREST: Connecticut police say they found more than $9,000 in $20 bills when they arrested two men suspected in an ATM “jackpotting” scheme. Security personnel at a Citizens Bank branch in Cromwell called authorities Jan. 27 after observing the men working on the machine while dressed as ATM technicians. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-RED WINGS

DETROIT — The Boston Bruins play at the Detroit Red Wings. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

CELTICS-RAPTORS

TORONTO — The Boston Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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