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

May 8, 2019

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. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



A lawyer and relatives of a Connecticut man who was shot to death by a police officer respond to recently released videos of the encounter during a news conference on Wednesday. By Dave Collins. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2:30 p.m. Developing from 11 a.m. event.


Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are turning off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities Wednesday, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, as well as some European locations like London. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 420 words, photo.



The Milwaukee Bucks can clinch their first trip to the NBA Eastern Conference finals since 2001 when they host Boston in Game 5 of the semifinals. The Bucks have won three straight since dropping the opener to the Celtics. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox face the Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Andrew Cashnew in the deciding matchup of a three-game series. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


Gary Sanchez and the New York Yankees face Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners in the third game of a four-game series. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.


New York plays San Diego at PETCO Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:40 p.m. ET.


The New England Revolution play at the Chicago Fire. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


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