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

November 29, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS

The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drug makers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies bor thousands of babies born to addicts? Attorneys representing the babies and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. They will argue that before a federal judicial panel in New York on Thursday. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 590 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after hearing, which starts around 10 a.m. ET.

IN BRIEF:

— UNIVERSITY-BUILDING NAME: A Connecticut university is one step closer to realizing a campaign to officially recognize the university’s first black graduate. A key committee at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain unanimously endorsed a plan to rename a social sciences building after Ebenezer Bassett, who graduated from the then-Connecticut Normal School in 1853. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ISLANDERS-BRUINS

The New York Islanders visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Sacred Heart at Boston College, 7 p.m.

CCSU at NC A&T, 7:30 p.m.

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