Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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 STORIES:

CONNECTICUT PRIMARY

Connecticut's crowded field of candidates will be reduced on primary day, making way for a likely contentious fall. Registered Democrats and Republicans head to the polls on Tuesday to choose nominees for a number of seats ranging from governor to state representative. The summertime primary has historically drawn a relatively low voter turnout. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 760 words with photos.

GOVERNORS AND PREMIERS

Some of the political leaders from the New England states and the premiers of the five eastern Canadian provinces will be meeting at a Vermont ski resort while a bitter trade dispute simmers between Washington and Ottawa. The 42nd Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers will be held Monday in Stowe. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 530 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CONNECTICUT GOTV: Candidates are rallying their supporters in the final days before Connecticut's upcoming primary, hoping to encourage people to go to the polls. SENT.

— HOLY LAND MASS: Organizers of a Roman Catholic Mass at a former biblical theme park are hoping to attract several thousand people to the Connecticut hilltop site. SENT.

— TAX FREE WEEKEND: Connecticut's 18th annual sales tax-free week is fast approaching. SENT.

— BOATING ACCIDENT: Authorities say a man has died during a boating accident in Connecticut. SENT.

SPORTS:

BBA--Red Sox-Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox look to lengthen their lead in the AL East, facing the last-place Baltimore Orioles in a split doubleheader at Camden Yards. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Games at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. ET.

BBA--Rangers-Yankees

NEW YORK — A day after becoming the first rookie to homer three times in a game against the Yankees, Ronald Guzman and the Texas Rangers take on New York. Guzman has hit six home runs in just 15 at-bats vs. the Yankees this season. By Charles O'Brien. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

BBN--Mets-Marlins

MIAMI — Corey Oswalt is scheduled to start for the Mets on Saturday at Miami against Dan Straily. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game scheduled to begin 7:10 p.m. ET.

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