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 HOUSE-HAYES

A onetime teen mother who rose from poverty to the height of the teaching profession, Jahana Hayes is now close to becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 850 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— COLLEGE STUDENT DEATH: A Quinnipiac University student who was also the son of one of the school's top administrators has been killed while riding his bicycle. SENT: 130 words.

— BUS DRIVER-CHARGED: New Haven police have charged a school bus driver who they say left two special needs students on a bus. Authorities say the driver left the two Wilbur Cross High School students on a bus Thursday. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

UCONN-BOISE STATE

Very quietly, No. 20 Boise State put together one of the more impressive performances of the opening weekend to the season. The Broncos will have the opportunity to make a lot of noise over the next two weeks beginning with Saturday night's game against Connecticut. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. ET.

ASTROS-RED SOX

Division leaders Houston and Boston are both riding hot streaks as they open a three-game series that could be a preview of potential playoff matchup. The Astros have won five straight and hold a 3 1/2 game lead in the West. The Red Sox, winners of seven out of their last nine and three straight, lead the Yankees by 9 1/2 in the East. The teams split a four-game series back in June. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-MARINERS

The New York Yankees make their only visit to Seattle to open a three-game series against the Mariners on Friday night. Masahiro Tanaka starts for the Yankees against James Paxton for Seattle. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET.

PHILLIES-METS

Cy Young Award contender Aaron Nola pitches for Philadelphia against Steven Matz and the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Phillies are 3 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East. Matz is coming off a career-best 11 strikeouts Saturday in San Francisco. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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