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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT

May 12, 2018

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. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

US CONNECTICUT CHIEF JUSTICE

New Connecticut Chief Justice Richard Robinson says in an AP interview that he wants to improve public confidence in the judiciary and make the system more fair for everyone. Robinson is the state’s first African-American chief justice. By David Collins. Upcoming 500 words at 11 a.m. With photo.

TOP STORY:

CONNECTICUT REPUBLICANS

Connecticut Republicans have begun forming their November election ticket, including a candidate for the open 5th congressional district seat. Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos won the party’s endorsement Friday, at the opening day of the two-day state convention. He’ll have a primary, however. Retired university professor Ruby O’Neill received enough support to challenge him. Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced she won’t seek re-election after her handling of harassment allegations. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING updates through the day and 500 words by 6 p.m. SENT: 770 words With The Latest and photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL ACCIDENT: Connecticut police are investigating a truck crash that has left two drivers dead. SENT: 82 words.

—ATTACKS ON MOTHERS: Connecticut officials will review whether two psychiatric patients accused of attacking their mothers but acquitted by reason of insanity should be transferred to less-restrictive treatment facilities. SENT: 133 words.

— PARTY STABBING: A Connecticut court has rejected the appeal of a man who says he should not have been convicted for killing another man at his roommate’s birthday party in 2013 because it was self-defense. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--ATHLETICS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Domingo German (0-1), who pitched six no-hit innings last weekend in his first big league start, is on the mound of the New York Yankees, who have lost two straight after a 17-1 run. Andrew Triggs (3-1) starts for the Oakland Athletics. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

BOX--LOMACHENKO-LINARES

NEW YORK — Vasyl Lomachenko goes for a title in a third weight class in just his 12th pro fight when he moves up to face WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares at Madison Square Garden. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Main event begins about 9 p.m.

BKN--CAVALIERS-CELTICS

They both took winding paths to get here, but the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season. LeBron James is looking to join an elite list of players to appear in eight consecutive NBA finals. The Celtics are hoping the young players left on their injury-battered roster can lead them to their first Finals berth since 2010. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m. EDT, photos.

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

Luke Maile hit two home runs, including a game-winning blast in the 12th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3. Maile hit a two-run shot off Boston’s Brian Johnson (1-2) as the Blue Jays improved to 5-0 in extra innings, overcoming an impressive outing by Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale. By Ian Harrison. SENT: 900 words. With photos.

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