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

May 20, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

CONNECTICUT TOLLS

Connecticut will break new ground if lawmakers ultimately agree to set up dozens of electronic tolls on four existing highways, even though most of the Northeast is already charging drivers. It is unusual for a state to seek federal permission to install that many tolls on existing roads. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 700 words by 11 a.m.

METOO-TEACHING CONSENT

In the era of #MeToo, lawmakers, educators and teens themselves are re-examining whether sex education needs to evolve to better address some of the issues in society today. Central to the conversation is whether schools should expand curriculums to help kids understand consent _ a concept often defined differently from state to state. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 1,820 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 950 words has also been sent.

With WHAT IS CONSENT? _ In defining consent, there’s a gap between the law, culture.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING GIRL: Police in Connecticut say a 12-year-old girl who has been missing for several days has been found. Hartford police tweeted Monday morning that Lexlian Rosa “has been located and is safe.” SENT.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

Boston plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:07 p.m.

YANKEES-ORIOLES

New York plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

NATIONALS-METS

Mets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend, totaling only three hits in consecutive shutouts. Nationals lefty Patrick Corbin makes his fourth start of the season against the Mets. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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