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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

August 7, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good evening. 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.

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.

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Connecticut governor candidate Ned Lamont says he probably wouldn’t support his primary rival Joe Ganim in the general election. Lamont was asked Tuesday during a WFSB-TV debate whether he’d support Ganim, should he win the Aug. 14 primary. Lamont’s answer was, “probably not.” Ganim served seven years in prison for steering city contracts when he was mayor the first time. Ganim claims Lamont would put the state in the hands of a “Connecticut Trump” if he doesn’t back the party’s nominee. SENT: 140 words.


The U.S. Navy says there’s a problem with welds on missile tubes that are destined for new submarines. The Navy said Tuesday the welding issue was identified on missile tubes that have been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat for new ballistic-missile submarines for the U.S. Navy and Royal Navy, and on tubes for weapons being manufactured for new U.S. attack submarines. An Electric Boat subcontractor found the quality control issue. Defense News first reported it. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 430 words.


Nathan Carman, who is accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather in Connecticut and possibly his mother to collect inheritance money, has a court hearing Tuesday in West Hartford to seek access to a trust set up by his grandfather. By Dave Collins. SENT: 428 words. With photos and Latest.

Carl Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to vote against the Connecticut-based health insurer’s attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts, saying it’s paying too much and that the deal is risky. In a letter Tuesday, the billionaire and activist investor warned that St. Louis-based Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefits manager, faces intense competition from Amazon and other risks. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 660 words. With photos.


—BRADLEY AIRPORT: Bradley International Airport in Connecticut has started offering daily, nonstop flights to St. Louis for the first time in at least 16 years. SENT: 120 words.

—HIKING DEATH: A woman who was found unresponsive on a Connecticut hiking path has died. SENT 80 words

— STUDENT FIGHT CLUB: A Connecticut high school principal who is facing charges of failing to report a student “fight club” is retiring four months earlier than planned. SENT: 130 words.

—SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT-CHILD ABUSE: A Connecticut schools superintendent has been placed on paid leave amid an investigation into whether she and other officials failed to report suspected child abuse. SENT: 124 words.

— UNSOLVED DOUBLE SLAYING: Police in Connecticut are reminding the public about a $50,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the unsolved killings in 2011 of two women. SENT: 115 words.

— MOTORCYCLE HIT-AND-RUN: Police are investigating the death of a motorcycle operator who got stuck in the windshield of a car following a crash in New Haven and was driven around for two blocks before becoming dislodged. SENT: 130 words.



While most WNBA teams are battling for playoff spots in one of the league’s most competitive postseason races, New York, Indiana, Chicago and Las Vegas are jockeying for the draft lottery position. The league changed the lottery system in 2015 to include teams’ record over a two-year span to avoid teams tanking to get the top draft pick. SENT: 820 words. By Doug Feinberg. With photos.


The red hot Boston Red Sox, following a day off after a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees, visit the Toronto Blue Jays. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees meet the Chicago White Sox in the second of a three-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.


Sal Romano makes his second career road start for the Reds against Jason Vargas and the Mets. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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