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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.

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TOP STORIES:

SUBMARINE WELD PROBLEM

The U.S. Navy says there's a problem with welds on missile tubes that are going into new submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command 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: 420 words.

MISSING BOATERS

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 word, photos. Developing from 2:20 p.m. hearing.

ICAHN-CIGNA

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.

IN BRIEF:

—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.

SPORTS:

AROUND THE WNBA

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.

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

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.

YANKEES-WHITE SOX

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.

REDS-METS

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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