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

July 28, 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 Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or dcollins@ap.org. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

US CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL

President Donald Trump’s agenda has emerged as a focal point in the race for attorney general in Connecticut, where even the Republican candidates agree some of his policies should be challenged in court. By David Collins. Upcoming 1 p.m.

TOP STORY:

IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN’S RESOURCE

HARTFORD, Conn. — Inspired by friends whose families are facing deportation, a Connecticut teenager has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teens learn how to prepare for the possible expulsion of a parent or guardian. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 520 words with photos.

IN BRIEF:

— NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY: U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration. SENT: 135 words.

—SEPT 11 DOCUMENTS: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says he plans to introduce a resolution that calls for declassifying all remaining documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. SENT: 135 words.

— FATAL CRASH: A woman has died in a head-on collision in southeastern Connecticut. SENT: 92 words.

— POLICE OFFICERS SHOT: Two police officers shot while responding to a disturbance on Cape Cod have been identified. SENT: 250 words with The Latest.

— PHOTO CONTEST: The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is looking for scenic photos of Connecticut. The agency is holding the first Discover Outdoor Connecticut. SENT: 130 words.

—SUSPICIOUS FAMILY DEATHS: A Connecticut man accused in the killings of a couple and their adult son in what authorities called a botched fake robbery is expected to plead not guilty to murder and other charges. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--ROYALS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — A day after getting rained out, the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees play a day-night doubleheader. The games are scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. By Jeffrey Metallo

BBN--METS-PIRATES

Jacob deGrom takes his major-league leading 1.71 ERA to the mound on Saturday when the New York Mets visit the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trevor Williams (8-7, 4.11 ERA) is expected to start for the Pirates. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BBA--TWINS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Minnesota Twins visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 7 p

FBN--PATRIOTS-BRADY

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady dazzled last season, producing an MVP season at age 40. He did so despite questions about whether his allegiance to personal trainer Alex Guerrero was causing tension between the quarterback and coach Bill Belichick. Yet, Brady is back for his 19th NFL season as he tries to continue to defy his age. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m. EDT, photos.

PATRIOTS BRADY

Tom Brady says it’s “ridiculous” for anyone to suggest the drug-policy suspension of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman’s is related to the quarterback’s personal coach. The questions about body coach Alex Guerrero prompted Brady to abruptly end his first media availability of training camp. Edelman brushed aside a similar question in his first comments since receiving the four-game ban. Several Patriots have also worked with Guerrero, including Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 258 words with photos.

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