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

July 31, 2018

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CONNECTICUT REPUBLICANS

For years, Connecticut’s Gold Coast near the New York border was the place to campaign if you wanted find Republican votes. Now, candidates are stumping east of the Connecticut River, reaching out to blue-collar Republicans who strongly backed Trump in 2016. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 960 words by 12 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— OLD FACTORY BURNS: Firefighters in Waterbury are continuing to pour water on an abandoned factory that went up in flames. The blaze erupted Monday night in the former Ansonia Copper & Brass Company. SENT: 130 words.

— 3D GUNS-NEW ENGLAND: Two New England lawmakers are looking to ban the 3D printing of plastic firearms. Democratic Reps. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and David Cicilline of Rhode Island plan to introduce legislation during Tuesday’s U.S. House session that would prohibit the manufacture or possession of 3D- printed guns. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

PHILLIES-RED SOX

The Philadelphia Phillies visit the Boston Red Sox. By JImmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

ORIOLES-YANKEES

Masahiro Tanaka is 6-0 in 12 starts since mid-April going into Tuesday’s series opener against the Orioles and Yefry Ramirez. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

METS-NATIONALS

The two-time defending NL East champion Washington Nationals are in third place and a game below .500 as they open a three-game series against the New York Mets. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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