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

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES-NETWORKING

Independent gubernatorial and U.S. Senate campaigns are working together, across state lines, to get their candidates elected in an era of hyper-partisanship. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 950 words, photos.

SHARK STUDY

Researchers are sharing insights from a five-year study of the booming great white shark population off Cape Cod, where a man recently survived a brutal attack. Authorities, meanwhile, say they’re concerned about safety — not just for the busy Labor Day weekend but the weeks beyond, when there are no more lifeguards standing watch. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— MCCAIN-CONNECTICUT: The city of New London, Connecticut, has placed a U.S. flag on the home where the late U.S. Sen. John McCain lived as a child. City workers donated their time to install the flag with the current homeowner’s permission. SENT: 130 words.

— MULTISTATE BURGLARY RING: Massachusetts authorities say they have shut down a multistate ATM and vehicle theft ring run by a career criminal known as Willy Wonka or “the Chocolate Man.” SENT: 130 words.

— BUS HITS CRUISER: Authorities say a transit bus struck a police cruiser while the officer was making a traffic stop. The crash happened Thursday morning in Hamden. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-WHITE SOX

The major league-leading Boston Red Sox continue their series against the Chicago White Sox. Nathan Eovaldi pitches for Boston while Michael Kopech makes his third start for Chicago. Kopech was one of the Red Sox’s top prospects before they traded him to the White Sox for Chris Sale in December 2016. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.

TIGERS-YANKEES

Major league wins leader RHP Luis Severino will look to become the Yankees’ first 18-game winner since 2011, when CC Sabathia finished with 19 victories. New York may also be joined by outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The team was finalizing a deal to pick up the former NL MVP on Thursday night, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

METS-GIANTS

Andrew Suarez takes the mound for the Giants to begin a weekend series with the New York Mets. By Rob Gloster. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10:15 p.m. ET.

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