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 Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk.

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TOP STORIES:

US CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-ABORTION

There's disagreement about whether abortion should even be an issue in Connecticut's governor's race, despite the appointment of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice leading to the reversal of Roe v Wade. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 664 words.

PORCH COLLAPSE

Police say a porch has collapsed at a Connecticut home, sending over a dozen people to the hospital. As many as 20 people were on a second-floor balcony in Hartford Saturday night when the floor gave way. Police say 15 people were taken to Hartford Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. Among the injured were infants and young children. Personnel from the Fire Marshal's Office have deemed the structure to be habitable. The cause of the collapse remains under investigation. SENT: 135 words with photos. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— EARLY SHUTDOWN: Officials in a Connecticut city are blocking a dozen businesses from staying open all night to reduce crime. SENT: 135 words.

— MOTORCYCLE CRASH: State police say a man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on the highway. SENT: 130 words.

—CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-DEMOCRATS: The two Democratic contenders for Connecticut's next governor will face off in their first primary debate. SENT: 135 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--RED SOX-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rick Porcello starts for the Boston Red Sox in the finale of their three-game set at Kauffman Stadium. Jakob Junis gets the start for the Kansas City Royals. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT

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