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.

Dave Collins is on the desk. 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.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is introducing a major on cyber studies, its first new academic program in over 20 years, in a reflection of the service's growing emphasis on defending cyberspace and protecting infrastructure. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING 350 words by 2:30 p.m.


Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. The money has flowed from the federal government into the coffers of an assortment of organizations that had little involvement in immigration detention a decade ago, including one in Connecticut. By Martha Mendoza and Larry Fenn. SENT: 900 words, photos.

Note: Data on immigrant children shelters, including a decade's worth of HHS grant funding to operators, is available to members of our data distribution program. The data can be accessed here: https://data.world/associatedpress/immigrant-children-shelters .


A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. The federal Department of Transportation says the Gateway tunnel project is lacking some key components to remain in the pipeline for billions in federal grants. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.


— EMERGENCY LANDING: Aviation officials say a plane with smoke in the cockpit made an emergency landing in Groton. The aircraft landed safely at an airport about 7:15 p.m. Thursday after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. SENT: 130 words.

— CRASH DAMAGE-SHOOTING: Police say a man who agreed to pay another driver for damages in a car crash instead shot and killed the other driver. SENT: 130 words.

— INFANT INJURED: A Connecticut man charged with severely beating his 6-month-old daughter faces nearly four years in prison. SENT: 130 words.



The Boston Red Sox face the Toronto Blue Jays. By JImmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


Rookie Domingo German tries to give New York its fifth straight win in Cleveland as the Yankees, who beat ace Corey Kluber in the series opener, continue their four-game series against the Indians. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard comes off the disabled list to make his first big league start since May 25. The 2016 All-Star has been sidelined by a strained ligament in his right index finger. On the mound for the Nationals is Tanner Roark, who is tied for the major league lead in losses. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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