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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.

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TOP STORIES

New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and vacationers alike — are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will likely be more in the fall. But preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities are finding fewer deer ticks, state officials and researchers said. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BODY-CAR FOUND — Police say a car crashed into the Mill River in New Haven and one person is dead.

RAPPER-AIRPORT ARREST — Rapper Kamaiyah is set to make her first court appearance since being arrested at a Connecticut airport where police say she went on a profanity-laced tirade against security officers.

SPORTS:

T-25--UCONN-BOISIE STATE

Brett Rypien and No. 20 Boise State sure look ready for their showdown with Power Five foe Oklahoma State next week. Rypien threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns in little more than a half and the Broncos set a school record for offensive yards in a 62-7 rout of UConn on Saturday night.

BBA--YANKEES-MARINERS

SEATTLE — The New York Yankees send C.C. Sabathia to the mound in the series finale against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon. UPCOMING: Game at 1:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

FBN-TEXANS-PATRIOTS

The defending AFC champion New England Patriots open the season against the Houston Texans. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Kickoff 1 p.m.

BBA--ASTROS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros wrap up their three-game series, with Dallas Keuchel facing Rick Porcello. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 8 p.m.

FBN--JAGUARS-GIANTS

Coach Pat Shurmur and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley will make their debuts with the Giants when New York plays hosts to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that came within a quarter of making the Super Bowl last season. By Tom Canavan.

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