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Good evening. 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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US Kennedy Cousin

The Connecticut prosecutors in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's alleged murder case have until Thursday to file paperwork asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a state court's dismissal of Skakel's conviction. By David Collins. Upcoming 5 p.m.



A committee in Newtown, Connecticut, has chosen a design for the town's permanent memorial to the 26 pupils and educators killed in the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The design, by San Francisco-based architecture and design firm SWA, features a coiling wooded walkway leading to a sycamore tree planted in the middle of a small man-made reflecting pool. Plans call for it to be dedicated on the seventh anniversary of the massacre, Dec. 14, 2019. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 362 words with photos.


Two Saudi Arabian college students who drowned while trying to save two young children struggling in a Massachusetts river have been honored by their home country for their heroism. Theeb Alyami and Jaser Daham Alrakah have been posthumously awarded the Order of King Abdulaziz of the First Degree. Massachusetts authorities say the men jumped into the Chicopee River in Wilbraham on June 29 to rescue the children. The children survived but the students were swept away and drowned. SENT: 145 words.


— GROIN SHOOTING: Police in Connecticut are searching for one or more suspects involved in a shooting that left a man injured in the groin. SENT: 125 words.

— CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-ABORTION: The five Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are talking about abortion, albeit reluctantly. SENT: 130 words.

— TEACHER ARREST-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP: Police have arrested a former Connecticut teacher for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a student. SENT: 130 words.

— SEPARATING FAMILIES LAWSUIT: A lawsuit by 17 states challenging President Donald Trump's separation of migrant families at the Mexico border has been transferred to a California courtroom where a federal judge is already overseeing several related cases. SENT: 130 words.

—TUFTS MEDICAL CEO: The head of a children's hospital in Canada has been named the new CEO of Tufts Medical Center. SENT: 120 words.

— WEST NILE VIRUS: Officials say mosquitoes tested at a site in Connecticut have come up positive for West Nile virus. SENT: 118 words.

—VIOLENT HOME INVASION: Police have arrested one suspect in connection with a violent weekend home invasion in Connecticut and say more arrests are expected. SENT: 124 words.

— TEENAGER SHOT: Police in Connecticut say a 16-year-old boy has been shot in the chest and they are currently looking for suspects. SENT: 126 words.

— SERIAL BANK ROBBER: A Connecticut man who robbed five banks, and twice threatened to kill or shoot bank employees, has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison. SENT: 130 words.

— BOY INJURED BY TREE: Hartford police say an 11-year-old boy has been injured by a falling tree in a park. The boy was playing basketball with other children in Goodwin Park Tuesday when the tree snapped and fell. SENT: 130 words.



Brian Johnson takes the mound for the Red Sox against Mike Hauschild and the Blue Jays in the second game of a three-game series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Luis Severino tries to get back on track when the New York Yankees go for a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox. Severino has lost his last three starts. Lucas Giolito pitches for the White Sox. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m.


__Jacob deGrom struck out 10 over six innings, received rare significant run support and earned his first win in nearly two months as the New York Mets blanked the Cincinnati Reds 8-0. DeGrom ended a seven-start winless streak and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.77. Brandon Nimmo tied a team record with three doubles and drove in three runs as the Mets won for the 22nd time in their last 66 games. By Larry Fleisher. SENT.


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