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. Alanna Durkin Richer 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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It was the 1980s at Yale University, and Brett Kavanaugh's classmates were protesting South Africa's apartheid system, rallying for gay rights and backing dining hall workers in a labor dispute. But friends and acquaintances say the future Supreme Court nominee seemed more interested in battles on the basketball court than politically charged debates. By Alanna Durkin Richer and Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1500 words, photos. With ABRIDGED version.


NORWALK — The remnants of a 1600s Native American fort have been uncovered at a Connecticut construction site. On Tuesday, a dozen archaeologists are visiting to remove and catalog artifacts, some believed to be more than 3,000 years old. UPCOMING 500 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos planned.


— RETIREMENT FRAUD — Police have arrested a Connecticut man they allege hacked into someone's retirement account and stole more than $300,000.

— CULT KILLING — One of two men charged in connection with a cult-related killing in Connecticut 14 years ago has pleaded not guilty to murder.

— MAN CHARGED-MOTHER MISSING — A judge has ruled that a Connecticut man charged with killing his mother is not mentally competent to stand trial. SENT 130 words.

— BODY FOUND — Police say human remains have been discovered in the water near a New London pier. SENT 130 words.

— EXCESSIVE HEAT — Much of southern New England including Boston, Springfield and Hartford is under an excessive heat warning for the next two days. SENT 130 words.



NEW YORK — Lance Lynn pitches for the New York Yankees against James Shields and the improving Chicago White Sox. New York is 6 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East. Shields is 5-15, tied for the most losses in the majors. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. ET.


BOSTON — The Florida Marlins visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 7 p.m.


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