Editors, news directors:

Good morning. 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:

HURRICANE MARIA-EVACUEES

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria have been scrambling this week to find housing, with FEMA vouchers that paid for their hotel rooms ending on Friday. By Mike Schneider and Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 880 words, photos.

NEW ENGLAND MOB-1993 KILLING

An 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss convicted of killing a nightclub owner more than two decades ago faces up to life imprisonment at his sentencing. "Cadillac Frank" Salemme learns his fate Thursday in federal court. By Alanna Durkin Richer. UPCOMING: 130 words. Will be updated after sentencing scheduled for 2 p.m., photos planned.

SPRINGFIELD CASINO

MGM updates Massachusetts gambling regulators following the opening of its nearly $1 billion Springfield casino last month. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— WHITE POWDER-SYNAGOGUE: Police in Middletown are investigating white powder that was found at a synagogue. A letter containing powder was discovered Wednesday at Congregation Adath Israel, but the mayor says the community isn't in danger. SENT: 130 words.

— SCHOOL-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A former coach at a Norwich high school has been charged with having sexual relationships with two students. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays, with Eduardo Rodriguez facing Sam Gaviglio. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

MARLINS-METS

The New York Mets host the Miami Marlins for a doubleheader. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First game starts at 3:10 p.m.

CELTICS-HAYWARD

Celtics big man Gordon Hayward speaks to the media as he works his way back from a broken leg. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

COWBOYS-NO PASSING ZONE

It's no secret that Dak Prescott and his revamped group of Dallas receivers hold the key to creating consistent running room for Ezekiel Elliott. The formula needs improvement with the Cowboys trying to avoid their first 0-2 start under Jason Garrett when they host the Giants on Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m. ET.

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