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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

May 2, 2019

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. 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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

OPIOID LAWSUITS-DRUG DATA

A three-judge panel will hear arguments on whether federal data about how prescription opioid drugs were distributed should be made public. Attorneys for two news organizations are urging the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn a lower-court judge’s denial of access to the information. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Developing from 9 a.m. hearing.

IN BRIEF:

_ RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is creating a new vessel speed restriction zone off Massachusetts to try to protect rare whales. SENT.

_ EARNS-CIGNA: Cigna Corp. on Thursday reported first quarter net income of $1.37 billion. The Bloomfield, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $3.56 per share. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-BLUE JACKETS

The Boston Bruins play the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

RED SOX-WHITE SOX

The Boston Red Sox eye their fourth straight win when they open a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. David Price pitches for the defending World Series champions, coming off a three-game sweep against Oakland. Chicago’s Lucas Giolito makes his first start since April 17. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.

REDS-METS

Cincinnati plays New York at Citi Field. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.

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