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

May 14, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

PRISON PHONE CALLS

Connecticut is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the country to make telephone calls free for prisoners. It would be following the lead of New York City, which began allowing free phone calls earlier this month. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 800 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the issue told The Associated Press on Monday. Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry, the person said. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 440 words, photo.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

A former University of Southern California soccer coach is scheduled to plead guilty to making bogus athletic profiles for wealthy parents’ children in the college admissions scam. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from 11:30 a.m. hearing in Boston. With photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ FATHER-SON ASSAULT: A 60-year-old Bloomfield man police say suffered skull fracture during a fight with his son has died, and the son remains on the run. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-HURRICANES

The Boston Bruins look to take a 3-0 lead in Game 3 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins won the first two in Boston by a combined 11-4 score while the Hurricanes are 5-0 on home ice in the postseason. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

ROCKIES-RED SOX

The Colorado Rockies play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

ORIOLES-YANKEES

Baltimore plays New York at Yankee Stadium. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.

METS-NATIONALS

Coming off a 3-7 road trip, the owners of the second-worst record in the NL, the struggling Washington Nationals, open a three-game series against the division rival New York Mets on Tuesday night. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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