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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT

July 29, 2018

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 Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or dcollins@ap.org. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

US CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL

President Donald Trump’s agenda has emerged as a focal point in the Connecticut attorney general race. The current attorney general, Democrat George Jepsen, isn’t seeking re-election. His office is suing the Trump administration over a variety of issues. Democratic candidates William Tong, Chris Mattei and Paul Doyle agree with the lawsuits. Republicans Sue Hatfield and John Shaban say the Democrats’ focus is too political, but they agree some Trump policies should be challenged in court. By David Collins. SENT: 680 words.

IN BRIEF:

— DRUG ARRESTS: Several people, including some from Connecticut, have been arrested in Massachusetts with about 90 grams of crack cocaine. SENT: 135 words.

— UCONN HEALTH-HEARING: Connecticut lawmakers have set a hearing on UConn Health’s management of taxpayer dollars and its transfer of inmate health care to the Department of Correction. SENT: 130 words.

— PRIMARY GRANTS: The executive director of Connecticut’s State Elections Enforcement Commission says the agency received a “staggering” number of grant applications this year for public campaign financing. SENT: 133 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--ROYALS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — J.A. Happ (10-6) makes his New York Yankees’ debut, three days after he was acquired from Toronto. Burch Smith (1-1) starts for the Kansas City Royals in the finale of a four-game series. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

BBN--METS-PIRATES

The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates play their last game before the non-waiver trade deadline on Sunday when they wrap up a four-game series. Zack Wheeler (4-6, 4.33 ERA) starts for New York against Joe Musgrove (4-4, 3.90). Game begins at 1:35 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BBA--TWINS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Minnesota Twins visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 1 p.m.

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