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

October 1, 2018

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court. Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were students at Yale University, which Kavanaugh denies. By Darlene Superville and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, audio.

FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES-DEVRY DEAL

A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that’s more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. The Trump administration has given a tentative green light to the sale of DeVry University to Bradley Palmer, chairman of the Connecticut-based Palm Ventures, even as critics warn the deal raises red flags. By Collin Binkley and Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,750 words, photo.

Also: FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES-DEVRY DEAL-ABRIDGED. A 1,000-word version.

SPORTS:

IVY LEAGUE CONCUSSIONS

Concussion rates fell in Ivy League football after a rule change shortened kickoff returns, By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

METS WRAPUP

After a disappointing season, the Mets will start their search for a new GM. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.

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