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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 Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

HOT WEATHER

The dangerously high heat in the Northeastern United States has prompted emergency measures including extra breaks for players wilting at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. In several states, children are being released from school early on Wednesday, and the elderly without air conditioning are urged to go to cooling centers. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.

REIMAGINING HISTORY

A Massachusetts living history museum that depicts life in the early 19th century is looking to overhaul the way it presents the past in an effort to stay relevant to a 21st century audience. Old Sturbridge Village has received a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities it will use to partner with scholars and other consultants for a multiyear study into how it portrays four areas: agriculture and food, civics, industry and economy, and race and gender. By Mark Pratt. SENT: 550 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— PRIVATE SCHOOL-SEX ASSAULT LAWSUIT: A lawyer has filed state and federal lawsuits against a Connecticut town and a private school on behalf of a woman who says the school covered up her sexual assault allegations. SENT: 130 words.

— UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL-ASSAULT: The head of student conduct at a Connecticut university who's charged with domestic assault has been ordered by a judge to provide a DNA sample to investigators. SENT: 130 words.

— CRASH-CHILD KILLED: A Connecticut judge has sentenced the man who was behind the wheel of a stolen car that crashed after speeding away from a traffic stop, killing a 4-year-old passenger, to 10 years in prison. SENT: 130 words.

— DUMPED FROM WHEELCHAIR: A Connecticut woman is facing several charges for allegedly dumping an 83-year-old woman she was hired to care for out of her wheelchair. SENT: 130 words.

— HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a Connecticut woman whose body was found in her home by her husband. SENT: 130 words.

EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the link below.

— Why synthetic marijuana is so risky. By C. Michael White, University of Connecticut. http://theconversation.com/why-synthetic-marijuana-is-so-risky-102224

SPORTS:

UCF-UCONN PREVIEW

UCF, which refers to itself as the defending national champion, tries to keep its nation's best 13-game winning streak alive when it opens the season Thursday by facing a young UConn team on the road. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. With: UCF-UCONN PREVIEW-CAPSULE.

MARLINS-RED SOX

The Florida Marlins visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch at 6:30 p.m.

WHITE SOX-YANKEES

The Yankees, who have won nine of their last 11 and are 6 1/2 games out of the AL East lead, go with CC Sabathia in the series finale against the White Sox. Chicago goes with Reynaldo Lopez after having its four-game winning streak snapped. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

METS-CUBS

Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs wrap up their series against the struggling New York Mets. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:20 p.m. ET.

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