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

June 3, 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 Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

Dave Collins is on the desk. 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

RAPE ALLEGATION-FOOTBALL PLAYERS

A young woman accused of making up rape allegations against two college football players to gain the sympathy of another student she wanted to date is going on trial this week, and claims that she was pressured into confessing are expected to play a key role. Jury selection in the case of Nikki Yovino, 19, of South Setauket, New York, is to begin Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut. By Dave Collins. SENT: 470 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS: U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson will visit Connecticut on Monday to tour one of many homes plagued by crumbling foundations. SENT: 130 words.

— COAST GUARD ACADEMY-RACISM CONCERNS: A Mississippi congressman is urging his Connecticut colleagues to meet with NAACP members to discuss concerns about racial discrimination at the Coast Guard Academy. SENT: 130 words.

— COAST GUARD-NEW COMMANDER: The Boston-based First Coast Guard District is getting a new commander. Rear Adm. Andrew Tiongson will assume responsibilities during a change-of-command ceremony Monday at Faneuil Hall in Boston. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER KILLED-MOTORCYCLE RUN: The 20th and final charity motorcycle run in memory of slain East Hartford police officer Brian Aselton is being held to raise money for college scholarships. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

UCONN-COASTAL CAROLINA

Top-seeded host Coastal Carolina and second-seeded UConn look to stay alive in the NCAA Tournament when they face each other in an elimination game Sunday. UPCOMING: 150 words from noon start.

RED SOX-ASTROS

Boston’s Rick Porcello will face the Astros for the first time since allowing five hits, two runs and three walks in three innings of Game 4 of the 2017 ALDS as the teams continue their series in Houston on Sunday. Charlie Morton gets the start for the Astros. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m.

YANKEES-ORIOLES

The New York Yankees seek to complete a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, who have lost seven straight. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

CUBS-METS

The New York Mets try to end a three-game skid when they wrap up their four-game series against the Chicago Cubs, hours after setting a franchise record with 24 strikeouts in a 14-inning loss. The Cubs start Jon Lester (5-2), who is 5-1 in seven career starts against the Mets. New York counters with Steven Matz (2-3). UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m.

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