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

August 12, 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.

Sarah Betancourt 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-MARCH

Students from Parkland, Florida and Newtown, Connecticut are teaming up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. The March for Our Lives: Road to Change was started after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in is part of a traveling rally that began in Chicago in June and has made stops in 20 states. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

— DOG ON DEATH ROW: Supporters of a dog that has been under a euthanasia order for a year are planning a rally to call on local officials in Connecticut to return the pet to its family. SENT.

— TURTLE DEATHS-AQUARIUM RECOMMENDATION: A Connecticut aquarium is asking boaters to help avoid more turtle deaths. SENT.

—FATAL CRASH: Police are investigating the death of one person in a Connecticut three-car crash. SENT.

SPORTS:

BBA--Rangers-Yankees

NEW YORK — In a matchup of left-handers, Martin Perez (2-4, 6.15 ERA) of the Texas Rangers takes on CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.49 ERA) of the New York Yankees in the series finale. Perez has posted allowed 12 earned runs in 12 2-3 career innings against New York, despite a 2-1 record, while Sabathia looks for his 12th career victory over the Rangers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

BBN--Mets-Marlins

MIAMI — Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to start for the Mets on Sunday in their series finale at Miami.

By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game scheduled to begin 1:10 p.m. ET.

BBA--Red Sox-Orioles

BALTIMORE — Left-hander Chris Sale comes off the disabled list to start for the Boston Red Sox, who seek to complete a four-game sweep of the last-place Baltimore Orioles. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

FBN--Jets-Redskins-Quarterbacks

RICHMOND, Va. — As the New York Jets and Washington Redskins meet for joint workouts, they’re two teams that solved their quarterback situations in different ways. The Jets signed Teddy Bridgewater and drafted Sam Darnold, while the Redskins traded for Alex Smith, and now those two organizations face contrasting paths forward. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

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