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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

August 28, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good evening. 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. Alanna Durkin Richer 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-YALE YEARS

It was the 1980s at Yale University, and Brett Kavanaugh’s classmates were protesting South Africa’s apartheid system, rallying for gay rights and backing dining hall workers in a labor dispute. But friends and acquaintances say the future Supreme Court nominee seemed more interested in battles on the basketball court than politically charged debates. By Alanna Durkin Richer and Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1500 words, photos. With ABRIDGED version.

NATIVE AMERICAN FORT

NORWALK — The remnants of a 1600s Native American fort have been uncovered at a Connecticut construction site. On Tuesday, a dozen archaeologists are visiting to remove and catalog artifacts, some believed to be more than 3,000 years old. SENT: 660 words, photos.

EXCESSIVE HEAT

Some school districts in New England either canceled classes or sent children home early Tuesday as excessive heat baked the region and disrupted the start of the new school year. The heat index surpassed 100 degrees in some areas of southern New England as temperatures soared into the 90s and the dew point reached the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— COMEY SPEECH - UCONN — Former FBI Director James Comey will address students, faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut this fall.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA — A legislative committee has agreed that more conditions can be added to Connecticut’s medical marijuana program.

— UNCLAIMED PROPERTY — Money from unclaimed securities, bank accounts and other financial property appears to be piling up.

— POLICE THREAT ARREST — A Connecticut man accused of threatening to harm police officers has been arrested.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING - UCONN — The family of a student killed in the Parkland high school shooting will attend the season-opening football game between the University of Connecticut, where he was admitted posthumously, and the University of Central Florida.

— RETIREMENT FRAUD — Police have arrested a Connecticut man they allege hacked into someone’s retirement account and stole more than $300,000.

— CULT KILLING — One of two men charged in connection with a cult-related killing in Connecticut 14 years ago has pleaded not guilty to murder.

— MAN CHARGED-MOTHER MISSING — A judge has ruled that a Connecticut man charged with killing his mother is not mentally competent to stand trial. SENT 130 words.

— BODY FOUND — Police say human remains have been discovered in the water near a New London pier. SENT 130 words.

— EXCESSIVE HEAT — Much of southern New England including Boston, Springfield and Hartford is under an excessive heat warning for the next two days. SENT 130 words.

SPORTS:

WHITE SOX-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Lance Lynn pitches for the New York Yankees against James Shields and the improving Chicago White Sox. New York is 6 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East. Shields is 5-15, tied for the most losses in the majors. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. ET.

MARLINS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Florida Marlins visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 7 p.m.

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