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

November 20, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



Outside groups poured millions of dollars into television ads, mailers and opposition research for Connecticut legislative and statewide races. Election reform advocates say the money undermines the goals of the state’s public campaign financing system, and there is a renewed push for new legislation next year that will make it easier for voters to know who is behind all of this money. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 650 words by 1 p.m.


Looking for a wicked case of the munchies just in time for Thanksgiving? Recreational marijuana goes on sale Tuesday in Massachusetts, two years after voters approved it in a referendum. By Steven Senne and Bob Salsberg. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos, video.


— TEEN SEXUAL ASSAULT: A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl he met on social media. Hasan Khalid faces up to 18 months in prison at sentencing scheduled for Jan. 15. SENT: 130 words.



UConn looks to bounce back from its first loss under new coach Dan Hurley as it hosts Cornell at the XL Center in Hartford. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Quinnipiac at New Hampshire, 7 p.m.


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