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

August 25, 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.

Alanna Durkin Richer is on the desk until 5:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR - INDEPENDENT PARTY

After years of litigation, the Connecticut Independent Party is finally meeting to endorse a candidate for governor. Various contenders, including the Republican Party’s nominee, Bob Stefanowski, have expressed interest in getting the third party backing and the chance to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate. About 500 words. By Susan Haigh.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

IN BRIEF:

— CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR - PETITIONING CANDIDATES — A former Republican, who is campaigning for Connecticut governor with a Democratic running mate, is close to getting on the ballot

— METH DEALING MONSIGNOR — Court records say a former Roman Catholic priest dubbed “Monsignor Meth” because he ran a meth distribution ring has failed a drug test and may have to return to prison.

— UCONN-BACK TO SCHOOL — About 23,000 undergraduate students are set to start classes Monday at the University of Connecticut.

SPORTS:

TEN-NEW HAVEN

Aryna Sabalenka faces Carla Suárez Navarro in the finals of the Connecticut Open, the final WTA tuneup before next week’s U.S. Open.

BBA-RED SOX-RAYS

The Boston Red Sox look to bounce back from losing the opener of a weekend series, sending 15-game winner Rick Porcello to the mound against lefty Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. ET.

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