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

October 12, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

HOTEL WORKERS STRIKE-TECHNOLOGY

Self check-in kiosks at the hotel front desk, “smart” speakers in guest rooms and robots delivering room service. The hotel of the not-so-distant future sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but it’s drawing real world anxiety for some of the thousands of hotel workers on strike across the U.S. this month. How much input workers have as these new technologies are rolled out is among the core issues as nearly 8,000 workers have walked off their jobs at Marriott-run hotels from Boston to Honolulu, say hotel workers and union officials. By Philip Marcelo and Dee-Ann Durbin. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN STABBING

New Haven police have publicly identified the man who said “Happy Halloween” before stabbing two people, one of whom fatally shot him. Authorities on Thursday said the man shot earlier this week was 31-year-old Sirvon Strickland. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

UCONN-FIRST NIGHT

The UConn’s men’s and women’s basketball teams hold their annual First Night celebration Friday night to unofficially kick off the basketball season. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

ASTROS-RED SOX PREVIEW

A look at Saturday’s Game 1 of the ALCS between Houston and Boston. By Jimmy Golen.

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