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Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Connecticut stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Connecticut and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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For much of the Eastern United States, winter has been a bust. The warm weather has left fans of cross-country skiing and sledding lamenting a lost winter while businesses like snow plow drivers and small ski resorts have struggled financially. By Michael Casey. SENT: 1,260 words, photos, video.


National transportation authorities say a corporate jet may have experienced stability problems before the severe buffeting that caused the death of a passenger. The NTSB initially reported that the plane experienced severe turbulence on Friday. But in a news release Monday, the agency says it’s now looking into a “reported trim issue.” By Dave Collins and David Sharp. SENT: 320 words.


Nearly 45 years after a woman was found shot to death on a logging road in western Massachusetts, she has been identified through advanced genetic testing. Investigators said 28-year-old Patricia Ann Tucker was found buried under leaves off a road in the town of Granby on Nov. 15, 1978. SENT: 290 words.


Kansas legislators are considering a proposal that many disability rights advocates say could help employers who pay disabled workers less than the minimum wage, bucking a national trend. A Kansas House bill would expand a state income tax credit for goods and services purchased from vendors employing disabled workers so the vendors could have some workers who don’t get the minimum wage. By John Hanna. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.



Top-seed UConn will face second-seeded Villanova for the Big East title on Monday night. The Huskies have won both the tournament championships since they returned to the conference in 2021. By Doug Feinberg. Game tips at 7 p.m.


After losing in Boston last week, the Cavaliers get another shot at the Celtics, who will be playing the second night of a back-to-back following a double-overtime loss to the surging New York Knicks. By Tom Withers. Game time 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. FBN—NFL COMBINE-DIMINISHED VALUE

The NFL combine is winding down and it’s clear the annual scouting event that’s evolved into a made-for-TV spectacle continues to be a required stop on the road to a pro football career amid concerns it can be a demeaning process with diminishing value. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 970 words, photos.


The Atlantic Coast Conference heads into its tournament with Miami holding its first top seed in a decade after sharing the regular-season crown with Virginia. Yet the league lacks a true favorite with teams like Duke carrying a six-game winning streak while Clemson and Pittsburgh posted unexpectedly strong seasons. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos by 5 p.m.


PARENT ENGAGEMENT-LOCALIZE IT — Huge numbers of American schoolchildren are behind in school. Yet the vast majority of parents think their own child is performing at grade level. The disconnect is not new, but after the COVID-19 school closures, the stakes for children have in many ways never been greater. We provide resources and ideas for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

ELECTION CONSPIRACIES-VOTER ROLLS-LOCALIZE IT — A bipartisan effort to help states combat voter fraud and ensure accurate lists of registered voters has found itself in the crosshairs of conspiracy theories fueled by Donald Trump’s false claim the 2020 election was rigged. Now two Republican-led states have withdrawn from the Electronic Registration Information Center, more commonly known as ERIC, and a handful of others are weighing whether to stay. We offer ideas for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

OSCARS-EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE-LOCALIZE IT — Even the filmmakers behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once” never dared to imagine a universe where their film would be the biggest talk of the 95th Academy Awards. The whacky sci-fi, multiverse movie, about an immigrant Chinese wife and mother facing a tax audit, has been everywhere when it comes to awards season. It could all culminate with a huge and historic payoff during Hollywood’s biggest night, which will air March 12 on ABC. After the movie came out, many Asian Americans and Asians who immigrated to the U.S. shared on social media how they felt seen or that they understood their parents better. We provide resources for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.


One dead, eight injured in concert stampede in US

Dozens detained after police training site violence

Trump at CPAC: I am your warrior, your retribution


1 dead, 8 hurt in stampede at GloRilla concert in New York

Digital foot soldiers: Pro-Trump bots swarm DeSantis, Haley

35 detained after violence at Atlanta police training site

4 Americans missing, feared kidnapped in Matamoros, Mexico


ROCHESTER CONCERT STAMPEDE — Unfounded fears of gunfire at a rap concert in Rochester, New York, sent a crowd rushing toward the exits in a stampede that killed one person and left two others fighting for their lives, authorities said. The Memphis rap stars GloRilla and Finesse2tymes had finished performing Sunday night at Rochester’s Main Street Armory when people exiting the venue just after 11 p.m. began to surge dangerously, Police Chief David M. Smith said at a news briefing Monday. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 480 words, photos, video, audio.

ELECTION 2024-BOTS — Researchers have uncovered a network of tens of thousands of fake Twitter accounts created to support former President Donald Trump and attack his critics and potential rivals. Those targeted by the bot network include a Republican candidate for president, Nikki Haley, and potential Trump rival Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The network was discovered by an Israeli tech firm, Cyabra, which shared its findings with The Associated Press. While the network’s creator remains unknown, its existence is a reminder that online manipulation techniques pioneered by Russia are becoming increasingly common in the U.S. By David Klepper. SENT: 1,100 words, photo.

POLICE TRAINING SITE-PROTEST — Authorities in Atlanta say 35 people have been detained after a violent protest erupted at the site of a new police training center. Local media reports show flames rising from the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center in DeKalb County late Sunday. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports protesters dressed in all black threw large rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails and fireworks at police officers at the construction site. Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum says several pieces of construction equipment were set on fire and many of those who were arrested were from outside Atlanta. He says their goal was “anarchy.” By Jeff Martin and Jeff Amy. SENT: 780 words, photo.

MEXICO-MISSING AMERICANS — The FBI says four U.S. citizens have been kidnapped after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros. The four had entered Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas, on Friday. They were travelling in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates. The FBI San Antonio Division office said the vehicle came under fire shortly after it entered Mexico. The agency is offering a $50,000 reward for the return of the victims and the arrest of the culprits. Matamoros is home to warring factions of the Gulf drug cartel. The U.S. Consulate issued an alert about dangers in the area on Friday. SENT: 590 words.



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