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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

December 3, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, marking the first legal challenge to the school’s policy. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— CONVENIENCE STORE SHOOTING: Police have made an arrest in connection with a robbery that turned deadly at a Springfield convenience store. SENT.

— SHERMAN KILLING-TRIAL: Darin Goulding, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is due to be sentenced for the killing of a man in Sherman, Maine. UPCOMING.

— BALD EAGLES-MASSACHUSETTS: State wildlife officials say the number of bald eagles in Massachusetts continues to grow. SENT.

— SPORTS BETTING-RHODE ISLAND: Twin River Casino says sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday afternoon, close to the state line with Massachusetts. SENT.

— ILLEGAL DEER HUNT: Police are looking for a suspect they say illegally shot and killed a deer from the side of a road in a residential Massachusetts neighborhood last week. SENT.

— GLAXO-TESARO ACQUISITION: Shares of Massachusetts-based Tesaro soared Monday after GlaxoSmithKline said it would pay about $5.1 billion in cash to buy the cancer drugmaker. SENT.

— TEXAS-ADJUTANT GENERAL: An Iraq War veteran with more than 30 years of military service, including time in Massachusetts, has been named the first female Adjutant General of Texas. SENT.



Nearly every time James Develin has touched the football this season for the Patriots, it’s resulted in a touchdown. A special teams player and fullback used mostly as a blocker on offense, he didn’t have carry in either of the previous two seasons. But his first three rushes of 2018 have resulted in touchdowns, including a career-high two scores in New England’s win over Minnesota. It’s right on time for a Patriots offense that has had trouble at times rushing the ball around the goal line this season. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m., photos.


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