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

October 13, 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.

Dave Collins is on the desk and reachable at dcollins@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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern.

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

TOP STORIES:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-COLLEGES

For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she started to see her memories differently. She’s now among a wave of women inspired by the #MeToo movement to report past sexual misconduct to their colleges, breaking sometimes decades of silence in an attempt to acknowledge the wrongdoing, close old wounds and, in some cases, seek justice. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

With: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-COLLEGE-GLANCE.

BEACON HILL

Online lottery sales, sports betting and the state pension fund are some of the top issues in the race for Massachusetts state treasurer pitting Republican state Rep. Keiko Orrall against Democratic incumbent Deb Goldberg. On nearly every issue, Orrall has argued the state can do better than it has under the leadership of Goldberg, who is seeking a second four-year term in the Nov. 6 election. By Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 630 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ORCHESTRA EMPLOYEE-CHILD PORN CHARGES: Executives with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra say they have hired an independent investigator to examine the organization after the arrest of an artistic adviser on child pornography charges. SENT: 130 words.

— WARREN-TOWN HALL: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is holding a town hall in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Saturday morning’s event will be the Democrat’s 37th meeting with constituents using the town hall format since President Donald Trump took office. SENT: 130 words.

— HOMELESS VETERANS: The Providence VA Medical Center says more housing vouchers are available to help homeless veterans in Rhode Island and Massachusetts pay rent. SENT: 130 words.

— BELCHERTOWN EXPLOSIONS: Belchertown police say they have identified three men involved in the detonation of three homemade bombs that startled local residents last month. SENT: 130 words.

— DRIVER SHOT: Springfield police are searching for suspects after a 26-year-old man was found shot to death in a car. SENT: 130 words.

— COFFIN STUNT: Dying to win a little cash and a free pass to Six Flags New England? All you need to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin. Six Flags in Agawam says six randomly chosen participants will try to spend 30 hours lying in a coffin that measures just 2 feet wide and 7 feet long. SENT: 130 words.

— SECURITIES SETTLEMENT: Mississippi will get nearly $500,000 in a settlement involving a company that was selling unregistered securities. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ALCS

The AL East champion Boston Red Sox host the Central Division-winning Houston Astros in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by midnight. Game starts at 8:09 p.m.

RED WINGS-BRUINS

The Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings Saturday. Game starts at 3 p.m.

LOUISVILLE-BOSTON COLLEGE

Louisville plays Boston College in an ACC game.

USA GYMNASTICS-INTERIM PRESIDENT

INDIANAPOLIS — USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job. By Will Graves. SENT: 490 words, photo.

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