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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Advisory 8:30 am, MA

May 24, 2019

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Celebrity chef Mario Batali is set to appear in court on a criminal charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. By Alanna Durkin Richer. Sent: 103 words. UPCOMING: will be updated, photos, video planned.


WELLFLEET, Mass. _ As Cape Cod’s tourist season gets underway, there’s uncertainty after two shark attacks rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a debate about how the vacation destination should respond. Many are wondering if the region’s billion-dollar tourism economy will take a hit and whether anything can be done to make the sea safer. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 950 words, photos.


Three more parents are scheduled to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme. UPCOMING: 130 words by 6 a.m.; will be updated after 2:30 p.m. court appearances.


Ronald Paquin is due for sentencing for abusing an altar boy in Maine decades ago. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4:30 p.m.


The Associated Press captured images of D-Day veterans from the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Germany who are returning to Normandy for the 75th anniversary.



BOSTON _ When the Bruins take the ice in the Stanley Cup final, they’ll do it with a core group of veterans that know what it’s like to win it and come up short. Apart from Zdeno Chara, who was 33 years old when Boston hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2011, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask were all 25 or younger. Now they all could play pivotal roles in the Bruins’ latest Stanley Cup bid. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 7 p.m. EDT, photos.


HOUSTON _ Chris Sale start for the Red Sox as they try to win their third straight when they open a three-game series with the Houston Astros who will send Wade Miley to the mound. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words. Photos..


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