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AP-MA--Massachusetts & Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

August 12, 2018

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

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

Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation’s first transgender governor — but she says that’s not the main reason she’s running. Christine Hallquist says she wants to be elected on the basis of what she believes she can bring to the state she loves: higher-paying jobs and better health care and education. She’s part of a wave of LGBTQ candidates seeking higher office across the U.S. By Wilson Ring. Sent: 800 words with photos.


Police are investigating the 33rd homicide in Boston this year. Officers were called to a home in the neighborhood of Mattapan shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday night and found a man in his mid-50s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to an area hospital and pronounced dead. The man has not been identified by police. There are currently no suspects, but the department is continuing an investigation into the shooting. SENT: 130 words.


— DRINKING WATER PROJECTS: A quasi-public agency says it’s investing more than $18 million in drinking water projects in Rhode Island. SENT.

— UNCLAIMED PROPERTY: The state treasurer’s office says $15.2 million in unclaimed property was returned to nearly 50,000 Rhode Island residents in the last fiscal year. SENT.

— WORLD WAR I MONUMENT: The World War I memorial atop the highest peak in Massachusetts has earned national recognition. SENT.

— HEAVY RAIN-TRAIN DERAILS: A subway train in Massachusetts derailed briefly as heavy rain challenges drivers and commuters in Massachusetts. SENT.

—DAIRY SUMMIT: Hundreds of dairy farmers from the Northeast will be gathering in Albany for an industry summit to discuss such issues as low milk prices. SENT.

—ALZHEIMER’S LAW: A new Massachusetts law seeks to make improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia. SENT.


BBA--Red Sox-Orioles

BALTIMORE — Left-hander Chris Sale comes off the disabled list to start for the Boston Red Sox, who seek to complete a four-game sweep of the last-place Baltimore Orioles. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.


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