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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

July 10, 2018

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MARTIN LUTHER LETTER

A letter that Protestant religious reformer Martin Luther penned in 1543, in which he refers to Jews as “devils incarnate,” is up for auction. By Mark Pratt. SENT: 500 words, photo.

LEGISLATIVE LOGJAM

With the clock ticking, Massachusetts lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday to face a mountain of unfinished business, including passage of a state budget for the fiscal year that began 10 days ago. The deadline for passing major legislation is July 31. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

BRIEFS

— JOURNALIST THREATENED: Police have arrested a woman for threatening a reporter at a Massachusetts newspaper. SENT: 130 words.

— COLLEGE CLOSING: The former president of now-closed Mount Ida College blames the school’s shutdown on a last-minute change of terms in the planned merger with Lasell College. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER HURT-SUSPECT SHOT: The Massachusetts man shot by a police officer he had allegedly struck with his car is heading to court. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS

RANGERS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers looking for their eighth consecutive victory. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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