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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

January 4, 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.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Harvard student who became the first “dreamer” to receive a Rhodes Scholarship says the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty. Immigrant activists and the Rhodes organization say 22-year-old Jin Park risks not being allowed back in the U.S. if he studies at Oxford this year. The Trump Administration has stopped approving travel abroad for DACA recipients as it seeks to phase out the controversial Obama-era program that protects certain young immigrants from deportation. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.


A Nevada judge is being asked let the Massachusetts Gaming Commission release a report on allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn. A decision could affect a decision on a pending license for a $2 billion casino and hotel being built near Boston. Wynn has denied allegations of misconduct and sued in November to keep the report from going public. UPCOMING: 450 words noon ET hearing.


_ BOYFRIEND KILLED: A Massachusetts woman who stabbed her boyfriend 21 times then waited hours before calling police has been sentenced to life in prison. SENT.

_ TWO FOUND DEAD: Two people have been found dead in a home in Northampton, Massachusetts. SENT.



The Dallas Mavericks visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


For the first time in a decade, the top seed in the AFC playoffs goes to a team not led by Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but by Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ second-year sensation. A look at all six teams’ strengths and weaknesses heading into the playoffs. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,400 words.


A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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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