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

January 24, 2019

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS

The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party’s diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are women: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Harris is also African-American. Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro, who is Latino, has also joined the race. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

SKY BAR SAVED

An iconic candy bar that many fans thought was gone forever when the New England Confectionary Co. closed its doors last year is coming back. Louise Mawhinney, owner of a Duck Soup, a gourmet food store in Sudbury, Massachusetts, said Thursday she had won an online auction for the rights to the Sky Bar. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ GREAT UNCLE SLAIN: A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to killing his 84-year-old great uncle, a man the defendant accused of molesting him as a child. SENT.

_ LYFT DRIVER-TODDLER RESCUED: Police say a Lyft driver helped rescue a 2-year-old girl who was found wandering outside without shoes in freezing temperatures in Massachusetts. SENT.

_ MAGICIAN-INDECENT ASSAULT: Massachusetts State Police have arrested a magician accused of indecently assaulting three students during magic classes. SENT.

_ SEABROOK POWER PLANT: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has postponed its decision on a 20-year license extension for the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant following a request from New Hampshire’s congressional delegation to hold more public information sessions. SENT.

_ FBI SEARCH-EYE CARE CENTER: FBI agents have raided a Rhode Island eye care practice, removing boxes as part of the search. SENT.

SPORTS

PATRIOTS-BALL CONTROL

The Patriots’ biggest weapon on offense this postseason has been their ability to keep the ball out of their opponents’ hands. Their commitment and success in the run game have allowed them to dominate time of possession in their first two wins, each time holding a 16-minute advantage over the Chargers and Chiefs. The Patriots have also been efficient on third down, successfully eliminating opportunities for both Philip Rivers and Patrick Mahomes. They’re hoping to do the same to Jared Goff and the Rams. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.

RAMS-GOFF’S ARRIVAL

Jared Goff was 7 years old when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl in early 2002. The Rams quarterback has looked up to his fellow Bay Area native ever since, and now they’re meeting in the Super Bowl. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 9 p.m. EST.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Northeastern at Towson, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the link below.

_ Digital technology offers new ways to teach lessons from the Holocaust, and UConn is taking advantage. By Jennifer Rich, Rowan University. https://theconversation.com/digital-technology-offers-new-ways-to-teach-lessons-from-the-holocaust-102023

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