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

November 19, 2018

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



BOSTON — The long wait for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Massachusetts is almost over with the first commercial pot shops set to open on Tuesday. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — General Electric Co. is shuffling leadership in its struggling power unit, part of the company’s ongoing effort to slim down operations. Power is GE’s largest division, and it pulls in more than a third of the company’s revenues. But demand for its key gas turbines has fallen as consumers have reduced energy use and switched to renewables. By AP Business Writer Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 540 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire’s ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation’s first presidential primary election of the 2020 season. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1040 words. AP Photos.


— DIOCESE-NEW BISHOP — The Episcopal Diocese of Maine says it had a record number of applications for its next bishop.

— VISITORS BUREAU-CEO — Rhode Island’s top tourism official has been named the new head of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

— FIREFIGHTERS-HEROISM — Seven Worcester firefighters are being honored this week for bravery and heroism after rescuing people from three different house fires.

— OFFICERS THREATENED — Authorities in western Massachusetts have arrested a man suspected of threatening two police officers with a knife.

— THANKSGIVING-IMMIGRANTS — Hundreds of immigrants and refugees, including new arrivals to the U.S., will be treated to a Thanksgiving meal at the Statehouse in Boston.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets look to bounce back from a tough overtime loss to the 76ers when Charlotte hosts the Boston Celtics. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.


There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league’s final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy this time. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 900 words.


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