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

August 3, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Some of the most iconic items associated with the late President John F. Kennedy are going on the auction block. Eldred’s auction gallery on Cape Cod is taking bids Friday on a rocking chair that JFK used in the Oval Office, a tie clip in the shape of the PT-109 torpedo boat Kennedy commanded during World War II, and pens he used to establish the Peace Corps and sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty. By William J. Kole. SENT: 500 words., photos, then updates with developments from auction.


— WAYFAIR-STORE: Furniture seller Wayfair is following the path of other online retailers by opening an actual store. SENT: 130 words. AP Photo

— OFFSHORE WIND: An offshore wind developer is mapping the seafloor off southern New England to design two new wind farms. SENT, 130 words.

— HOUSE FIRE: Fire officials believe lightning is to blame for a house fire near Springfield that left one resident displaced. SENT: 120 words.

— ANTIQUE BOTTLE DISCOVERY: A couple moving into a Massachusetts home have found what they believe is a stash of Prohibition-era booze. Ian Sutherland and his girlfriend, Alexa Lee, found dozens of dusty glass bottles and clay jugs shelved behind a false wall in their Quincy home. SENT: 130 words.

— PORTUGUESE MAN-OF-WAR: Authorities in Massachusetts are warning swimmers about Portuguese men-of-war that have been spotted on Martha’s Vineyard. SENT: 110 words.

— BODY IN WATER-ARREST: A Shrewsbury man has been arrested in the death of a woman who was initially thought to have drowned. SENT: 105 words



BOSTON — The New York Yankees play the second game of a four-game series against the AL East-leading Red Sox. Boston will send Rick Porcello (13-4) to the mound against Luis Severino (14-4). UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 7:10 p.m


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