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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

June 8, 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 Steve LeBlanc. 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MIT COMMENCEMENT-SANDBERG

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg delivers the commencement address to graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, photos planned.

MAYORS CONFERENCE

More than 250 city executives gather in Boston for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which kicks off Friday and runs through Monday. Issues on the table include infrastructure, cybersecurity, school safety, immigration, automation and the economic future of cities. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: Updates expected after 10:30 a.m. Photos planned.

VAPING SCHOLARSHIPS

A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites and to get students to write essays about the potential benefits of vaping. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

ROMNEY-TRUMP

He once called Donald Trump “a con man,” but Mitt Romney now predicts that Trump would “easily” win his party’s presidential nomination in 2020 and “solidly” win a second term. Romney, the GOP’s failed 2012 presidential nominee from Massachusetts, now a Republican Senate candidate in Utah, made the prediction Thursday as he welcomed dozens of high-profile business and political leaders to a mountainside retreat in Utah on Thursday night. As he has every year since 2012, Romney played host to an invitation-only summit focused on the future of American leadership at home and abroad. SENT: 420 words.

BRIEFS

— RESTAURANT-BATHROOM CAMERA: The owner of a Boston-area restaurant has been charged with secretly video recording customers using the bathroom in his establishment, and police say it may have been going on for years. SENT: 130 words.

— BROTHERS-BANK FRAUD TRIAL: Two brothers from Chicago who were convicted of using stolen identities to obtain millions of dollars in fraudulent airplane loans from several banks have each been sentenced in a Massachusetts court to more than a decade in prison. SENT: 130 words.

— WHEELCHAIR RETURNED: A Massachusetts man with cerebral palsy has gotten his wheelchair back the day after it disappeared from his home. SENT: 120 words.

— HISTORIC CHURCH DEMOLITION: Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty shut down hopes that the city can help save a historic church from demolition, saying it’s “simply not feasible” to spend taxpayer dollars to acquire it. SENT: 120 words.

SPORTS

WHITE SOX-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox open a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by midnight. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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