BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA
Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.
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CLASSICAL MUSIC-WOW KID
America’s oldest performing arts group is looking for a child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert. The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished its rendition of Mozart’s “Masonic Funeral” at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Sunday when a youngster blurted out loudly: “WOW!” By William J. Kole. SENT: 380 words, photos.
Lawmakers consider a revised version of the “millionaire tax,” after an earlier attempt was blocked by the state’s highest court. UPCOMING: Story by 4 p.m.
An expert on Nazi Germany and sociologist who co-wrote several books about the influence of television on politics and public opinion has died. Kurt Lang was 95. SENT: 390 words.
Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are turning off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities Wednesday, including Boston. SENT: 400 words, photos.
_ HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION PROJECT: The owner of the oil-fired Wyman power station is appealing the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s approval of a proposed 145-mile (233-kilometer) transmission line in western Maine. SENT.
_ ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-OPIOIDS: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America’s opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences of addiction. SENT.
_ SCHOOL EMPLOYEE-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: A man who once worked for a Massachusetts school system and coached a middle school girls’ basketball team has been sentenced to time served and probation for traveling to Rhode Island to have sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl. SENT.
_ HUMAN TRAFFICKING SENTENCE: A Massachusetts man who authorities say forced four heroin-addicted women into prostitution has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. SENT.
_ PAWSOX-POLICE DETAILS: Pawtucket’s mayor says taxpayer money was used to cover more than $100,000 in police detail costs for the Pawtucket Red Sox last year in an effort to keep the team from leaving for Worcester, Massachusetts. SENT.
The Milwaukee Bucks can clinch their first trip to the NBA Eastern Conference finals since 2001 when they host Boston in Game 5 of the semifinals. The Bucks have won three straight since dropping the opener to the Celtics. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. EDT.
Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox face the Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Andrew Cashnew in the deciding matchup of a three-game series. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET.
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