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

October 1, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



After just over a year and declines on several fronts at General Electric, John Flannery has been ousted as the leader of the century-old company. Flannery took over for longtime CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt in August 2017 with the Boston-based company trying to re-establish its industrial roots, albeit a high-tech version of itself. SENT: 520 words, photo.


Protesters plan to gather at the site of a visit by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to Boston to demand the ranking Republican reject the confirmation of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. UPCOMING: 600 words. Video and photos planned.


The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive debate over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick was set to address New Hampshire voters on Monday ahead of a possible run for president. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was scheduled to speak in New Hampshire Monday evening, his second appearance this year in the state that hosts the nation’s first presidential primary election. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 450 words.


— RELATIVE STABBED: A Massachusetts woman facing charges in the stabbing death of a male relative is heading to court. SENT.

— BOATING DEATH: Authorities say one person has died in a boating accident off the coast of Massachusetts. SENT.

— SOCIAL SECURITY THEFT: A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $155,000 worth of her dead mother’s Social Security benefits. SENT.

— WRONG WAY DRIVER: Massachusetts State Police say a man was drunk when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 395, causing at least two crashes. SENT.

— ATV DEATH: Police say a woman died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Massachusetts over the weekend. SENT.



The Boston Bruins hold media day as they prepare for Wednesday’s opener against the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


Massachusetts suspended football coach Mark Whipple for one game Sunday after he said one of his players had been “raped” while complaining about the officiating Saturday in a loss to Ohio. SENT: 400 words.


Concussion rates fell in Ivy League football after a rule change shortened kickoff returns, By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.


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