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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

September 24, 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. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: updating from 9 a.m. hearing, then 850 words by 6 p.m., fresh photos.

With: Bill Cosby-The Latest


A man accused of threatening to kill journalists from The Boston Globe is appearing in court in Massachusetts. Robert Chain is scheduled for an initial appearance in Boston’s federal court on Monday. He was arrested at his home in California after authorities say he called in death threats to the newspaper’s over what he called “treasonous” attacks on President Donald Trump. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 p.m. more on merits.


Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women and girls back on the streets, where dangers also lurk. By Alexandra Villarreal. SENT: 875 words, photos.


— ARSON SUSPECT CAPTURED: A Massachusetts man suspected of starting four fires, including one that destroyed a home, has been arrested while trying to cross into Canada. SENT.

— FATAL CRASH: Massachusetts State Police say a 19-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 495. SENT.



The Boston Red Sox play host to the Baltimore Orioles. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


Tom Brady isn’t the type to panic over a couple early losses. He’s also not making any promises about where New England’s season could go from here. Brady was held to 133 yards passing Sunday night, part of an abysmal performance by the Patriots in a 26-10 loss to previously winless Detroit. New England barely mustered 200 yards of total offense, and Brady spent most of the game on the sideline as the Lions ran up a huge advantage in time of possession. SENT: 550 words.

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