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 Michelle R. Smith. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey is among those expected to testify on Tuesday before a legislative panel examining how Massachusetts should respond to the repeal of federal net neutrality rules. Healey has already joined a number of other state attorneys general who have sued to block the Federal Communications Commission from carrying out the new policy. By Bob Salsberg. UPCOMING: On merits from 11 a.m. hearing


BOSTON — The state's highest court hears arguments on a business-backed challenge to the proposed constitutional amendment calling for a so-called millionaire tax in Massachusetts. UPCOMING: Story on merits.


UNDATED — Working alone at home, Erik Lovequist often turns on a TV sports channel to supply background chatter. But when stock prices plummeted Monday afternoon, the music research specialist quickly flipped to a financial news show and leaned in to listen. "I don't follow it all the time," said Lovequist, of Billerica, Massachusetts. He was among the millions of individual investors who, until the last few days, savored a bull market so steady it seemed nearly immune to a setback. "Then I saw something in the afternoon that the Dow is down 1,000 and I thought 'What?!" SENT: 700 words.


— GRONK ROBBED: Police say the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was robbed while he was away at the Super Bowl. SENT: 130 words.

— CHILDREN STABBED: Police have charged a Massachusetts woman with stabbing her two young children to death in what prosecutors call a "heartbreaking crime." SENT: 120 words.

— FISHING MAGNATE-SHIPS: Massachusetts authorities say two ships owned by the imprisoned fishing magnate known as the Codfather have sunk. SENT: 120 words.

— TROLLEY ACCIDENT: Transit authorities say a trolley operator was on his cellphone prior to last year's collision with another train in Boston that sent 16 people to the hospital. SENT: 130 words.

— GREAT WHITE GEORGE: A great white shark named George originally tagged off the coast of Massachusetts has been spotted lingering off the Florida coast near the Everglades and Gulf of Mexico. SENT: 130 words.

— WORKER TIPS-ATTORNEYS GENERAL: Attorneys general in more than a dozen states including Massachusetts oppose a federal Department of Labor proposal to let employers control the tips of some hourly employees. SENT: 110 words.



DETROIT — The Boston Bruins play at the Detroit Red Wings. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


TORONTO — The Boston Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


Boston College at Notre Dame, 8 p.m.

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