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

May 22, 2019

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

Three more parents are scheduled to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-MATERNAL MORTALITY

Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children. SENT: 450 words.

TRUMP-NATIONAL MONUMENTS

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump. Trump in 2017 shrank two sprawling Utah monuments at the recommendation of former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. SENT: 130 words. Updates on merits.

IN BRIEF:

_ OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING: A Massachusetts police officer has shot and injured a possibly suicidal man who refused to drop a knife he was holding. SENT.

_ BANK FRAUD: Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island say a Florida man stole the identities of people, and used the information to apply for ATM cards, which he then used to fraudulently withdraw money from their bank accounts. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-JOINING THE PARADE

The Boston Bruins have watched the Red Sox and Patriots win titles in the past year. Now they have the city’s attention, and they want to join the parade. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

STANLEY CUP LOOKAHEAD

A look at the upcoming Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. Game 1 is Monday in Boston. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 660 words, photos.

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

Boston plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BBC-ACC-BOSTON COLLEGE-LOUISVILLE

Top-seeded Louisville plays its Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament opener against a 12th-seeded Boston College team that can clinch a spot in the semifinals with an upset of the Cardinals. UPCOMING: 150 words from 11 a.m. start.

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