AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA
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 Phil Marcelo. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or email@example.com. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
HOMELESS-BURGER KING LAWSUIT
Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, was hungry so he went to Burger King one morning in 2015. But instead of breakfast, Ellis got a ride to the police station and three months in jail after he was wrongfully accused of using counterfeit cash. Now Ellis is suing the fast food giant and franchisee for nearly $1 million, saying he was discriminated against because of his appearance. The lawsuit comes on the heels of recent incidents of police being called on black people that have sparked uproar and claims of racial profiling. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 485 words, photos.
The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the confirmation vote for Gina Haspel as CIA director, as support from red-state senators facing re-election bumps up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids and rejecting the nominee over the agency’s clouded history of torture. Haspel’s confirmation became all but certain with a favorable 10-5 vote Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Yet the division in the Senate is set in large part by the election calendar, home-state geography and personal views — and it may define Democrats for years to come. SENT: 850 words.
The federal government is making an annual announcement about which fish stocks have been rebuilt and which are in jeopardy. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.
— TEACHER-INDECENT ASSAULT: A gym teacher at a Boston elementary school is heading to court to face charges of indent assault on a student. SENT: 110 words.
— CHILD RAPE CONVICTION: A Massachusetts man convicted of raping a 5-year-old girl faces life in prison when he’s sentenced later this month. SENT: 130 words.
The Baltimore Orioles visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
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