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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

August 3, 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.

Collin Binkley is on the desk followed by Steve LeBlanc. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES

JFK MEMORABILIA

Some of the most iconic items associated with the late President John F. Kennedy are going on the auction block. Eldred’s auction gallery on Cape Cod is taking bids Friday on a rocking chair that JFK used in the Oval Office, a tie clip in the shape of the PT-109 torpedo boat Kennedy commanded during World War II, and pens he used to establish the Peace Corps and sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty. By William J. Kole. SENT: 500 words., photos, then updates with developments from auction.

BRIEFS

— PORTUGUESE MAN-OF-WAR: Authorities in Massachusetts are warning swimmers about Portuguese men-of-war that have been spotted on Martha’s Vineyard. SENT: 110 words.

— BODY IN WATER-ARREST: A Shrewsbury man has been arrested in the death of a woman who was initially thought to have drowned. SENT: 105 words

SPORTS

YANKEES-RED SOX

BOSTON — The New York Yankees play the second game of a four-game series against the AL East-leading Red Sox. Boston will send Rick Porcello (13-4) to the mound against Luis Severino (14-4). UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 7:10 p.m.

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