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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

November 15, 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 until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

— TEACHER-STUDENT RECORDING: A Massachusetts teacher has been placed on leave while the school and police investigate allegations he recorded a student using the faculty bathroom. SENT.

— CITGO SIGN-LANDMARK STATUS: The Boston Landmark Commission has approved landmark status for the famed Citgo sign in Kenmore Square. SENT.

— FREE RIDES: Mothers Against Drunk Driving and ride-hailing company Uber have partnered to offer free rides in the greater Boston area and Rhode Island on the day before Thanksgiving. SENT.

SPORTS

PATRIOTS BYE

Last season, Tom Brady became the oldest player in NFL history to earn regular-season MVP honors when he did it at the age of 40. But just a year later, he finds himself in the throes of some of his worst passing numbers in three seasons as the Patriots head into their bye week. What’s unclear is whether it’s been an aberration or the first signs of decline for the 41-year-old. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

TRAVEL-SKI NEW ENGLAND

A look at what’s new at ski resorts in the Northeast. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Northeastern vs. Alabama at Charleston, S.C., 2 p.m.

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