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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

July 30, 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.

Bob Salsberg is on the desk followed by Sarah Betancourt. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

LEGISLATIVE LOGJAM

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Legislature is expected to vote on a plan to tax short-term rentals such as those offered through Airbnb as lawmakers race to complete work on numerous major bills before a Tuesday midnight deadline. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

BRIEFS

— NEW DAD KILLED — A Mashpee man who was returning from a hospital visit with his wife and newborn daughter has died in a head-on car crash on Cape Cod.

— RIVER CRASH-RESCUE — A group of good Samaritans in Massachusetts are being praised for rescuing an elderly driver who crashed into the Merrimack River.

SPORTS

PHILLIES-RED SOX

BOSTON — David Price will be on the hill for the Red Sox when they host the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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