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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

September 19, 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 followed by Phil Marcelo. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WINNIE THE POOH

Winnie-the-Pooh, that silly old bear, is the star of a new exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” explores how the beloved teddy bear dreamed up by author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard became a global phenomenon — along with his sidekick, Christopher Robin, and companions Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. SENT: 500 words, photos.

ANGRY GREEN CRABS

Nice Canadians? Hardly. Aggressive crabs invading US waters from Nova Scotia threaten the coastal ecosystem. By David Sharp. SENT: 550 words, photos.

IN BRIEF

— SHARK ATTACK-CAPE COD: Friends and family of the victim of the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts waters in more than 80 years are paying their final respects. SENT.

— PREMATURE CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER: The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year’s American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. SENT.

— MEDICARE FRAUD: A Massachusetts man who used another person’s identity to fraudulently obtain Medicare benefits has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. SENT.

— SCISSOR LIFT ACCIDENT: Authorities in Boston say two workers were injured when a scissor lift broke and fell. SENT.

SPORTS

RED SOX-YANKEES

Boston can clinch the AL East with a win at Yankee Stadium. Red Sox left-hander David Price (15-6, 3.42) faces struggling Yankees ace Luis Severino (17-8, 3.46). Price is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break, while Severino has a 6.35 ERA in 10 starts over that same span. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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