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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

August 21, 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 Dave Collins. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

3D GUN LAWSUIT

A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. Nineteen states including Massachusetts and the District of Columbia sued and last month secured a restraining order to stop that process, and now they want to make that permanent by having the judge convert the restraining order into an injunction. SENT: 550 words, photos.

IN BRIEF

— STATE PARK SHOOTING: State police are investigating a shooting in a state park in a western Massachusetts. SENT.

— DEADLY ROLLOVER: A woman from Maine has died and two other people have been injured in a two-vehicle crash on a Massachusetts highway. SENT.

— DEAD WHALE: Biologists in Massachusetts are investigating the death of a fin whale that washed up on a beach. SENT.

SPORTS

INDIANS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the Cleveland Indians. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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