BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 6 pm, MA
Good evening. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.
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Nobel laureate and former Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos delivers the commencement address to graduates of Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Massachusetts gambling companies are voicing differing views on how to regulate sports betting if state lawmakers decide to legalize the industry. Boston-based DraftKings wants the state to allow online operators to offer sports bets outright. But Massachusetts’ three casinos — MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park — want the state to require online operators to partner with an established casino to get into the sports wagering business. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 400 words.
PILGRIM NUCLEAR PLANT
The operators of the Pilgrim nuclear plant are simulating its shutdown ahead of the actual shutdown of the aging reactor on Friday. By Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 500 words, photos, video planned.
Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of “Confederates in the Attic,” has died. He was 60. SENT: 250 words, photos.
_ TEEN GIRL DEATH: The Massachusetts man authorities say gave cocaine to a 13-year-old girl and then dropped her dead body off at a hospital has been held without bail. SENT.
_ COLLEGE CLOSING: A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought by three students who attended a Massachusetts college that abruptly closed. SENT.
_ MEDICAID FRAUD: A former teacher who owned a home health agency has been sentenced to serve 18 months in jail for stealing about $2.5 million from the Massachusetts Medicaid program. SENT.
_ MEAT CLEAVER ROBBERY: Police in Massachusetts are looking for a man they say used a meat cleaver to rob a gas station over the weekend. SENT.
_ GAS PRICES-MASSACHUSETTS: AAA Northeast reported Tuesday that the average cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular gasoline in Massachusetts dropped 2 cents in the past week to $2.78. SENT.
_ ANIMALS-VAN: A Massachusetts woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police in Connecticut say they found her living in a van with 21 dogs and bird. SENT.
_ DEATH INVESTIGATION: A Massachusetts man has been arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges in connection with a death. SENT.
The St. Louis Blues learned a tough lesson in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final about just how fast, deep and skilled the bruising Boston Bruins are. To avoid falling into a 2-0 hole in the series, they’ll have to figure out how to stop the Bruins _ or at least slow them down. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
STANLEY CUP-TYPICALLY TUUKA
Tuukka Rask already has his name on the Stanley Cup and a championship ring from the Bruins’ 2011 title. If Boston takes home the Cup again this year, he won’t just be along for the ride. UPCOMING: 600 words.
STANLEY CUP-HELMETLESS KRUG
Torey Krug got his helmet ripped off in a tussle with David Perron, but instead of going to the bench, he skated like the wind down the ice and crushed Robert Thomas with an open-ice hit. It was one of the signature moments of the Boston Bruins’ victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and inspired “We want the Cup!” chants from fans, but next year he wouldn’t even be able to do that if a rule change goes through that would force any player who loses his helmet to go to the bench. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 700 words, photos.
The Cleveland Indians play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
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