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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

November 6, 2018

Good afternoon. 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-MASSACHUSETTS

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, weighing a possible White House run, is hoping to defeat two challengers in a state election that will also decide a slew of congressional races, a gubernatorial contest and whether Massachusetts should keep protections for transgender people. Topping Tuesday’s ballot is the Senate race. Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl and independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai are hoping to deny Warren a second six-year term. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

WITH:

— Election 2018-Massachusetts-The Latest, with breaking election developments.

— Election 2018-Governor-Massachusetts, spot coverage of the race between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez. AP Photos planned from Baker rally.

— Election 2018-Senate-Massachusetts, spot coverage of Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s re-election bid. AP Photos planned from Warren rally.

— Election 2018-House-Massachusetts, spot coverage of Massachusetts’ congressional contests, with a focus on the open 3rd District seat.

— Election 2018-House-Pressley, spot profile of the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. With AP file photos.

— Election 2018-District Attorney-Boston, spot coverage of the likely election of Suffolk County’s first female DA and the state’s first black woman in that role.

— Election 2018-Ballot Questions-Massachusetts, spot coverage of ballot measures.

IN BRIEF:

— GAS EXPLOSIONS-STREET RENAMING: A Massachusetts city affected by a series of natural gas explosions and fires in September is considering renaming a street in honor of the only person to die in the disaster. SEN.

— GANG MEMBER SENTENCED: A member of the violent MS-13 gang has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for his role in the death of a gang associate suspected of being an informant. SENT.

— DOLPHIN RESCUES: Three dolphins that were stranded in Cape Cod have been rescued. SENT.

— POLICE SHOOTING-SENTENCING: A Massachusetts man shot three times by police after fleeing a traffic stop and pinning an officer with his car has been sentenced to house arrest. SENT.

— DENTIST-EXCESSIVE FORCE LAWSUIT: A jury has ruled against a Connecticut dentist who alleged in a federal lawsuit that three Massachusetts State Police troopers beat him during a traffic stop. SENT.

— PHONE BOOTH-ART INSTALLATION: A strange phone booth encased in blue tarps and a tin roof that recently appeared in the greater Boston area is an art project meant to make people contemplate the changing climate of the Earth. SENT.

— MACKEREL SHUTDOWN: The federal government is shutting down a chunk of the Atlantic Ocean fishery for a species of mackerel for several months. SENT.

SPORTS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MIT at Harvard, 7 p.m.

UMass-Lowell at UMass, 7 p.m.

Milwaukee at Boston College, 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart at Holy Cross, 7:05 p.m.

Boston U. at Northeastern, 8 p.m.

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