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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES

GAS EXPLOSIONS

Investigators are working to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates expected.

With: GAS EXPLOSIONS-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF

— MOTHER KILLED: A Massachusetts man police say fatally beat and stabbed his mother in their home has been indicted on a murder charge. SENT.

— STRANGER APPROACHES CHILD: Police in Massachusetts are searching for a man who they say tried to lure an 11-year-old girl. SENT.

SPORTS

METS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the New York Mets, with Hector Velazquez facing Noah Syndergaard. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

PATRIOTS-JAGUARS

Tashaun Gipson remembers his first game against Tom Brady five years ago as vividly as his last one eight months ago. They had similar endings. Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds to stun Gipson and the Cleveland Browns in 2013. The three-time league MVP tossed two scores in the final 9 minutes to defeat Gipson and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship game in January. The Jaguars next opportunity comes Sunday against the Patriots (1-0), a rematch of the conference title game. And there's no doubt the Jaguars (1-0) have had it circled on the calendar for some time. SENT: 800 words.

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