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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

September 5, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano loses Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. SENT: 640 words, photos, video.

With: MASSACHUSETTS-AYANNA PRESSLEY —Pressley wins her “fight for the soul of our party.” SENT: 680 words, photos. Will be updated from 11 a.m. Pressley rally.


A Boston police captain’s son who pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is being sentenced. Andrew Ciccolo pleaded guilty in May, a month before he was set to go on trial. He faces 20 years in prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates after 12:45 a.m. hearing; more on merits.


— CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES: A Massachusetts woman has been charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen boy. SENT.

— WOMAN STABBED: Boston police are searching for a woman who they say stabbed a 74-year-old woman who was taking a morning walk. SENT



The Boston Red Sox will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves as the series between division leaders ends on Wednesday with Red Sox right-hander Hector Velazquez facing Mike Foltynewicz. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.

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