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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 6 pm, MA

October 1, 2018

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is giving a speech in Boston. By Steve LeBlanc and Marty Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.



General Electric ousted its CEO, took a $23 billion charge and said it would fall short of profit forecasts this year, further signs that the century-old industrial conglomerate is struggling to turn around its vastly shrunken business. H. Lawrence Culp Jr. will take over immediately as chairman and CEO from John Flannery, who had been on the job for just over a year. SENT: 720 words, photo.


The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive debate over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick was set to address New Hampshire voters on Monday ahead of a possible run for president. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was scheduled to speak in New Hampshire Monday evening, his second appearance this year in the state that hosts the nation’s first presidential primary election. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 550 words.

With: FLAKE-BOSTON. SENT: 130 words.


Connecticut’s two federally recognized American Indian tribes voiced disappointment on Monday about a federal judge’s ruling over the weekend that hinders their plans to open a new casino in East Windsor, but pledged to keep pushing for the project. A spokesman for MMCT Venture, the entity created by the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans, said the tribes were reviewing their options in light of the ruling. SENT: 260 words.


— RELATIVE STABBED: Prosecutors say a Massachusetts woman was drinking and taking drugs with her cousin before they got into an argument and she fatally stabbed him in the heart. SENT.

— GUN AND DRUG SWEEP: Federal prosecutors say 26 people are facing charges and authorities seized more than two dozen guns and a significant amount of drugs during a series of raids in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. SENT.

— BOATING DEATH: Authorities say one person has died in a boating accident off the coast of Massachusetts. SENT.

— SOCIAL SECURITY THEFT: A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $155,000 worth of her dead mother’s Social Security benefits. SENT.

— WRONG WAY DRIVER: Massachusetts State Police say a man was drunk when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 395, causing at least two crashes. SENT.

— ATV DEATH: Police say a woman died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Massachusetts over the weekend. SENT.



The Boston Bruins hold media day as they prepare for Wednesday’s opener against the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


Concussion rates fell in Ivy League football after a rule change shortened kickoff returns, By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 740 words, photo.


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