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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

December 31, 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 until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. SENT: 600 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ MAN KILLED-WOMAN ARRESTED: A Boston woman has been charged in connection with a shooting seven months ago that left a 33-year-old man dead. SENT.

_ STOLEN CAR-CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Police say they have recovered a family’s stolen car with their Christmas gifts still inside in Massachusetts. SENT.

SPORTS:

CELTICS-SPURS

Boston visits the Spurs with the Celtics finishing a three-game trip looking for their fourth win in five games. San Antonio is coming off a solid road win against the Clippers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. ET.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Hartford at Boston College. UPCOMING; 600 words. Game starts at 1 p.m.

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