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 Jennifer McDermott. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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A federal judge in Boston is hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging the arrest of immigrants seeking legal residency through marriage. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 130 words by 10 a.m.; will be updated, photo planned.


— GOLFER-FINGER BITTEN OFF: A man charged with biting off another man's finger during a brawl at a Massachusetts golf course is heading to court. SENT.

— KILLED BY TRAIN: Authorities have released the name of the man struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Massachusetts. SENT.

— CAR BREAK-INS: Police in Massachusetts are searching for the suspects who broke into 24 vehicles over the weekend. SENT.



The Boston Red Sox open a series against the Cleveland Indians. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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