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 New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or

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Longtime U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, his challenger in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary, are scheduled to meet Wednesday in their first face-to-face debate of the campaign. Amautul-Wadud, a civil rights attorney, is among a number of Muslims around the country seeking political office in the current election cycle. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.


Before there was Forrest Gump, there was Dave McGillivray. On Thursday, the race director of the Boston Marathon will dash into Boston's Fenway Park, re-enacting the last leg of his 1978 across America run to raise money for a cancer cure. Hundreds of people have done it since, but McGillivray was one of the first. By William J. Kole. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon, photo.


— STATE PARK SHOOTING: Police have made an arrest in connection with an early morning shooting at a state park in western Massachusetts that left a man fighting for his life. SENT.

— DEADLY ROLLOVER: State police have released the name of the Maine woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on a Massachusetts highway earlier this week. SENT.

— BASEMENT BODY: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in the basement of a New London home in December is back in Connecticut following his arrest in Massachusetts. SENT.



The Cleveland Indians visit the Boston Red Sox. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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