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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

October 1, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

GE CEO

After less than two years and a precipitous decline in the share price at General Electric, John Flannery was ousted as chairman and CEO of the century-old company. Flannery took over for longtime CEO Jeff Immelt in June 2017 with the company trying to re-establish its industrial roots, albeit a high-tech version of itself. SENT: 500 words, photo.

KAVANAUGH-FLAKE

Protesters plan to gather at the site of a visit by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to Boston to demand the ranking Republican reject the confirmation of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. UPCOMING: 600 words. Video and photos planned.

IN BRIEF:

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

SPORTS:

UMASS COACH SUSPENDED

Massachusetts suspended football coach Mark Whipple for one game Sunday after he said one of his players had been “raped” while complaining about the officiating Saturday in a loss to Ohio. SENT: 400 words.

IVY LEAGUE CONCUSSIONS

Concussion rates fell in Ivy League football after a rule change shortened kickoff returns, By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

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