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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

October 11, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HARVARD MEDALISTS

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight recipients of Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to black history and culture. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 4 p.m. presentations, photos, video planned.

IN BRIEF:

— SHARK ATTACK-FIRST AID: The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is teaming with a Massachusetts coastal town to provide first aid training for shark attacks. SENT.

— SEAWEED FOR COWS: An effort to mitigate the effects of livestock operations on climate change is getting a boost in the form of a $50,000 research grant. SENT.

SPORTS:

ALCS-ASTROS-RED SOX

Alex Cora led Boston to a victory over the hated Yankees. Next up for the first-year Red Sox manager: The team he left after winning a World Series as a bench coach last season. An infielder who spent 14 years with six big league teams, Cora was in Houston for one year before the Red Sox made him the first minority manager in franchise history — and one of its youngest, too. His first season is already a success, with a franchise-record 108 victories, a third consecutive AL East title and the team’s first playoff series win since 2013. SENT: 700 words, photos.

OILERS-BRUINS

The Edmonton Oilers play the Boston Bruins. Game starts at 7 p.m.

ACC THIS WEEK

Duke’s visit to Georgia Tech shapes up as the best game of a sparse weekend around the Atlantic Coast Conference. SENT: 425 words, file photos.

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