Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

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BOSTON — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts' political establishment called her victory "surreal" Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump. Ayanna Pressley told cheering supporters she's thrilled and humbled by her victory over longtime U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, a fellow liberal Democrat. By BOB SALSBERG and STEVE LeBLANC. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.


And: MASSACHUSETTS-AYANNA PRESSLEY —Ayanna Pressley's victory in a Massachusetts congressional race is the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and liberal politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era. In Connecticut, Jahana Hayes is on track to become the state's first black woman to win a congressional seat. And black politicians in Florida, Georgia and Maryland have won the Democratic nomination for governor. By STEVE LeBLANC. SENT: 680 words, photos.


A Boston police captain's son who pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is being sentenced. Andrew Ciccolo pleaded guilty in May, a month before he was set to go on trial. He faces 20 years in prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates after 12:45 a.m. hearing; more on merits.


A Roman Catholic bishop who apologized to his flock last month for the "misguided and inappropriate decisions of church leaders" is reckoning with his own role — revealed in federal court a decade ago — in the system that protected pedophile priests. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM. SENT: 975 words, photos


— FAMILY SLAIN-CHARGES: Massachusetts authorities say a 32-year-old man has been charged with killing a woman and her three young children.

— CHILD SWALLOWS HEROIN: A Massachusetts woman whose toddler swallowed a bag of fentanyl-laced heroin has been held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether she is dangerous.

— OFFICER-CHILD PORN: A federal court has dismissed the appeal of a former Massachusetts police officer who admitted he tried to get child pornography.

— MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY-HOUSE: The Massachusetts secretary of state has ordered all ballots in a congressional primary race sealed and locked away in anticipation of a recount in the too-close-to-call election.

— MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY-STATEHOUSE: Two veteran state lawmakers from Boston who were part of the House leadership have been defeated by challengers in Democratic primaries.

— MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY-AYANNA PRESSLEY-RHODE ISLAND: A Democratic gubernatorial hopeful in Rhode Island says Ayanna Pressley's upset primary victory over a longtime Democratic congressman bodes well for his campaign.

— DRUG RING-SENTENCING: A Connecticut woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for her role in a New England drug ring.

— APARTMENT COMPLEX THEFTS: The former manager of a Massachusetts apartment complex for low-income tenants has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $8,000 from four residents and $40,000 from the owners.

— CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES: A Massachusetts woman has been charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen boy. SENT.

— WOMAN STABBED: Boston police are searching for a woman who they say stabbed a 74-year-old woman who was taking a morning walk. SENT



The Boston Red Sox will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves as the series between division leaders ends on Wednesday with Red Sox right-hander Hector Velazquez facing Mike Foltynewicz. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.


RALEIGH, N.C. — Player injury information could be tougher to find around the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. League coaches during the offseason voted to stop issuing weekly injury reports because they don't want to put their teams at a competitive disadvantage. One oddsmaker calls that move "counterintuitive" in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that opens the door for sports wagering. It eventually could lead conferences and the NCAA to adopt national injury-reporting guidelines. By JOEDY McCREARY. SENT: 893 words, photos.


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