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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

September 21, 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 followed by Steve LeBlanc. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SUPREME COURT-THOMAS AFTER HILL

When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. “It doesn’t matter how you got here. All that matters now is what you do here,” Thomas recounted in his 2007 memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son.” That view could be tested again if lawmakers confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who’s facing allegations by California college professor Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. SENT: 830 words photos.

IN BRIEF

— POLICE OFFICER KILLED: The widow of a Massachusetts police officer shot and killed while investigating a car crash in July yelled and swore at the suspect during his arraignment. Cindy Chesna then broke down in tears as the suspect, 21-year-old Emanuel Lopes, was led out of court Thursday. SENT

— ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: Police say a Massachusetts man had to be airlifted to a hospital after apparently accidentally shooting himself in the arm while cleaning a gun. SENT.

— RED TIDE STUDY: A nonprofit research center in Massachusetts has received a $6.9 million grant to study the toxic algae bloom known as red tide. SENT.

SPORTS

RED SOX-INDIANS

The Boston Red Sox visit the Cleveland Indians a day after securing the AL East title. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BOSTON COLLEGE-PURDUE

Boston College coach Steve Addazio sees a lot of his own program in Purdue. From the close calls to the young lineups and the intricate passing game to the rebuilding process, Addazio has seen it all before. Just last September, his team was the one stumbling along, searching for answers as it attempted to dig out of an early-season hole. Now the 23rd-ranked Eagles hit the road with a perfect record, their first ranking in a decade and a challenging test against the hungry Boilermakers. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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