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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 6 pm, MA

July 30, 2018

Good evening. 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.

Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW

US LEGISLATIVE LOGJAM

Massachusetts lawmakers convene for the final day of the 2017-2018 session, with a number of major proposals still awaiting final action. By Steve LeBlanc. Upcoming 130 words by 1 a.m. 600 words by 5 p.m.

US RENAMING FANEUIL HALL

Black Bostonians are threatening to boycott Faneuil Hall, one of the city’s most important landmarks, because its 18th-century namesake was a slave owner. By Sarah Betancourt. Upcoming 1 a.m. with photo.

TOP STORIES:

LEGISLATIVE LOGJAM

State lawmakers are poised to approve a measure that would tax and regulate short-term rentals, including those offered by Airbnb and other online platforms. The Legislature on Monday was hurting toward the end of the formal legislative session. The compromise rental bill is one of several major pieces of legislation needing final action before a Tuesday midnight deadline on Beacon Hill. By Bob Salsberg and Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 665 words. With the Latest.

3-D GUNS

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. People can use the plans to manufacture a hard-to-trace plastic gun using a 3D printer. The company has filed its own suit, asserting that it’s the victim of an “ideologically-fueled program of intimidation and harassment” that violates the company’s First Amendment rights. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 509 words.

BRIEFS:

— FOX ATTACK: Police say a fox attacked and injured two women in a Massachusetts town. SENT: 120 words.

— POLICE OFFICERS SHOT: Two people accused of interfering with police just prior to a shooting that injured two Falmouth officers appeared in court. SENT: 140 words.

— GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices are inching up in Massachusetts with midsummer travel in full swing. SENT: 130 words.

— CONGRESS-2018-MASSACHUSETTS: Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has picked up a major endorsement in her bid to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano. SENT: 134 words.

— NEW DAD KILLED — A Mashpee man who was returning from a hospital visit with his wife and newborn daughter has died in a head-on car crash on Cape Cod. SENT: 142 words.

— RIVER CRASH-RESCUE — A group of good Samaritans in Massachusetts are being praised for rescuing an elderly driver who crashed into the Merrimack River.

SPORTS:

PHILLIES-RED SOX

BOSTON — David Price will be on the hill for the Red Sox when they host the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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