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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

September 27, 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. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MASSACHUSETTS GAMBLING-CHAIRMAN RESIGNS

The chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission resigned Wednesday over charges of bias in the agency’s ongoing investigation into Wynn Resorts. Chairman Stephen Crosby said in a letter that he’s stepping down effective immediately because both Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun recently accused him of prejudging the inquiry, which is in its final stages. He denied holding any prejudice but said he didn’t want to compromise the investigation. SENT: 425 words.

IN BRIEF

— HOME INVASION-TORTURE: The second of two Connecticut women involved in a violent home invasion in Massachusetts last year that included what the prosecutor called “torturing” the 71-year-old homeowner has pleaded guilty. SENT.

— DOCKLESS BIKE TAKEOVER: A Massachusetts city has temporarily banned dockless bicycles programs. SENT.

— UNR MEDICAL SCHOOL-RESEARCH GRANT: The University of Nevada Medical School in Reno has received a $2 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to help develop new approaches to guard against dangers related to premature labor. SENT.

SPORTS

ACC THIS WEEK

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5. SENT: 500 words.

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