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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

August 2, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

POLITICAL DONOR-ALLIED WALLET

NEW YORK — A prominent political donor has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore gambling operations get past the banking system’s gates. That’s according to internal records from an online payment processing firm obtained by The Associated Press. Allied Wallet and its executives have given $6 million in contributions since late 2015 to Democrats and Republicans. By Jake Peason and Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 3075 words, AP Photos.

DEMOCRATS-CORPORATE MONEY

WASHINGTON — When an audience member at a town hall asked California Sen. Kamala Harris earlier this year to reject corporate donations, her answer was decidedly non-committal. “Well, that depends,” she said. “Wrong answer,” the questioner responded, shrugging his shoulders. Harris wouldn’t be wrong twice: Less than a month later, she reversed herself, telling the hosts of a morning radio show that she’d no longer accept checks from corporate political action committees.

BRIEFS

— COLLEGE-BLACK STUDENT — A Massachusetts college is investigating after campus police were called to investigate a black student who was quietly eating her lunch in a common room.

— OFFICER’S FUNERAL-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING — The Cranston, Rhode Island police department is reviewing an incident in which a gun accidentally went off after the funeral for a slain Massachusetts police officer, slightly injuring two other officers.

— MAN KILLED BY TRAIN — Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by a train in Boston.

SPORTS

BBA-YANKEES-RED SOX

BOSTON — The first place Boston Red Sox and the second place New York Yankees open a four-game series at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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