BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest, 1:30 pm, MA
Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.
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RHODES SCHOLAR-DACA RECIPIENT
A Harvard student who became the first “dreamer” to receive a Rhodes Scholarship says the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty. Immigrant activists and the Rhodes organization say 22-year-old Jin Park risks not being allowed back in the U.S. if he studies at Oxford this year. The Trump Administration has stopped approving travel abroad for DACA recipients as it seeks to phase out the controversial Obama-era program that protects certain young immigrants from deportation. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.
STEVE WYNN LAWSUIT
A Nevada judge is being asked let the Massachusetts Gaming Commission release a report on allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn. A decision could affect a decision on a pending license for a $2 billion casino and hotel being built near Boston. Wynn has denied allegations of misconduct and sued in November to keep the report from going public. UPCOMING: 450 words noon ET hearing.
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
As the government’s partial shutdown pushed toward a third week, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling the financial pinch. They’re calling mortgage companies, hoping for a break, and weighing the risks of letting other bills go unpaid. They’re reheating leftovers and turning down the thermostat to save a few bucks. They’re looking into applying for loans or unemployment insurance. SENT: 1,400 words.
_ HISTORIC RESTAURANT CLOSING: A nearly 200-year-old Boston restaurant famous for its traditional Yankee fare and surly wait staff has announced that it is shutting down. SENT.
_ ENGAGED COUPLE KILLED: Massachusetts man prosecutors say prompted a car race and violent crash in which an engaged couple died, and caught it all on video, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide. SENT.
_ CHILD PORN-DOLL: A Massachusetts man police say owned a child-like sex doll has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on child pornography charges. SENT.
_ BODY FOUND-NEW HAMPSHIRE: A judge in Massachusetts has held a 21-year-old woman charged with killing a high school classmate and dumping the body in New Hampshire without bail. SENT.
_ FATAL CRASH: Maine State Police say a Massachusetts woman has died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer. SENT.
_ BOYFRIEND KILLED: A Massachusetts woman who stabbed her boyfriend 21 times then waited hours before calling police has been sentenced to life in prison. SENT.
_ TWO FOUND DEAD: Two people have been found dead in a home in Northampton, Massachusetts. SENT.
The Dallas Mavericks visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE
For the first time in a decade, the top seed in the AFC playoffs goes to a team not led by Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but by Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ second-year sensation. A look at all six teams’ strengths and weaknesses heading into the playoffs. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,400 words.
DOLPHINS COACHING SEARCH
The Miami Dolphins have begun their search for a coach who’s ready to lose this year. New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, the first candidate to interview for the Dolphins’ job, met with them Friday. Owner Stephen Ross is seeking a replacement for Adam Gase, and wants to rebuild after a 7-9 season. SENT: 420 words.
ACC THIS WEEK
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference. SENT: 450 words, photos.
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