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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

June 5, 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 Sarah Betancourt. 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



It’s never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely. But the secretive firm, which for seven years has unnerved viewers with YouTube videos of robots that jump, gallop or prowl like animals, is starting to emerge from a quarter-century of stealth. By Matt O’Brien. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos, video.


— MBTA-LATE NIGHT SERVICE: The MBTA plans to revive late-night bus service this fall, but rather than focusing on getting partiers home, it will be aimed to getting people to and from work. SENT: 130 words.

— ATHLETES SUSPENDED-CIGARS: Seven student-athletes at a Massachusetts high school have been suspended from postseason for smoking a cigar after graduation. SENT: 130 words.

— TRAFFIC STOP-LAWSUIT: A man whose vehicle was searched for drugs during a traffic stop has filed a multimillion dollar federal lawsuit against state and local police, the city of Pittsfield and the state of Massachusetts. SENT: 130 words.

— STOLEN SOLDIER STATUE: Police are investigating the theft of a statue set up in a Massachusetts yard as tribute to a Marine that was killed in Iraq. SENT: 120 words.

— RFK ASSASSINATION-ALBANY: The city of Albany, New York, is marking the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination with a round table discussion on his legacy and the ringing of bells. SENT: 130 words.



The Boston Red Sox open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by midnight. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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