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

July 5, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HOW WE’RE SHUNNED

How have you been shunned? It’s a question Americans have been playfully pondering since retired Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz complained publicly that he’s being ostracized on Martha’s Vineyard — long a summer playground for the liberal elite — because of his support for President Donald Trump. That prompted ordinary Americans of all political persuasions to share their own silly and sardonic stories of feeling unwelcome on the Vineyard and other affluent hangouts like New York’s tony Hamptons. By William J. Kole. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 a.m., photos.

TOP STORIES:

ICE CREAM FIGHT

A battle between two dessert companies — Mister Cookie Face and 600 lb Gorillas — is heating up in Boston’s federal courthouse. And it all started with an ice cream sandwich. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

Appeals lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking for the recordings of interviews with a suspect in a triple-homicide in Massachusetts who was shot in 2013 during a confrontation with police. SENT: 280 words.

TRUMP-SUPREME COURT-CONTENDERS

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination is expected on Monday, with three federal judges leading the pack. Here’s a look at who they are (plus three more who haven’t been completely counted out just yet). SENT: 1650 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— RESERVATION DROWNING: Authorities say a 20-year-old man from Honduras drowned while swimming with family in Massachusetts on the Fourth of July.

— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-MASSACHUSETTS: A Guatemalan woman seeking asylum has been reunited with her 8-year-old daughter after the two were forcibly separated after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

— POLICE SHOOT DOG: Officials say Boston police recovering a gun at the scene of a July Fourth shooting fatally shot a pit bull charging at the officers.

— BOULDER CRASH: Police in Massachusetts say a married couple was killed when their car slammed into a boulder.

— BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING: Appeals lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking authorities for the recordings of interviews with a suspect in a triple-homicide in Massachusetts who was shot in 2013 during a confrontation with an FBI agent.

— LAWMAKER- HOLIDAY PROMOTION: A Massachusetts state legislator currently serving in Afghanistan with the Army Reserves says he had a Fourth of July he’ll remember for the rest of his life.

— RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: Federal ocean managers will implement a protected zone off the coast of Massachusetts until the middle of the month to try to help endangered whales.

— FIREWORKS INJURY-CHILD - Police in Massachusetts say a 10-year-old boy had to go to the hospital with second-degree burns on both legs from an illegal firework that exploded at his feet.

— VIOLENT HOLIDAY: One man has been killed and four others injured in a pair of holiday shootings just blocks apart in Boston. SENT: 120 words.

SPORTS

WRONG WAY ROYALS

Three years ago, the Kansas City Royals were on top of the baseball world, headed toward their first World Series title in 30 years. Things have certainly changed quickly for a club that now finds itself with one of the worst records in baseball and a series against the powerful Boston Red Sox up next. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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