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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

October 10, 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 until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MOON ROCK AUCTION

Twelve pounds of lunar rocks are being auctioned off, and experts say it’s the biggest chunk of the moon that’s ever been put up for sale. Scientists say the lunar meteorite was found last year in the desert of northwestern Africa. UPCOMING: 350 words, photo planned.

RECYCLING SHAKE-UP

America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities across the nation to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. By Mary Esch. SENT: 880 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WRONG WAY FATAL: Police have released the names of the two New Hampshire residents who died in a wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway earlier this week. SENT.

— DOUBLE SHOOTING: Police are investigating a double shooting in Massachusetts that left one man dead. SENT.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-ALCS

The Boston Red Sox are preparing for the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.

CELTICS PREVIEW

Last season hopes were high for the Celtics in the preseason with a new-look roster that included All-Star arrivals Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Five minutes into the season opener everything changed with Hayward’s gruesome leg injury. It happened again late in the season with Irving was lost to knee surgery. With both back and healthy, Boston is embracing being called the presumptive favorites in the Eastern Conference. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 780 words by 5 p.m., photos.

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