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 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

WINTER WEATHER

BOSTON — The bitter cold that has gripped the Northeast for the past week is giving way — briefly at least — to a monster snowstorm with screaming winds that could drop more than a foot of snow in some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Thursday that extends from eastern Long Island north to coastal New Hampshire and Maine. SENT: 500 words. Photos. UPCOMING: Updates as storm develops throughout the day.

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— WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST.

BOMB CYCLONE

WASHINGTON — When it comes to weather, it's hard to sound scarier than "bomb cyclone." It's a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. Southeast coast. But as fearsome as the storm is with high winds and some snow, it may not be quite as explosive as the term sounds. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 400 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— TEEN-KIDNAPPING CHARGES: Four Massachusetts residents have been charged with keeping a 16-year-old girl in a basement that a police officer described as a "torture chamber" where she was sexually assaulted, had her hair shaved off and burned with a cigarette. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER DEATH: An 18-year-old man charged with negligent homicide in the death of an off-duty Massachusetts police officer has made an appearance in a New Hampshire courtroom. SENT: 130 words.

— ICY RIVER-HELICOPTER RESCUE: A Massachusetts State Police trooper hanging out of a helicopter as it skimmed the frigid Merrimack River was able to pluck a man from the water in a last-ditch rescue effort. SENT: 130 words.

— BASS FISHING: The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering changing the way it manages the recreational black sea bass fishery. SENT: 120 words.

SPORTS:

PANTHERS-BRUINS

BOSTON — The red-hot Boston Bruins play host to the Florida Panthers. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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