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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

October 12, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HOTEL WORKERS STRIKE-TECHNOLOGY

New technology threatening to make some hotel jobs obsolete is among the concerns that have prompted thousands of Marriott workers to walk off their jobs across the U.S. in recent weeks. Unionized workers are also seeking higher wages, changes to the work demands for housekeepers and job protections for restaurant and bar staff as some hotels shutter those facilities. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE OVERTIME-THEFT: A third Massachusetts State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to getting paid for overtime shifts he either did not work or complete. SENT.

SPORTS:

ALCS-ASTROS-RED SOX

A look at Game 1 of the ALCS between Houston and Boston.

LOUISVILLE-BOSTON COLLEGE

A look at Saturday’s game between Louisville and Boston College.

HOLY CROSS-HARVARD

Holy Cross plays at Harvard. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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