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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

August 30, 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 Collin Binkley. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



A popular Republican incumbent who seems almost unbeatable. Two little-known Democrats vying for attention and a spot on the November ballot. An ultra-conservative GOP challenger. It all may sound like a political scenario in a red state, but this is actually the current state of play for the governor’s race in deep-blue Massachusetts. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 800 words, photos.


— BODY ON HIGHWAY: Massachusetts State Police are investigating the mysterious appearance of a dead body on an interstate highway. SENT.

— PHOTOGRAPHER-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: A New York man who once worked as a photographer at a summer camp for children with disabilities and as a youth sports photographer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in Massachusetts. SENT



The Boston Red Sox visit the Chicago White Sox for the opener of a four-game series. Rick Porcello pitches for major league-leading Boston, and Lucas Giolito gets the ball for Chicago. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:10 p.m. ET.


The New England Patriots play the New York Giants in a pre-season NFL game. Game starts at 7 p.m.


The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its football season with a key cross-divisional conference matchup when No. 20 Virginia Tech visits 19th-ranked Florida State in Willie Taggart’s debut as the Seminoles’ coach. Among other things to watch this week: The replacement for 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson at Louisville faces a tall task with an opener against top-ranked Alabama, and Boston College’s AJ Dillon looks to keep rolling after a breakout freshman season. SENT: 400 words, file photos.

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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