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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

October 6, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Pat Eaton-Robb is on the desk. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



When General Electric announced in January, 2016 that it was moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, it was hailed as a major coup not just for the city but for Gov. Charlie Baker, in office just a year. That coup is looking a bit shakier now. AP’s weekly look at an issue preoccupying state officials in Massachusetts. By Steve LeBlanc. Upcoming, about 650 words.


— RIGHT-WING RALLY: A right-wing group calling itself Resist Marxism raillied at the Rhode Island state Capitol along with counter-protesters decrying the organization as a hate group. Sent: 130 words. Will be updated.

— CEMETERY VANDALIZED: Vandals toppled more than a dozen gravestones inside a Massachusetts cemetery. Police say the damage was discovered Thursday morning at the Acushnet Cemetery. Sent: 120 words.

— REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTMENT: The British are coming — again. This weekend, more than 200 volunteers from across New England are re-enacting the arrival of British troops to Boston in 1768. Sent: 130 words.

— PEARL HARBOR SAILOR-BURIAL: A sailor from Connecticut who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is returning to New England. Water Tender 1st Class Stephen Pepe, of Bridgeport, is scheduled to be buried Monday at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Sent: 130 words.

— INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY: Brown University is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day after faculty renamed what used to be called Columbus Day. The Ivy League university says a celebration of indigenous peoples is planned for Saturday afternoon in the Sayles Hall Auditorium. Sent: 130 words.

— VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: The deadline to register to vote in the Rhode Island general election is quickly approaching. Eligible Rhode Islanders can go online through Sunday to register to vote or update their voter information if they have recently moved or changed their name. Sent: 130 words.



The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play Game 2 of their AL Division Series. David Price is scheduled to start for Boston against Masahiro Tanaka. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.


RALEIGH, N.C. — No. 23 North Carolina State tries for its first 5-0 start since 2002 when it hosts Boston College on Saturday. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 12:30 p.m.


South Florida plays Massachusetts at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium.. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 3:30 p.m.


Brown plays Rhode Island at Meade Stadium.. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 1 p.m.


Harvard plays Cornell at Schoellkopf Field. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 1:15 p.m.


Holy Cross plays New Hampshire at Wildcat Stadium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at noon.


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