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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

October 5, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is announcing a $3 million project to refurbish the old Navy yard that’s home to the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m.; will be updated after 11 a.m. news conference, photo planned.


Harvard’s new president, Lawrence Bacow, is officially installed as the 29th chief of the Ivy League school. The Associated Press sat down with him and offers this Q&A. By Collin Binkley. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.


— TRIPLE STABBING: Authorities say one person is in custody after three people were stabbed on quiet side street in a Massachusetts town. SENT.



The New York Yankees visit Fenway Park for Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series against the Boston Red Sox. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


Boston College has been one of the nation’s best big-play offenses behind the running of AJ Dillon. Yet it’s unclear whether he’ll be ready for Saturday’s trip to face No. 23 North Carolina State and the Wolfpack’s overhauled defense. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 675 words and photos by 3 p.m.


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