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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

May 6, 2019

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

RED SOX-CORA

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will not attend the ceremony at the White House on Thursday honoring the 2018 World Series champions. Cora cited the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico as the reason for his decision. SENT: 200 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ HEAD-ON FATALITY: Methuen police say a 23-year-old Haverhill woman has been killed in a head-on car crash. SENT.

SPORTS

BRUINS-BLUE JACKETS

The Columbus Blue Jackets try to stave off elimination from the playoffs as their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Boston shifts back to Columbus for Game 6. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BUCKS-CELTICS

The Bucks try to open a commanding lead in Game 4 of their second round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. Milwaukee leads the series 2-1. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

RED SOX-ORIOLES

Right-hander Josh Smith makes his first start for the Boston Red Sox in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles, who send John Means to the mound. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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