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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 6 pm, RI

October 5, 2018

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

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. About 650 words by 1 p.m.



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.


A federal judge tossed a lawsuit Friday from a group of fishing associations that challenged the creation of an underwater monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The fishing groups sued in federal court in Washington against creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument by former President Barack Obama in 2016. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg granted the Trump administration’s motion Friday to dismiss the suit. His ruling said the groups failed to adequately explain why the monument is too large. SENT: 400 words.


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced plans to redevelop the old Navy yard in Boston that’s home to the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat. SENT: 130 words, photos.


— DCYF AUDIT: Federal officials have released a scathing report of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families. SENT.

— MILL FIRE: Police in Rhode Island responding to reports of a man who had lit himself on fire later found a nearby abandoned industrial building on fire. SENT.

— GUNS TASK FORCE: A Rhode Island task force formed to study the state’s gun laws has released a series of recommendations, including a ban on high-capacity magazines and raising the age to buy long guns from 18 to 21. SENT.

—ELECTION 2018-MARIJUANA CANDIDATES: A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate who was arrested with what police say was 48 pounds of illegal marijuana says the charges “appear politically motivated.” SENT.

— FATAL DUI CRASH: A Rhode Island woman who fatally struck a pedestrian while driving under the influence faces sentencing later this year. SENT.



Chris Sale faces J.A. Happ when the Boston Red Sox meet the New York Yankees in in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First pitch 7:30 p.m.


At first glance, the Patriots had plenty to celebrate on defense during their 38-24 win over the Colts. They didn’t allow a touchdown in the first half and forced three turnovers for the game. But they gave up more than 400 yards for the third time this season and continue to have issues defending the pass. That could be magnified with a visit from Kansas City and quarterback Patrick Mahomes up next. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m., photos.


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