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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

May 14, 2019

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

A former University of Southern California coach is scheduled to plead guilty to making bogus athletic profiles for wealthy parents’ children in the college admissions scam. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 11:30 a.m. hearing.

CLIMATE CHANGE-REAL ESTATE

Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming coastal property values, but how much is an open question. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 910 words, photos.

CYBERSECURITY MISINFORMATION

A fake Twitter account was but one piece of a vast, multilingual campaign aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the internet. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BRUINS FANS-ASSAULT: Transit police in Massachusetts are looking for a group of men who appeared to be Boston Bruins fans they say “viciously beat” and seriously injured a man at a trolley stop. SENT.

_ FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER-ARREST: A judge set bail at $50,000 for a former New England Patriots player accused of violating a protective order. SENT.

_ SELLING FENTANYL-SENTENCE: A Massachusetts man has been convicted in New Hampshire of participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-HURRICANES

The Boston Bruins look to take a 3-0 lead in Game 3 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins won the first two in Boston by a combined 11-4 score while the Hurricanes are 5-0 on home ice in the postseason. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

ROCKIES-RED SOX

The Colorado Rockies play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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