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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

July 5, 2018

Good afternoon. 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 AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Alanna Durkin Richer is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@ap.org.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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The Rhode Island Democratic Party, which unleashed a dayslong furor by endorsing a Donald Trump-voting male candidate over an incumbent woman, backtracked Thursday and withdrew the endorsement. By Michelle Smith. SENT: 500 words, photos.


— JULY FOURTH PARADE-BRISTOL: Fire officials say more than 60 people were treated for heat-related issues at the nation’s oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration.

— BOATING ACCIDENTS - CHILDREN RESCUED: Two July Fourth boating accidents in the Northeast sent numerous children into the water, though no injuries were reported in either incident.

— POND DEATH: Police in Rhode Island say a 78-year-old woman pulled unresponsive from a South Kingstown pond has been pronounced dead.



Three years ago, the Kansas City Royals were on top of the baseball world, headed toward their first World Series title in 30 years. Things have certainly changed quickly for a club that now finds itself with one of the worst records in baseball and a series against the powerful Boston Red Sox up next. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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