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

September 11, 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SEPT 11 ANNIVERSARY

Americans are marking the anniversary of 9/11 with solemn tributes, volunteer projects and enhanced memorials, after a year when two attacks within miles of ground zero manifested the enduring, evolving threat of terrorism. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 500 words. May be updated.

IN BRIEF

— RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY-MAIL BALLOTS: Rhode Island voters are sending a higher number of mail-in ballots ahead of the upcoming primary. The secretary of state’s office says 6,265 mail ballots were sent out for this year’s primary compared to 5,603 in 2014, and more than half have been returned. SENT: 120 words.

— PROVIDENCE INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP: Providence has launched a partnership with a group of nonprofit organizations to increase economic growth. SENT: 130 words.

— GAS PRICES-RHODE ISLAND: The price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has remained steady over the past week. AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey released Monday that the price of self-serve, regular is averaging $2.86 per gallon, which is unchanged from last week. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS

BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

The Toronto Blue Jays visit Boston to take on the AL East-leading Red Sox, with Chris Sale returning from the disabled list to make his first start in almost a month. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

BRUINS-RANGERS-TRADE

The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins for defenseman Steven Kampfer and two draft picks. The teams announced the trade Tuesday before the Bruins flew to China for two exhibition games. Boston gets a 2019 fourth-round pick and a conditional seventh-rounder in a move that clears space for younger players on the blue line. SENT: 130 words.

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