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

May 9, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRUMP-RED SOX

For decades, championship teams have visited the White House in a moment of ritual and tradition. Athletic excellence is celebrated, lame jokes are told and the president is given yet another jersey bearing his name. Under President Donald Trump, though, the visits often have become politicized, featuring athlete protests and, in the case of the Boston Red Sox, raising questions about a racial divide. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: White House event scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ EX-PITCHER-MEDICAL SETTLEMENT: A former major league pitcher has agreed to accept a $5.1 million settlement from Massachusetts General Hospital and a doctor he says caused his career-ending spine injury. SENT.

_ SCALLOP RESEARCH: The federal government says a program that sells scallops to pay for marine science will include a study of how shellfish harvesting impacts sea turtles in this year’s projects. SENT.

SPORTS

HURRICANES-BRUINS

The Boston Bruins play host to the Carolina Hurricanes in game 1 of their Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series. Game starts at 8 p.m. With photos.

ON BASKETBALL-KYRIE

Now that the Boston Celtics are out of the playoffs, speculation about free agent Kyrie Irving’s future begins. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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