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

November 14, 2018

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

AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott can be reached at 401-274-2270 or jmcdermott@ap.org

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show “The Apprentice” to try to bolster their case alleging the move was racially motivated, the attorneys said Wednesday. Lawyers for Civil Rights, which sued Trump in February , has issued subpoenas to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions LLC demanding any footage shot during the production of the show in which Trump “uses racial and/or ethnic slurs” or “makes remarks concerning race, nationality and/or ethnic background.” By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 550 words, photos.


DraftKings announces partnership with Resorts Casino in Atlantic City in latest salvo in a sort of arms race developing among New Jersey casinos and racetracks to have both an online operation and a go-to game day presence on the property. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: 450 words by 8 a.m.


— LAWMAKERS-HARASSMENT: The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus has delayed a vote to block Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s reappointment to his leadership post. SENT.

— DENTIST-TAX EVASION: A Rhode Island dentist who failed to pay taxes on as much as $1.2 million in payments to his practice has avoided prison. SENT.

— BEER-RHODE ISLAND: Changes in Rhode Island law continue to help the state’s craft beer industry grow. SENT.

— BROWN UNIVERSITY-HONORARY PLAYER: A 7-year-old boy is the newest recruit to the Brown University men’s basketball team. SENT.

— HOMES DEVELOPMENT PLAN: A development company has submitted a proposal to build 19 new homes in the town of Portsmouth. SENT.



The Chicago Bulls visit the struggling Boston Celtics. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


The Colorado Avalanche host Boston on Wednesday night in a meeting of two of the top lines in hockey. The Avalanche boast the line of Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, who’ve combined for 69 points. The Bruins feature Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have a combined 68 points. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.


St. Peter’s at Bryant, 7 p.m.


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