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

January 4, 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 AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

RHODES SCHOLAR-DACA RECIPIENT

A Harvard student who became the first “dreamer” to receive a Rhodes Scholarship says the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty. Immigrant activists and the Rhodes organization say 22-year-old Jin Park risks not being allowed back in the U.S. if he studies at Oxford this year. The Trump Administration has stopped approving travel abroad for DACA recipients as it seeks to phase out the controversial Obama-era program that protects certain young immigrants from deportation. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

STEVE WYNN LAWSUIT

A Nevada judge is being asked let the Massachusetts Gaming Commission release a report on allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn. A decision could affect a decision on a pending license for a $2 billion casino and hotel being built near Boston. Wynn has denied allegations of misconduct and sued in November to keep the report from going public. UPCOMING: 450 words noon ET hearing.

IN BRIEF:

_ STRIP CLUB CLOSURE: Rhode Island’s Supreme Court says one of New England’s best-known strip clubs, the Foxy Lady, may reopen for now. SENT.

_ BOYFRIEND KILLED: A Massachusetts woman who stabbed her boyfriend 21 times then waited hours before calling police has been sentenced to life in prison. SENT.

_ TWO FOUND DEAD: Two people have been found dead in a home in Northampton, Massachusetts. SENT.

SPORTS:

MAVERICKS-CELTICS

The Dallas Mavericks visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

For the first time in a decade, the top seed in the AFC playoffs goes to a team not led by Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but by Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ second-year sensation. A look at all six teams’ strengths and weaknesses heading into the playoffs. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,400 words.

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