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

August 20, 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. Mark Pratt 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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BOSTON — A civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Boston to allow certain immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens but are facing deportation to remain in the country. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts will argue before a judge on Monday for temporary relief allowing the non-citizen immigrants to stay in the U.S. while they apply for green cards. SENT: 130 words, AP Photos. Update expected.


Martina Hingis figures she wouldn’t have needed any help from fans to earn her spot in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, she likes the idea that folks around the world now will have a say in who gets elected. “I would have hoped that people liked me and liked my game, liked my style, so hopefully that wouldn’t have made a difference to make it in or out,” Hingis said with a laugh during a phone interview. “I would have only hoped that it would only push me more. I would hope that in my case, it would have been pretty clear that I had made it.” By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 425 words, AP Photos.


— TEENS HURT: PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Authorities say five Rhode Island high school students were injured when their vehicle crashed into a stone wall. All five teens were brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence following the crash in Portsmouth reported just after 9 p.m. Saturday. SENT: 120 words.

— POLICE CHASE-RIVER ARREST: NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — A Rhode Island man says he went from enjoying his morning coffee to assisting in a police chase in a river. Marc Lamson noticed several officers and a police dog on his dock in Narragansett on Sunday morning and offered to help. SENT: 130 words.

— DOUBLE SHOOTING: Providence police are investigating a shooting that injured two men over the weekend. SENT: 75 words.



The Boston Red Sox open a series against the Cleveland Indians. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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