Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

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Rhode Island's Democratic governor faces a spirited but poorly funded challenge in Wednesday's primary, while the mayor of the state's second-largest city is seeking the GOP nomination for another shot at the governor's seat in November. First, he has to defeat a state lawmaker making her first gubernatorial run. Voters in Rhode Island are also selecting nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, lieutenant governor and some key mayoral races in a rare Wednesday vote. Polls close at 8 p.m. EDT. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


— CHURCH ABUSE: A Roman Catholic priest has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl while staying in her family's Massachusetts home in 2006. SENT.

— MARRIAGE FRAUD CHARGES: A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to entering into six sham marriages with foreign women over a 10-year period to help them skirt U.S. immigration laws. SENT.

— PLANE ENGINE ISSUE: An engine-related issue forced an Iberia Airways flight en route to Madrid to make and emergency landing at Logan Airport. SENT.

— PLAYER SEVERELY INJURED: Fire officials say a Massachusetts high school football player has sustained a severe injury during practice. SENT.

— SHOOTING: Police in Massachusetts say a man has been injured in a shooting in Springfield. SENT.

— MICHIGAN-HARVARD-DETROIT PARTNERSHIP: The University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit. SENT.



The Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays, with David Price facing Aaron Sanchez. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Hurricane Florence has already had a significant impact on the week's schedule in the Atlantic Coast Conference, forcing the cancellation, rescheduling or relocation of several games. It's unclear whether those games can be rescheduled or what impact that will have once the storm has passed. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 700 words and photos by 3 p.m.

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