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 at 401-274-2270, or Mark Pratt is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or

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Researchers are sharing insights from a five-year study of the booming great white shark population off Cape Cod, where a man recently survived a brutal attack. Authorities, meanwhile, say they're concerned about safety — not just for the busy Labor Day weekend but the weeks beyond, when there are no more lifeguards standing watch. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.


— MULTISTATE BURGLARY RING: Massachusetts authorities say they have shut down a multistate ATM and vehicle theft ring run by a career criminal known as Willy Wonka or "the Chocolate Man." SENT.

— LIQUOR STORE CRASH: Police in Rhode Island say a woman in her 70's crashed into a liquor store when she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. SENT.



The major league-leading Boston Red Sox continue their series against the Chicago White Sox. Nathan Eovaldi pitches for Boston while Michael Kopech makes his third start for Chicago. Kopech was one of the Red Sox's top prospects before they traded him to the White Sox for Chris Sale in December 2016. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.

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