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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PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island lawmakers for the first time are being invited to attend sexual harassment training. The 2.5-hour session on Wednesday is being offered after a House member said she was told by a more senior lawmaker that sexual favors would allow her bills to go further. House lawmakers are not required to attend, but they are "strongly encouraged," according to a House spokesman. Senators are being offered the training next week. By Michelle R. Smith. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


— DEADLY CRASH: One person has died and three others are injured after a three-car crash on a Rhode Island roadway. SENT: 80 words.



FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots defense struggled at times last season, but entered the postseason with the NFL's top scoring defense. New England's defense followed a similar trajectory in 2017 and again enters the playoffs with a top 5 scoring defense, despite dealing with various injuries, including a season-ending one to captain Dont'a Hightower. But they rank just 20th in rushing defense and face a Tennessee team in the divisional round averaging 118 yards per game on the ground. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m., with photos.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Just call him Marcus "Super" Mariota. The Titans' third-year quarterback is proving he will do anything to win, taking his play to a new level by catching his first touchdown pass in the postseason, running and even throwing a key block to move Tennessee into a divisional game at New England. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.


Rhode Island at Saint Louis, 7 p.m.


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