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

January 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS

The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party’s diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are women: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Harris is also African-American. Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro, who is Latino, has also joined the race. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ OFFICER INJURED: Authorities say a Rhode Island police officer has been injured in an early morning head-on crash with another vehicle. SENT.

_ LYFT DRIVER-TODDLER RESCUED: Police say a Lyft driver helped rescue a 2-year-old girl who was found wandering outside without shoes in freezing temperatures in Massachusetts. SENT.

_ MAGICIAN-INDECENT ASSAULT: Massachusetts State Police have arrested a magician accused of indecently assaulting three students during magic classes. SENT.

SPORTS

PATRIOTS-BALL CONTROL

The Patriots’ biggest weapon on offense this postseason has been their ability to keep the ball out of their opponents’ hands. Their commitment and success in the run game have allowed them to dominate time of possession in their first two wins, each time holding a 16-minute advantage over the Chargers and Chiefs. The Patriots have also been efficient on third down, successfully eliminating opportunities for both Philip Rivers and Patrick Mahomes. They’re hoping to do the same to Jared Goff and the Rams. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.

RAMS-GOFF’S ARRIVAL

Jared Goff was 7 years old when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl in early 2002. The Rams quarterback has looked up to his fellow Bay Area native ever since, and now they’re meeting in the Super Bowl. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 9 p.m. EST.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

CCSU at Bryant, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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