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

July 12, 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.

Dave Collins 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. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised both fears and hopes that a conservative court majority could weaken or overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that created a nationwide right to abortion. By David A. Lieb and Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

With: BC-US--Abortion-States-Glance, a list of the 10 states that have old laws banning abortion.


— GOVERNOR-CAMPAIGN DONATION: A California-based private equity firm has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to federal regulators over allegations that it made an improper contribution to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s campaign. SENT: 130 words.

— PRISON GUARD-DRUG SMUGGLING: A Massachusetts prison guard who lives in Rhode Island as pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to smuggle drugs into the facility for an inmate. SENT: 130 words.

— HEPATITIS-MEDICAID: Rhode Island has revised its Medicaid policy to cover the cost of treatment for people living with the Hepatitis C virus. SENT: 130 words.

— BROWN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: Brown University will no longer require applicants to submit SAT essay scores or ACT writing scores when applying for admission. SENT: 130 words.

— RIBBON MAKER MOVING: A company that makes award ribbons has announced that it is closing its Rhode Island manufacturing plant and consolidating production at a Missouri facility. SENT: 130 words.



The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Boston Red Sox, winners of nine straight. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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