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 approvidence@ap.org. Mark Pratt 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.

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TOP STORY

WWI WREATH LAYING

Soldiers from the Rhode Island National Guard will lay a wreath at a World War I monument to memorialize their predecessors' service and sacrifice during the conflict. The 103rd Field Artillery Battalion will visit the monument in Providence Friday morning. It's one of a number of events being held in Rhode Island leading up to the centennial of the war's end, Nov. 11, 2018. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words following 10 a.m. ceremony.

TAX OVERHAUL-HIGH TAX STATES-Q&A

The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. SENT: 1,000 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ATTEMPTED BURGLARY-SHOTS FIRED: Police in Rhode Island say two would-be burglars fired at a homeowner when he chased them away from his home. SENT.

SPORTS

RED SOX-RAYS

The Boston Red Sox bring baseball's best record to Tropicana Field, with right-hander Hector Velazquez facing Diego Castillo in the opener of a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

PATRIOTS-PANTHERS

The New England Patriots play a pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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