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BC-MA--Massachusetts and Rhode Island News Digest 6 pm, MA

May 26, 2019

Good evening. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING CONVICTIONS

Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 950 words, photos.

FRAMINGHAM STATE-JOHN LEWIS

U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts on Sunday to “get in trouble” and to build “bridges, not walls.” SENT: 250 words, photos.

DORM CHEF

Jonah Reider, The Newton, Massachusetts native who became an object of media fascination when he was kicked out of his Columbia University dorm room for turning it into a sophisticated supper club, is still cooking three years after graduation, with projects that include a CBD oil business, fancy dinners for corporate clients, a possible food show on Japanese television and a grilled cheese shop in Tokyo. SENT: 950 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CENSUS-MASSACHUSETTS: Population in most Massachusetts cities and towns is continuing to grow. That’s according to the latest population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. SENT.

_ DEADLY SHOOTING: Authorities continue to investigate a shooting in Brockton that left a 32-year-old man dead. SENT.

_ CHILD RAPIST-CIVIL COMMITMENT: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has re-filed legislation aimed at toughening penalties for child rapists. SENT.

_ BEACHES-WATER QUALITY: Overall water quality at beaches in metropolitan Boston is up a bit, according to a new report that rates water quality at 15 Boston area beaches. SENT.

_ BRUINS-CONCERT-PARTY: The Bruins’ return to the Stanley Cup Final is kicking off in Boston with a party. SENT.

_ MILITARY MEMORIAL: A Rhode Island nonprofit that helps veterans has set up its memorial to U.S. service members killed in action. SENT.

_ HEAD-ON FATAL: Authorities say one person was killed and several others, including children, were hospitalized after a head-on car crash in West Warwick. SENT.

_ MARIJUANA BUST: Rhode Island State Police have arrested two New York City men they say had 94 (43 kilograms) pounds of suspected marijuana in their car. SENT.

_ SCAM WARNING: Rhode Island’s attorney general is warning residents about recent scam phone calls that mimic his office’s phone number on the caller identification. SENT.

_ FOAM CONTAINERS: Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a proposal to ban food service establishments from using disposable foam containers and plastic stirrers. SENT.

_ EDITH WHARTON’S HOUSE: The Rhode Island mansion once owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton is on the market for nearly $12 million. SENT.

SPORTS:

STANLEY CUP-MARCHAND

Bruins winger Brad Marchand says his left hand is fine heading into the Stanley Cup Final. He sat out Boston’s practice Sunday after being given a “maintenance day” by coach Bruce Cassidy. But Marchand showed no visible signs of discomfort and didn’t wear any braces on his hand as he met with reporters. SENT: 400 words, photos.

With: STANLEY CUP-THE LATEST

STANLEY CUP-PLAYOFF RATINGS

Chicago and Los Angeles didn’t make the playoffs, Washington and Pittsburgh were eliminated in the first round but Stanley Cup Playoff ratings have held steady this season going into the finals between St. Louis and Boston. NBC says aggressive promotion in markets where teams were eliminated as well as a loyal fan base has helped as well as great numbers in markets where teams like Columbus and Carolina made strong postseason runs. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 850 words, photos.

AP WAS THERE-1970 STANLEY CUP

On May 10, 1970, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 29 years. The Bruins won it at the expense of the St. Louis Blues, who were swept in the final for the third straight year. SENT: 930 words, photos.

RED SOX-ASTROS

Houston’s Justin Verlander opposes Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez as the Astros and Red Sox wrap up a three-game series. By Jordan Godwin. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET.

LAC-NCAA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Brindi Griffin and Grace Griffin each scored three goals and Maryland won its 14th national championship in women’s lacrosse with a 12-10 victory over Boston College on Sunday at Johns Hopkins. SENT: 300 words.

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