BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
The Army is looking for a few good robots. Not to fight _ not yet, at least _ but to help the men and women who do. At stake is a contract worth almost half a billion dollars for 3,000 backpack-sized devices that can defuse bombs and scout enemy positions. Competition for the work has spilled over into Congress and federal court. By Technology Writer Matt O’Brien. SENT: About 1,200 words, photos.
_ PARKING LOT HOMICIDE: Police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of another man who was found inside a car in a Massachusetts hotel parking lot. SENT.
_ INMATE ASSAULT: A guard at a maximum-security state prison in Massachusetts has been charged with punching an 86-year-old inmate in the face. SENT.
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