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

October 1, 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 the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Mark Pratt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

GE CEO

After just over a year and declines on several fronts at General Electric, John Flannery has been ousted as the leader of the century-old company. Flannery took over for longtime CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt in August 2017 with the Boston-based company trying to re-establish its industrial roots, albeit a high-tech version of itself. SENT: 520 words, photo.

KAVANAUGH-FLAKE

Protesters plan to gather at the site of a visit by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to Boston to demand the ranking Republican reject the confirmation of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. UPCOMING: 600 words. Video and photos planned.

IN BRIEF:

— TWO FOUND DEAD: Police are now calling the deaths of a man and woman found shot inside a Rhode Island home a murder-suicide. SENT.

— PROVIDENCE STABBINGS: Providence police are investigating two early morning stabbings. SENT.

— GAS PRICES-RHODE ISLAND: The price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has inched up a penny. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS

The Boston Bruins hold media day as they prepare for Wednesday’s opener against the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

IVY LEAGUE CONCUSSIONS

Concussion rates fell in Ivy League football after a rule change shortened kickoff returns, By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

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