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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

May 21, 2019

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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



What if you could shut down a nuclear reactor, clean up the radioactive mess left behind, pack the spent fuel for storage, dismantle the plant and release the site all in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take? It’s called accelerated decommissioning, and environmentalists contend it’s fraught with risks. By Bob Salsberg. UPCOMING: 1,250 words, photos, video.


Rallies and sit-ins are expected to accompany the opening of Senate debate on the state’s $42.7 billion budget. By Bob Salsberg. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


Two parents, including the former co-chairman of an international law firm, are set to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon; will be updated.


_ TEEN GIRL DEATH: Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl brought to a Lawrence hospital on Monday night. SENT.



Boston plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 950 words, photos.


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