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

July 6, 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 AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Steve LeBlanc 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

— VAPING BAN: Electronic cigarettes and vaping are now banned at Rhode Island workplaces. A new law, recently signed by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, took effect this week. SENT: 120 WORDS.

— GOVERNOR-BILL SIGNING: Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed bills that bar minors from using tanning facilities, eradicate substandard airbags, and protect animals. SENT: 120 words.

— LAKE BACTERIA: A Rhode Island lake remains closed to boaters and swimmers due to unusually high bacteria levels. SENT: 120 words.

— STREET SHOOTING: A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Providence last month. SENT: 130 words.

— QUARRY BLASTING-EMPLOYEES HURT: The federal government has cited a Massachusetts blasting company for its role in a Rhode Island quarry blast that injured two workers and damaged nearby buildings. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS

RED SOX-ROYALS

Chris Sale is on the mound for the Boston Red Sox as they open a three-game series in Kansas City. The Royals send out Jason Hammel. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m. ET.

EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

— Coping with heat waves: 5 essential reads. By Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/coping-with-heat-waves-5-essential-reads-99495

— Milking cows for data — not just dairy products. By Matthew Stuber, Gary Kazmer, Shalabh Gupta and Steven Zinn, University of Connecticut. http://theconversation.com/milking-cows-for-data-not-just-dairy-products-97165

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