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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Advisory, RI

April 8, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

SCI--BOOSTING MEMORY

Zapping the brains of people over 60 with a mild electrical current improved a form of short-term memory enough that they performed like people in their 20s, a new study finds. Someday, people might visit clinics to get a boost with that ability, which declines both in normal aging and in dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, said researcher Robert Reinhart of Boston University. By Malcolm Ritter. UPCOMING.

IN BRIEF:

_ GRANDMOTHER KILLED _ Boston police are investigating the fatal weekend shooting of a 74-year-old grandmother.

_ RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA-CONNECTICUT _ A legislative committee is preparing to vote on a bill that could lead to legal recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

SPORTS:

BBO--RED SOX-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — An awful opening trip ended with a win for the Boston Red Sox. Mitch Moreland homered off Merrill Kelly on the first pitch of the seventh inning, and the World Series champions beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on Sunday. By Jack Magruder. SENT: 772 words. AP Photos.

BBA--RED SOX-HOME OPENER

BOSTON _ The Red Sox opened the season with 11 straight games on the road, struggling to a 3-8 start. The reigning World Series champions will be looking to change their luck on Tuesday when they receive their rings and unveil their latest championship banner prior to their matchup with Toronto. By Kyle HIghtower. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m EDT, photos.

BKN--NBA PLAYOFF PICTURE

Golden State has clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, while Orlando and Brooklyn have ended their playoff droughts. There’s only one of the 16 playoff spots left unclaimed, and it’ll go to Detroit, Charlotte or Miami. And there’s now one certain first-round matchup, with Boston locked in to play Indiana. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 725 words, photos by 3 a.m.

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