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News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The three leading Democratic candidates for governor are rolling out new policy initiatives. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is set to highlight his plan to improve the state's infrastructure in Central Falls this morning. Political newcomer Clay Pell will then unveil his economic platform in Providence. Later, Treasurer Gina Raimondo will detail her environmental policy plans in North Kingstown.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Five K-9 teams from the Rhode Island State Police were among the dozens of dog teams from around the region that monitored the route of the Boston Marathon. Troopers say the teams were assigned to the course in Newton, Massachusetts, on Monday.

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) - Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery. The University of Maine says all 11 of the baby lobster settlement areas it tracks in the Gulf of Maine had fewer first-year lobsters in 2013 than 2011.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence police say a man used a potato disguised as a gun to try to rob a convenience store and a dry cleaning business in the city. WPRI-TV reports the robbery attempts happened on Monday. No arrests have been made.

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