War college’s 1st female president looks forward to serving

U.S. 06/15/19, 07:20

The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College says she's humbled by her selection as college president and looks forward to serving in that role.Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam, was named as the 57th president Friday. Navy Secretary Richard ...

Interview: Navy’s top admiral discusses war college probe

U.S. 06/12/19, 11:44

The Navy's top admiral says an investigation into allegations of mismanagement at the U.S. Naval War College is continuing and he's confident the college will be stronger in the end.Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, tells The Associated Press Wednesday that the college in Newport will continue to ...

Ski resort execs, businessman, indicted on fraud charges

Business 05/22/19, 11:57

The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money.The fraud charges were made public Wednesday against former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, ...

Supreme Court won’t intervene in historic synagogue dispute

New York 03/18/19, 10:54

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a ruling that the Rhode Island synagogue will remain the property of a New York congregation.The Congregation Jeshuat Israel in Newport, Rhode Island, ...

Funeral held for sailor in V-J Day Times Square kiss photo

U.S. 02/22/19, 18:59

The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II was mourned Friday at a funeral in Rhode Island.George Mendonsa's funeral was held at St. Mary's Church in Newport, and he was buried at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.Mendonsa died Sunday after he fell ...

Congregants at oldest US synagogue ask high court to step in

New York 10/22/18, 22:15

Congregants at the oldest synagogue in the United States asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to review a decision giving a New York congregation control of Rhode Island's Touro Synagogue and a set of bells valued in the millions.Lawyers for Newport's Congregation Jeshuat Israel asked for a review of ...

Jill Biden christens Navy submarine at Virginia shipyard

U.S. 10/20/18, 15:31

The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden has christened the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine.Jill Biden is the sponsor of the new USS Delaware. On Saturday, she broke a ceremonial bottle across the submarine's bow at a Virginia shipyard.Jill Biden, right, celebrates with Sen. Thomas Carper, center, and ...

Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

U.S. 09/21/18, 11:43

Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the vessel. It's one ...

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