Bikers bidding farewell to those killed in pickup collision

U.S. 06/28/19, 08:44

For the bikers killed in a fiery collision in New Hampshire, their funerals Friday will likely be defined by lots of leather, the rumbling of their favorite bikes and plenty of stories about their days with the Jarheads. Services will be held for Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook, New Hampshire, and ...

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 ...

US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

U.S. 06/14/19, 13:44

A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior. Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield will be the new president, Navy Secretary Richard ...

Is ‘Big Tech’ too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

U.S. 06/04/19, 16:26

Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup?The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust probe , promising "a top-to-bottom review of the market power ...

Bishop faces backlash after tweet about Pride Month

U.S. 06/02/19, 14:57

Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith "clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues." Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin sparked a backlash beginning Saturday ...

Superman Building makes national list of endangered places

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:11

Providence's iconic Superman Building is included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of the nation's most endangered historic places.The 2019 list highlights 11 architectural and cultural sites the private nonprofit deems at risk because of neglect, development or other threats.The 91-year-old vacant skyscraper is Rhode Island's tallest ...

In some Democrat-led states, lawmakers differ on abortion

U.S. 05/27/19, 15:08

A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers.What sounds like a legislative fight in a state controlled by anti-abortion Republicans is actually ...

How ‘lunch shaming’ is facing scrutiny around the US

New York 05/16/19, 11:00

Denying children a hot meal apparently isn't a popular way for schools to deal with unpaid lunch money.After a flood of angry Facebook comments and phone calls, a Rhode Island district last week abandoned its plan to serve cold sandwiches to students whose families owe money."The outcry was global," said ...

Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer

Tech 05/15/19, 15:11

A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before."It looked like an oversize golf cart," Clements said.The vehicle, operated ...

Rhode Island college evacuated after shell casing found

U.S. 05/01/19, 10:25

Police in Rhode Island say a college campus was evacuated as a precaution after a shell casing was found in a common hallway.The Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus was evacuated Wednesday morning and classes were suspended. The school said in a tweet that there is "not an active ...

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Business 04/22/19, 12:25

The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state.Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource was announced during a statehouse event on ...

Stop & Shop supermarket workers in 3 states go on strike

U.S. 04/11/19, 15:33

Tens of thousands of employees at Stop & Shop supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike Thursday over stalled contract negotiations.United Food & Commercial Workers union members from several locals walked off the job, with some picketing outside the stores."The men and women who make Stop & ...

Taylor Swift responds to crash with ‘Getaway Car’ lyric

Entertainment 04/04/19, 11:20

Taylor Swift knows all too well that "nothing good starts in a getaway car." The 29-year-old pop star invoked the lyrics of her own song, "Getaway Car," in response to a police chase Tuesday that ended with a stolen car crashing into the gates of her beachfront home in Rhode Island. ...

Update: Taylor Swift not at home at time of crash

Entertainment 04/03/19, 14:11

The Latest on the investigation into a car chase that ended in a crash at the Rhode Island home of Taylor Swift: (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Authorities in Rhode Island say Taylor Swift was not at home when a stolen car crashed into the gates of her beach house after a ...

Car being chased by police crashed into Taylor Swift’s gate

Entertainment 04/03/19, 11:16

Police say a car stolen in Connecticut has crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront Rhode Island home. Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey tells The Sun of Westerly that officers in the neighboring Rhode Island town of Hopkinton started pursuing the vehicle at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. He says the ...

: Most states’ sports betting revenue misses estimates

Sports 04/02/19, 12:29

When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again — and covered the spread, too — all of New England was delirious, with the possible exception of Rhode Island's tax collectors.The state's sportsbooks lost $2.35 million because, come on, really, who's going to bet against Tom Brady in New England? That, ...

Sports betting revenue projection was $11.5M. So far? $150K

Sports 03/29/19, 10:40

Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were paid out, the state lottery said Friday.That leaves Rhode Island with about $150,000 in revenue from sports betting since the late November launch. The state had ...

Inmates deemed ‘dead’ using century-old law in Rhode Island

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:55

Rhode Island is one of the few places where people can still be punished with "civil death" and civil rights advocates want the century-old practice to stop.Inmates serving life in prison are deemed dead, by Rhode Island statute, with respect to property rights, the bond of matrimony and other civil ...

Alternative pot legalization plan pulled back for revisions

Business 03/26/19, 10:54

A state legislator is proposing an alternative plan to legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island.The proposal sponsored by Democratic Rep. Scott Slater was initially scheduled to be heard Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. The Providence Journal reports a group of licensed pot cultivators objected to parts of the bill ...

Mueller’s work done, Americans wonder what it means

U.S. 03/23/19, 12:07

With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation done but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their long-cemented positions on President Donald Trump, the man at the probe's center. For all the expected splash of Robert Mueller's report, it arrived with more ...

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