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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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