Rhode Island's attorney general asked the state's two biggest hospital groups to explain their coronavirus vaccine distribution policies in light of reports that some board members, trustees and administrative staff have been receiving inoculations.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee the Commerce Department took a tough line on China in her confirmation hearing Tuesday, though she stopped short of singling out which Chinese companies should remain on a list that limits their access to advanced U.S. technology.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's engineering school has canceled a class that intended to evaluate a policing strategy based on U.S. military tactics after students raised concerns about the strategy's impact on people of color.

    Connecticut lawmakers were urged Tuesday to finally legalize sports betting and internet gambling after years of debate, but it's clear disagreement still remains as to whether the state's federally recognized tribes have exclusive rights to that kind of wagering — an issue that has stymied …

    Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his annual State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday evening, acknowledging the trauma Massachusetts has endured battling a deadly pandemic, but praising residents' resilience and promising brighter days ahead.

    In the hours before the fire that killed Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of the online shoe retailer Zappos, two previous fires were extinguished in the shed where he slept and his brother and a friend checked on him in regular intervals before the final fire, according to a Connecticut investig…

    WESTERLY — A local woman is facing drug and weapons charges after the police said she was found in possession of 37 wax folds of fentanyl, multiple pills and a 3.75-inch knife after she was involved in a crash while driving under the influence early Tuesday.

    A Rhode Island man who says he was framed for the 1988 killing of a 10-year-old girl on Tuesday sued four police officers and a Department of Health lab technician he alleges fabricated evidence that led to his false arrest and as a result ruined his life.

    ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

    The NCAA, the Power Five conferences and their $2 million platoon of lobbyists had a pretty good year on Capitol Hill in 2020. With Republicans controlling the Senate, the power brokers in college sports were on track to secure a way for athletes nationwide to earn money from endorsements wh…

    BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge.

      BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man authorities say shot at police officers during a demonstration in the city to protest the killing of George Floyd has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, federal prosecutors say.

      Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.

      A 57-year-old woman, receiving physiotherapy for an injured ankle, suddenly suffered a seizure, became unconscious, and was rushed to Emergency. The obvious diagnosis, a sudden stroke. But as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the English doctor and writer who created the fictional private detective, S…