ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans are lining up at casinos and racetracks and furiously tapping smartphone screens to get down bets on March Madness, in many states where it is legal for the first time.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State authorities say Connecticut residents disposed of a record 43,000 pounds of unneeded medications last year at drug drop boxes at police stations all over the state.
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A state report shows Connecticut lost 400 net jobs in February, an estimate that comes weeks after revised figures dramatically cut the state's 2018 job gains.
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say they are charging 88 people with fraudulently obtaining welfare benefits for which they were not eligible.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay $3.5 million to five men who alleged in lawsuits that they were sexually abused as children by priests.
BOSTON (AP) — A man who says he was wrongfully imprisoned for more than three decades after being convicted of starting a 1982 Massachusetts fire that killed eight people is suing officers he says forced him to falsely confess.
BOSTON (AP) — A Roman Catholic religious order that owns a Boston rooming house for single women has agreed to stop eviction proceedings against some residents while the state investigates allegations of housing discrimination.
Gerrymandering is on trial as the U.S. Supreme Court and judges in a dozen states consider whether mapmakers — typically state lawmakers — have gone too far in manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts for their own advantage.
CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a UPS tractor-trailer has crashed with another truck, scattering more than 1,000 packages across an interstate highway.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Students at Central Connecticut State University are testing a new pilot program allowing of-age students to have alcoholic beverages in their dorm rooms.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has suspended a Providence lawyer amid allegations that he misspent his clients' money on golfing and airline flights.
STONINGTON — Birchwood Farms, a 40-unit residential subdivision that will include 12 affordable units, received unanimous approval Tuesday from the Planning and Zoning Commission for subdivision and groundwater protection permits for the project’s 25-acre site located at 126 S. Broad St., …
WESTERLY — The owners of Pond View Racquet Club can move forward with their plans for two new lighted platform tennis courts following approval Wednesday of their application to the Zoning Board of Review for a special use permit.
RICHMOND — The Finance Board began preparing Richmond's fiscal 2020 budget Wednesday. There are still many unknowns, including the amount of the total budget, but it will likely be close to level-funded at $25 million.
BOSTON — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
WESTERLY — A motorcyclist is facing charges after police said he crashed into the rear driver's side tire of a police cruiser after trying to pass two other vehicles on Winnapaug Road.
NORWICH — Connecticut State Police on Wednesday said they have renewed efforts in a 30-year-old cold case and are seeking help from the public with any information that could be of assistance.
Like Title IX itself, perhaps the passing of its author, former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh, as detailed in your March 15th obituary, cannot be overestimated, with tennis legend Billie Jean King calling him “one of the most important Americans of the 20th century.” Similar to Martin Luther King’…
PROVIDENCE — A Providence man is being held in federal custody without bond after a Drug Enforcement Administration task force seized more than 2 kilograms of fentanyl and 400 grams of heroin in an undercover operation.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation stemming from the death of a Guilford teen who accidentally shot himself in the head has cleared a key legislative hurdle.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's nominee for education commissioner says she wants to focus on existing policies rather than implement drastic changes.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate Finance and Judiciary committees have held their first joint hearing on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers voted Wednesday to advance legislation that could lead to electronic tolls on some highways, but it remained unclear whether 2019 is the year tolling legislation will finally pass the General Assembly.
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A judge has more than doubled the bail set for a volunteer firefighter accused of shooting at homes over several nights in Connecticut.
A lawyer says Harvard University has the opportunity to "remove the stain from its legacy" by honoring a Connecticut woman's request to turn over photos of two South Carolina slaves she says are her ancestors. (March 20)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island prosecutors say a youth baseball coach from Connecticut accused of soliciting a minor has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the case.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pinned twin 8-year-old boys and a woman who tried to help them against a wall with his car last year has been sentenced to two years in prison.
BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of a bill that would ban LGBTQ conversion therapy in Massachusetts say they will likely challenge the measure in court if it becomes law.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survivor of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert has spoken in support of a series of gun bills facing Rhode Island lawmakers.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a Palestinian man lied about his possible ties to terrorist organizations and acts of violence against Israeli military forces in order to travel to the U.S.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a received a nearly $29 million gift the university says will be used to enhance research and improve the lives of people with Down syndrome.
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman's court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is modifying his contentious plan to encourage local school districts to consolidate and cooperate more with one another.
BOSTON (AP) — The man charged with kidnapping a woman outside a Boston bar, holding her hostage for several days, and repeatedly raping her, has pleaded not guilty.