WARWICK — The Community College of Rhode Island was named the nation’s “2-Year College of the Year” by Education Dive: Higher Ed, an industry publication. The 2019 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top "disruptors" and innovators who are transforming higher education. Winners were chosen …

WOOD RIVER JCT. — The original production of "The Miracle of The Bell" is a true Christmas collaboration, drawing 23 student actors from the Chariho School district, Westerly High School and the Monsignor Clarke School in Wakefield.

KINGSTON — Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, selling for about $5,000 per pound at wholesale rates, and 90 percent of the global saffron harvest comes from Iran. But University of Rhode Island agriculture researchers have found that Ocean State farms have the potential to get a sh…

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that White Castle is recalling certain frozen six-packs of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, jalapeno cheeseburgers, and certain 16-packs of hamburgers and cheeseburgers because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

BOSTON (AP) — Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are …

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens’ story of “A Christmas Carol” has become a timely holiday classic. As a part of its biannual holiday tradition, the Chariho Theatre Company will be performing an updated stage adaptation of the play Saturday and Sunday. 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are proposing another cutback to the catch limits for Atlantic cod, but some environmentalists say the move isn't significant enough to slow the loss of the species.

BOSTON (AP) — A man who tweeted that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was acquitted Friday in a case that centered on whether a threatening social media post is protected speech.

PHOENIX (AP) — International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed.

If you are searching for a way to give back and make a difference this holiday season, staff with the American Red Cross and Rhode Island Blood Center are encouraging area residents to consider something that is free, in high demand and could potentially save a life — the gift of blood.

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire.