SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is revoking honorary degrees bestowed upon two once-prominent advisers to former President Donald Trump: retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer Jeff Frank doesn’t feel rich, but simply based on the skyrocketing value of his land in northwest Iowa, it’s an apt way to describe him, even if he laughs at the idea.
Women have assumed leadership positions throughout the Navy, so it was only fitting that a woman for the first time Friday took command of the U.S.S. Constitution — the Navy's most historic vessel.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Just days after the director of Rhode Island's Department of Health announced her resignation, the agency's deputy director announced that he, too, is leaving.
Editor’s note: With the pandemic’s restrictions greatly reduced or lifted, most businesses and service agencies have returned to regular operations. Here is a list of organizations that still have restricted operations or reduced hours.
Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to 4.8% in December, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the November rate but higher than the national rate of 3.9%, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday.
A Rhode Island man who authorities say fled the U.S. and faked his death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested after skipping his court date in Scotland, police said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study in two states that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on Wednesday proposed spending more than $150 million during the next fiscal year on several initiatives intended to address threats to the state from climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two women have been arrested on charges of entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, and demonstrating related to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, the FBI said.
Construction will soon begin on the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to gain approval in the United States, the developers said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions is suing the state Department of Corrections because it has sanctioned him for his hair style, which he says is based on his religious beliefs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two more House Democrats announced Tuesday they won't seek reelection in November, bringing the party's total retirements to 28 ahead of what is expected to be a difficult midterm election year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — While the pandemic continues to dominate the conversation, Rhode Island’s governor said in his first-ever State of the State address Tuesday that it’s time to start looking to the future.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence, Rhode Island's first homicide victim of 2022 was identified by police on Tuesday as a resident of Maine.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man injured in a fire at a Providence apartment complex over the weekend has died of complications from smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
PROVIDENCE — The average cost for a gallon of gasoline is down a penny this week and officials said stable post-holiday prices could prove good news for motorists in the coming weeks.
RICHMOND — A phone system upgrade, changing state curriculum requirements and ongoing pandemic-related challenges are among the top cost drivers in a proposed $63.46 million 2022-23 budget for Chariho schools, representing a 3% increase in spending.
PROVIDENCE — Dozens of arts, culture, heritage and historic sites across Rhode Island are getting almost $3.5 million in help from the state government for renovation, repair and program expansion projects, officials say.
PROVIDENCE — House Speaker Pro Tempore Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) has introduced legislation to curtail the growing threat of the online sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, which has become a $509 billion criminal enterprise.
RICHMOND — A 2-2 Town Council vote last week prevented attorney Karen Ellsworth’s reappointment as town solicitor under Robert’s Rules of Order, but the lack of a quorum on Wednesday has now left more questions than answers and is setting up a second vote on whether Ellsworth should be reappointed.
Rhode Island's top public health official, who has guided the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning, Gov. Dan McKee said in a statement Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A panel voted Wednesday to approve new voting districts for the state legislature and congressional seats in Rhode Island, with a last-minute change.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Bill Belisle, a Rhode Island high school hockey coach who led Mount Saint Charles Academy to 32 state championships in more than four decades at the helm and had more than 20 players drafted by NHL teams, has died, according to the school.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island has opened an investigation into the North Kingstown School Department after student-athletes filed a complaint that the high school violated students’ civil rights by allowing a former boys’ basketball coach t…
Distrust, misinformation and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to produce what authorities say are alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates in U.S. children ages 5 to 11.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — One man died and two other people were injured in a three-vehicle wrong-way crash on U.S. Route 1 in South Kingstown, police said Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is trying to ease the staffing crunch at hospitals by deploying more National Guard members and making it easier for recent nursing graduates to get temporary emergency licenses so they can join the workforce, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has voted to dismiss a complaint filed by the state Republican Party against Democratic Gov. Dan McKee's former chief of staff.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A sixth person has pleaded guilty to playing a role in a scheme that cheated banks in multiple states out of $2.4 million by obtaining and attempting to obtain car loans using stolen identities, federal prosecutors said.
RICHMOND — For the first time in 15 years, attorney Karen Ellsworth was not reappointed to serve as town solicitor after failing to receive the majority support needed under Robert’s Rules of Order earlier this month.
RICHMOND — Staff with the town clerk's office and in other departments are pivoting to remote-only services after a spike in illness and exposure to COVID-19.
A mass of arctic air swept into the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures and closing schools across the region for the second time in less than a week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A major Rhode Island teachers union is calling on school districts across the state to switch to remote learning for at least the next week as a wave of new coronavirus infections has left many schools understaffed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Monday as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid risi…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two health care facilities in Rhode Island have allowed staff who tested positive for COVID-19 but were not displaying symptoms to work, according to state health officials.
BOSTON (AP) — The New England states are bracing for extreme cold that is already closing some schools and threatening the power grid this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died while on a stand-up tour. He was 65.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Rhode Island are now required to either be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being granted entry, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and failed fugitive dogged for decades with suspicion in the disappearance and deaths of those around him before he was convicted last year of killing his best friend, has died. He was 78.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A winter storm blanketed parts of the South with snow, freezing rain and sleet Thursday, tying up roads in Tennessee and Kentucky as the system tracked a path through Appalachia toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state’s panel in charge of drawing election districts has voted to modify how prison inmates in Rhode Island are counted and represented in government.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The company contracted by the state to provide nonemergency medical transportation to Rhode Island residents was fined $600,000 Thursday in connection with a crash involving an unqualified driver that led to the death of a 77-year-old passenger, officials said.
Influential government advisers are strongly urging that teens as young as 12 get COVID-19 boosters as soon as they're eligible, a key move as the U.S. battles the omicron surge and schools struggle with how to restart classes amid the spike.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A confidential government report obtained by The Boston Globe shows that while Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee was saying the state was “ramping down” its testing and vaccination efforts because of lower demand in November, he was warned that COVID-19 was spreading rapidly.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island announced Wednesday they will start the spring semester with remote classes as new coronavirus cases continue to surge in the state.
The explosive increase in U.S. coronavirus case counts is raising alarm, but some experts believe the focus should instead be on COVID-19 hospital admissions. And those aren’t climbing as fast.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee said Tuesday that he has activated 180 members of the National Guard to help with the state's response to the latest wave of new coronavirus cases.