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.

    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.

    KINGSTON — Scientists at the University of Rhode Island have begun a three-year effort to capture and track fishers throughout western Rhode Island to better understand their population numbers and movement as the animals expand into more developed areas of the state.

    Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, who is set to take over as governor if Gina Raimondo is confirmed as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary, says he’d like to see changes to the state’s coronavirus vaccine distribution plan.

    WESTERLY — Phoebe Huang had never even heard of Zoom. But when the regular, in-person meetings of her beloved writers group were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and group leaders suggested moving to Zoom for the group's weekly meetings, she quickly mastered the online videoconferenci…

    NARRAGANSETT — After a year of ebb and flow, an effort to allow and expand parking for surfers in Point Judith has been approved.“Parking was restored to the avenues near Point Judith tonight … thank you to all that were involved … it took the entire community to fix this and will take the e…

    LOS ANGELES — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous years.

      WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A First Amendment rights organization with the backing of journalism organizations is asking Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to resume full media briefings and respond to direct questioning from reporters during those briefings.

      SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of two sprawling national monuments in the American Southwest, including one on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joined environmental groups in suing when the boun…

      In what could be the longest of legal long shots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that President Donald Trump will use some of his last hours in office to grant the rioters a full pardon.

      RICHMOND — Former Richmond Town Council president and community activist B. Joseph Reddish III received the Community Service Award on Monday evening at the annual Rhode Island Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. 

      KINGSTON — Several University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students and professors have stepped up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at the Care New England Field Hospital in Cranston, including Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Todd Brothers who is coordinating pharmacy efforts there.