Providence Rhode Island

Aircraft are worked on on the assembly line at Beechcraft in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle,  Jaime Green)

Textron: Too soon to say if Beechcraft faces cuts

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Textron Inc.’s CEO said Friday that his aviation company’s $1.4 billion purchase of Beechcraft Corp. will require “restructuring and optimization of costs.” But whether that includes job cuts at Beechcraft’s home […]

12/27/2013

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Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would […]

12/02/2013

Flavored small cigars are popular with kids

ATLANTA (AP) — Small cigars flavored to taste like candy or fruit are popular among teens, according to the first government study to gauge their use. About 1 in 30 middle and high school kids […]

10/22/2013

Women scientists, Wikipedia under microscope in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Look up a female scientist or technologist on Wikipedia, and you might not find what you’re looking for. Many don’t have detailed pages or any page at all on the free […]

10/16/2013

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, man identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings (AP Photo)

Widow of Boston bomb suspect hires criminal lawyer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has hired a prominent criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities. Katherine Russell […]

05/08/2013

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RI on way to be 10th state to allow gay marriage

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island senators put the state on the path Wednesday to becoming the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to marry. The gay marriage legislation easily passed the Rhode Island House in January, and the Senate vote was seen as the true test.

04/24/2013

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, man identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo)

A talented artist and now, accused bomber’s wife

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The woman who was married to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died is being described as sweet and dedicated to the Islamic religion to which she converted. Katherine Russell Tsarnaev was at the top of her class in drawing.

04/22/2013

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Dancing cop stops holiday traffic in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ah, Christmas in Rhode Island. Exquisitely decorated mansions in Newport. A red nose on the giant termite that sits atop a Providence exterminator’s building. And a traffic cop, doing disco and […]

12/20/2012

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Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids.

12/17/2012

No RI Statehouse tree lighting after 2011 protest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island independent Gov. Lincoln Chafee won’t be hosting a tree lighting ceremony this season following last year’s hubbub over what to call the Statehouse Christmas spruce. Chafee’s spokeswoman said Monday […]

11/26/2012

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