WASHINGTON (AP) – The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest. The vote by the 13-member council follows a national […]
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has a new prosthetic leg that will allow her to wear her favorite high heels. Heather Abbott of Newport showed off the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. says it’s severing ties with a subcontractor that employed Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. An HP spokesman said Wednesday that the Florida-based firm The Experts failed to respond appropriately […]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are faced with an enviable problem: what to do with $230 million forfeited by Google Inc.? Investigators from local agencies are entitled to the money […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — You may have heard that shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will be like using Travelocity or Amazon. But many people will end up with something more […]
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man sought in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested in Florida. State police say local […]
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts court said Tuesday it has sealed documents related to the killing of a semi-pro football player found dead a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. […]
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A woman says she and her 5-year-old developmentally disabled daughter were thrown out of a theater during a “Beauty and the Beast” performance because the girl was making giggling and […]
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 […]
BOSTON (AP) — Three more suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who came to the U.S. from Kazakhstan, authorities and a defense attorney said Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said Tuesday.
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.