Rhode Island

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to a reporter as he emerges from his home in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 22, 2014 a day after Fox's home and Statehouse office were raided by federal and state authorities.  (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office […]

03/22/2014

A Rhode Island state trooper stands outside the office of House Speaker Gordon Fox Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Erika Niedowski)

Rhode Island speaker’s office raided amid probe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials raided the office of Democratic House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, IRS and state police. Authorities […]

03/21/2014

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment rates fall in nearly all US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell or were unchanged in all 50 U.S. states in November, evidence that hiring is improving across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added jobs in 43 […]

12/20/2013

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DC Council unanimously approves minimum wage hike

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 […]

12/03/2013

Heather Abbott of Newport, RI., wears her new "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg, right, which now allows her to also wear 4-inch high heels during a media availability in Warwick, RI., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Marathon bomb victim gets new leg for high heels

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 […]

11/07/2013

Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting. (AP Photo)

HP severs ties with Navy Yard shooter’s employer

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 […]

09/25/2013

Google

$500M Google forfeiture helps fund RI police

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 […]

09/10/2013

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New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity

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 […]

07/25/2013

3rd man arrested in case involving ex-NFL player

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 […]

06/28/2013

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (AP Photo)

Documents sealed in death near Patriot TE’s home

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. […]

06/25/2013

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