Rhode Island

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Police: 3 more in custody in Boston bombings

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.

05/01/2013

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

Uncle: Family to claim Boston bomb suspect’s body

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.

04/30/2013

Rhode Island (AP Photo)

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

Medical workers at scene of explosion near Boston Marathon finish line, Massachusetts.

2 killed as 2 bombs explode at Boston Marathon, 2 more being dismantled

BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators, race organizers and police said.

04/15/2013

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Gunman reported at Univ. of Rhode Island

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Police are investigating reports of a gunman at the University of Rhode Island. Steven O’Donnell, head of the Rhode Island State Police, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that there is no evidence of an active shooter.

04/04/2013

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Listen to recording of Supreme Court DOMA hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both inside and outside the Supreme Court today, both sides of the gay marriage debate have been heard. Click here to listen to a recording of the hearing and to download the transcript.

03/26/2013

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Solar industry grapples with hazardous wastes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many panel makers are nevertheless grappling with a hazardous waste problem.

02/10/2013

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Huge storm blankets Northeast with 2 feet of snow

BOSTON (AP) — A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight, where New Englanders awoke Saturday to more than 2 feet of snow.

02/09/2013

Monopoly cat token

Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.

02/06/2013

Club fire charity to Great White singer: No thanks

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A foundation working to build a memorial at the site of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has asked the lead singer of the band that played that night to take the foundation’s name off a benefit concert he’s planning.

01/18/2013

Patrick Kennedy

Ex-RI Rep. Kennedy lobbies against legal marijuana

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy says he’s established a group to lobby against legalized marijuana. The ex-congressman says efforts around the United States to legalize marijuana are well-intentioned but misguided.

01/08/2013

California unemployment

California jobless rate dips below 10 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped below 10 percent last month for the first time since the recession began, the state announced Friday, signaling that the state’s economy may have finally turned the corner.

12/21/2012

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