Rhode Island

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

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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

RI-cop

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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Census: US population growth rising again

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s population is increasing a bit faster thanks to an improving economy, but not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression.

12/20/2012

gender neutral

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

Senators seek more Sandy relief money

WASHINGTON (AP) – Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states. Senators from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, West Virginia, […]

11/13/2012

USDA sending food aid to Sandy victims

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Agriculture Department is sending food aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. USDA announced Monday that the department is working with the state of New York and local food banks to distribute […]

11/05/2012

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