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$21M federal grant to help improve I-495-MassPike junction

Sep. 19, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $21 million grant to help overhaul and improve the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton. The grant announced recently by the state's Congressional delegation is aimed at...

Professor, NASA researcher accused of concealing China ties

Aug. 24, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A NASA researcher and Texas A&M University professor has been charged with accepting federal grant money while hiding work he was doing for a university established by the Chinese government as well as his affiliation with Chinese-owned companies. Zhengdong Cheng faces charges of wire...

Warwick beach getting $600,000 worth of improvements

Aug. 22, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Warwick beach is getting $600,000 worth of upgrades. The changes at Oakland Beach include construction of an accessible splash park, a playground upgrades and boardwalk improvements by the seawall, Mayor Joseph Solomon said. “These improvements will offer additional...

17 fire departments to share $3.9M in federal safety grants

Aug. 22, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seventeen fire departments across Rhode Island are sharing almost $3.9 million in federal grants to help them replace worn out and obsolete equipment with more modern, efficient gear, officials say. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grants...

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The blaze went on to destroy multiple homes near Lake Berryessa. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires

Aug. 21, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least five lives and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday. The death of a resident in Solano County, in the northeastern San Francisco Bay Area, was reported Thursday by Sheriff...

Pawtucket, Central Falls share $230,000 development grant

Aug. 2, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls have received a $230,000 federal grant to create a joint economic development action plan. The funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be used to develop a detailed economic development plan to guide growth in the two...

In a photo provided by the Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson poses for a photo in Nashville, Tenn., date not known. Robinson has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday charges state Robinson with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release. (Tennessee State Senate via AP)

Tennessee state senator charged with stealing federal funds

Jul. 29, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint unsealed...

Arkansas to fund statue of Black woman civil rights leader

Jul. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials plan to use a state grant to help fund the construction of a statue of civil rights leader Daisy Bates in the U.S. Capitol, instead of using that money for an easement at the site of a Confederate statue in downtown Little Rock. Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr....