Latest Rhode Island News

Police make arrest in 1988 death of 10-year-old girl

Jul. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the disappearance and death in 1988 of a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl who was last seen when she was sent to the store by her mother to buy milk, police announced Thursday. Joao Monteiro, 59, of Central Falls, was tied to the death in January 1988...

Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

Jul. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the Navy...

Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

Jul. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is preparing to award for a cloud computing system, citing "tremendous complaints" he's heard about the process. Amazon Web Services Inc., a...

Athlete guilty in green card case after incriminating text

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former pro soccer player from Liberia has been convicted of lying about his marriage to a Rhode Island woman in order to gain permanent legal residency in the U.S. Authorities started investigating after a U.S immigration official examining a phone belonging to the man's wife saw...

Steamy text message sparks marriage fraud investigation

Jul. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A steamy text message at the most inopportune moment has sparked a federal marriage fraud trial in Rhode Island. The Boston Globe reports Prince Mark Boley, a Liberian man living in Providence, married Amanda Hames-Whitman in 2016. According to court documents, the two visited a...

American Commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

Jul. 16, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Schools interested in joining the American Athletic Conference after Connecticut leaves can call Commissioner Mike Aresco. The AAC will not be soliciting applications for membership. Aresco said Tuesday at the American Athletic Conference media day that the league is leaning toward not...

UCF picked to win American title for 3rd straight season

Jul. 16, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Central Florida has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference and face Memphis in the championship game for a third straight season. UCF was the top choice among media members to win the East Division and the league when the American released its preseason poll Tuesday at...

America's Cup boats to hit water in Sardinia in April

Jul. 12, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The America's Cup World Series will begin in Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia from April 23-26. It will be the first competition for the innovative AC75 class boats that will vie for the America's Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2021. The World Series regatta had been...

Worcester breaks ground for minor league stadium

Jul. 11, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Red Sox executives joined officials from the state and the city of Worcester on Thursday to break ground on a 10,000-seat stadium for the ballclub's Triple-A affiliate. A crowd of about 1,000 people attended the ceremony to welcome the International League team now based in...

Key player in Jamaican lottery scam sentenced to 4 years

Jul. 10, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday sentenced a Rhode Island woman to four years in prison for funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica, prompting a prosecutor to question the ruling. Melinda Bulgin, 29, of Providence, received a sentence that was 10 years...