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FILE - Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974. Transcripts of lost 1971 Dylan interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover and letters the two exchanged reveal that Dylan changed his name from Robert Zimmerman because he worried about anti-Semitism, and that he wrote

Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

Oct. 27, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about celebrated singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Transcripts of the 1971 interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover — and letters the two friends exchanged — have surfaced at...

School moves to remote learning after staffer tests positive

Oct. 27, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island high school has moved to remote-learning for the week after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19, the school said in a statement. La Salle Academy in Providence said remote classes started Tuesday. The Catholic school in a Facebook post said the Rhode Island...

After 4 years, state moves to buy land near Providence port

Oct. 27, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state board voted on Monday to use funds allocated by voters in 2016 to buy land to expand the Port of Providence. The Providence Journal reported the state plans to buy up to 25 acres of land between Allens Avenue and the Providence River to lease to ProvPort, a holding company...

RI to start releasing mail-ballot results on election night

Oct. 27, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Board of Elections has unanimously approved a plan to start releasing mail ballot counts at 11 p.m. on election night. The move approved Monday was made because of the large number of mail-in ballots this year prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, board Chairman...

Police released body cam video from after moped crash

Oct. 26, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials released police body camera video Monday of the aftermath of a moped crash that left a 24-year-old man in a coma, but the new video does not help resolve whether a police cruiser made contact with the moped beforehand. Witnesses have said a cruiser following the...

Hasbro: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

Oct. 26, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro Inc. (HAS) on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $220.9 million. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company said it had net income of $1.61 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and non-recurring costs, were $1.88 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street...

Rhode Islands reports 800 new virus cases over 3 days

Oct. 26, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There were 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Rhode Island and seven additional virus-related death over the past three days, the state Department of Health said Monday. In addition to the 800 cases confirmed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the state added 106 cases to previous...

Police: Man shot in Pawtucket car wash parking lot dies

Oct. 26, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A man shot in the parking lot of a Pawtucket car wash has died, police said Monday. Pawtucket police responding to the Water Works Car Wash at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head, Det. Sgt. Christopher LeFort said in a statement. The victim,...

1 dead, 3 hurt in weekend crash in Warwick; driver charged

Oct. 26, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — One person died and three others were injured over the weekend when a car struck a bridge in Warwick, police said. The preliminary investigation indicated that speed as well as drug or alcohol use were factors and the driver is facing charges, Warwick police said. The vehicle was...

Boat sewage pumpout grants will help keep state waters clean

Oct. 25, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is awarding $37,500 in matching grants to help make state coastal waters cleaner. The grants funded under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel Act will help communities invest in boat sewage pumpout facilities...