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Record number of women have won major party primaries

Aug. 20, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — paving the way for November battles that could significantly increase the number of...

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Aug. 19, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could...

The Latest: PawSox planning move to Massachusetts

Aug. 17, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a plan to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island to Massachusetts (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Pawtucket Red Sox say they have signed a letter of intent to build a new ballpark in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Triple-A affiliate of the of the Boston Red Sox...

Democratic governor faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

Aug. 16, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — By the numbers, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo should be sitting pretty in her bid for a second term. She's a Democrat in a state where Republican President Donald Trump remains unpopular after losing 54-39 percent in 2016. She's a woman in a year when a record number of female...

Democratic governor faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

Aug. 16, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is facing a tough re-election fight in a year that's supposed to be a good one for Democrats and women. Gov. Gina Raimondo has raised $7 million, seven times her closest rival. But she's facing a spirited challenge from the left in the Sept. 12 primary. Raimondo...

Correction: Music Festival Deal story

Jul. 31, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In a story July 28 about a deal to keep two renowned music festivals in Newport, The Associated Press erroneously reported when the first festival was held. The Newport Jazz Festival began in 1954, and the Newport Folk Festival began in 1959; the two did not begin in 1969. The story...

Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

Jul. 14, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent Services to help connect...

National trucking industry group sues over new tolls

Jul. 10, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A national trucking industry group is fighting Rhode Island over new tolls, arguing that large commercial tractors are being unfairly targeted. The lawsuit was filed in Providence federal court Tuesday by Virginia-based American Trucking Associations and claims Rhode Island...

Americans celebrate July 4 with fireworks, parades, salutes

Jul. 5, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With backyard barbecues and fireworks, Americans celebrated Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that expressed pride in their country's 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday was being marked with a sense of a United States divided for some,...

Governor signs legislation to keep team in Pawtucket

Jun. 29, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed legislation Friday designed to keep the Boston Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket. The bill enables the team, state and city to begin shopping for bonds to finance a new stadium at Slater Mill in Pawtucket. Under the legislation, the...