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Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

Sep. 21, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National...

Military leaders from more than 100 countries meet

Sep. 21, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries met in Rhode Island this week to talk about ways to cooperate and address shared challenges. Adm. John Richardson, the U.S. chief of naval operations, hosted the 23rd International Seapower Symposium at the U.S. Naval War...

The Latest: Australian Navy chief hopeful Cook's ship found

Sep. 21, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the search for Capt. James Cook's ship (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The chief of the Royal Australian Navy says he's hopeful that a wreck off the coast of Rhode Island is the Endeavour, the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the...

Coast Guard: Disabled cruise ship cleared to sail on to NY

Sep. 8, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A cruise ship that became disabled off the Massachusetts coast was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday to continue on to New York. The Star Pride docked in Newport, Rhode Island, on Friday night so it could be inspected. The vessel, carrying 351 people, became stranded earlier Friday...

The Latest: Coast Guard to inspect cruise ship that stalled

Sep. 7, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a disabled cruise ship off the Massachusetts coast (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard says a cruise ship that became disabled off the Massachusetts coast cannot leave Newport, Rhode Island, until it is inspected. The Coast Guard tweeted Friday night that it has...

Olympic skater Michelle Kwan sells her Rhode Island estate

Aug. 30, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has sold her Rhode Island estate. The Providence Journal reports that the Newport estate, named Casa del Sole, sold for nearly $4 million. Kwan took sole ownership after filing for divorce from Clay Pell last year. Kwan and Pell both listed...

Neighbors complain as historic estate awaits improvements

Aug. 24, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A historic estate owned by billionaire Larry Ellison is drawing complaints from neighbors as it awaits long-promised landscaping improvements. The Newport Daily News reports that the area around the Beechwood mansion remains barren and resembles a construction site even after...

George Washington letter to be read at oldest US synagogue

Aug. 18, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A letter from George Washington will be read at the nation's oldest synagogue to celebrate freedom of religion. The annual reading is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the 255-year-old Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. Touro Synagogue holds an important place in the history of the...

School of Navy chaplains to return to Rhode Island

Aug. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A school for U.S. Navy chaplains is returning to Rhode Island. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Friday the Navy plans to relocate the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center and about 20 jobs from Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina to Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island,...

Eisenhower's 'Summer White House' phone sold at auction

Aug. 15, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The plain green telephone President Dwight D. Eisenhower used at his summer residence in Rhode Island has sold at auction. The Newport Daily News reports that the phone with no numbers or dial was sold earlier this month by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers of Cranston for $1,375. The...