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Supreme Court won't intervene in oldest US synagogue dispute

Mar. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a ruling that the Rhode Island synagogue will remain the property of a New York congregation. The Congregation...

Funeral held for sailor in V-J Day Times Square kiss photo

Feb. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II was mourned Friday at a funeral in Rhode Island. George Mendonsa's funeral was held at St. Mary's Church in Newport, and he was buried at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Mendonsa died Sunday after he...