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Row like mad: Venetian-style gondoliers race in US contest

Nov. 11, 2018 5:17 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Most of the time, gondoliers row slowly and sing softly. It's all very peaceful. But for one weekend, they row like mad, scream at each other (sometimes in Italian), and it's complete chaos. That's how Greg Mohr describes the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a convention for the small...

'So pumped': Die-hard fans ready for World Series in Boston

Oct. 23, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Nicolas Doherty couldn't get a ticket to watch the Red Sox play in the World Series in 2013, his mom promised they would get inside the park next time the team made it. So she got to Fenway Park on Monday afternoon to be first in line when tickets started selling Tuesday ahead of the...

Congregants at oldest US synagogue ask high court to step in

Oct. 22, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Congregants at the oldest synagogue in the United States asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to review a decision giving a New York congregation control of Rhode Island's Touro Synagogue and a set of bells valued in the millions. Lawyers for Newport's Congregation Jeshuat Israel...