Latest Rhode Island News

Journalist who exposed corruption, wouldn't name source dies

Jun. 22, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jim Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69. Taricani died Friday at his home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, said his friend Dyana Koelsch. The cause was kidney failure....

Roger Clemens inducted into PawSox Hall of Fame

Jun. 21, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Roger Clemens only pitched in seven games for the Pawtucket Red Sox during a six-week stopover on his way from the Texas Longhorns to the major leagues. It made quite an impression. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox inducted Clemens into its hall of fame on Friday night,...

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo signs abortion rights bill

Jun. 19, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday to preserve federal abortion protections in state law. The Senate passed the bill and immediately transmitted it to the House, which resumed its session to pass it. Raimondo signed it in her office, calling it an "important,...

The Latest: Rhode Island governor signs abortion rights bill

Jun. 19, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the debate in Rhode Island over a bill to preserve federal abortion protections in state law (all times local): 9 p.m. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed a bill to preserve federal abortion protections in state law. The Senate passed the bill Wednesday and...

War college's 1st female president looks forward to serving

Jun. 15, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College says she's humbled by her selection as college president and looks forward to serving in that role. Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam, was named as the 57th president Friday. Navy...

US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

Jun. 14, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior. Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield will be...

Man pleads guilty in scheme to sell phony military clothing

Jun. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New York City man pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in a scheme that sold $20 million worth of counterfeit Chinese-made clothing and uniforms to the U.S. military and government in violation of federal law. Ramin Kohanbash, 49, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud...

Final case tied to Schilling's Rhode Island deal dismissed

Jun. 12, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the final legal case stemming from Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company, 38 Studios. U.S. District Judge Jack McConnell on Tuesday dismissed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's...

AP Interview: Navy's top admiral discusses war college probe

Jun. 12, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Navy's top admiral said Wednesday that he felt he had enough information to warrant removing the president of the Naval War College from his post this week, days after The Associated Press reported on the investigation at the college and more than a year after the initial complaint...

Teacher of the Year charged with assaulting teen girl

Jun. 12, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An instructor recently named teacher of the year in a Rhode Island community has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student. Steven Kalble, a culinary arts instructor at the Newport Area Career and Technical Center on the Rogers High School campus in Newport, didn't...