Latest Rhode Island News

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

Jan. 17, 2019 8:40 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration. Others, meanwhile,...

Rhode Island tops St. Bonaventure behind Russell, Martin

Jan. 16, 2019 8:25 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell and Tyrese Martin scored 18 points apiece and Rhode Island beat St. Bonaventure 75-63 on Wednesday night. Cyril Langevine added 14 with eight rebounds, Jeff Dowtin scored 12 and the Rams (9-7, 2-2 Atlantic 10) outscored the Bonnies 34-24 in the paint and outshot them 54...

Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

Jan. 16, 2019 11:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth and...

Providence downs Seton Hall 72-63 for first Big East win

Jan. 15, 2019 8:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Duke scored 18 points and Providence cashed in on a season-high 22 Seton Hall turnovers for its first Big East Conference win, 72-63 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. Alpha Diallo added 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five assists for Providence (10-7,...

US Coast Guard families attend free dinner during shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 7:59 PM EST

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Spouses of U.S. Coast Guard members said they appreciated a university in Rhode Island hosting a free dinner for their families Tuesday, as they tightened their budgets due to the partial federal government shutdown. Roger Williams University invited active-duty Coast Guard members in...

Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer become neighbors in Rhode Island

Jan. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Newport Daily News, citing public records, reported...

Kier's double-double leads George Mason past Rhode Island

Jan. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Justin Kier scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, making eight of 10 shots, and George Mason beat Rhode Island 84-67 on Sunday. Javon Green added 15 points and Otis Livingston II and Jordan Miller each scored 14 for the Patriots (9-8, 3-1 Atlantic 10). Tyrese Martin's layup...

Gov't shutdown strands pelican, injured owl in Rhode Island

Jan. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — An out-of-place pelican and an injured owl will likely remain stranded at a Rhode Island wildlife facility until the end of the partial federal government shutdown. The Providence Journal reports that the juvenile brown pelican — likely steered north by high winds —...

Rhode Island names deaf man School Counselor of the Year

Jan. 11, 2019 5:53 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a first for the state, Rhode Island has named a deaf man as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year. The Providence Journal reports 44-year-old Joseph Batiano is the school counselor at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. Batiano says he helps with a student's academic progress,...

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

Jan. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday that they have agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's videogame company. But the...