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CCSU starts slow, bombs Bryant 48-14, 8th straight NEC win

Oct. 13, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Jacob Dolegala threw for 225 yards and ran for three touchdowns and Drew Jean-Guillaume rushed for a career-high 203 yards and another score as Central Connecticut survived a slow start to dominate Bryant 48-14 on Saturday to win its eighth straight Northeast Conference game....

Maine trips Rhode Island 38-36 on Doak's last-play FG

Oct. 13, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Kenny Doak kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired to lift Maine to a wild 38-36 win over Rhode Island on Saturday, the Black Bears' 12th straight in the 97-game series that dates to 1911. The Black Bears (4-2, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) went 54 yards in nine plays after...

Mayor: Deal reached to end Providence school bus strike

Oct. 12, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A school bus company and its striking drivers' union on Friday reached a tentative deal to end the strike that has lasted more than two weeks, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Friday evening. Elorza said details of the agreement between bus company First Student and the...

The Latest: Deal reached to end Providence school bus strike

Oct. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the school bus strike in Providence (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says a tentative deal has been reached to end a school bus strike that has lasted more than two weeks. Elorza says bus company First Student and the Teamsters union that...

Fight over oldest synagogue in US headed to Supreme Court

Oct. 12, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The congregation at the oldest synagogue in the United States says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court this month in an attempt to overturn an appeals court's decision granting control of the synagogue to a New York congregation. Attorney Gary Naftalis, who represents Congregation...

'Greedy' young mayor stole from investors, feds say

Oct. 11, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM" to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River, collected more...

John Kerry: Only way to restore democracy is to vote

Oct. 11, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry implored constituents to vote during an appearance on a Rhode Island public affairs television program. The Newport Daily News reports that Kerry talked with "Story in the Public Square" hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller on Wednesday night at...

Ex-Cup champ Kirby to lead US team in new SailGP league

Oct. 10, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former America's Cup champion Rome Kirby has been named skipper and helmsman of the United States' team in SailGP, the new global league that will be sailed in foiling 50-foot catamarans beginning next year. Kirby, 29, of Newport, Rhode Island, won the America's Cup with Oracle Team USA in...

Dominican man pleads guilty to ID and welfare fraud

Oct. 10, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Dominican man who had previously been deported has pleaded guilty to re-entering the U.S. illegally, then using stolen Social Security numbers and identities to obtain health care and welfare benefits. Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island say 38-year-old Carlos Jose Portes-Ortiz,...

School bus drivers meet with company, but strike goes on

Oct. 9, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A meeting with a federal mediator between striking school bus drivers in Providence and the private company overseeing the city's school bus operations has ended without a resolution to the dispute. First Student said Tuesday night that discussions with Teamsters Local 251 had ended...