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President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Boston mayor, RI governor among Biden adds to economic team

Jan. 8, 2021 2:44 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday introduced the governor of Rhode Island, the mayor of Boston and a small-business advocate from California as the newest members of his economic team. The formal announcement came a day after his transition team announced Gov. Gina Raimondo as...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo faces reporters during a news conference, in Providence, R.I. President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden picks Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo as commerce secretary

Jan. 7, 2021 10:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department, helping set trade policy and promote U.S. opportunities for growth domestically and overseas. Raimondo, a former venture capitalist, is in her second term as governor and previously...

AP source: Biden to pick Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo as Commerce secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to lead Labor Dept

Jan. 7, 2021 2:13 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Biden to pick Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo as Commerce secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to lead Labor Dept.
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2020, file photo, a health care worker carries a COVID-19 specimen from a motorist at a drive-thru testing site outside McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. For a few days in December, the nation's smallest state of Rhode Island was one of the worst places on the planet when it came to new cases of COVID-19 per capita. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

EXPLAINER: Why the smallest state has a big virus challenge

Jan. 5, 2021 2:07 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For a few days in December, Rhode Island was one of the worst places on the planet when it came to new cases of COVID-19 per capita. Hospitals hit capacity as the rate of new cases topped the nation, nearly double the rate in neighboring Connecticut. The state's record for daily...

Traffic moves slowly along W. Market Street in Pottsville, Pa., as the snow begins to fall with Winter Storm Gail on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)

The Latest: CT bans semitrailers on some roads for 12 hours

Dec. 16, 2020 7:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest developments on the winter storm moving across the Northeast (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday he is banning tractor trailer and tandem trailers from all limited access highways, beginning at 9 p.m. due to the severe winter snow storm. ...

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: Trump inaugural presence important to US

Dec. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden says it is important that President Donald Trump attend his inauguration only in the sense that it would demonstrate the nation’s commitment to a peaceful transfer of power between...