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Rhode Island transit chief resigns after he's accused in a hit-and-run at a McDonald's drive-thru

Apr. 11, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Public Transit Authority CEO Scott Avedisian submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Dan McKee on Thursday just two weeks after he was accused in a hit-and-run in a McDonald’s drive-thru in Warwick. The announcement came the same day as the...

Biden awards $830 million to toughen nation's infrastructure against climate change

Apr. 11, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday awarded $830 million in grants to fund 80 projects aimed at toughening the nation's aging infrastructure against the harmful impacts of climate change. The money is expected to improve bridges, roads, ports, rail, transit and...

Biden and Trump win Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin primaries

Apr. 02, 2024 23:52 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Voters in four states weighed in Tuesday on their parties' presidential nominees, a largely symbolic vote now that both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have locked up the Democratic and Republican nominations. Biden and Trump easily won...

Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in Rhode Island

Apr. 02, 2024 20:12 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in Rhode Island.

Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in Rhode Island

Apr. 02, 2024 20:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in Rhode Island.

2 rescued after small plane crashes near Rhode Island airport

Mar. 31, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Two people were rescued from the water after their small plane crashed into a bay near a Rhode Island airport, authorities said. The aircraft crashed Saturday afternoon into Narragansett Bay, shortly after taking off from Quonset State Airport, the...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the April 2 presidential and state primaries

Mar. 29, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in the pivotal swing state of Wisconsin and three Northeastern states will have a chance to indicate their support or opposition to their parties’ presumptive nominees in presidential primaries Tuesday. Wisconsin voters will also decide the fate of two Republican-backed...

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut receive proposals for offshore wind projects

Mar. 27, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut received proposals Wednesday for offshore wind projects as the three East Coast states hope to boost their reliance on the renewable energy source. The three states joined in a historic agreement that allows for potential...

Ex-Rhode Island official pays $5,000 to settle ethics fine

Mar. 26, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former top Rhode Island official agreed Tuesday to pay a $5,000 to settle an ethics fine for his behavior on a Philadelphia business trip last year. The Rhode Island Ethics Commission found David Patten violated the state's ethics code. ...

Bill would require Rhode Island gun owners to lock firearms when not in use

Mar. 19, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would require all firearms, when not being used by the owner or another authorized user, to be stored in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock. Under the bill, the unsafe storage of...