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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, members of the original nine women, from left to right, Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey and Rosie Casals, who helped start the women's professional tennis tour are honored at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. The nine signed a dollar contract 50 years ago, and it turned into millions for female tennis players. They were tired of being squeezed out of events by promoters and paid 10 times less than men. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

Original 9, Hewitt, Raymond among nominees for tennis Hall

Sep. 21, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton...

Providence College coronavirus outbreak continues to grow

Sep. 21, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number of Providence College students who have tested positive for the coronavirus has grown to nearly 160, a school spokesman said Monday. Widespread student testing over the weekend detected 34 new confirmed cases, spokesman Steven Maurano said. No students have been...

Rhode Island gas prices down; trend likely to continue

Sep. 21, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dipped by a penny and may continue to decline in the near future, AAA Northeast said in a release Monday. The average price of $2.14 per gallon is 4 cents lower than the national average and 39 cents lower than the...

Police release name of man struck, killed on I-95

Sep. 21, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police have released the name of the man struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 95 in Pawtucket over the weekend. Ricardo Masariegos, 57, was struck at about 9 p.m. Saturday while walking on the highway. Masariegos was walking in the breakdown lane, then...

Ex-Speaker aide's money laundering trial scheduled for Oct.

Sep. 20, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former campaign aide to Democratic Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is headed to trial early next month to face a money laundering charge related to a campaign mailer. A Superior Court judge this past week in a hearing involving state prosecutors and an attorney for...

Pedestrian hit, killed on I-95 in Pawtucket

Sep. 20, 2020 8:36 AM EDT
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed on I-95 in Pawtucket on Saturday night, police said. The crash happened on I-95 south near Exit 27 around 9 p.m., WJAR-TV reported. State Police were trying to determine why the victim was walking on the highway.
College students wear masks our of concern for the coronavirus on the Boston College campus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

8th death linked to wedding outbreak; 'Big Papi' had COVID

Sep. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday. MAINE An eighth death has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of Maine. The man who died was in his 80s and from Somerset County, the Maine Center for...

Stretch of Blackstone River Bikeway to close for bridge work

Sep. 19, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A section of Rhode Island's second-longest bikeway will be closed for parts of next week as workers install new steel beams for a bridge that passes over the path. The section of the Blackstone River Bikeway that's underneath the Manville Bridge in Lincoln will be closed from 6:30...

Popup drive-in movie coming to T.F. Green Airport

Sep. 19, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's largest airport is hosting a popup drive-in movie in one of its parking lots as a thank you to the community. The film “Linda Ronstadt, The Sound of my Voice” is scheduled to be shown at T.F. Green Airport’s parking lot located across from the...

Indian passengers queue up to test for COVID-19 at a facility erected at a railway station to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. India's coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. India is expected to have the highest number of confirmed cases within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.67 million people have been infected. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus. The Denver Post reported that the university said in an email to affected students...