Latest Rhode Island News

Woman charged with vandalizing cruiser later burned

Jun. 4, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police arrested a 21-year-old woman Thursday they say jumped on top of a Providence police cruiser that was later set on fire during the violence in the city early Tuesday morning. Sarah Taylor, of Warwick, pleaded not guilty to simple assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest...

Governor aims to rebuild Rhode Island's health care system

Jun. 4, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

Rhode Island plans to distribute as much as $150 million of federal stimulus money to help the state's hospitals recover from the financial hit they have taken during the coronavius pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday. The pandemic has driven up costs, while at the same time the corresponding drop in...

Health staff to be posted to protests to stymie virus spread

Jun. 3, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Department of Health staff will be posted to all future peaceful protests seeking justice in the death of George Floyd to help reduce the chances that the coronavirus spreads at them, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. The staff will distribute masks and provide...

Rhode Island hospital groups renew cooperation talks

Jun. 3, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two largest hospital groups, spurred by increased cooperation during he coronavirus pandemic, have restarted talks to boost collaboration and form with Brown University what one executive called an “integrated, unified, academic health care system." Lifespan...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week...

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The Latest: Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame loses N.M. race

Jun. 3, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times EDT): 1:05 a.m. Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has lost her race in the Democratic primary for an open seat representing New Mexico in Congress. Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez overcame six competitors to win her party’s nomination to succeed U.S....

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Workers sweep up broken glass from smashed windows, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from the store front of a business in the downtown section of Providence, R.I. Authorities said the people who caused the damage in the early hours of Tuesday, June 2 were not protesting the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Curfews imposed, National Guard activated following violence

Jun. 2, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo activated the National Guard and major cities imposed curfews on Tuesday in response to unrest in Providence that officials say was not a protest over the death of George Floyd, but an organized effort to cause destruction. No one will be allowed on...

Poll worker Neuza Ferreira, left, checks in voter Christina Tremblay, right, both of Providence, R.I., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at a voting station, in Providence. In-person voting is being offered at a reduced number of locations for voters who missed the deadline to request a mail ballot. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden, Trump chalk up more primary wins in Rhode Island

Jun. 2, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Joe Biden and President Donald Trump handily won Tuesday's presidential primaries in Rhode Island — balloting that ended up being more of a logistical test of voting by mail during a pandemic than a political challenge for the candidates. Tuesday’s outcome was a...