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7 postal workers charged with mail theft from Rhode Island distribution hub

May. 15, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged seven postal workers with stealing mail — targeting brightly colored cards that might contain checks or gift cards — as part of mail theft ring, officials said Wednesday. A supervisor and six workers collaborated to remove...

Illness took away her voice. AI created a replica she carries in her phone

May. 13, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The voice Alexis “Lexi” Bogan had before last summer was exuberant. She loved to belt out Taylor Swift and Zach Bryan ballads in the car. She laughed all the time — even while corralling misbehaving preschoolers or debating politics with friends over a...

Feds accuse Rhode Island of warehousing kids with mental health, developmental disabilities

May. 13, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rhode Island violated the civil rights of hundreds of children with mental health or developmental disabilities by routinely and unnecessarily segregating them at Bradley Hospital, an acute-care psychiatric hospital, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zachary Cunha,...

Chinese billionaire gets time served, leaves country after New York, Rhode Island straw donor scheme

May. 09, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

A Chinese billionaire who pleaded guilty to funneling illegal straw donations to politicians' campaigns in New York and Rhode Island was sentenced Thursday to time served and quickly left the country as part of his deal with prosecutors to forfeit his green card. Hui Qin, 56, a...

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...