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Fishing crew member charged with murder in attack at sea

2 hours 9 min ago
 NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a fishing boat crew member has been charged with murder in an attack at sea on his colleagues.The U.S. attorney's office says the vessel had seven crew members Sunday about 55 miles off Massachusetts. Authorities say 27-year-old Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez assaulted another crew member with a hammer and a knife. The victim noticed another crew member lying on the deck, bleeding.Authorities say Vazquez then struck [...]

Police in Massachusetts hunt for husband suspected of killing his wife

2 hours 46 min ago
 MARSHFIELD, Mass. -- A man described as “armed and dangerous” by officials was the subject of a police manhunt Monday night after police say he fatally attacked his wife and left her in a crashed car off of Route 3A in Marshfield. District Attorney Timothy Cruz said investigators believe Allen Warner, 47, likely left the Marshfield area after the shooting and eluded a massive search that drew SWAT teams and heavily armed officers with dogs and [...]

Heavy rain expected Tuesday, street flooding possible

3 hours 17 min ago
 PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- September has already been a rainy month and that should continue Tuesday and Wednesday in this the last week of the month, according to the National Weather Service."An approaching warm front will bring a soaking/heavy rain to the region Tuesday into Tuesday evening," the weather service said in its forecast discussion.The weather service says there's a 100 percent chance of precipitation Tuesday, and it's forecasting 1 to 2 inches of [...]

Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook shake-up

3 hours 41 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO - The co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, said late Monday they're exiting the company they sold to Facebook six years ago, the latest chapter in an extended shakeup of the social media giant. Systrom and Krieger submitted their resignations to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and plan to leave in the coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the men's decision-making. [...]

Court restores federal protections to Yellowstone-area grizzly bears

3 hours 46 min ago
A U.S. District Court judge restored federal protections on Monday to about 700 grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park, canceling planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho and overturning a Trump administration finding that the iconic population had recovered. In a 48-page order, Judge Dana Christensen wrote that the case was "not about the ethics of hunting, and it is not about solving human- or livestock-grizzly conflicts." Instead, he said, the [...]

Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away

3 hours 55 min ago
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church have outraged the faithful and are driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations.Francis referred directly to the crisis convulsing his papacy on the fourth and final day of his Baltic pilgrimage, which coincided with the release of a devastating new report into decades of sex abuse and cover-up in Germany. [...]

'Epitome of a strong woman,' Melanie Delman dies at 61

10 hours 50 min ago
NEWPORT — Vibrant. Strong. Passionate. These are the words friends and family members used to describe Melanie Delman. As co-owner and president of the Lila Delman Real Estate company, a mentor to women around Rhode Island, an industry leader in real estate, a philanthropist and a socialite within her communities, there wasn’t much the Newport and Narragansett resident wasn’t involved with. She did it all with that vibrancy expressed by her loved ones, and for the [...]

N. Smithfield Town Council votes unanimously to drop Nike boycott | Video

11 hours 25 min ago
Saying he had made a mistake in trying to bring attention to police officers killed in the line of duty, council President John Beauregard apologized for bringing negative attention to the town and led the council in reversing a protest of the Nike brand.

N. Smithfield Town Council votes unanimously to drop Nike boycott

11 hours 32 min ago
Saying he had made a mistake in trying to bring attention to police officers killed in the line of duty, council President John Beauregard apologized for bringing negative attention to the town and led the council in reversing a protest of the Nike brand.

Providence mayoral candidate Witman gains support from former hopefuls

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:59pm
Kobi Dennis, who came in second to Mayor Jorge Elorza in the Democratic primary, will serve as an honorary cochairman of her campaign. Robert DeRobbio, who placed third in the primary, has endorsed her.

With bicycling on a roll in R.I., it's harder to keep riders — especially children — safe

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:47pm
Not far off Route 114 in Warren, between the mailboxes and driveways on shady Beach Street, hides something beyond the view of unsuspecting drivers: a bike path.On the right, a large diamond-shaped yellow sign with a bicycle on it is too obscured, partly by a tree, to provide much advance warning. On the left, a wall of thick vegetation obscures the existence of the path and any oncoming rider until just before the bikeway meets the road.A bicyclist suddenly appears to [...]

In Providence, 'doughnut boy' has dozens of reasons why he appreciates cops

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:32pm
Ten-year-old Tyler Carach, of Florida, has traveled with his mother to 40 states delivering Dunkin' Donuts to police officers to show his appreciation for their work. This stop, Providence.

U.S. Census Bureau's test of high-tech in R.I. a success, director says

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:29pm
"The relative ease with which the temporary staff we hire as enumerators were able to utilize the technology was great," said Ron Jarmin, the acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau. "That's why we saw increased productivity among enumerators."

Lobsters sedated with marijuana at Maine restaurant

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:48pm
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.The Portland Press Herald reports Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor remains open but has stopped allowing customers to request meat from lobsters sedated with marijuana. Owner Charlotte Gill is a state-licensed medical marijuana caregiver.Gill said Friday she had started offering "smoked" lobster meat [...]

In Providence, U.S. Labor Department holds hearing on salary-level exemptions

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:20pm
The department held a "listening session" Monday at the Rhode Island Convention Center as it seeks to revise the standards used to determine which employees must be paid minimum wage and overtime and which employees are exempt.

R.I. ex-rapper gets 50 years for shooting death of a friend

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:11pm
Jose Morales used to make rap videos in the Hartford Park housing projects, where he rapped about shooting people and his friends waved around a rifle for emphasis. But Kip Stewart was a friend and, the Providence police say, not the intended target of Morales' bullet on June 18, 2016.

Providence police identify Newport man killed in weekend shooting

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:25pm
A man from Providence was also injured in the double shooting early Saturday.

People: Rockers Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:07pm
Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along.The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez, David Torrens and Sintesis.The organizer, Dreamcatcher Events, is licensed as required under current U.S. travel [...]

In Providence, hundreds join in walkout to support Kavanaugh accusers

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:54pm
In unison, those gathered, with a rousing cheer, raised joined hands in support of both women and victims of sexual assault as they stood on the sidewalk in front of the Rhode Island Convention Center. At the same time, thousands did the same at walkouts throughout the United States.

Truck driver charged in fall 2017 crash that killed 2 men on Route 195 in R.I.

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:44pm
lkham Akhmedov, 43, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, is accused by the state police of being fatigued and driving a commercial truck more hours than allowed, leading the attorney general's office to charge Akhmedov with two counts of driving to endanger resulting in death.