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 2020-02-13 21:53 

Pawtucket Times

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a 'tale,' not a case...

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer told jurors Thursday that prosecutors in the rape case against him were acting like moviemakers, conjuring up a world "where women had no free will."...

 2020-02-13 21:50 

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Barr: Trump tweets on cases make it 'impossible' to do job...

Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe at President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying that the president's tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases "make it impossible for me......

 2020-02-13 21:49 

Pawtucket Times

Holding-cell stats raise questions about Trump asylum policy...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Many U.S. holding cells along the Mexican border were less than half-full, even empty, during an unprecedented surge of asylum-seeking families from Central America, newly unsealed court documents show, raising questions about the T...

 2020-02-13 21:49 

WPRI

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3 sentenced to prison for invading home, holding family hostage...

Jose Rodriguez, 33, Pedro Gomez, 29, and Andre Savage, 24, pleaded no contest to various charges in the March 2019 incident, according to the office of Attorney General Peter Neronha....

 2020-02-13 21:49 

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Lawsuit: East Greenwich noise ordinance singles out waterfront restaurant...

BLU on the Water claims it's singled out by the ordinance since the restaurant doubles as a live music venue....

 2020-02-13 21:49 

Pawtucket Times

Preliminary findings released in fatal WVa airplane crash...

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) — A pilot killed in the crash of a small plane he had just purchased did not receive a weather briefing or file flight plans before his aircraft went down in northern West Virginia, according to a......

 2020-02-13 21:33 

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Bell, Reddick, Custer headline bumper crop of NASCAR rookies...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell started to unzip his firesuit and attach a microphone at a TV session with Fox when Jimmie Johnson popped by and teased the production team. "With rookie......

 2020-02-13 21:14 

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NASCAR insider breaks down Logano-Keselowski spat, Johnson's final Daytona 500...

The race week drama at Daytona International Speedway has focused on a crash between teammates....

 2020-02-13 21:03 

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Virus cases surge after China revises way count is tallied...

China reported a surge in deaths and infections from a new virus Thursday after changing the way the count is tallied, further clouding an epidemic that has stirred fear as it spread to more than t......

 2020-02-13 21:00 

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Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran...

The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in ......

 2020-02-13 20:33 

Providence Journal

Providence police warn of risk from 'virtual kidnapping' scams...

PROVIDENCE — Authorities are issuing a warning about virtual kidnapping scams after a Silver Lake resident was conned out of $1,000 and terrorized over the course of 10 hours Tuesday.Virtual kidnapping scams take place when a victim gets a call from...

 2020-02-13 20:22 

Providence Journal

Sean Spicer gets new talk show, and a Trump administration nomination...

Sean Spicer, who served as President Donald Trump's first press secretary, is the president's nominee for a new position in the administration.On Thursday, Newsmax TV announced Spicer will host a political talk show, "Spicer & Co.," to air...

 2020-02-13 20:17 

WPRI

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Police: Missing Fall River teen may be headed for Hyannis...

Elaina Quinn, 17, was last seen in the Lincoln Avenue area of Fall River and police believe she may be headed to Hyannis....

 2020-02-13 20:01 

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'Animal cruelty knows no boundaries': RISPCA offers $2K reward for person who shot, paralyzed Fall River cat...

"Despite the incident being outside of the Rhode Island SPCA's jurisdiction, this generous supporter still recognized that animal cruelty knows no boundaries," the organization sa......

 2020-02-13 19:12 

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Filippi slams fellow lawmakers for blocking meeting of embattled JCLS...

The ever-powerful Joint Committee on Legislative Services oversees and controls the legislature's $45 million budget along with day-to-day operations of the General Assembly....

 2020-02-13 19:12 

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Filippi slams fellow lawmakers for blocking meeting of embattled JCLS...

The ever-powerful Joint Committee on Legislative Services oversees and controls the legislature's $45 million budget along with day-to-day operations of the General Assembly....

 2020-02-13 19:07 

WPRI

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1 arrested after police search Scituate home...

Scituate police said they, along with Rhode Island State Police SWAT, responded to the Plainfield Pike home around 4 a.m. Thursday....

 2020-02-13 18:40 

Providence Journal

R.I. to keep $30 million of $50-million Deloitte settlement...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island gets to keep $30 million of a $50-million payment that Deloitte Consulting, the architect of Rhode Island's troubled UHIP computer system, agreed to pay a year ago in exchange for a contract extension.Governor Raimondo ...

 2020-02-13 18:18 

WPRI

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Wild Zebra appeals closure, citing Foxy Lady case...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Allens Avenue strip club shuttered by the Providence Board of Licenses over prostitution allegations is asking the state's Department of Business Regulatio......

 2020-02-13 18:12 

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Love and scams are in the air: 'It's not true love if they ask for money,' FTC warns...

New data from the Federal Trade Commission shows the number of reported romance scams has nearly tripled since 2015....

 2020-02-13 17:39 

Providence Journal

Raimondo, Neronha to unveil new gun control bills...

PROVIDENCE — The State House spotlight is once again turning to guns, with a joint press conference scheduled Thursday by the governor and attorney general, a "youth rally'' to mark the two-year anniversary of the Valentine's Day mas...

 2020-02-13 17:19 

WPRI

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Police: Missing New Hampshire man, 89, may be in Massachusetts...

Gerard Lemay was last seen around 5 a.m. Tuesday at his Weare home, according to police....

 2020-02-13 17:16 

WPRI

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Live at 1pm ET: Daytona 500 storylines, including Logano-Keselowski spat after Clash...

DAYTONA, Fla. (NEXSTAR) — WFLA's Dan Lucas and FOX8's Kevin Connolly are joined by NASCAR insider Holly Cain for today's episode of Countdown to Daytona, focusing on key sto......

 2020-02-13 16:36 

WPRI

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Rallies planned on Smith Hill with House set to vote on 'ghost gun' ban...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Protesters are expected to gather at the Rhode Island State House Thursday afternoon with House lawmakers scheduled to vote on a bill that would ban untraceable and undete......

 2020-02-13 16:09 

WPRI

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Loughlin, Giannulli: No college bribery trial until 2021...

Lawyers for "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery case say they won'......

 2020-02-13 16:07 

WPRI

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Astros' Bregman, Altuve apologize for sign-stealing scheme...

Houston Astros players Alex Bregman and Jos Altuve said Thursday the team is sorry for its sign-stealing scheme that was investigated and punished by Major League Baseball....

 2020-02-13 16:00 

WPRI

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Clint Bowyer looks to overcome challenging season in this year's Great American Race...

Clint Bowyer hopes that a little hall of fame karma from owner Tony Stewart...

 2020-02-13 16:00 

WPRI

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes family name never fades from memories of fans...

Former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes the name never fades from the memories of fans....

 2020-02-13 15:41 

WPRI

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"Fiddler on the Roof" Brings Tradition to PPAC...

A beloved classic has made its way to PPAC! "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Tuesday, February 11th and runs until Sunday, February 16th. We had the chance to chat with a few of the cast......

 2020-02-13 13:52 

WPRI

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Do you dream of becoming an astronaut? NASA is hiring...

The agency wants to get to the South Pole of the moon by 2024 and it wants to send a woman there for the first time, along with another man....

 2020-02-13 13:45 

WPRI

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Meet Ron the Hedgehog!...

There are always many great things happening at Roger Williams Park Zoo and from time to time we're fortunate enough to check in with them for the latest. This morning they dropped by with a ......

 2020-02-13 13:44 

WPRI

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Explosions reported at Massachusetts chemical plant...

A hazardous materials team has responded to a pharmaceutical chemical plant in Massachusetts after firefighters reported hearing several explosions in the building....

 2020-02-13 13:41 

WPRI

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Pour Your Love into Valentine's Day Cocktails...

The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash is back with some delicious drinks for Valentine's Day! Bubbly Goddess: 1 oz. Kleos Mastiha liqueur, 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 oz. Fruitations grapefru......

 2020-02-13 13:25 

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Eye on RI: Newport Winterfest kicks off...

Ashley Erling brings us "Eye on RI" featuring upcoming local events! Valentine's Day Dinner- Pot au Feu invites you to their annual Valentine's Day dinner! Rose Weaver will ......

 2020-02-13 13:00 

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In the Kitchen: Mushroom & Shallot Steak Confit...

Chef Carlos Damoura of Fred & Steve's Steakhouse at the Twin River Casino, is making Mushroom & Shallot Steak Confit....

 2020-02-13 12:44 

WPRI

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NASCAR drivers anticipate changes to Speedweeks next year...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Speedweeks is facing a significant shakeup. The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Valentine's Day in 2021, a week earlier than usual and putting NASCAR's version of the Super ......

 2020-02-13 12:40 

WPRI

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Tokyo officials reiterate that the Olympics are on...

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the v......

 2020-02-13 12:39 

WPRI

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Childcare, CoWorking and Fitness under one roof...

The Coggeshall Club works to enable every member of the family to enjoy their day-to-day by bringing licensed childcare, inspiring workspaces and fitness under one roof. 'The Clubhouse' is their fu......

 2020-02-13 11:30 

WPRI

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2020 hopefuls eye Super Tuesday even as 2 other states loom...

The top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than a......

 2020-02-13 11:21 

Providence Journal

Bishop Tobin issues statement after lawmakers call for priest's suspension...

PROVIDENCE -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin released a statement Thursday morning after a group of lawmakers called on Tobin to "suspend" a West Warwick parish priest for his comments on pedophilia.Tobin did not address whether any action wou...

 2020-02-13 10:46 

WPRI

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China reports 254 new virus deaths, cases, using new method...

China on Thursday reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in daily virus cases of 15,152, after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of Hubei as to how cases are categorized....

 2020-02-13 10:30 

WPRI

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Horses escape Rehoboth barn fire...

Crews were called to Slater Street around 12:30 a.m. and were able to get the massive flames under control....

 2020-02-13 09:58 

WPRI

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Weather Alert: Rain Continues, Watch for Slick Spots NW RI Early This Morning...

The brief wintry mix has changed to rain, which will continue to fall, heavy at times early this morning. Some pockets of freezing rain possible in far NW RI, but most roadways are just "wet&......

 2020-02-13 09:40 

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Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship...

Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews by The Associated Pres......

 2020-02-13 06:15 

TheWesterlySun.com

Westerly School Committee scrambles to save schools plan, votes to rescind State St. closing...

WESTERLY — The School Committee, during an intensely busy meeting Wednesday, agreed to ask the Town Council to reconsider its decision not to support a school building project application to...

 2020-02-13 06:08 

TheWesterlySun.com

Chariho's first alumni luncheon lets old classmates, teachers renew acquaintances...

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Fifty Chariho alumni from the graduating classes of 1961 to 1973 gathered in the Chariho Tech dining room Tuesday. For many, it was a chance to...

 2020-02-13 06:07 

TheWesterlySun.com

Quonnie boat launch construction begins...

CHARLESTOWN — Construction has begun on the new reconfigured boat launch at Quonochontaug (Quonnie) Pond....

 2020-02-13 06:04 

TheWesterlySun.com

Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports....

 2020-02-13 05:46 

TheWesterlySun.com

Crash ties up morning traffic along I-95 in North Stonington...

NORTH STONINGTON — The driver of a box truck managed to avoid injuries following a morning crash along Interstate 95, but lane closures led to heavy traffic and significant delays...

 2020-02-13 05:45 

TheWesterlySun.com

R.I. attorney ordered to serve 8 years, pay retitution in $10.3 million Ponzi scheme case...

PROVIDENCE — A federal judge has ordered a former East Greenwich attorney to serve eight years in federal prison and pay $4.78 million back to her victims after she participated...

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