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 2021-07-30 03:26 

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Reigning BMX gold medalist Connor Fields stretchered off...

Reigning BMX racing gold medalist Connor Fields of the United States has been carried off on a stretcher after crashing in the third semifinal heat at the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-30 03:04 

WPRI

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The Diplomatic Security Service: How US athletes are kept safe at the Olympics...

Safety and security are always top of mind when the Olympics roll around....

 2021-07-30 02:46 

WPRI

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No plans to reinstate mask mandate on Block Island...

The council voted to draft a resolution that would encourage or request that people wear face coverings inside public buildings....

 2021-07-30 02:28 

WPRI

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Police: Fall River man set Somerset garage on fire...

A Fall River man is facing a series of charges after he allegedly set fire to a detached garage in Somerset Wednesday afternoon, according to police....

 2021-07-30 02:11 

WPRI

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'Happy tears': Lee's gold sparks joy at home in Minnesota...

There were cheers and screams and "happy tears" for one of their own, and unending delight for what many saw as an "Only in America" story....

 2021-07-30 01:59 

WPRI

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President Biden announces federal workers must be vaccinated or face regular tests...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The president says the government needs to pull out all the stops to boost vaccination rates. "We have the tools to prevent this new wave of COVID from shutting d......

 2021-07-30 01:44 

WPRI

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Friends of Warwick native shot to death in Michigan raising money for local burial...

A Warwick native who recently moved to Michigan was shot and killed by his own brother earlier this month, according to authorities....

 2021-07-30 01:05 

Pawtucket Times

Largest US quake in half-century causes Alaska little damage...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest earthquake in the United States in the last half century produced a lot of shaking but spared Alaska any major damage in a sparsely populated region, officials said Thursday....

 2021-07-30 01:00 

TheWesterlySun.com

PHOTOS: As the crow flies near the moon...

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 2021-07-30 00:55 

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Army Corps of Engineers project would raise eligible homes along coast...

WESTERLY — Several questions were submitted by viewers during a virtual workshop Wednesday on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Pawcatuck River Coastal Storm Management Project, which is intended to...

 2021-07-30 00:53 

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Harvey Weinstein: 1 sexual assault count dismissed, for now...

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday dismissed one of 11 sexual assault counts against Harvey Weinstein, giving the former movie mogul and convicted rapist a minor and possibly temporary victory....

 2021-07-30 00:50 

TheWesterlySun.com

New London County goes back behind the mask indoors; Hartford, New Haven counties also tapped...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Health Department issued a recommendation Thursday that residents go back to wearing masks indoors when in Hartford, New Haven or New London Counties and said...

 2021-07-30 00:47 

Pawtucket Times

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft...

The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night....

 2021-07-30 00:45 

TheWesterlySun.com

Report: Blacks, Hispanics prosecuted at higher rates in Connecticut...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Black and Hispanic residents continue to make up a disproportionate number of people in Connecticut's justice system, which also is charging African Americans with felonies at...

 2021-07-30 00:40 

TheWesterlySun.com

Ron Popeil dies at 86; he was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified...

Come, young ones: Gather around the glow of the smartphone's screen for a tale of a distant time when we watched TV on big boxy machines, and switched channels when...

 2021-07-30 00:38 

Providence Journal

Warwick man, 60, dies in crash on Main Avenue...

A 60-year-old Warwick man, Michael A. Paliotti, died in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Main Avenue....

 2021-07-30 00:35 

TheWesterlySun.com

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen...

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting...

 2021-07-30 00:34 

TheWesterlySun.com

Providence mayor yells at governor over teachers' contract...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza had to be held back from Gov. Dan McKee during a disagreement over a proposed contract for the city's public school teachers....

 2021-07-30 00:33 

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Central Falls to require masks in municipal buildings...

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Central Falls is instituting a mask mandate for all city-owned buildings as COVID-19 cases start to rise again around the state, the mayor announced Thursday....

 2021-07-30 00:30 

WPRI

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Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers...

Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes....

 2021-07-30 00:08 

Pawtucket Times

Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game...

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:...

 2021-07-30 00:05 

Pawtucket Times

The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data...

NEW YORK -- U.S. health officials are expected to release new data about the spread of COVID-19 on Friday that led to their decision to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in some situations, a reversal of previous guidance....

 2021-07-29 23:43 

Pawtucket Times

Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game...

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:...

 2021-07-29 23:38 

Pawtucket Times

Winning numbers drawn in 'Wild Money' game...

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Wild Money" game were:...

 2021-07-29 23:24 

Pawtucket Times

Because of virus, survey detailing American life is cut back...

Because of quality concerns caused by the pandemic, data from an annual Census Bureau survey that provides a wide-ranging picture of the U.S. on everything from commute times to education levels won't be released in its usual format this year,......

 2021-07-29 23:13 

Pawtucket Times

Eversource: Q2 Earnings Snapshot...

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Eversource Energy (ES) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $264.5 million....

 2021-07-29 22:55 

Pawtucket Times

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over 'Black Widow' release...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of "Black Widow," which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings....

 2021-07-29 22:51 

Pawtucket Times

Aspen Aerogels: Q2 Earnings Snapshot...

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Aspen Aerogels Inc. (ASPN) on Thursday reported a loss of $6.7 million in its second quarter....

 2021-07-29 22:36 

WPRI

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Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas...

Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of vis......

 2021-07-29 21:28 

WPRI

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Simone Biles got the 'twisties.' What does that mean?...

Biles said she lost herself mid-air. She meant to do 2 1/2 twists, but only did 1 1/2. Later, she told reporters, "They saw it a little bit in practice. Having a little bit of the twisties....

 2021-07-29 20:43 

Providence Journal

Opinion/Larkin and Petry: Reed can help lead push to save vets...

Veteran suicide was 27.5 per 100,000 individuals, up from 25.8 per 100,000 two years before....

 2021-07-29 20:38 

WPRI

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Warwick man, 60, killed in head-on crash...

The crash took place around 5 p.m. Wednesday on Main Avenue....

 2021-07-29 20:21 

WPRI

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Block Island to Jamestown: Man plans 19-mile swim to raise money for Clean Ocean Access...

"It's giving back to the environment and everything it's given me," Ben Tuff said....

 2021-07-29 20:15 

WPRI

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Biden asks states to offer the unvaccinated $100...

President Joe Biden is asking states and localities to offer unvaccinated residents $100 to get their COVID-19 shots....

 2021-07-29 20:01 

WPRI

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AstraZeneca to seek full US approval of COVID vaccine...

AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine later this year, further delaying the application even as the company announced it had already delivered mor......

 2021-07-29 19:58 

WPRI

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Emergent: FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the problem-plagued factory of contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of COVID-19 vaccine, the company said Thursday....

 2021-07-29 19:58 

Providence Journal

UNAP pickets outside Fatima Hospital as contract nears end...

The union alleges that hospital ownership is not adequately protecting workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-29 19:51 

WPRI

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Weather Alert: Tracking Strong Storms Overnight Tonight...

Happy Thursday! It's a "Weather Alert" day with the potential for some downpours and embedded thunderstorms this evening and tonight. We're expecting most of tonight's activity to arriv......

 2021-07-29 19:39 

WPRI

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Day 2 takeaways from Patriots training camp...

FOXBORO, M.A. (WPRI) — 12 Sports Director Morey Hershgordon joins Rosie Langello on the SportsWrap to recap day 2 of Patriots training camp....

 2021-07-29 19:35 

Providence Journal

Will these changes to the Teacher's Contract in Providence drive education reform?...

The contract does make some changes, but is not the radical departure that some had hoped to see....

 2021-07-29 19:32 

WPRI

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Black Business Association calls RI's disparity report 'disappointing and painful'...

The Disparity Study, conducted by Mason Tillman Associates and released by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Opportunity (ODEO), found evidence of discrimination in the state agency's contract......

 2021-07-29 19:28 

WPRI

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'Not fit to lead our city': Elorza gets blowback for public confrontation with McKee...

Mayor Jorge Elorza is getting flak for confronting Gov. Dan McKee about the Providence teachers contract during an unrelated media briefing Wednesday night....

 2021-07-29 19:24 

Providence Journal

'End of Watch" ride stops at ACI, honoring fallen corrections officer Russ Freeman...

Freeman is one of 338 law enforcement officers known to have died in 2020...

 2021-07-29 19:24 

WPRI

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RI mob associate pleads no contest in marijuana business case, avoids prison...

Raymond Jenkins pleaded no contest to perjury, but two other counts were dismissed in a marijuana case. He was sentenced to probation....

 2021-07-29 19:12 

WPRI

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Caeleb Dressel goes for more gold on Day 7 of Tokyo Games...

Caeleb Dressel is expected to be the star of Day 7 at the Tokyo Games as he seeks his third gold medal in Friday night coverage of the Olympics....

 2021-07-29 18:50 

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Sponsors praise Simone Biles after withdrawal...

Simone Biles' sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding her decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition during the Olympics....

 2021-07-29 18:36 

WPRI

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Biden pushing federal workers to get vaccinated...

President Joe Biden is set to announce strict new testing, masking and distancing requirements for federal employees who can't — or won't — show they've been vaccinated....

 2021-07-29 18:30 

Providence Journal

Elorza: McKee 'can't hide' on teachers union contract after clash...

The mayor stood behind his comments to the governor after an altercation between the two at a press conference....

 2021-07-29 18:22 

WPRI

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RI seeing spike in new COVID cases as McKee weighs indoor mask guidance...

Data from the R.I. Department of Health shows the state had a rate of more than 76 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, an increase of 10 since Wednesday....

 2021-07-29 17:41 

WPRI

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'Somebody wake me up': Proud dad reacts to Clearwater's Bobby Finke winning gold at Tokyo Olympics...

Joe Finke is running on only two hours of sleep, but said it was worth it to see his son win the gold....

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