Lawmakers schedule public meeting about airport air quality

Two state lawmakers have scheduled a public informational meeting about a recent air quality report for Rhode Island's main airport
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PawSox to audition singers to perform the national anthem

The Pawtucket Red Sox are looking for people to sing the national anthem during the upcoming 2019 season
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Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the
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From Gucci to Prada, fashion fails evoke racist imagery

Gucci has apologized for a wool sweater after complaints that it resembled blackface makeup and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical store
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Canada's Sunrise Records to buy failing HMV

Canadian retailer Sunrise Records is pulling stricken retailer HMV out of bankruptcy in a deal that will safeguard some 1,500 jobs
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Lawmakers to consider bill to curtail use of plastic straws

A top Democrat in the state Senate has introduced a bill to curtail the use of plastic straws in restaurants
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Editorials from around New England

Editorials from around New England
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Union votes no confidence in DCYF director

Union social workers vote no confidence in the director of Rhode Island's Department of Children, Youth and Families following the death of a 9-year-old girl
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Police: Fired aide now accused of threatening superintendent

A Rhode Island teaching assistant whose hateful rant in a video at a casino led to her firing is now accused of threatening a superintendent with violence
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Courthouse to remain closed amid lingering gas outages

Officials say Newport's courthouse will remain closed Monday as efforts continue to restore natural gas service to homes and businesses
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Police: Youth baseball coach charged with soliciting a minor

Rhode Island State Police say a youth baseball coach from Connecticut has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old boy online to engage in sexual ac
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NJ man sentenced for crash that killed 2 people

A New Jersey man has been sentenced for his role in a DWI crash that killed his girlfriend and a friend's fiancée in 2017
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FBI conducts search at Warwick eye care practice

FBI agents raided a Rhode Island eye care practice, removing boxes as part of the search
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2 Rhode Island observatories open for total lunar eclipse

Two observatories in Rhode Island are inviting the public to visit to see the total lunar eclipse
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Man who rear-ended taxi, killing passenger, gets prison time

A Boston man who had been bar hopping on St. Patrick's Day two years ago before he drove into the rear of a taxi at more than 120 mph, killing the passenger, ha
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Norwegian Air to close crew base at Rhode Island airport

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air says it is closing its crew base at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island
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DCYF announces internal review into 9-year-old girl's death

The director of Rhode Island's child welfare agency says one employee has been suspended and three others have been put on limited duty following the death of a
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Ex-police officer pleads no contest to cash thefts from cars

A former Cranston police officer has pleaded no contest to charges he broke into cars parked outside a church to steal cash
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Standard & Poor's raises bond rating for T.F. Green Airport

The bond rating for the Rhode Island Airport Corp., the agency that runs T.F. Green Airport, has been raised from BBB+ to A
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Rhode Island congressmen call for government to reopen

Rhode Island's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump to reopen the federal government
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Guardian charged in connection with death of 9-year-old girl

Rhode Island police say the guardian of a 9-year-old child who died earlier this year has been charged in connection with the girl's death
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Pet owners warned after dog dies from apparent coyote attack

Police in Warwick are warning residents to keep track of their pets after a dog was killed earlier this week in an apparent coyote attack
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Auto industry troubles buffet Ford, Jaguar Land Rover

Ford Motor Co. says it is cutting jobs in its European business in a wide-ranging restructuring as it focuses on its most profitable models and shifts to the pr
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Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, starting in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover will cut 4,500 job cuts as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.'s departure from the European
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