- Race village for Volvo sailing event opening in Newport Updated: May-05-15 12:00 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The race village for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport officially opens today.
- Twin River casino officials meet with proposed site town Updated: May-05-15 6:14 am
TIVERTON, Rhode Island - Officials from the proposed Twin River casino have started building a relationship with the Rhode Island town targeted for the group's project.
- Developers: Financing secured for $650M New Bedford casino Updated: May-04-15 7:07 pm
BOSTON - Developers proposing a $650 million Foxwoods resort casino on the New Bedford waterfront said Monday that they've secured financing and brought on a former Foxwoods CEO as partner.
- Crash sends car through Newport shop's window Updated: May-04-15 5:41 am
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Newport police are looking for the driver of a sport utility vehicle who witnesses say was responsible for an accident that sent a car through the front window of a bridal shop.
- Rhode Island police parade honors officers killed on duty Updated: May-03-15 4:52 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island - Police organizations from around the Northeast have gathered in Rhode Island for an annual tribute to officers killed in the line of duty last year.
- Rare all-female team perseveres in Volvo Ocean Race Updated: May-03-15 12:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The first all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race in over a decade, Team SCA is determined to break barriers in a male-dominated sport - and in what is widely considered the world's most prestigious offshore sailing event.
- Volvo ocean race heading for thrilling leg finish in Newport Updated: May-03-15 6:11 am
ALICANTE, Spain - After two weeks and nearly 4,000 nautical miles of sailing, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was still locked together on Sunday with any of the six boats in with a chance of winning the sixth leg to Newport, Rhode Island.
- Some music at Fort Adams being silenced by red tape Updated: May-01-15 7:07 am
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - A plan to put on up to 10 concerts this year at Newport's Fort Adams State Park is in jeopardy over a snag in the state approval process.
- Great Chowder Cook-Off gets new home in Newport Updated: Apr-30-15 2:10 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Newport's Great Chowder Cook-Off has a new home.
- Third-graders campaign to give Rhode Island a state insect Updated: Apr-29-15 12:59 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A group of Rhode Island third-graders want to make the American burying beetle the official state insect.
- History now blends with technology at Newport's Cliff Walk Updated: Apr-28-15 6:26 am
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Officials say 16 new smartphone-friendly trail markers have been installed along the 3-mile long Cliff Walk in Newport.
- Clarification: Oldest Synagogue Fight story Updated: Apr-24-15 3:11 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - In a story April 23 about a legal dispute over the nation's oldest synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, The Associated Press reported that leaders of New York's Congregation Shearith Israel sued in 2012.
- RI House speaker wants to ax proposed 'Taylor Swift tax' Updated: Apr-23-15 3:49 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says he wants to kill a proposed tax on luxury vacation homes, the so-called "Taylor Swift Tax."
- Twin River management proposes new casino in Tiverton Updated: Apr-21-15 4:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A new casino in Tiverton with table games and easy access to state highways would allow Rhode Island to compete with neighboring Massachusetts for gambling revenue, state casino operators said Tuesday.
- Correction: Volvo Ocean Race-Newport story Updated: Apr-20-15 10:23 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - In a story April 19 about the Volvo Ocean Race, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the executive director of Sail Newport. His name is Brad Read, not Reed.
- Officials say pilot unhurt when small plane goes off runway Updated: Apr-18-15 5:14 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island - Officials say a pilot escaped without injuries when his small plane ran off the end of the runway and overturned at Newport State Airport.
- English soccer player jailed for 4 years, 4 months Updated: Apr-17-15 11:42 am
SWINDON, England - An English soccer player has been sent to jail for four years and four months for robbery and assault.
- Official: Renovating former school will 'bring companies in' Updated: Apr-08-15 5:43 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The transformation of a former school building not far from the harbor in Newport into a collaborative work environment will be a catalyst for the community, a federal official said Wednesday.