Navy is overhauling education system as US advantages erode

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is overhauling its approach to education because the nation no longer has a massive economic and technological edge over potential adversaries, according to a str...

Developer to open hub to grow U.S. offshore wind industry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An offshore wind developer is opening a hub in Providence that its executives hope will help accelerate the takeoff of the industry in the United States. Ørst...

Ex-war college head to retire, pending investigation results

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy will allow a senior officer who was removed as president of the Naval War College to retire at his current rank, the service said Tuesday, though the terms of his...

Historical society preserves 210-year-old theater curtain

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Historical Society has preserved a rare, 210-year-old theater curtain depicting a sweeping view of Providence. The organization was celebrati...

B-17 crash raises questions about vintage plane safety

The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flyi...

AP Exclusive: Colleges got $60M-plus from OxyContin family

BOSTON (AP) — Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroil...

AP Exclusive: Colleges got $60M-plus from OxyContin family

BOSTON (AP) — Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the past five years. That’s ac...

Attorney general given diocese files to review abuse claims

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general announced Tuesday that he has gained access to nearly 70 years of records from the Diocese of Providence for his review of allegations of sexual...

Titanic survivor's light-up cane to be sold at auction

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Titanic survivor's walking stick, with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat, is one of thousands of maritime items that will be up for auction in Rho...

Reports of unwanted sexual contact up at Coast Guard Academy

Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon surve...

Review finds severe dysfunction at Providence public schools

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The findings of an independent review of the Providence public school system are devastating and shed a light on what's clearly a broken system, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo s...

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo signs abortion rights bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday to preserve federal abortion protections in state law. The Senate passed the bill and immediately transm...

AP Interview: Navy's top admiral discusses war college probe

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Navy's top admiral says an investigation into allegations of mismanagement at the U.S. Naval War College is continuing and he's confident the college will be stronger in the e...

Many items in Rhode Island's archives are at risk of damage

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many items in the Rhode Island archives, including the state's copy of the Bill of Rights, are at risk of damage because they're kept in a building that's not meant for preserv...

Company comes to aid of students offered jelly sandwiches

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The yogurt company Chobani plans to pay the school lunch debts of low-income families with students attending a district that made headlines by announcing children who owe mone...