Oil price keeps rising, industry frets over Iran-US conflict

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time in over three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions ...

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn't hesitate. ...

IBM's $34B Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business

IBM's plan to buy Red Hat is both the biggest acquisition in IBM's century-long history and a risky effort to position itself as a major player in cloud computing. The $34 billion st...

Judge denies release of 38 Studios grand jury records

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island judge on Thursday denied a request to release secret grand jury records from the criminal investigation into the state's $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the vi...

More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can't bring a bottle to reapply it witho...

Banished Brutalism: Death knells abound for building style

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When an exposed concrete subway vault near the U.S. Capitol was painted white this spring, riders rejoiced at the brightened Washington Metro station. But some preservationists...

Yellen says women still face challenges in workplace

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says that women have made major strides in the workplace in the past 125 years but expressed concern about barriers that are holding ...

Resort island without Uber or Lyft wants to keep it that way

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Twelve miles and a ferry ride from the New England shore, Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the United States without Uber or Lyft — and islanders...

Camping cockatoo: New push to lift bird ban at campsites

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A yearslong fight over letting a cockatoo named Tootsie onto Rhode Island campgrounds might have finally reached a compromise. A proposal to let some exotic p...

Know your US Constitution? More states look to teach it

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing an American...

Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the busine...

Trump, fond of signing executive orders, awaits more pens

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to start running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign executive orders. "I think we're going to ne...

Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet...

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elde...

US elector demands briefing on Russia election interference

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Weeks after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, some of her loyal supporters have not given up hope. Clay Pell, a vocal supporter of the Democrat du...