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“The increasing criminalization of corporate behavior in America…”

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“…is bad for the rule of law and for capitalism,” opines The Economist, saying regulation-through prosecution has become “an extortion racket,” from hundreds of millions in Google drug-ad settlement money spread among Rhode Island police departments, to New York Gov. Show More Summary

Bigotry Against Atheists is Still Socially Acceptable

Touro Synagogue, built in 1759 in Newport, Rhode Island, is America's oldest surviving synagogue (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Today is Labor Day in the United States. I do have the day off, but I'll be working from home in the hope that I can get somewhat caught up. Show More Summary

Too Bad You Weren't On the Road When A Truck Full of Money Overturned

An armored truck carrying a buttload of cash overturned in Rhode Island on Saturday, police officers say, and guess what: movies are real and money started pouring out everywhere! Read more...

Feds Question Man After Alleged Obama Threat

With President Obama visiting Rhode Island yesterday evening, the Secret Service issued alerts to police in Connecticut in New York to be on the lookout for someone headed their way in a blue Jetta who might be out to harm the president, reports NECN. State police in Connecticut located the...

Past Lives: America's First Shopping Mall is Now Stuffed With Micro Homes

Photograph by Ben Jacobsen. Courtesy Northeast Collaborative Architects In 2008, Rhode Island's Providence Arcade was in trouble. Considered America's first indoor mall, the nearly 200-year-old downtown building closed after struggling to fill its cramped commercial spaces. The arcade needed an...

The Body and Sandworm team up for split LP on Thrill Jockey and joint tour

Prepare to be crushed by sludgy, dark metal: Current genre heavy-hitters The Body and the Providence, Rhode Island duo Sandworm are releasing a split LP on Thrill Jockey on October 21. The split will contain one side-long track fromShow More Summary

Obama going on Democratic fundraising trifecta

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections.

The Growing Movement to Make Attacks against Homeless People a Hate Crime

Seven states are looking to stop attacks on homeless people who are being targeted because of their race, religion and sexual orientation. Alaska, California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island and Washington are all hoping to tweak hate crime laws so that these kinds of attacks will earn perpetrators longer prison sentences, Al Jazeera reports.

Top stories in health and medicine, August 28, 2014

From MedPage Today: I, Intern: Common Problems, Elusive Answers. Rebecca Karb, MD, crosses paths with patients in the Rhode Island Hospital emergency department who have ailments that she rarely saw as a medical student. Results Mixed With Home BP Monitoring. Show More Summary

Metro Credits Train Operator, Transit Police Officers with Saving Life

A Red Line train operator and two Metro Transit Police officers are being credited with saving the life of an 22-year-old District man who intentionally jumped onto the tracks at Rhode Island Avenue Station last night in an apparent attempt to commit suicide.

AP reporter wins $300 for exposing former Providence mayor’s bogus sauce claims

Associated Press Rhode Island correspondent Michelle Smith‘s eyebrow was raised over former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci’s claim that sales of his “Mayor’s Own Marinara Sauce” benefit the city’s school kids. An AP memo reports: Smith dug into the charitable claims and discovered in recent years that in truth, no money from the sauce’s sales had … Read More

The Body and Sandworm releasing split, touring together and separately (dates, streams)

by Ian Chainey Sludgesters The Body's 2014 M.O. to Voltron with vicious bands across the continent has brought them back to their former homebase, Providence, Rhode Island. It's there that they've found Sandworm, a raw USBM duo who play their...

Maggie McNeill on How the Study Linking Prostitution, Rape, and STIs in Rhode Island Is Wrong

last weekNews : Reason

Earlier this year, a study from researchers Scott Cunningham and Manisha Shah showed that in 2004-2009, Rhode Island experienced a steep decline in cases of rape and gonorrhea. The authors attribute this to the fact that prostitution was decriminalized in Rhode Island during this time period. Show More Summary

Today in media history: In 1762, Ann Franklin becomes one the first women newspaper publishers

Three events that happened on this date and a trivia question. August 22, 1762 Ann Franklin, the sister-in-law of Benjamin Franklin, becomes the sole editor and publisher of the Newport Rhode Island newspaper, the Newport Mercury. She had earlier worked with her husband and son on other publications. Show More Summary

Ex-USS Saratoga Departs Rhode Island on Final Voyage

The ex-USS Saratoga (CV 60) on Thursday set off on its final voyage from Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island to the port of Brownsville, Texas where the ship will be dismantled. The post Ex-USS Saratoga Departs Rhode Island on Final Voyage appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped

last weekNews : The Newsroom

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.

Top Storylines to Follow in Final Month of Boston Bruins' 2014 Offseason

The NHL finalized its 2014 preseason game schedule Tuesday afternoon with extramural action set to commence on Sept. 21. The Boston Bruins will conduct their intra -squad scrimmage in Providence, Rhode Island, that evening before visiting Montreal two nights later. As of Wednesday, that whittles down the wait for another game to 32 days. Show More Summary

Viral Vid: Little League Coach's Speech

Rhode Island coach consoles his ‘boys of summer’ after World Series loss

Little League Coach Dave Belisle says inspiring speech came from heart

Little League Coach Dave Belisle was the talk of the Internet on Tuesday after his inspiring speech to his Rhode Island team after they were eliminated from the Little League World Series.

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