For the second time in a month, someone bought a winning multimillion-dollar Powerball ticket in Rhode Island.
A medical marijuana dispensary is offering cardholders free pot during their going-out-of-business party. KOVR reports.
Drowning in debt and unable to seek concessions from city employees, the struggling Rhode Island city of Central Falls filed for bankruptcy Monday.
As cities across the United States struggle to keep their finances afloat, Central Falls, Rhode Island, is taking a novel approach to try to avoid bankruptcy.
Readers share the tips and tricks that get them out of an emotional slump.
In a move largely seen as a compromise over the rights that can be afforded to gay and lesbian couples, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Saturday signed into law a bill that legalizes civil unions, making his state the fifth in the nation to allow them.
Rhode Island state senators sound off about a bill that permits civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.
Less than a week after New York became the nation's sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, Rhode Island state lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that permits civil unions between gay and lesbian couples.
A second man has died amid a salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people and may be linked to a Rhode Island bakery, health officials said Friday.
The Providence Public School Department sent dismissal notices Tuesday to every one of its 1,926 teachers, warning them they could lose their jobs at the end of this school year.
Earlier this year a school district in Rhode Island thought they found the answer to fixing their school: Fire all the teachers and rebuild the school back up again.
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown returned to his state's highest office Monday -- restoring an old political dynasty while helping to usher in a new balance of power in statehouses across the country.
Sitting on her front porch, Andrea Rollins can see what $1 million in federal funds is doing for her Rhode Island neighborhood.
The federal stimulus program saved a senior center in Providence, R.I., from certain death last year.
A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for trying to smuggle half-a-million dollars worth of heroin through Dulles International Airport, concealed in juice boxes, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Homeland Security Investigations.
Some beaches suffer from pollution, but there are many gorgeous, pristine escapes that offer a sanctuary to wildlife and travelers alike. We scoured the planet to find the most spectacular shorelines -- and, no surprise, most of our top choices are on protected land or are nearly impossible to reach.
Think Greece and Spain are drowning in debt? Look a little closer to home. Seven U.S. cities recently had their municipal bonds downgraded below investment grade. Their debt is now junk, considered more worthless than that of the so-called PIIGS.
Days after a boisterous protest on Rhode Island's House floor, a state official decided that a bill copying Arizona's immigration law will not be heard by lawmakers this session.
A Rhode Island high school that fired all its teachers in February has reached a tentative agreement with the school's teachers union to rehire them, the union announced Sunday.
A new agreement allows teachers fired from Central Falls School District to return to work next year without reapplying.
As Rhode Island flooding recedes, residents return home to assess the damage.
Anuj Arora's house doesn't sit in a flood zone and isn't covered by flood insurance, but the structure couldn't escape the deluge. The floodwaters inundating Rhode Island this week soaked the floors and walls of Arora's split-level ranch house in West Warwick.
Rescue crews travel by boat to pull residents from their flooded homes in Rhode Island. CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports.
The rain has stilled, but the water-weary Northeast was left Wednesday to deal with flooded roads and basements as it waited for the water levels to drop. Rhode Island has been hit particularly hard.
Five more states will receive federal funding to help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure, the Obama administration announced Monday.
Dozens of teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island are fired over poor performance.
A Rhode Island High school struggles to make the grade and fires teachers and staff.
In most high schools in America, they teach Shakespeare. But at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island, they're acting out a Shakespearean drama.
The Rhode Island school superintendent who last week fired all the teachers and staff from a school whose students were performing poorly said Wednesday she is willing to negotiate now that the union has agreed to support changes.
A school board in Rhode Island has voted to fire all teachers at a struggling high school, a dramatic move aimed at shoring up education in a poverty-ridden school district.
The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that pepper-coated salami manufactured by Italian sausage company Daniele Inc. has tested positive for the strain of salmonella associated with a recent national outbreak.
Need a diamond pinky ring or a gold dog pin with ruby eyes?
The same economic pressures that pushed California to the brink of insolvency are wreaking havoc on other states, a new report has found.
Rhode Island will be open for business Friday.
Rhode Island's state employees will get 12 days off without pay over the next year -- whether they like it or not.
The number of states posting a decrease in the unemployment rate in July more than tripled from the previous month, according to a government report released Friday.
Farmer Brown finally got hit by the real estate recession last year, well after its impact had been absorbed by his urban countrymen.
The employment situation in the states showed signs of stabilizing last month.
A medical student accused of killing a masseuse in a Boston, Massachusetts, hotel room will be charged in a hotel assault in Rhode Island, the state attorney general said Monday.
Thanks to federal stimulus funds, Rhode Island's pockmarked Route 138 in Tiverton is getting repaved. The state's 97,000 food stamp recipients are getting more money. And some 2,000 local youths will have summer jobs.
Suffering from one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation, Rhode Island is getting nearly $20 million from Washington to rehabilitate neighborhoods most affected by the mortgage meltdown.
Rhode Island is a tiny state with big problems. With just over one million residents, it ranks in the top 10 in terms of foreclosure, unemployment and state budget crunches.
Every weekday, Eva Gomez walks down the block to the Fox Point Senior Center to eat her one hot daily meal, exercise and chat with friends. Otherwise, she's cooped up in her Providence, R.I., apartment with little more than crackers and a cup of coffee or tea.
The number of reported incidents of mortgage fraud has reached an all-time high even as the number of home loans being issued has shrunk, according to a report released Monday.
An overcompetitive parent gets into an argument with a stubborn coach because he thinks his child isn't getting enough playing time -- it's a familiar scene on youth sports fields across America.
Unemployment spiked in all states nationwide in December for the first time as companies shed hundreds of thousands of positions, federal data released Tuesday shows.
The sense of recession deepens as jobless numbers rise. Expect them to climb toward the record, seen more than a quarter-century ago
Police have found the bodies of a missing Rhode Island couple in the septic tank in their yard
The rankings for this week, straight up.
On the morning after the longest game of the year -- 226 points, 106 free-throw attempts, 210-plus minutes of real time, 65 minutes of clock -- we keep it short and sweet. Sixteen teams. And Baylor is one of them.
College hoops rankings sans a Bluegrass-state team or a subversive agenda ...
As much as I'd like to believe our entire readership has been with this college hoops season from its basic-cable opener (Gardner-Webb over Kentucky, Nov. 8!) and its Pay-Per-View debut (Florida over North Dakota State, Nov. 9!), I am aware that is not the case. As bowl season fades away, casual hoop fans come trickling in with dire need of a catch-up course. The Power Rankings are here to provide it, tuition-free, in three parts per team:
Two summers ago, the Atlantic-10 formed a committee to come up with a new policy on scheduling. The policy, which went into effect this season, gives commissioner Linda Bruno the same authority many other commissioners have to veto games she deems harmful to her league. "We had several coaches on the committee, so the implementation of this has actually been quite painless," Bruno says. "So far, it's been working very well."
Nearly a quarter of the nation's roughly 600,000 major bridges carry more traffic than they were designed to bear, according to reports based on federal government data.
Are America's bridges safe?
Question 1: What is going to happen to all these homebuyers, including myself, who purchased at the wrong time? What is your take on it? - Dina, Rhode Island
Six governorships switched from Republican to Democratic in Tuesday's election, giving Democrats control of a majority of top state posts for the first time in 12 years.
This summer retired computer consultant Carleton Neville went online, took out his credit card, and ordered a $500 colon cancer test from DNA Direct, a San Francisco genetic-testing service.
Moderate Republican upstart Sen. Lincoln Chafee declared victory in a tough Rhode Island primary that bolstered GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate in upcoming midterm elections.
A governor, two House members, 17 state legislators in Pennsylvania, a U.S. senator -- maybe two.
If you puff on Marlboros or drive a gas-hungry SUV in Rhode Island or Washington State, you should be feeling a consumption-tax pinch.
BY RUSS FLANAGAN, 35, JOHNSTON, R.I.
The tiny state of Rhode Island still ranks rock bottom in terms of driving knowledge, according to a national test conducted by GMAC Insurance. Oregon drivers answered the most questions correctly.
Shares of Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries Inc. and Millennium Holdings LLC continued to sink on Thursday after the paint makers were found liable by a Rhode Island jury for creating a public nuisance and poisoning children.
The national real estate fascination shows few signs of waning as Americans continue to buy homes at a record pace -- and sales on the high-end are helping to lead the way.
Each of the 50 states and and Washington D.C. in order of the number of auto fatalities among drivers aged 16 to 20 per 100,000 teen drivers, according the National Safety Council and the group End Needless Death on Our Roadways.
Buttoned-down businesses are finding an unlikely source of inspiration: the pierced and tattooed student populations of design schools. In need of fresh ideas for its Vespa scooters, Italy's Piaggi...
I currently contribute 5 percent of my salary to my company 401(k) plan, enough to get the maximum match from my employer. I don't contribute more because our plan has investing options like "Aggressive Lifestyle" and "Moderate Lifestyle," and I'm not sure how the money that goes into such options is actually invested.
A wise man defined the good life as a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a warm summer's night, with a dish of drawn butter and a steaming lobster to dip in it.
2003 could go down in history as one of the most controversial years in music ever. Artists got involved in politics, scandal, and a race that ended much like the most recent presidential election.
This summer, investors in New York State's 529 college savings plan were startled to learn that dramatic changes are on the way. Come November the $1.8 billion plan expects to replace longtime mone...
Most people know Rhode Island is America's smallest state--and that's often all they know about it. Typically dismissed as a place you pass through on the way to Cape Cod or Boston, Rhode Island is...
BREAKTHROUGH American Biophysics began selling mosquito traps to entomologists in 1992. But after it started mass-producing its Mosquito Magnet in 1999, the East Greenwich, R.I., company's revenues...
It wasn't so long ago that on college campuses briefcases were the new backpacks, and Meeker the new Madonna. But with the market's current sorry state, you might expect educators to scale back on ...
For parents struggling to save enough money for their children's college bills, tax breaks have been few and frustrating. An Education IRA? So far, all you can put away is a paltry $500 a year--bar...
Q. I have a long-term horizon for investing in intermediate-term bonds, so would I be better off buying 10-year treasuries via Treasury Direct and saving the fees of a bond mutual fund? NAME AND AD...
The mayor is talking about his money. "What I've tried to do," says the mayor, "is put together a balanced portfolio that will meet my long-term objectives. I like the funds," he continues. "Vangua...
If you tried to rent office space or hire a worker in a major U.S. city recently, you have some idea of just how hot this economy really is. Cities are booming across the U.S., and that means risin...
The benefits of a bed and breakfast seem obvious: charm, privacy, a personal touch that you'd never find at a hotel. That's certainly what Jennifer Epstein had in mind when she and her boyfriend he...
Q. A broker from Merrill Lynch offered me a new product called retail deposit notes. He said they're issued by banks, so they're federally insured, and are similar to certificates of deposit. He ad...
A new round of military base shutdowns is about to be announced, adding to the 70 facilities earmarked for closure since 1988. Since then, defense activities have ceased at 31 installations, causin...
Like to pay state taxes? Be sure to buy gas in Connecticut and cigarettes in Michigan, and shop in Rhode Island or Mississippi.
As a resident of Maryland, I am not a great fan of Gov. William Donald Schaefer. But October's article "Stately Splendor: How Our Governors Live It Up" is an insult to my intelligence. You may not ...
These 97 banks are the largest in each state that meet the stringent Blue Ribbon safety criteria devised by the Veribanc bank rating service. With four exceptions, we list two institutions per stat...
Confused and confounded by today's fast-changing travel packages and prices? Here's a solution: team up with a dedicated travel agent who can save you hundreds of dollars -- and steer you around tr...
When John Morey learned that health insurance costs for his 40-person electronics firm would shoot up 50% last year, he didn't get mad, he got even. He started by scrapping the traditional medical ...
Can what happened to thousands of people in Rhode Island happen to you? The governor there took over the state's troubled private deposit-insurance company and closed 45 banks and credit unions. Re...
The Supreme Court's recent first-ever decision in a right-to-die case makes the most convincing argument yet for writing a living will. That's the document stating the circumstances under which you...
An alarming discount. Here is one way to get some relief from the high cost of auto insurance -- install a car alarm. In Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Rhode Island, your...
PROVIDENCE -- A coven of witches will receive tax-exempt status in Rhode Island as a legitimate religious group . . . Tax administrator R. Gary Clark said yesterday he overturned the state's initia...
Government regulators are at last dealing with the disaster area known as the savings and loan industry. The enactment in August of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, ...
Claiborne Pell? The Senator from Outer Space? He's the most liberal guy in the senior chamber? Surely Dr. Keeping Up jests in averring, in the box on the next page, that Pell's liberalism scores ex...
I am always amazed at the suggested budgets proposed by your experts for your case-study couples. Charitable contributions are always so miserly! I was brought up to consider the first 10 cents on ...
Voters in Rhode Island have created a job opportunity for Congressman Henry Gonzalez (D-Texas). In November they bounced their 14-term Congressman Fernand St Germain in favor of his Republican chal...
Despite the record number of 714 bank failures in the past five years, there are still many safe havens for your savings, often near you. An exclusive MONEY survey identified these 175 safest banks...
We keyboard this item not knowing the procedures to be adopted by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct when it gets around to bad, bad Jim Wright. In particular, we do not know if t...
BRISTOL, R.I. -- An antique copper weather vane depicting a Wampanoag Indian chief . . . has split the faculty of Roger Williams college . . . The vane is atop a 19th-century barn . . . Above the b...
LINCOLN, R.I.--In the lunchroom of the Saylesville Elementary School, the children are divided into two classes: the ''hot lunchers'' and the ''brown baggers.'' A family is protesting this separati...