The Providence Journal

  • Second suspect charged in Providence homicide, ordered held without bail
    Tuesday - 06/19/2018 - 02:03 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A second man accused in the weekend murder of a man from New Bedford, Massachusetts, was ordered held without bail Tuesday morning, as Providence police continue searching for more suspects.George Webb, 23, of Boston, said little as he faced a judge in District Court on charges of murder and conspiracy to murder 25-year-old Jacorey Sanders.Webb stared back at Sanders' family in the courtroom, as codefendant Anthony Sharpe, 24, did during his [...]

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  • Jury begins deliberations in 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme's murder trial
    Tuesday - 06/19/2018 - 12:50 PM

    BOSTON — A federal jury in Boston began deliberating Tuesday morning in a mob murder trial, following weeks of testimony about the death of a Providence native.The jury will consider evidence that prosecutors say proves ex-mob boss Francis P.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LISTEN: Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 11:40 PM

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents."Papa!More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 10:28 PM

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive measures in an escalating dispute over the large trade imbalance between the two countries.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Panel advises R.I. Supreme Court that only lawyers handle real-estate closings
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 08:51 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A committee is recommending that the R.I. Supreme Court require that lawyers conduct real estate closings in Rhode Island.The Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee has advised that the court order that closings constitute a practice of law, as do title examinations and drafting of deeds, residency affidavits and powers of attorney.The committee made its recommendations after an investigation into unauthorized practice of law allegations against [...]

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  • Opposition to family-separation policy unites R.I. candidates for Congress
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 09:08 PM

    The state’s announced Republican candidates for U.S. House and Senate are united in their opinion of the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents detained for trying to cross the U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Jet once owned by Elvis for sale — again
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 08:36 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velvet seats had returned to the market after its current owner bought it last year for $430,000.A previous auction house says Elvis designed the interior that has gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Help is elusive for elderly Providence man, evicted, arrested and homeless
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 08:07 PM

    Charlie Oliveira's former neighbors at Marvin Gardens have offered sandwiches and sometimes a couch to sleep on, risking eviction themselves. But Oliveira, 73, who may have mental and physical challenges, is now in trouble with police for sleeping in a tenant's truck, and a volunteer seeking to help him fears what might happen to Oliveira on the streets.

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  • Hillary Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis' | Video
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 04:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • R.I. Supreme Court: Lawyers must handle real-estate closings
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 05:24 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Lawyers alone can conduct real estate closings in Rhode Island, the state Supreme Court has declared in orders released Monday.The high court issued three orders determining that closings constitute a practice of law, as do title examinations and drafting a deed, residency affidavit and a power of attorney, the court found.The court's orders came at the recommendation of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee after an investigation into [...]

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