The Providence Journal

  • Massacre survivor among speakers at R.I. House hearing on gun legislation
    Tuesday - 03/19/2019 - 09:35 PM

    The House Judiciary Committee also heard from State Police Col. James Manni and other advocates for bills Gov. Gina Raimondo and Atty. Gen. Peter Neronha are pushing to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and guns on school grounds.

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  • Storm to follow not long after spring's arrival
    Wednesday - 03/20/2019 - 06:50 AM

    PROVIDENCE -- The high temperature is expected to reach 51 degrees in Providence today, but it's likely to be a little cooler than that by 5:58 p.m. when spring arrives.Clouds will increase through the day and the temperature is expected to drop to an unspringlike 31 degrees overnight."A coastal storm impacts the region late Thursday into Friday with periods of rain, heavy at times and strong winds.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Trump escalates feud with spouse of Kellyanne Conway
    Wednesday - 03/20/2019 - 07:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday escalated his feud with the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, calling him "a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!" Trump's broadside on Twitter comes as George Conway, a conservative lawyer and frequent critic of the president, has publicly questioned the president's mental health in recent days. "George Conway, often referred to as Mr.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • NYC ownership of Touro Synagogue made official
    Monday - 03/18/2019 - 08:49 PM

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a petition to review the local congregation’s ownership claim to Touro Synagogue was a bitter blow to those who worship there. The nation's oldest synagogue and its valuable bells worth millions of dollars now legally belong to a New York City congregation.

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  • Jewish cemetery in Fall River vandalized with swastikas, anti-Semitic messages
    Tuesday - 03/19/2019 - 09:59 AM

    FALL RIVER — Swastikas and anti-Semitic language were written on at least 30 gravestones at the Hebrew Cemetery on McMahon Street over the weekend, police said. The police department became aware of the graffiti Sunday after receiving a report that a suspicious vehicle had been parked in the cemetery for two days, said police Sgt.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Wells Fargo agrees to pay $800K in 38 Studios lawsuit
    Tuesday - 03/19/2019 - 01:06 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company.Wells Fargo and the SEC announced the proposed settlement in filings Monday with the U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Passenger faces gun charges after car smashes into Providence police cruisers
    Tuesday - 03/19/2019 - 02:31 PM

    PROVIDENCE -- Providence police charged a man with illegally carrying a gun after the car he was riding in smashed into two police vehicles in Silver Lake Monday.While 39-year-old Pablo Lopez Baez was just a passenger in the Buick, he was actually the reason that undercover detectives were trying to stop the vehicle.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • People: Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack
    Tuesday - 03/19/2019 - 05:55 PM

    NEW YORK — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people.Colbert's "Late Show," the top-rated American late-night show, said that he was supposed to travel to New Zealand on Wednesday for a week of shows.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Federal court dismisses truckers' lawsuit against R.I. tolls
    Tuesday - 03/19/2019 - 08:30 PM

    PROVIDENCE — A federal judge dismissed the trucking industry's lawsuit against Rhode Island's truck toll program Tuesday, saying the case needs to be brought in state court.In a 17-page ruling, U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 1 dead, 1 seriously injured in stabbings at North Providence home
    Tuesday - 03/19/2019 - 09:22 PM

    NORTH PROVIDENCE — One man is dead and a second is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following stabbings at a home in North Providence.According to a news release, North Providence police and firefighters went to 8 Gale Court at about 5 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share