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Science & Technology
July 30, 2020
Lawmakers grill 4 Big Tech CEOs but don't land many blows
Congressional lawmakers finally got a chance to grill the CEOs of Big Tech over their dominance and allegations of ...
July 30, 2020
Misinformation on coronavirus is proving highly contagious
As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight for the burgeoning ...
July 25, 2020
A troubling pandemic thought: Are THESE the good old days?
News articles don’t carry Hollywood-style viewer ratings or trigger warnings. Maybe this one should. But consider this: What ...
July 21, 2020
Prosecutors: Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China
A California company and its CEO are facing conspiracy, money laundering and other federal charges for allegedly attempting ...
July 17, 2020
Voters to get say in dropping 'plantations' from R.I.'s name
Voters will get another chance to strip the words “and Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's formal name after ...
July 01, 2020
VIRUS DIARY: Moving closer to grandsons they can barely see
A child's swing twists forlornly in the breeze beneath the behemoth maple tree that shades our home. It's become a symbol of ...
June 24, 2020
Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet leader, dies at US home
Sergei Khrushchev, the son of late Cold War-era Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and who became a U.S. citizen in 1999, has ...
June 07, 2020
How messaging technology is helping fuel global protests
When a friend shared a Facebook post with Michelle Burris inviting her to protest in downtown Washington, D.C., last ...
June 03, 2020
With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination
Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates ...
May 24, 2020
CDC, states' reporting of virus test data causes confusion
Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so ...
May 08, 2020
Program that collects devices for COVID-19 patients expands
It’s one of the many cruelties of the pandemic: Many people hospitalized with COVID-19 are cut off from loved ones who are ...
March 29, 2020
Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers
The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may ...
March 28, 2020
The Latest: Northern Germany nursing home hit by outbreak
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, ...
March 28, 2020
States impose new restrictions on travelers from New York
States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the country’s ...
March 26, 2020
Many businesses cautious about restarting economy amid virus
President Donald Trump wants the country open for business by mid-April, but some experts warn it's not as easy as flipping ...
March 20, 2020
Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears
As senior citizens deal with anxiety about the coronavirus, grocery store chains and other retailers have come up with a way ...
March 09, 2020
As outbreak spreads, schools face dilemma in going online
When the new coronavirus surfaced at Saint Raphael Academy after a school group returned from a trip to Italy, officials ...
February 29, 2020
Developer to open hub to grow U.S. offshore wind industry
An offshore wind developer is opening a hub in Providence that its executives hope will help accelerate the takeoff of the ...
February 25, 2020
Bloomberg’s influence stretches far and wide
When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and ...
February 20, 2020
Lobster trap tag from US vessel found on English beach
A plastic identification tag from a lobster trap that was aboard a vessel that sank off the coast of Massachusetts in 2003 ...
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