US News

White House: Russia Continues to Target US With Cyberattacks

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it believes Russia is continuing to target the United States with cyberattacks related to the upcoming November congressional elections. "We believe that the threat still exists," President Donald Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. Her statement came hours after the leader appeared to contradict an assessment last week by Dan Coats, his director of national intelligence, that "the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack." Coats singled out Russia as the "most aggressive foreign actor, no question." Trump, meeting with his Cabinet at the White House, shook…
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British Authorities: Russians Accessed Private Facebook Data

VOA News British authorities said private Facebook information, which was gathered by data-mining company Cambridge Analytica without the consent or knowledge of the social media platform’s users, was accessed from computers based in Russia and other former Soviet states. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), a British government investigative office investigating the scandal, said in a statement Wednesday that "some of the systems linked to the investigation were accessed from IP addresses that resolve to Russia and other areas of the CIS ." The CIS is a group of 10 countries, including Russia, that were part of the former Union of…
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Secret Service Agent Dies on Overseas Trip

VOA News WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are mourning a Secret Service agent, who died in Scotland this past week during their recent trip to Europe. The president and first lady Wednesday headed to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday to pay their respects to 42-year-old Nole Remagen. The agent's body was due to arrive there later in the afternoon. A statement from the president says Remagen suffered a stroke and died Tuesday, surrounded by family and Secret Service colleagues. “Our hearts are filled with sadness over the loss of a beloved and devoted Special Agent,…
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Crate and Barrel Recalls Mirrors Due to Laceration Hazard (Recall Alert)

This recall involves Crate and Barrel’s Josephine floor mirrors, sold individually or as a set of three mirrors that can be hung vertically or horizontally. The mirror consists of a larger rectangular mirror and a smaller square mirror on wooden backing that measures about 16 inches wide, 3 inches deep and inches long. The hangtag that came with the mirror has the number 215-037 printed next to the bar code. The mirror’s glass can separate from the wooden backing and fall, posing a laceration hazard. Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled mirrors and contact Crate and Barrel to arrange for a free…
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LPR News

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day to benefit Farm Fresh Rhode Island

Five percent of net sales to benefit Farm Fresh Rhode Island on July 26 Pawtucket, Rhode Island – Farm Fresh Rhode Island announced that it will receive five percent of net sales from all Whole Foods Market locations in Rhode Island on Thursday, July 26 as part of the company’s quarterly Community Giving Day. The path food travels — the food system — includes everything from growing and harvesting to processing, packaging, transporting, selling, eating, and disposing of food. Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s mission is to grow that system to be sustainable and healthy for both the farmers and eaters in the region. Farm Fresh Rhode Island offers farmers markets and transparent enterprise systems that help New…
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Education

UMass Dartmouth honors September 11 with community service

The 8th annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance brings together students, faculty, staff, and community members On Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 , the UMass Dartmouth community along with Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA will once again collaborate on the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. This community service event, hosted by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, works to harvest thousands of pounds of fresh produce for local food pantries including Arnie’s Cupboard, located on campus. “This event not only raises awareness about hunger issues, but the hands-on experiences of harvesting fresh produce fosters teamwork…
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Local News

RIDOT RELEASES DATA FOR FIRST MONTH OF TOLLING

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released key data from the State's tractor trailer truck only tolling program for the period from June 11, 2018, when tolling started, to July 10, 2018. The data included the number of transactions, number of diversions, and receivables from gantry locations 1 and 2. RIDOT released the data to maintain transparency about the program and to demonstrate the stability of the system. RIDOT Director Peter Alviti said, "With one full month of operation under our belts, we feel confident that the tractor trailer truck only tolling system is working as expected. The…
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Featured

Raimondo Bringing New Job Training Center to Woonsocket

Governor announces four employer partnerships, funding to establish Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center WOONSOCKET, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo officially announced a new public-private partnership that will bring a new job training and higher education center to Woonsocket. At a press conference outside Woonsocket City Hall, the Governor announced four employer partners -- including Amica, CVS Health, Fidelity and AAA Northeast -- that will help develop curricula and training programs offered at the Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center. The Center is modeled on the successful Westerly Education Center that Governor Raimondo established through a public-private partnership with Electric…
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Featured

At ‘Beach Office Hours’ Stop in Narragansett, Raimondo Announces State Commitment to ‘Tackle Plastics’

Governor's Executive Order Takes Aim at Plastic Pollution by Establishing Task Force to Recommend Best Approaches to Avoiding Unnecessary Use of Disposables, Preventing Waste, and Increasing Recycling NARRAGANSETT, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo Monday afternoon signed an Executive Order aimed to reduce reliance on single-use plastics that often end up in Rhode Island's waters. The Tackling Plastics Executive Order targets single-use disposables such as shopping bags, bottles, cups and straws - along with items like six-pack rings and balloons - that become unsightly, dangerous and all-too-familiar litter on land and in coastal waters. The Governor signed the Executive Order at…
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Providence Children’s Museum’s Seventh Annual Play at the Park Series Now in Central Falls, Pawtucket and Providence

Providence Children’s Museum announces the expansion of its annual Play at the Park series to include daytime and evening events in the cities of Central Falls, Pawtucket and Providence. Providence Children’s Museum AmeriCorps members will bring playful, hands-on activities to select parks all summer long, building on the Museum’s commitment to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of unstructured play opportunities for children throughout the community. As part of community events hosted by parks, cities and agencies, the Museum engages families in a variety of playful, open-ended activities – fort building, bubble blowing, rocket launching, and more. This year,…
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