Education

CollegeBoundfund Strengthens Investment Line-up, Offers Even More Low-Cost Choices

Adds First of its Kind Passive Option to Track the Morningstar® 529 College Savings Moderate IndexSM Series PROVIDENCE, RI - CollegeBoundfund, Rhode Island's tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan, announced that recently-approved investment line-up improvements are now available for Rhode Islanders to access. By increasing the selection of low-cost options, families now have more choices when planning for higher education. "Launching these improvements so quickly continues my team's thorough process of providing Rhode Islanders with the best options when saving for college," said General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who is personally invested in the plan with CollegeBoundfund accounts for her two…
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Further Action in Africa To Prevent Spread of Ebola

Measures are being taken in West Africa to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus after an outbreak in Guinea. It was reported that the authorities in Mauritania closed its border with Senegal and Mali due to fears of infection. The Ministry of Health in Guinea banned the sale of bats because the animals carry the virus. So far the only confirmed cases occurred in southern Guinea, but it is suspected that there are other cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. A man who returned from Liberia to Canada fell ill with symptoms of the hemorrhagic fever. Five people died with…
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Rescuers Continue Search In Washington Mudslide

Washington rescue teams are prepared for another day's search in Snohomish County where on Saturday a devastating landslide occurred. Dogs, aircraft and bulldozers have been used to search for survivors, but the work has been very slow and dangerous due to conditions similar to quicksand. So far 14 bodies have been recovered and police are reviewing numerous reports on missing persons to try to identify who is really lost. Most of the homes affected in the accident are vacation homes. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the area.
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World News

Extreme Right Ukrainian Leader Shot Dead

Ukraine authorities said that one of the leaders of the radical movement Right Sector died after an exchange of gunfire with police in the city of Rivne, in the West of the country. According to reports, Oleksandr Muzychko, better known as Sashko Bily, opened fire on the officers when they tried to arrest him.  Muzychko, who led the extreme right group in Western Ukraine, was suspected of having ties to organized crime. Three other suspects were arrested during the operation. Russia issued an international arrest against Muzychko, for his alleged performance alongside Islamic Islamic extremists in Chechnya.
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US News

Shooting At A Naval Base Leaves Two Dead

A shooting at the world's largest naval base in Norfolk, Virginia, left two people dead. A spokesman for the naval base reported that a sailor, aboard the destroyer USS Mahan, had died by gunfire, until the guards killed a civilian suspect. The base was closed for a short period of time after the incident, which occurred on Monday night. It is not yet clear whether the civilian was allowed to be on board of the ship.
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Rhode Island State Police to Promote 32 Sworn Members

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that there will be a Promotion and Awards Ceremony on: Monday, March 24, 2014 7:00 Rhode Island College Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center for Performing Arts Providence, Rhode Island Thirty-two members of the Rhode Island State Police, who have been promoted since the last ceremony in April 2013, are being presented their Certificates of Promotion by The Honorable Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, and Colonel O'Donnell. Twenty-three members of the Tactical Team, as well as fifteen…
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Community

DEM Awards $16,850 in Grants for Community-Based Earth Day Cleanup Projects

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, has awarded 38 grants totaling $16,850 to organizers of local Earth Day 2014 cleanup projects. This grant program is designed to highlight Earth Day 2014 and the value of the environment, and recognize the importance of people improving the quality of life in their communities. Grants of $250 or $500 each are being provided to non-profit organizations and municipalities throughout the state for Earth Day-related activities that are connected to a volunteer community cleanup initiative. The funds may be used for cleanup supplies including…
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World News

Russian Forces Board a Ukrainian Ship In Crimea

Crimea reports that Russian forces boarded a boat of the Ukrainian Navy in Donuzlav Bay on the West coast of the peninsula. Konstantin Olshanskii was one of the two boats still sailing with the Ukrainian flag. Earlier, Kiev lost control of its last military base in the region, that of Feodosia. The Acting President of Ukraine, Alexander Turchínov, ordered the withdrawal of the armed forces of the country of the peninsula to "save the lives of the staff". The Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, visited Crimea to inspect the troops and military installations. He is the officer of the army's highest…
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Steenkamp Was Afraid of Pistorius

During the trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius it was revealed that his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, sent him a text message saying: "I'm scared of you sometimes". The message was sent when the couple had a fight when he accused her of flirting with another man, weeks before he killed her. A police captain testified about what was found on the mobile phones of the couple. Pistorius denies deliberately killing Steenkamp. He says that he mistook her for an intruder. The trial began its fourth week.
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