Democratic governor faces tough re-election in Rhode Island
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:27:27 GMT
In this Aug. 2, 2018, photo, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, center, speaks with Lisa McGovern, left, and Betty Toye at the Pilgrim Senior Center in Warwick, R.I. Former Secretary of State Matt Brown is challenging Raimondo in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary as she seeks a second term.
Eisenhower's 'Summer White House' phone sold at auction
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:22:06 GMT
The plain green telephone President Dwight D. Eisenhower used at his summer residence in Rhode Island has sold at auction. The Newport Daily News reports that the phone with no numbers or dial was sold earlier this month by Bruneau & Co.
Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:09:53 GMT
Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take responsibility or be held accountable.
A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:45:50 GMT
The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo... . FILE- In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo Annette Antwi, of Newark, N.J., releases balloons while celebrating her birthday in front of a fountain at Branch Brook Park in Newark, N.J. As companies vow to banish plastic straws... .
Outside of Pennsylvania, sex abuse victims want a full reckoning for Catholic dioceses
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:37:00 GMT
In this Oct. 1, 2012, photo, the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, second from left, retiring bishop of Erie, Pa., prays and lays his hands on the head of Monsignor Lawrence T. Persico, kneeling, the bishop-elect of Erie, Pa.
The Best and Worst States to Have a Baby
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:04:13 GMT
Do you know how much a baby stroller rolls out for these days? The answer: anywhere between 50 bucks and To figure out the optimal place to bring forth life in the United States, analysts contrasted "26 key measures of cost, health care accessibility, as well as baby- and family-friendliness" across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The WalletHub team assigned grades for each state using a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for expectant parents and newborns.
Lead contamination found in homes approved by Washington...
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:56:33 GMT
She was giving Alonzo, then 3, a bath in a tub that her landlord had just had painted to pass a housing inspection. She turned to find a washcloth, and when she swiveled back, she found the boy with bits of peeling paint in his mouth.