'Obama' filmmaker charged in NY in campaign fraud


NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
 
 
 

South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that...
 

Obama: South Sudan deal a 'critical first step'
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the cease-fire deal in South Sudan is a critical first...
 

Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean...
 

Mormon church defends Utah liquor laws
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? The Mormon church has issued a sweeping defense of Utah's famously strict liquor...
 

Report: Obama used word 'gay' 272 times in 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Which recent president has used the word "gay" most often in a public speech, statement...
 

Lawmaker seeks to raise Washington minimum wage
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) ? A Washington state lawmaker has introduced a bill to increase what is already the...
 

US developing plans to train Iraqis in Jordan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. officials are developing plans to use a small number of U.S. special operations...
 

US developing plans to train Iraqis in Jordan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. officials are developing plans to use a small number of U.S. special operations...
 

US developing plans to train Iraqis in Jordan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. officials are developing plans to use a small number of U.S. special operations...
 
 
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Nesi's Notes


Weightlifting ex-firefighter plans to sue…
By Tim White PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Retired Providence firefighter John Sauro – who was collecting a tax-free disability…
 

Ahead of Easter, RI governor hopefuls discuss…
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – It’s Holy Week and Passover for Christians and Jews around the world, and among…
 

Rhode Island jobless rate falls to 8.7%…
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7% in March, new data released Thursday shows.
 

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Newsmakers


Newsmakers 1/16: Gov. Lincoln Chafee
This week: Governor Chafee talks about his proposed budget, his priorities - and Bill Belichick.
 

Newsmakers 1/3: Secretary of State candidate…
Newsmakers: Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea, Quonset Ex. Dir. Steven King
 

Newsmakers 1/9: State Reps. Mattiello,…
This week: House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello and House Minority Leader Brian Newberry.
 

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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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Rhode Island (change)

 
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the first independent in his position, has his work cut out for him: fix the state's finances and help 66,000 unemployed Rhode Islanders get back to work.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Lincoln Chafee
Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Roberts
Attorney General: Peter Kilmartin
State Treasurer: Gina Raimondo
Secretary of State: Ralph Mollis

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