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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza at a press conference in July 2020.

Providence picks 2 groups to take on behavioral health calls instead of police

Mental health calls to the police department grew by 92 percent from 2018 to last year in Providence, the mayor said.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands before a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 8, 2018.

Details on FBI inquiry into Kavanaugh prompts questions about vetting process

Nearly three years after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation to the Supreme Court, the FBI has disclosed more details about its efforts to review the justice’s background, leading a group of Senate Democrats to question the thoroughness of the vetting and conclude that it was shaped largely by the Trump White House.


Authorities say they dread the return of Rhode Island’s ‘Aquapalooza’

The informal, privately organized, annual event brings hundreds of boaters to Potters Cove in the town of Portsmouth

The River House apartment building in Providence silhouettes someone as they cross a walkway.

Brown purchases River House for $75m to use for grad student housing

The university said it will eventually transition the Jewelry District building from its current mix of private leases to all school-managed housing for students.

Rashida Ellis of Lynn, Mass., is a top contender in her division of women's boxing at the Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics: Meet the New England athletes competing for Team USA

The 613-member United States Olympics team includes athletes from all six New England states, with Massachusetts having the largest contingent.

Agustin Cortez, 13, and his uncle, Luis Cortez, waited to get a COVID-19 test for Agustin on July 15  in North Miami, Fla.

COVID increase in hot-spot US states is forecast to worsen

The recent rise in Covid-19 cases shows no signs of abating in the U.S. states that have fueled the uptick as the delta variant proliferates.

Nurse Lee Ann Duffy checks on a COVID-19 patient on a ventilator inside the intensive care unit at Kent Hospital in Warwick.

Lifespan, CNE racing to complete merger filings for a September deadline

A “certificate of public advantage,” or COPA, which could allow the state to approve a hospital merger that could be viewed as “anti-competitive” from the perspective of the FTC, is still on the table.

Fatoumata Yarie Camara, a Guinean freestyle wrestler scheduled to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, sits at her home in Conakry, Guinea Wednesday July 21, 2021. The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games. Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the announcement Thursday, July 22, 2021 after national and international outcries that followed an earlier declaration that Guinea would not send athletes to Tokyo, blaming the coronavirus and its variants. Camara was one of the five athletes affected by the decision.

Guinea reverses decision to pull out of Tokyo Olympics

The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games.

A registered nurse dons protective gear before entering a room at a hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. In 2021, U.S. hospitalizations and deaths are nearly all among the unvaccinated, and real-world data from Britain and Israel support that protection against the worst cases remains strong. What scientists call “breakthrough” infections in people who are fully vaccinated make up a small fraction of cases.

What is a COVID-19 vaccine ‘breakthrough’ case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. A small number of such cases are expected and health officials say they're not a cause for alarm.

A person arrives for a COVID-19 inoculation at a mass-vaccination site at the former Citizens Bank headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Thursday, June 10, 2021.

New cases of COVID creep upward in Rhode Island

New cases of COVID-19 have ticked up slightly in Rhode Island following weeks of declines.

A marijuana sample is set aside for evaluation at a cannabis testing laboratory.

New cannabis and hemp analytical testing lab to open in Rhode Island

The founders said PureVita Labs was born “out of frustration” after caring for patients with “debilitating, sometimes incurable diseases.”