Topic: Rhode Island
Craigslist killer suspect Philip Markoff was found dead in a jail cell where he was awaiting trial, say Massachusetts authorities. Police suspect Markoff committed suicide. The 2009 murder case prompted Craiglist to examine its policy toward posting erotic photos and ads for prostitution.
08/16/2010 01:00 pm
Governors' races are happening in 37 states in the 2010 election. The candidates focus on different issues depending on their states, but one stands out – state budget deficits.
08/12/2010 01:08 pm
Massachusetts should reject this false elixir for revenue.
08/05/2010 11:42 pm
The Senate has so far failed to pass an estate tax bill, allowing the tax to expire this year. Two new proposals, though, aim to reintroduce the estate tax and could generate billions in revenues.
08/02/2010 01:20 pm
In announcing the Race to the Top finalists Tuesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the program part of ‘a quiet revolution’ under way in education reform.
07/27/2010 09:34 pm
Immigration law in Arizona is still undergoing the first of many judicial tests. State senator Russell Pearce, who drafted the controversial law, is glad there is a national conversation going on over the issue of illegal immigration.
07/27/2010 03:56 pm
Unemployment benefits for those who've been out of work for six months or longer were restored Thursday. How did the 2.8 million waiting for their checks survive the last two months, and what will happen when the checks run out again?
07/23/2010 02:18 pm
A federal judge on Thursday hears two lawsuits challenging the tough Arizona immigration law, including the one filed by the Obama administration. Here's a look at the law and the seven cases against it.
07/22/2010 12:10 pm
Archaeologists in Guatemala have unearthed a 1,600-year-old tomb that is believed to be the final resting place of a Mayan king.
07/19/2010 05:08 pm
With the end of the BP oil spill in sight, Obama orders federal agencies to zone human uses of coastal seas (and the Great Lakes). It won't be easy but it is essential.
07/19/2010 01:05 pm