• Nightclub victims’ kin: Oakland fire families face long road

    In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, file photo Jessica Garvey, of Woonsocket, R.I., front, steadies a cross at the site of the deadly fire at The Station nightclub during the 10th anniversary in West Warwick, R.I. Relatives of those killed in a 2003 nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives in Rhode Island said they see troubling parallels with the warehouse party fire in Oakland, Calif. As a criminal investigation unfolds, they're warning of a long legal road ahead. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.

  • Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit

    In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 photo, Andrzej Stewart, the chief engineering officer on a year-long Mars simulation mission that ended in August, puts on a new space suit at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, R.I. RISD created the new space suit for scientists to wear on the next Mars simulation mission in 2017 in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When scientists are trying to figure out how to live in near-isolation in a dome to simulate a Mars mission, the last thing they’ll need is an ill-fitting space suit. So one of the nation’s top design schools has come to the rescue.

  • Ex-boxing promoter, hoops coach convicted of embezzlement

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute was convicted Monday of embezzling from the nonprofit organization he founded three decades ago.

  • ‘Crimetown’ looks at Rhode Island city’s corrupt underbelly

    In this Sept. 6, 2002, file photo, former Providence, R.I., Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci waves to supporters after being sentenced to federal prison for his conviction on racketeering conspiracy charges. Cianci is one of the characters of the 2016 serial podcast "Crimetown," set in the capital of the smallest state in the union where politicians and cops often grow up together. The creators expect to produce at least 18 first-season episodes in Providence. Cianci died on Jan. 28, 2016, in Providence. He was 74. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The podcast “Crimetown” opens with the mayor of Providence attacking a man with a lit cigarette and a fireplace log.