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Leatherback turtle rescued off town’s beach

Leatherback turtle rescued off town’s beach

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) – Volunteers have rescued a massive leatherback turtle off a Massachusetts beach. The Cape Cod Times reports that the turtle was spotted on First Encounter Beach in Eastham at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Director Robert Prescott says the juvenile turtle weighed between 400 and 500 pounds…MORE

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and DON THOMPSON, The Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred…MORE

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

By ANDREW DALTON and DAVE ZELIO, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead…MORE

Lawmaker seeks to address sexual harassment at State House

Lawmaker seeks to address sexual harassment at State House

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A top Rhode Island House Democrat has proposed creating a formal procedure for handling allegations of sexual harassment in the legislature. WPRI-TV reports that Rep. Chris Blazejewski, House deputy majority whip, says he’s filing legislation to require the General Assembly to employ an equal employment opportunity officer, who would investigate complaints,…MORE

Domino’s seeks to pick up displaced Papa Gino’s workers

Domino’s seeks to pick up displaced Papa Gino’s workers

By WPRO News Local Domino’s pizza shops will holding an open door hiring day on Tuesday, November 13th for employees of Papa Gino’s who were thrown out of work with no notice. Managers at 19 local Domino’s will be holding open interviews from 2 until 7 pm, looking to hire up to 200 Papa Gino’s…MORE

City of Providence hit with discrimination suit by lawmaker

City of Providence hit with discrimination suit by lawmaker

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against the city of Providence, claiming she was punished when she addressed suspected discrimination against a Hispanic co-worker. The federal lawsuit filed by Democratic Sen. Ana Quezada claims Providence’s Department of Inspection and Standards allows discrimination. Quezada alleges that a Hispanic colleague in…MORE

State police add partitions to cruisers following shooting

State police add partitions to cruisers following shooting

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island State Police have retrofitted cruisers with partitions a year after a man stole a police vehicle and set off a chain of events that lead to a fatal shooting on Interstate 95. WPRI-TV reports state police have added partitions or totally replaced about 40 vehicles. They say all 105…MORE

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