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Governor says hacker tried to access government servers

Governor says hacker tried to access government servers

  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s governor says a hacker tried to gain access to state government servers, but the attack was blocked. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo told WJAR-TV Friday that the thwarted hacking occurred about a month ago, on a Friday night. She says cybersecurity experts protected the information that was targeted. She…MORE

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model’s story

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model’s story

  By ERIC TUCKER and JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said Friday. The payment was never made, according…MORE

Attorney General’s office expands to Cranston

Attorney General’s office expands to Cranston

  By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said his main office location in downtown Providence was no longer sufficient, as there was not enough room for staff or enough parking for those seeking services. “Our IT was woefully outdated, our buildings were cramped and unsecured. We had attorneys sitting at desks and…MORE

Woman faces more drunk driving charges

Woman faces more drunk driving charges

  By WPRO News A Woonsocket woman was arrested Thursday for driving drunk with children in the car, just about a week after being charged with the same offense. Warwick Police said they received a call about a possibly intoxicated woman trying to leave the Oakland Beach Seawall area with three children in a minivan.…MORE

UHIP benefits system upgrade finally set for July 21

UHIP benefits system upgrade finally set for July 21

The software upgrade was originally planned for May 19, but it was pushed back for additional testing. It was delayed again from June 23 because officials said they were not satisfied with testing results.MORE

Mosquitoes found with EEE virus

Mosquitoes found with EEE virus

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island officials say mosquitoes in Warwick have tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. The state environmental management department says the virus was found in mosquitoes collected July 9. The remaining 167 mosquito samples from 38 traps set statewide July 9 tested negative for eastern equine encephalitis and…MORE

Governor signs into law women’s health care bills

Governor signs into law women’s health care bills

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law three bills dealing with women’s health care issues. The Democratic governor on Thursday also called on state lawmakers to pass legislation codifying the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade’s abortion protections into Rhode Island law. She says women’s right to seek…MORE

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