RHODE ISLAND

  • This golden Labrador can sniff out pornographic material and is helping the police smoke out paedophiles July 11, 2014

    A golden Labrador with the Rhode Island internet crimes against children task force in the US has a perfect nose for computer hardware that can help against rising cases of child pornography. Named Thoreau, the dog has already helped cops arrest a suspect who had stashed a thumb drive filled with...
  • Woody Allen's next to be shot in Rhode Island June 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker Woody Allen has opted to shoot his yet untitled film in Rhode Island, with lensing slated to start in July. Allen shot his last film, 'Magic in the Moonlight', on the French Riviera. His previous 'Blue Jasmine' was shot in New York and San Francisco, reported Variety...
  • US Northeast slowly recovering from massive blizzard February 11, 2013

    Newport: Travel eased and life slowly returned to normal for most New Englanders after a massive blizzard, but many remained without power in cold and darkened homes and a forecast of rain brought a new worry: Weight piling up dangerously on roofs already burdened by heavy snow. The storm that slammed...
  • US: Blizzard hammers the Northeastern coast, 5 dead February 10, 2013

    Boston/New York: A recordbreaking blizzard packing hurricaneforce winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least five people dead. The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic dumped more than 3 feet of...
  • US NE coast deals with power outages after new storm November 8, 2012

    New York: The nor'easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain, snow and the threat of flooding. It menaced travelers with icy roads, snarled the Long Island Rail Road and knocked out power to people who had only recently gotten it back after Superstorm Sandy. But for the weary, relief is...
  • Ties with US a great priority for India: Krishna September 29, 2012

    Washington: Describing the US as an important partner in its development efforts, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has said for India, it will remain "a relationship of great priority and importance" in the 21st century. "As we look at the priorities for India's foreign policy in the decades ahead, we see...
  • Why some people are born 'yes men' April 20, 2011

    London: Some people are born 'yes men', thanks to their genes which make them more likely to follow other people's directives. Researchers found that coming to a decision often involves listening to two parts of the brain one that relies on taking advice and the other on experience. The brain weighs...
  • Farmer grows 1,502 pound pumpkin October 10, 2006

    Warren (Rhode Island): Despite heavy rains that stunted pumpkin growth, a Rhode Island farmer has set what could be a new record for the largest pumpkin in the world. Ron Wallace's pumpkin weighed 1,502 pounds (676 kilograms) at Saturday's weighoff competition, heavier than the current Guinness World Recordholding 1,469pound (661kilogram) pumpkin...