- Senators reach deal to reduce prison time for some offenders Updated: Oct-01-15 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate conservatives and liberals on Thursday united behind an overhaul of the criminal justice system, a rare bipartisan agreement that would allow some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and give judges greater discretion in sentencing.
- Whitehouse calls on House to pass funding for highways Updated: Sep-28-15 1:50 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says he's trying to pressure the Republican-controlled House of Representatives into passing a transportation bill.
- Whitehouse: 38 Studios facts reminiscent of old Rhode Island Updated: Sep-28-15 11:41 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says the recent revelations in the lawsuit over the state's failed $75 million deal with Curt Schilling's video game company remind him of secrets and scandals of the past.
- Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis Updated: Sep-21-15 4:23 am
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress, and now it's finally happening.
- Justice Department looks to sharpen computer crime law Updated: Sep-09-15 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Stung by recent court decisions that have gone against them, Justice Department lawyers are making a fresh push to clarify a computer trespass law that critics malign as overly broad.
- Obama nominates public defender to RI federal court Updated: Sep-09-15 7:51 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - President Obama has nominated public defender Mary McElroy to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.