PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal ocean regulators are recommending that the North Atlantic right whale remain listed as endangered as the species nears the end of a year of dangerously high mortality. Less than 500 of the right whales exist, and scientists say at least 15 of them have died since the spring off of the U.S. and Canada. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a five-year review of the species Friday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island lawmaker says she has no plans to give state police the name of a more senior legislator who she said told her sexual favors would allow her bills to go further. Democratic state Rep. Teresa Tanzi on Friday tells WPRI-TV that police have not asked for the person's name. Authorities launched an inquiry Wednesday. Tanzi says police told her it's up to her whether to pursue a complaint.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state is not releasing its pitch for Amazon's second headquarters for competitive reasons. The state was one of many that made bids to the e-commerce giant on Thursday for the $5 billion project. The Democratic governor tells WPRO News that Rhode Island has a strong pitch, and she doesn't need the world to know every detail. She says she wants the state to be in the best position to negotiate.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An attorney suspended from practicing law for three years because of misconduct has had his license reinstated. The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Friday granted a petition for reinstatement from William F. Holt, whose law license was suspended in 2014. The court says reinstating Holt gave them pause, but that he appears to have accepted responsibility and to be remorseful.
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