News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Proposals to gives victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue, compensate people who have been wrongfully imprisoned, and reform the education system are among dozens of bills the Rhode Island General Assembly is considering as it enters what's expected to be its final week.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) - The suspect in the shooting death of a woman in the parking lot of a Massachusetts shopping center has died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say 32-year-old Steven Fregeolle was found at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve in Charlestown, Rhode Island with a handgun next to his body. He was suspected of shooting 37-year-old Brandi Berg in a North Attleborough shopping center Saturday evening.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An award-winning Rhode Island television reporter who spent his career exposing public corruption and covering organized crime is being laid to rest this week. Funeral services for longtime WJAR-TV reporter Jim Taricani are scheduled for Thursday morning at Christ the King Church in South Kingstown. Burial will follow at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingstown. Taricani died Friday.
BOSTON (AP) - A lawsuit says representatives of some of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers used code words to collude with competitors to divvy up market share and coordinate price increases. The federal lawsuit released in full Monday says the representatives used phrases like "playing nice in the sandbox" and "fluff pricing" in emails to each other. The lawsuit was filed last month by attorneys general from more than 40 states.
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