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2 hrs ago | New York Daily News

R.I. man killed after posting picture of cash online: witness

Dari Max Garcia, 24, was charged with murder and several other crimes by North Providence, R.I. police after the brazen home invasion Sunday which left 26-year-old Richard Catalano shot dead.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, North Providence, RI, Providence, RI

3 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Friends say sneakers were the motive behind N. Providence home invasion

By: Samantha Lavien Twitter: @samanthalavien Friends Richard Catalano, the North Providence man murdered in a home invasion over the weekend, are speaking out to ABC 6 News saying they believe their friend was killed over a pair of sneakers.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, North Providence, RI

7 hrs ago |

1 Injured in Stabbing Near Brown University

One person was stabbed in Providence today outside The Coffee Exchange, a cafe near Brown University that recently served as a filming location for a new Woody Allen movie, The Providence Journal reports .


8 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Person stabbed on Wickenden Street in Providence

The victim was stabbed in the chest and taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Police did not release details about the victim's identity or condition, or what may have led to the stabbing.


Related Topix: Providence, RI

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Northern Arizona University named one of 50 most LGBT-friendly colleges

Nonprofit organization Campus Pride has released a list of the 50 most LGBT-friendly higher education institutions in the U.S., and Arizona has one university in the field.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Northern Arizona University, UC Los Angeles


Caveolin-1 Modulates Cardiac Gap Junction Homeostasis and...

From the Lifespan Cardiovascular Research Center, Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center, RI ; Department of Medicine , Department of Pharmacology , and Department of Anesthesiology , University of Illinois at Chicago; and Department of Anesthesiology, VA San ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

PhysOrg Weblog

Intimacy a strong motivator for PrEP HIV prevention

Many HIV-negative gay or bisexual men in steady relationships with other HIV-negative men don't always use condoms out of a desire for intimacy.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Human Sexuality, City University of New York

The Washington Post

From Charles E. Cobb Jr., on a the challenge of Fergusona

I've generally left the Ferguson matter to my co-bloggers, because I generally haven't followed the facts closely myself.


Related Topix: Journalism, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sports

In-depth Africa

Our Race-Baiting Labor Secretary

Views "disparate impact" - i.e., instances where particular policies affect whites and nonwhites unequally - as prima facie evidence of discrimination According to the American Spectator , "Perez has overseen most of the unprecedentedly naked politicization of DOJ's Civil Rights Division."


Related Topix: US News, Immigration Reform, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat

Mon Aug 18, 2014


"Alcohol was the weapon of choice for these men": Peer...

On NPR's Morning Edition earlier today, Laura Starecheski reported on efforts to use peer groups to prevent young men from becoming rapists .


Related Topix: UMass Boston, Sioux City, IA

South China Morning Post

Ferguson protests highlight growing US suburban underclass

Protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager on August 9 in Ferguson have drawn international attention to the St Louis suburb's growing underclass.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO


Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Amid a neuroscience debate about how people and animals focus on distinct objects within cluttered scenes, some of the newest and best evidence comes from the way bats "see" with their ears, according to a new paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology .


Related Topix: Providence, RI, World News, China,


Free fatty acids may be as effective as antibiotics in treating catheter infections

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital, Veterans Affair Medical Center in Providence and University of Rhode Island have found that a free fatty acid, made up of compounds similar to those naturally made in the body, may be as effective at fighting certain infections as antibiotics.


Related Topix: University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Seattle Times

UW program aims to diversify the conservation workforce

Viraj Sikand, a Brown University sophomore in environmental science, gives his final presentation for the Conservation Scholars program Thursday.


Related Topix: Knox College, African-American, University of Washington, Science, Ecology, Quinault, WA

Medical News Today

Live discharges from hospice suggest money-saving measures

About 1 in 5 Medicare patients is discharged from hospice care alive, whether due to patients' informed choice, a change in their condition, or inappropriate actions by the hospice to save on hospitalization costs related to terminal illness.


Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Providence, RI, Health

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Detroit News

Chinese seek freedom, edge at U.S. high schools

Lisa Li, a high school student at the U.S. prep school Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., sits outside the Stephen Robert Campus Center on the Brown University Campus in Providence, RI.


Related Topix: Groton, MA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing, Education, Teenagers, Education Etc.

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Useful Chemicals Using Foam

A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide, a new study shows.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Digging Deeper: Standing up to sexual assault

Police said some of those fans stood by as a 17-year-old girl was raped at the Xfinity Center during a Keith Urban concert last month.


Related Topix: Warwick, RI


Tech Collective Release: 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Award Winners Announced

Aug. 15, 2014 - PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence, R.I. - August 6, 2014 - Tech Collective, Rhode Island's Bioscience and IT industry association, is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards program.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, University of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI


2014 List Of Top LGBT Schools Includes More Southern And Religious Campuses

The best-ranked 50 colleges in the United States for LGBT students were named by Campus Pride Friday, doubling the size of previous years' rankings to include, as the organization says, the "best of the best."


Related Topix: Amherst College, Augsburg College, Central Washington University, Cornell University, Connecticut College