The Rhode Island attorney general filed a lawsuit in state court against ExxonMobil (Exxon), BP, Shell, and others, arguing that the energy producers knew their product contributed to climate change, but “engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge” of possible resulting threats.
One-time baseball great Curt Shilling loaned his fledgling video game company several million dollars and then paid himself back using funds from a multi-million dollar loan provided by the state of Rhode Island.
One of Rhode Island’s top Democrats was charged with driving under the influence after he refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test, a local NBC affiliate reports.
Vice President Joe Biden visits Providence, R.I., today to raise money for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.). The visit—to a city on the verge of bankruptcy, in one of the most financially distressed states in the country—highlights the difficulties governments face when unfunded liabilities become unsustainable.