Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

Michelle R. Smith

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Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

Buttigieg discloses ex-clients as fundraising swing begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former... → Read More

Probe of police shooting could revive scrutiny of Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is struggling to win black support for his presidential campaign, highlighted by the deadly shooting of an African American man by a white police officer over the summer in South Bend, Ind. → Read More

Probe of police shooting could revive scrutiny of Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is struggling to win black support for his presidential campaign, highlighted by the deadly shooting of an African American man by a white police officer over the summer in South Bend, Ind. → Read More

Probe of police shooting could revive scrutiny of Buttigieg

The deadly shooting of an African American man by a white police officer this summer in South Bend, Indiana, highlighted Mayor Pete Buttigieg's struggle to win black support for his presidential campaign. The issue could resurface as the prosecutor leading an investigation into the matter says his work likely won't be finished before February, just as voters begin deciding whether Buttigieg… → Read More

Probe of police shooting could revive scrutiny of Buttigieg

The deadly shooting of an African American man by a white police officer this summer in South Bend, Indiana, highlighted Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s struggle to win black support for his presidential... → Read More

Probe of police shooting could revive scrutiny of Buttigieg

The deadly shooting of an African American man by a white police officer this summer in South Bend, Indiana, highlighted Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s struggle to win black support for his presidential campaign. The issue could resurface as the prosecutor leading an investigation into the matter says his work → Read More

‘A serious-minded kid:’ Pete Buttigieg aimed high early

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It was a running joke in his AP U.S. history class at Saint Joseph High School: Would Peter Buttigieg — the smartest kid in class, language whiz and devotee of John F.... → Read More

‘A serious-minded kid:’ Pete Buttigieg aimed high early

It was a running joke in his AP U.S. history class at Saint Joseph High School: Would Peter Buttigieg — the smartest kid in class, language whiz and devotee of John F. Kennedy — use his unusual last name in his eventual run for president of the United States? It was the late 1990s, Bill Clinton was → Read More

AP-NORC/SAP poll: Some workers changing actions amid #MeToo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers. → Read More

Baby in the office? Providence mayor’s habit sparks debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at → Read More

Baby in the office? Providence mayor's habit sparks debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at his side at news conferences and rolled him into a closed-door meeting with the governor in a stroller. He installed a bassinet and toy box in his office at City Hall. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has not been shy about bringing his baby to… → Read More

Baby in the office? Providence mayor's habit sparks debate

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has not been shy about bringing his baby to work, and in doing so has ignited a debate about the role of children in the workplace and cast a spotlight on the struggles of balancing a career and child care. To some, Elorza's workday appearances with 1-year-old Omar → Read More

Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market

Economic research, government data, and interviews with workers sketch a picture of lagging wages, eroding benefits and demands for employees to do more without more pay. → Read More

Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ken White had a good job at a credit card processor for 22 years, but he was laid off in the Great Recession. Today, at 56, White does similar work. Yet everything feels different. He's a contractor for a technology services firm that assigns him to manage tech projects for a regional bank. He's paid just two-thirds of his old salary. The bonuses and stock awards he once… → Read More

Therapist who didn't report abuse at St. George's School keeps license

PROVIDENCE — A psychologist accused of failing to report abuse at a prominent New England boarding school in the 1970s and 1980s has kept his license after former students tried to get it revoked.Peter Kosseff, who was a part-time therapist at St. George's School in Middletown for 35 years, was not disciplined by state licensing officials, according to information the Department of Health sent… → Read More

Small fire burns at oil refinery that shook with explosions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A very small fire is burning at the East Coast’s largest oil refinery a day after explosions and a predawn blaze that shook homes, sent a fireball aloft and caused some minor injuries, company officials said Saturday. Workers tried to isolate the remaining line feeding the fire, but access is limited “due […] → Read More

Jim Taricani, Rhode Island reporter once jailed for refusing to disclose source, dies

Jim Taricani (teh-ruh-KAH’-nee), an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69. → Read More

Flynn's new lawyer is a Mueller critic, praised by Trump

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has hired a new lawyer, a former federal prosecutor who has earned the praise of President Donald Trump and repeatedly denigrated the Russia investigation. Trump took notice of Flynn's new legal representation, calling Sidney Powell a "GREAT LAWYER → Read More

APNewsBreak: Naval War College head reassigned pending probe

The head of the U.S. Naval War College was removed from his post Monday, days after The Associated Press reported he was under investigation amid allegations of mismanagement. The Navy announced the reassignment of Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, who has been criticized for allegedly spending excessively, → Read More

Naval War College president reassigned pending investigation

PROVIDENCE — The Navy said the president of the U.S. Naval War College was reassigned Monday pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation.The administrative reassignment of Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley comes days after The Associated Press reported on the investigation amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately,… → Read More