Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

Michelle R. Smith

The Associated Press

Providence, RI, United States

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Recent:
  • The Boston Globe
  • Providence Journal
Past:
  • Local 24 News
  • Yahoo Finance
  • WVNS 59News
  • WWMT-TV
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • The Associated Press
  • WSOCTV
  • 13WHAM
  • FOX 5 Las Vegas
  • 8 News NOW
  • and more…

Recent articles by Michelle:

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

APNewsBreak: Naval War College head reassigned pending probe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Navy says the president of the U.S. Naval War College has been administratively reassigned pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation. The reassignment of Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley on Monday comes days after The Associated Press reported on the investigation amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved… → Read More

Buttigieg's high college debt draws attention to the issue

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage. With loans totaling more than $130,000, they are among the 43 million people in the United States who owe federal student loan debt. The… → Read More

Navy probing claims against war college leader

The military is investigating the president of the US Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately. → Read More

APNewsBreak: Navy probing claims against war college leader

The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately, including keeping a margarita machine in his office. Multiple current and former college employees told The Associated → Read More

Navy probing claims against war college leader

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused → Read More

APNewsBreak: Navy probing claims against war college leader

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately, including keeping a margarita machine in his office.Multiple current and former college employees told The Associated Press they have raised serious concerns for over a year about Rear Adm.… → Read More

APNewsBreak: Navy probing claims against war college leader

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately, including keeping a margarita machine in his office. → Read More

APNewsBreak: Navy probing claims against war college leader

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately, including keeping a margarita machine in his office. → Read More

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized. → Read More

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labour movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized.Activists and others involved in the labour movement are still declaring it a success. → Read More

Buttigieg goes from cordial to critical of Pence on campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence's cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana's... → Read More

Inside Buttigieg's 'complicated' relationship with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence's cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana's fourth largest city, his tone toward the state's Republican former governor was more muted. → Read More