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Why Amazon Is Pouring $2 Billion into India, in Three Charts

What’s cooler than a billion dollars?

On the heels of a rival’s billion dollar investment, Amazon said it would pump another $2 billion into its own burgeoning Indian online storefront, the… 335 more words


Former auto dealership employee sentenced for forgery

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A former finance manager at a Lafayette auto dealership has received a six year sentence for stealing thousands of dollars from customers. 102 more words


Reported DCYF runaway shot in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) – A teenager is recovering Wednesday night after he was shot in Fall River early in the morning.

An unidentified 17-year-old male told police he was shot in the leg while he was walking near Bolton and Katherine Streets. 52 more words


Safety ratings for small cars a mixed bag

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Electric, hybrid, and other small cars become increasingly popular. But will they keep your family safe?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety performed its new “small overlap” test on 12 small cars. 178 more words


Lawmakers eye Aug. 16-17 for tax free weekend

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts shoppers hoping to shave a little off their shopping spree should plan to hit the stores on Augugust 16-17. That’s the weekend lawmakers have picked to suspend the state’s sales tax for many purchases. 93 more words


Gun bill would give chiefs FID card discretion

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts police chiefs would have the right to go to court to deny firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns to individuals they feel are unsuitable under a compromise bill released by lawmakers. 96 more words


Facts and figures behind thunderstorms, lightning strikes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Every second of the day, 365 days a year, a flash of lightning will light up the sky. That’s three million lightning flashes per day. 282 more words