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Conn. police take suspect in possible Obama threat

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - Hamden police say a vehicle believed to be driven by someone who may have threatened President Barack Obama has been located and a person involved was taken into custody.

Hamden police, Connecticut State Police and Secret Service converged on the car outside an ice rink on Friday night.

The Secret Service took an unidentified suspect into custody for questioning after tracking his cell phone.

Nicole Mainor, spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said Sunday that no arrests have been made or charges brought.

No details, such as the nature of the threat, have been released.

Air Force One arrived at Westchester County Airport on Friday before heading to fundraising and other events in New York's Westchester County.

Obama traveled to Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island Friday evening.


Clay Pell campaigns as outsider with 'new energy'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - First-time political candidates tend to struggle for name recognition. Not Clay Pell.

The Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial hopeful brings the legacy of his grandfather, the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell. The 32-year-old brings another famous name to the trail: that of his wife, former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan.

Pell is running in the Sept. 9 primary against two sitting politicians: Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras. That allows him to portray himself as an outsider but also provides an opening for critics to say he's ill-prepared to serve.

But Pell has some powerful supporters, including the state's largest teachers union. He says voters are hungry for new ideas in a state held back by poor decision-making and a lack of strategic focus.


Johnston man arrested in stabbings of 3 people

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence police say a Johnston man has been charged with felony assault in the stabbings of three people.

The Providence Journal reports that George Raymond was charged in the incident that occurred at about 12:40 a.m. Sunday.

Police say one of the stabbing victims was initially listed in critical condition.

It was not known Sunday if the 21-year-old Raymond is represented by a lawyer. Details were not immediately available about the attacks.


Fatal Mass. crash seen linked to RI hit-and-run

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - One person has died and two others were injured in a crash involving two vehicles in Attleboro.

When police responded late Saturday night, a passerby had put out a vehicle fire by using fire extinguishers from a nearby gas station.

A preliminary investigation shows one vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle. Police are investigating reports that the first vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in nearby Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

NECN reports that an unidentified a 37-year-old man died at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.


Armored truck overturns, spilling bags of money

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Police say an armored truck overturned on a Rhode Island highway, spilling bags of money that quickly drew passers-by.

Deputy Fire Chief Paul Valletta Jr. tells The Providence Journal that the Garda truck was southbound on Route 10 on Saturday afternoon when the driver lost control. The truck swerved off the highway and onto the grass and rolled onto its left side.

Money stored in clear plastic bags and white canvas duffel bags flew out of the truck.

As state police watched, money was transferred to a second Garda truck that was called in.

Valletta says passers-by swarmed to the scene, but it wasn't clear if they took any money.

Both occupants of the truck had cuts and bruises and possible neck and back injuries.


Patriots trade Mallett to Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans.

The move means second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo will be the backup to two-time MVP Tom Brady. Mallett back up Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick in Houston.

Originally a third-round draft pick from Arkansas, Mallett played four games in three years with the Patriots, completing one pass.

The Patriots picked Garoppolo this year in the second round - the highest coach Bill Belichick has selected a quarterback in New England. In the preseason, Garoppolo was 46 for 79 for 618 yards, five touchdowns and an interception; Mallett was 14 for 26 for 161 yards and a touchdown.

Also Sunday, the Patriots claimed defensive linemen Bruce Gaston and Kelcy Quarles off waivers. New England released linebacker Chris White.

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