LOCAL

A dolphin was spotted in Providence on Friday. A local police officer took a photo of the dolphin when he saw it swimming down the cold December waters of the Providence River.

Six Cranston police officers were honored in a ceremony for saving the lives of eight people, including children. Three of those officers had rescued a family from a house fire back in June. One of those three officers received his first recognition since he joined the force nearly thirty years ago.

 

NATIONAL

Amazon, the largest internet-based retailer in the United States, is proposing a new future delivery system: drones. Amazon aims to have shipments delivered within 30 minutes of ordering. The advanced design behind the making of these drones allow for them to even do as much as ‘sense and avoid’ technology. Although this idea seems very promising, much work is still to be done in the technological and public policy aspects of this product.

Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that an MRI scan earlier in the week showed that his cancer is gone. Carter, now 91, announced the news to attendees of a Sunday school class he often teaches at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. “When I went (for an MRI) this week they didn’t find any cancer at all,” Carter said.

 

GLOBAL

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the provision of $60 billion in aid money for Africa while at a China-Africa summit in Johannesburg. This announcement reiterated China’s economic and trade relationship with the continent. The aid money will primarily take the form of grants, scholarships and zero-interest loans designed to assist in training and educating Africans.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos revealed Saturday, the discovery of a Spanish galleon that went down off the South American nation’s coast more than 300 years ago with what may very well be the world’s largest sunken treasure. The San Jose Galleon, which sank over three centuries ago is believed to have been carrying 11 million gold coins and jewels from than Spanish-controlled colonies that could be worth billions of dollars if ever recovered.