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July 4th Celebrations Put America on High Alert

July 4th Celebrations Put America on High Alert

Antonprado/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's a Super Bowl test for America's national security.

Celebrations marking the nation's 239th birthday are facing what some call the most serious threats since 2001.

The threat stream is very high, Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Michael Downing said Friday. In fact, we don't think it's been this high since 9/11.

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.,...

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July 4th Celebrations Put America on High Alert

July 4th Celebrations Put America on High Alert

Antonprado/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's a Super Bowl test for America's national security.

Celebrations marking the nation's 239th birthday are facing what some call the most serious threats since 2001.

The threat stream is very high, Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Michael Downing said Friday. In fact, we don't think it's been this high since 9/11.

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.,...

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US Conducts Airstrikes in Syria Against ISIS

US Conducts Airstrikes in Syria Against ISIS

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. celebrates its independence and strikes against one of its major enemies.

The state department announced late Saturday that coalition forces had launched "the most sustained set of airstrikes to date" against ISIS.

According to a tweet from Ambassador, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, the 16 airstrik...

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Sunburn Art is Trending and Doctors are Speaking Out

Sunburn Art is Trending and Doctors are Speaking Out

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A social media trend is leaving dermatologists burned up this summer.

Many people who see their skin as a blank canvas for art get a tattoo, but what about getting something else that may be just as permanent?

A new social media trend called #sunburnart has people showing off their burned skin after strategically placing sunscreen or fabric in artsy patterns and l...

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The Fate of Greece Decided in Sunday Referendum

The Fate of Greece Decided in Sunday Referendum

iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) -- Will Greece run out of cash? A vote on Sunday will decide.

Millions in Greece are struggling as they try to deal with high unemployment and limits on ATM withdrawals. A vote Sunday will allow Greek voters to decide whether or not Greece should accept an international bailout plan after months of talks.

The plan has austerity restrictions in exchange for aid, b...

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Hillary Clinton Marches in Parade, Reporters Kept Behind Rope Line

Hillary Clinton Marches in Parade, Reporters Kept Behind Rope Line

iStock/Thinkstock(GORHAM, N.H.) -- At the Fourth of July parade Hillary Clinton marched in Saturday in Gorham, New Hampshire, reporters following the candidate were kept -- and at moments, dragged -- behind an actual moving rope line.

The rope, which two Clinton staffers held on to on either side, was meant to give Clinton space as she walked down the parade route, but photos of reporters being ...

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WADK Local News
  • Panel Ends Electric Switching Fee

    The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission is putting an end to National Grid adding a billing adjustment fee for those who buy power from competitors.  National Grid began adding the ...Read More

  • Bishop Urges Opposition To Same Sex Marriage

    Providence Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin wants people to reject same sex marriage.  Tobin is encouraging people to exercise conscientious objection to same sex marriage.  The bishop&...Read More

  • East Providence Man Charged With Molestation

    An East Providence man is free on bail after being arrested and charged with child molestation.  Police say 61-year-old William Christensen is charged with two counts of second degree molestat...Read More

  • Restaurants Ordered To Pay Back Wages

    Four restaurants in Providence are being ordered to pay 135-thousand-dollars in back wages to a total of 17 employees.  The affected workers are from Cafe Paragon, Better Burger Company, Mile ...Read More

  • Whitehouse Fighting For More Highway Aid

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says he's working to bring federal dollars to help rebuild Rhode Island's crumbling roads and bridges.  Whitehouse says he has added a measure to a highway f...Read More

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