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Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks off South Korea's Coast

Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks off South Korea's Coast

The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Nearly 300 people are missing after a ferry carrying 462 passengers, many of them students, sank in cold waters off South Koreas southern coast Wednesday.

So far, four deaths have been reported with 164 people having been rescued. A female crew member and a male student are among the fatalities.

The ferry, identified as th...

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Man Charged After Suspicious Bags Found Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

Man Charged After Suspicious Bags Found Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

Ryan Catalani/@magicofpi/Twitter(BOSTON) -- A man was charged Tuesday with possession of a hoax device, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace after two suspicious bags were found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon amid stepped-up security on the anniversary of the bombings that shook the city a year ago.

The device the suspect -- identified as Kayvon Edson -- had was a rice cooker...

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Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks off South Korea's Coast

Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks off South Korea's Coast

The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Nearly 300 people are missing after a ferry carrying 462 passengers, many of them students, sank in cold waters off South Koreas southern coast Wednesday.

So far, four deaths have been reported with 164 people having been rescued. A female crew member and a male student are among the fatalities.

The ferry, identified as th...

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Smoking Marijuna May Lead to Brain Changes, Study Says

Smoking Marijuna May Lead to Brain Changes, Study Says

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some people might want to rethink their views about marijuana being relatively harmless, a new study from medical school researchers at Northwestern and Harvard suggests.

Anne Blood, a senior study co-author, said, "There is this general perspective out there that using marijuana recreationally is not a problem -- that it is a safe drug. We are seein...

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Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After the brutal winter weather of January and February, people who use oil to heat their homes saw costs fall a bit in March along with dropping prices at the pump. However, other homeowners weren't so lucky as the price of natural gas and electricity were higher than during the comparable period in 2013.

Meanwhile, the persistent drought in the West also drove...

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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Running Boston Marathon to Honor Victims and Survivors

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Running Boston Marathon to Honor Victims and Survivors

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) -- A marathon is a celebration of life and endurance and the human spirit, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says. Runners are such a tight-knit community. Even if we dont know each other, we treat each other like friends.

Next week, Sinema, a freshman Democrat from Arizona, will be one of two members of Congress running in the 118th Boston Marathon, joining Rep. J...

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WADK Local News
  • Boston Marathon bomb hoax

    A suspect is facing charges in connection with suspicious backpacks that were left in the vicinity of the Boston Marathon finish line last night.  Witnesses say the man was barefoot, wearing a...Read More

  • Allan Fung's tax plan

    Republican candidate for Governor Allan Fung is proposing a 200 million dollar tax reduction package.  Fung's plan lowers the state's corporate, estate and sales taxes.  To cover ...Read More

  • North Kingstown woman's offer rejected by MADD

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving is rejecting a five-thousand-dollar donation from a North Kingstown woman.  Jayne Donegan agreed to make the donation in exchange for dismissal of charges connect...Read More

  • Illegal cesspools

    Some homeowners across the state have started to receive violation notices regarding the state’s laws for cesspools.  The D.E.M estimates there are around 300 cesspools that are illegal....Read More

  • R.I. Tea Party protest

    The Rhode Island Tea Party is criticizing government for the state's high unemployment rate. The president of the Tea Party claims there is abuse of taxpayer funds in Rhode Island.   ...Read More

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