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Ebola Epidemic 'Spiraling Out of Control,' Obama Says

Ebola Epidemic 'Spiraling Out of Control,' Obama Says

Credit: The White House(WASHINGTON) -- Declaring the Ebola outbreak a "threat to global security," President Obama Tuesday announced a significant American military effort in West Africa to help bring the spread of the deadly disease under control.

"We have to act fast. We can't dawdle on this one," Obama said during a visit to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

"It i...

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Space Race: NASA Awards Contracts to Boeing, SpaceX

Space Race: NASA Awards Contracts to Boeing, SpaceX

NASA(HOUSTON) -- NASA awarded contracts Tuesday to Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, signalling the agency's return to manned space launches after the end of the space shuttle program.

"This is the fulfillment of the commitment President Obama made to return human space flight launches to U.S. soil and end our reliance on the Russians,...

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US Military Airstrikes Hit Multiple ISIS Targets in Iraq

US Military Airstrikes Hit Multiple ISIS Targets in Iraq

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military conducted five more airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Iraq, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tuesday.

Two of the strikes were northwest of Irbil. Those "destroyed an ISIL armed truck and an ISIL fighting position," CENTCOM said in a statement, using one of several acronyms for the militant Islamic group.

The ...

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President Obama to Unveil Expanded Ebola Response

President Obama to Unveil Expanded Ebola Response

Bumbasor/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama plans to unveil Tuesday an expanded U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history.

Obama, who has called the outbreak a national security priority, will outline new steps to address the crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

According to se...

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What You Need to Know About Apple iOS8 Release

What You Need to Know About Apple iOS8 Release

Apple(NEW YORK) -- Months after Apple first teased iOS 8, the software refresh will be released to iPhone and iPad users on Wednesday.

Apple's iOS 8 is being hailed as the biggest operating system release ever because it comes with updates to popular apps, such as messages, photos and the keyboard.

While Apple's new gadgets sucked up much of the attention last week, the company also revealed it w...

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Ebola Epidemic 'Spiraling Out of Control,' Obama Says

Ebola Epidemic 'Spiraling Out of Control,' Obama Says

Credit: The White House(WASHINGTON) -- Declaring the Ebola outbreak a "threat to global security," President Obama Tuesday announced a significant American military effort in West Africa to help bring the spread of the deadly disease under control.

"We have to act fast. We can't dawdle on this one," Obama said during a visit to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

"It i...

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WADK Local News
  • R.I. Gasoline Prices Down Again

    Gasoline Prices continue to drop in the Ocean State. Tpriple-A Southern New England says a gallon of self serve regular on average costs 3 cents a gallon less than a week ago. Gas prices have d...Read More

  • Conviction In Marijuana Shipping Case

    The brother of a Tiverton man is admitting to his role in shipping over 200 pounds of marijuana from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island.  Benjamin Daniels of Utah pleaded guilty in Providence yester...Read More

  • Police Looking For Bank Robber

    Police are looking for a young man who robbed a bank at McQuade's Marketplace in Westerly.  Police say the man believed to be in his 20’s entered the Washington Trust Bank last night...Read More

  • City Council Not Thrilled With Host Agreement

    The Newport City Council is taking a close look at the host city agreement proposed by the casino developers.  The agreement proposes that city receive $1.5 million dollars a year or 1.45 perc...Read More

  • Does Newport Have Any Right To Newport Grand Land

    Does Newport have the legal right to reclaim some of the land it sold to the owners of Jai Alai? There are differences in opinion as to whether or not the reverter rights associated with the proper...Read More

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