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Kyle Larson Wins Pole for Pocono

Kyle Larson Wins Pole for Pocono

Jerry Markland/Getty Images Sport(LONG POND, Pa.) -- Kyle Larson set a track record of183.438 mphand took home the pole at Pocono Raceway for Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

Larson is still seeking his first Sprint Cup victory of his career and is hoping that it comes this weekend.

"I really think a win is coming soon, maybe before the Chase starts," the 22-year-old rookie said on Friday.

"I knew w...

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NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The death of a Staten Island man, who was put into a choke hold by the New York Police Department, was ruled a homicide Friday by the city's medical examiner.

The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed NYPD cops placing Eric Garner in what appeared to be a chokehold while arresting Garner for selling cigarettes illegally. Garner, who ...

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Forty Dead, 150 Injured in Gaza as Cease-Fire Collapses

Forty Dead, 150 Injured in Gaza as Cease-Fire Collapses

File photo. Credit: David Silverman/Getty Images(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) -- At least 40 people were dead and 150 injured in Gaza Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as a planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas failed.

The cease-fire went into effect at 1 a.m. ET Friday.

Israel blamed the continued fighting on Hamas, saying the Israel Defense Forces responded after Hamas launc...

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Plane Carrying First Ebola Patient to Land in Georgia Saturday

Plane Carrying First Ebola Patient to Land in Georgia Saturday

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A United States official says the plane carrying the first Ebola patient will land Saturday in Georgia.

The State Department confirmed that they will be using a non-commercial aircraft and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention equipment during the medical evacuation.

It was announced on Friday that both patients, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, will be ...

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NY Receptionist Crowned World Microsoft Word Champion

NY Receptionist Crowned World Microsoft Word Champion

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You might be familiar with Microsoft Office's suite of programs, including Microsoft Word, but did you know there is a world championship for Microsoft Word?

This week, Dominique Howard, 21, a receptionist at JPMorgan Chase in New York City, became the first woman to win the title in the competition's 13-year history.

When asked on a YouTube video about her victory ...

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Testimony at Bob McDonnell Trial Reveals Details About Lavish Gifts

Testimony at Bob McDonnell Trial Reveals Details About Lavish Gifts

Alex Wong/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are charged with selling political favors in exchange for lavish gifts, trips, and shopping expeditions. This week jurors have heard scintillating testimony and jaw-dropping allegations from the prosecution's star witness, Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

Everything from a $20,000 New York City s...

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WADK Local News
  • Newport Jazz Festival Begins Today

    The Newport Jazz Festival begins today. The three day festival will fill three stages and will consist of fourty-five sets of great jazz. Get the schedule of performances, information on the venues...Read More

  • Campaign Finance Updates

    Angel Tavaras raised over 400-thousand-dollars for his run for governor in the second quarter of the year.  Most of the money raised by Tavaras during the period was from private donors, with ...Read More

  • President Will Stop In Newport

    Newport will be part of a Northeast trip for President Obama.  The President is expected to attend a fundraising event at the end of August. The Obama’s are scheduled for a vacation on M...Read More

  • Police Make Large Marijuana Bust

    A routine traffic stop by Rhode Island State Police turns into a large marijuana bust.  Police say they pulled over a car for traffic violations on Interstate-95 in Warwick and discovered seve...Read More

  • Warren Town Beach Open

    State health officials have recommended that the town beach in Warren be reopened to swimming.  The water quality tests show bacteria levels have returned to within acceptable limits. Read More

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