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Monday April 21, 2014

By Bailey Cole and Brooke Bierhaus

South Korean arrests

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week has been arrested, along with two crew members. Lee Joon-seok, 69, faces negligence of duty and violation of maritime law charges after taking too sharp of a turn and causing the ship to tilt. He then delayed the evacuation for more than 30 minutes after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparation to abandon ship. There have been a confirmed 86 deaths and nearly 220 people are still missing. 174 people have been rescued and out of the 29 crewmembers, 20 survived. The fast current and cold temperatures are creating a very difficult environment to find survivors.

Freed Journalists

Saturday morning, four French journalists who had been held captive in Syria since last July were freed. A DHA report said soldiers on patrol found the four blindfolded and handcuffed in a southeastern province in Turkey late Friday. Syria has been said to be the most dangerous country in the world for journalists as 61 journalists were kidnapped in 2013 and more than 60 have been killed since the conflict began.

Wheel – well stowaway

A 16-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he stowed away in a wheel well of a flight from San Jose to Hawaii on Sunday. He survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean safely despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. He was discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification. The boy claimed to have gotten into an argument with his family and decided to run away from home. He then hopped the fence to get to the Hawaiian Boeing 767. The boy will not be charged and was referred to child protective services.


Boston Strong


And one year after the tragic Boston bombing…

The American spirit raced through every runner and spectator in the Boston Marathon today. So it’s only fitting that an American won the 2014 Marathon, Meb KEF-LEZ-E-HI, finished in 2 hours 8 minutes and 37 seconds to capture the title . It’s been 30 years since an American has won the infamous race, and after last years tragedy, it’s a sign of strength for the American people and running community. At exactly 2:49 today, the same time that the bombs went off at the race last year, the city of Boston had a moment of silence in memory of all those effected by the tragedy.

  The women’s title and new course record was claimed by Rita Jeptoo from Kenya in a time of 2 hours 18 minutes and 57 seconds.

Cabernet, cherries and pickles

While most of us didn’t run 26.2 miles today…. and if you did Good for you!…but we all can start eating these 3 foods for a longer life. A study  released by the University of California found the ticket to a long life is in the following foods. While we’ve all heard red wine’s antioxidants are great for aging and heart health, it’s also the key to living longer. One glass a day is the recommended dose though. Probiotics are the next component to a longer life, because a healthy gut leads to longetivity, so incorporate yogurt, kefir, or pickles into your next meal. And the last piece to longer living is to indulge in a cup of cherries or blueberries. The darker fruits have properties that enhance cells. So next time you’re grocery shopping, pick up some cabernet, cherries, and pickles.

Although ice-cream didn’t make the list of foods for longer living, the new creation of veggie ice-cream might make researchers rethink that decision.

Veggie Ice Cream

Haagen-Dazs announced plans to sell two vegetable-flavored ice creams in Japan starting May 12th. The flavors include Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange and are being branded as “Spoon Vege” and is being listed as containing a little more than half of milk fat a normal pint of Haagen-Dazs typically has. This isn’t too odd of a product to see in Japan though, I know when I was there I ate Ube ice cream which is purple sweet potato and it has been my favorite ever since. They also have red bean ice cream and I find that if you don’t think about it as ice cream it’s not as weird. I would try it.

Time for space travel?

And while this new flavor is a life changing discovery for me today, NASA made a game changing discovery today for Earth and Space science.

Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable. It’s being called Kepler-186f and is 490 light-years away located in the constellation Cygnus. All other Earth-like planets that have been found have been bigger than Earth and have been hard to compare to our home planet. As of right now scientists know that it’s year is 130 days long and it gets one third the heat energy we do from our sun.

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