The captain and three crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank last month have been charged with murder. The other 11 crew members have received lesser charges. When the ferry began to sink, passengers were told to stay put; at the same time, 7 crew members were the first to evacuate the ship.
A tornado ripped through a farmstead in Ohio, about 20 minutes outside of Dayton. Two people were injured; officials will survey the damage this morning.
Casey Kasem has been located. He was with his wife, visiting a home in Washington state. The couple told California Adult Protective Services that they were on vacation.
President Obama is set to speak today at a dedication ceremony for the 9/11 museum. The museum opens publicly May 21st.
The FCC is voting today on whether or not internet service providers can charge companies more for faster connections and loading time. This is the “net neutrality” idea you’ve been hearing so much about.
An offensive senior prank at a high school outside of Atlanta has gotten some students in trouble. Students at South Forsyth High School hung a banner from the school roof that quoted a Drake line: “N---a, we made it.” Students also turned one of the school hallways into a slip ‘n slide. The principal said the students will receive appropriate punishment.
And the most incredible video is going around right now: a boy riding his bike on his driveway was suddenly attacked by the neighbor’s dog. All of a sudden, the family cat attacked the dog and chased it away while the boy’s mom took care of her son. The video is amazing. To see it, text the word “viral” to 55100.
And “low fat” or “diet” foods may actually make you fatter. Researchers say these “fat free” products replace the texture lost when fat is removed with “fat replacers”, which are usually composed of carbohydrates, and often just sugar. German scientists have discovered that carbs are really the devil. Many clinical trials over the past decade have established that a higher-fat diet is more effective than a low-fat one in fighting obesity and heart disease.