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US plans to construct up to eight border-wall prototypes this summer

US plans to construct up to eight border-wall prototypes this summer

Terry Vine/J. Patrick Lane/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency implementing the border-wall construction process, is planning for the construction of four to eight wall prototypes in San Diego "later this summer," said CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello on Tuesday.

"Were leaning on industry to innovate and to use other materials to show us wha...

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What we know about the 'kill switch' in 'Petya' ransomware attack

What we know about the 'kill switch' in 'Petya' ransomware attack

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Cybersecurity researchers have been racing to analyze the new ransomware that struck Tuesday, first hitting Ukraine in an avalanche of attacks before spreading to companies around the world.

The malicious software has been identified as a modified version of a previously known ransomware called Petya or Petrwrap, but has been substantially altered, prompting a debate...

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McConnell wants revised health care bill by Friday; Holdouts contemplate Plan B

McConnell wants revised health care bill by Friday; Holdouts contemplate Plan B

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hoping to send Senate Republicans home for the Fourth of July recess with a revised version of their health care bill, but it remains unclear whether he can bridge the deep divides over the bill in his own party.

Senator McConnells goal is to finish our work by this week so we can get an estimate from the CBO ab...

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Nearly 250 potential jurors dismissed from selection for Martin Shkreli's fraud trial

Nearly 250 potential jurors dismissed from selection for Martin Shkreli's fraud trial

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Multiple potential jurors who were dismissed from the securities fraud trial against Martin Shkreli had expressed strong objections toward the former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for his drastic increase in the price of a life-saving drug.

Jury selection for 34-year-old Shkrelis trial has proved difficult, with nearly 250 potential jurors dismissed in just two day...

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Halle Berry says her Oscar win "meant nothing"

Halle Berry says her Oscar win "meant nothing"

ABC Press

(LOS ANGELES) -- In 2002,Halle Berrybecame the first woman of color to win the Best Actress Oscar, and she tearfully dedicated her award to, "every nameless, faceless woman of color who now has a chance because this door has been opened." Now fifteen years after her win for Monsters Ball, Berry says that trophy feels almost meaningless, because no other woman of color has won the a...

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New app dubbed 'Tinder for Moms' aims to help mothers connect

New app dubbed 'Tinder for Moms' aims to help mothers connect

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Many moms find that making new friends later in life can be just as challenging as dating.

A new app called Peanut was created to help connect like-minded mothers and give them the opportunity to form new friendships.

Michelle Kennedy, co-founder and CEO of Peanut, says she was inspired to start the app after feeling lonely as a new mom.

"It was 2 a.m., I was scrolli...

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WADK Local News
  • Gas prices fall 2 cents in Rhode Island ahead of July 4 week

    Gas prices have fallen 2 cents per gallon in Rhode Island ahead of the July 4 holiday week. AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found the price of regular gas had fallen to an ...Read More

  • RI House OKs domestic violence gun control bill

    The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to pass legislation that would take guns away from people on domestic restraining orders. The House voted 55-12 to pass the bill Monday after...Read More

  • Raimondo says she supports new PawSox stadium bill

    Gov. Gina Raimondo says she supports new legislation by Pawtucket's mayor that outlines how to finance a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. The governor said Monday that under Mayor Donald Greb...Read More

  • Health profession groups oppose painkiller database bill

    Several health profession groups have come out in opposition of a Rhode Island bill that would allow law enforcement access to an electronic database of prescription painkillers. The Senate is ...Read More

  • RI lawmakers enter busy final week

    Proposals to guarantee paid sick leave, disarm domestic abusers and ban the use of hand-held phones while driving are among dozens of bills being considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly as ...Read More

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