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Massive heat wave spreads east as storms linger in Upper Midwest

Massive heat wave spreads east as storms linger in Upper Midwest

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than 200 damaging storms were reported on Wednesday, with most of those in the Midwest or along the Interstate 95 corridor.

In Connecticut, lightning struck a tree, knocking a branch onto a car and killing a 21-year-old man inside. Six tornadoes were reported across Minnesota, Wyoming and Nebraska, while flash flooding was seen from South Dakota all the way into New Yo...

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Iranian Republican Guard seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf: State media

Iranian Republican Guard seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf: State media

KeithBinns/iStock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iran claims it has seized a "foreign vessel" carrying oil with 12 crew members aboard in the Persian Gulf, according to a statement from the countrys Republican Guard carried by the state media agency Fars.

The statement says the tanker was carrying 1 million liters of smuggled oil that it had picked up from small Iranian ships and was sailing towards foreign...

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Biden, Harris, Sanders among 20 candidates participating in Detroit debates

Biden, Harris, Sanders among 20 candidates participating in Detroit debates

liveslow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday which of the 25 Democratic presidential candidates will be participating in the second Democratic primary debates set for July 30 and 31 in Detroit.

Only 20 candidates in the large primary field will debate on stage over the two nights, a cap previously set by the DNC. CNN, the network hosting the debates, will...

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Horchata, unicorn are among top trending ice cream flavors of the year

Horchata, unicorn are among top trending ice cream flavors of the year

udra/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Heres the scoop: July is National Ice Cream Month and July 21 is National Ice Cream Day, which means you have even more reason to cool down with two scoops of your favorite flavor.

Square just released data about Americas iconic dessert, and theres nothing too vanilla about this years trendiest ice cream flavors.

According to the report, the five flavors that saw the ...

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Disney eyes Javier Bardem to play King Triton in live-action 'The Little Mermaid'

Disney eyes Javier Bardem to play King Triton in live-action 'The Little Mermaid'

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Javier Bardem, who won an Oscar for playing the relentless psychopathic killer Anton Chigurh in 2007s No Country for Old Men, is lightening up quite a bit for his next role.

The actors reportedly in talks to play King Triton in Disneys live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, according to Variety.

Bardem would join a cast that, so far, includes g...

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Social media, screen time linked to depression in teens, study says

Social media, screen time linked to depression in teens, study says

Alex Potemkin/iStock(NEW YORK) -- For todays youth, taking a selfie is like second nature. But their connections with social media may be skewing their view of their world.

Being a teenager is tough already -- is too much screen time making it tougher?

A new study shows frequent social media use and television viewing is linked to depression in teens.

Previous research has revealed increased rat...

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WADK Local News

Group Sues Over Police Gang Database

 A Providence group is filing a federal lawsuit over the city police department's policy of storing information on suspected gang members. The Providence Youth Student Movement says the so-ca...

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Major Project Opens In I-195 District

The first big project on former I-195 land in downtown Providence is opening its doors. A ribbon-cutting was held for the Wexford Innovation Center on Wednesday. The tenants include the Cambridge Inno...

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Pawtucket Converting Street Lights To LED

Pawtucket is going to convert all its street lights to energy efficient LED lighting. Installation begins next month and should be completed by mid-January. Mayor Donald Grebien says the transition wi...

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Airport Air Quality Monitoring Program Is Extended

A bill extending air quality monitoring at T.F. Green Airport for two years is now law. The legislation was signed yesterday by Governor Gina Raimondo. In addition to quarterly reports, the Airport Co...

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