Daily Archive: May 26, 2016

May 26

Korean Air Jet Has Apparent Engine Fire at Tokyo Airport

Firefighters battled an apparent engine fire Friday on a Korean Air jet on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported. Japanese television broadcast live images of at least two fire trucks blanketing the left-side engine and almost the entire side of the plane with …

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May 26

US Investigating Chinese Steelmakers in Trade Secrets Case

U.S. regulators are investigating a complaint Chinese steelmakers stole trade secrets from an American competitor and colluded to fix prices. The announcement by the International Trade Commission on Thursday comes amid mounting complaints by the United States and Europe that Beijing is flooding global markets with steel at improperly low prices. The ITC was responding …

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May 26

Scripps National Spelling Bee Nets 2 Winners

Despite the Scripps National Spelling Bee creating new rules this year to try to crown one champion instead of co-champions, the final two spellers Thursday night went the distance as the Bee ran out of words. The winners of the 89th annual competition — held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National …

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May 26

Australian Party Leader Says Some Trump Views ‘Barking Mad’

Australia’s opposition leader on Friday described some of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s views as “barking mad,” breaking a longstanding Australian convention of avoiding taking sides in U.S. political contests. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull criticized opposition leader Bill Shorten for potentially offending Americans through his comments during a radio interview. Australia is in …

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May 26

Lextran to operate on Sunday schedule on Memorial Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lextran says it will operate on its Sunday schedule for Memorial Day, May 30. It says its buses on Routes 1- 13 will operate on a Sunday schedule. Lextran says the following routes will not operate on Memorial Day: Route 15 – Red Mile Route 16 – Southland/BCTC Route 17 – Northside …

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May 26

Visitors to Hiroshima Memorial Reflect on Obama’s Visit

Visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Friday had this to say ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit later in the day. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to come to Hiroshima, a city devastated by a U.S.-dropped atomic bomb at the end of World War II. ——— KINUYO IKEGAMI, 84, who …

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May 26

Deadly crash slows I-75 traffic in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-  A deadly crash on I-75 in Fayette County Thursday led to a traffic backup. The coroner says the victim is 77-year-old Ronald Himes. Investigators say he died in a single-vehicle crash just after 6:30 at exit 104. The post Deadly crash slows I-75 traffic in Lexington appeared first on ABC 36 News. …

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May 26

Japanese Pronunciation of Hiroshima Has Virtually No Accent

The way some Americans used to pronounce Hiroshima, the city where an atomic bomb was dropped in the closing days of World War II, “HEE-roh-SHEE-mah,” sounds a bit foreign to the Japanese ear. The Japanese language generally doesn’t have accented syllables — meaning each part of the word usually gets an equal weight in sound. …

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May 26

Elderly Elephant Named in Petition Drive Dies in Tokyo Zoo

An elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69. Hanako, or “flower child,” was a gift from the Thai government in 1949 and lived in Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo since she was 2. She was Japan’s …

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May 26

A few rain showers possible for Friday

Overview: A few rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the early morning hours of Friday, with overnight low temperatures around 63 degrees with patchy fog. The rain chances look to be more isolated on Friday, with a warm and muggy high temperature of 86 degrees. A better chance for more widespread rain showers …

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