May 31, 2016

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Japanese prime minister Abe says G-7 summit is success, but fears still exist of ‘Brexit’ from European Union

SHIMA, Japan — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan. In meetings at an isolated seaside resort renowned Read More…

Impending evacuation of West Bank outpost is test for Netanyahu, Israel

AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank — The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly-expanded hard-line government. Under a Supreme Court order, the government must tear down the outpost by the end of the year — a move Read More…

Government to release hurricane forecast

MIAMI — The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months. It’s an annual reminder from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that coastal living comes with significant risks. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts Read More…

Once again, national spelling bee ends in tie

OXON HILL, Md. — If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 11-year-old breezed up to the microphone with confidence, and most of his words, he knew right away. He looked like the strongest speller onstage, stronger Read More…

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Penguins go from disarray to finals with win over Lightning

PITTSBURGH — During his first day on the job in mid-December, Mike Sullivan looked around the Pittsburgh Penguins’ dressing room and saw a couple of MVPs, a handful of All-Stars and millionaires in abundance. He also saw a group languishing in the bottom of the Eastern Conference. No life. No momentum. And — at the Read More…

DeWine inadvertently announces governor’s bid in 2018

COLUMBUS — Mike DeWine, the state attorney general and a former U.S. senator, confirmed Thursday what political prognosticators have reported for months: He’s running for governor. The 69-year-old Republican shared his less-than-secret plans with a Dayton charter school official in a conversation overheard by a reporter. DeWine told the Dayton Daily News the discussion had Read More…

BREAKING: Baylor firing football coach Briles, reassigning president Starr

WACO, Texas — Baylor University’s board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The nation’s largest Baptist university said in a statement Thursday that it had suspended Briles “with intent to terminate.” Read More…

AP delegate count: Trump clinches nomination

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 26

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Nuclear realities hover over Obama’s trip to Hiroshima The visit, coinciding with the G-7 summit in Japan, comes amid concern over North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile capabilities. 2. Who’s lending unlikely support to Trump An increasingly Read More…

Anti-nuke rhetoric of Obama, Abe conflict with pragmatic reality

TOBA, Japan — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there’s the messy reality. When U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday — the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack — their words advocating Read More…