May 31, 2016

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Watchdog group wants Cincinnati Zoo held responsible in gorilla’s death

CINCINNATI — An animal protection watchdog group Tuesday called on federal authorities to hold the Cincinnati Zoo responsible for the death of an endangered western lowland gorilla. The zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, said Monday it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, May 27

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima “Death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” the president says in a somber speech in the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. 2. Signal detected Read More…

‘Death fell from the sky and the world was changed’: Obama makes historic visit to atomic bomb site of Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 people killed by the world’s first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. “Death fell from the Read More…

EgyptAir search area narrows as signal discovered from plane’s emergency beacon

CAIRO — The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft’s emergency beacon, Egypt’s chief investigator said. The chief investigator, Ayman al-Moqadem, said late Thursday that Airbus had given Egyptian authorities information Read More…

Millennials taking serious look at Trump — and some are warming to him

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California. Dozens of college-aged protesters shouted on the other side of a police line, but De Regla, 22, stood unwaveringly in support of Trump. “I just fell Read More…

AP analysis: Chinese retail giant Alibaba makes — then loses — friend in Washington

SHANGHAI — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted. Fast forward to 2016. That lobbying group, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, called Alibaba “one of our strongest partners,” welcomed Read More…

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…