• The Morning Brew: President Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

    The Morning Brew: President Obama makes...

    Darla Slipke | Updated: 7 min ago

    Welcome to Friday! Here are a few news stories to start your day. PResident OBAMA VISITS HirOSHIMA President Barack Obama on Friday visited Hiroshima, Japan, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit since American forces dropped an atomic bomb on the city in 1945. The bombing on Hiroshima and a second bomb attack three days later on Nagasaki killed more than 200,000 people. During Obama's visit Friday, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

  • Guymon man dies in Texas County wreck

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    A Guymon man died early Friday morning after a wreck along a Texas County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Slight chance for severe weather Friday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    The National Weather Service reports a slight chance for severe weather Friday and decreasing chances for strong storms Saturday and Sunday. Risk for severe weather increases for Memorial Day and into next week.

  • Stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk, US data

    Stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk,...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock markets rose modestly on Friday as the investment outlook remained uncertain ahead of U.S. economic data and remarks by the head of the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent to 10,279 while France's CAC 40 edged up almost the same rate to 4,514. Britain's FTSE 100 was 0.1 percent higher at 6,269. U.S. stocks were poised to open marginally higher, with Dow and S&P 500 futures each up 0.1 percent. FED IN FOCUS: Investors will be watching to see what Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has to say about monetary policy. She's scheduled to hold a "conversation" about interest rates with a professor at an event at Harvard University.

  • Lobsang Sangay sworn in as PM of Tibetan government-in-exile

    Lobsang Sangay sworn in as PM of Tibetan...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Lobsang Sangay was sworn in for his second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Friday and said he will make maximum efforts to achieve regional autonomy for Tibet during his five-year term, but will prepare a strategy for the next 50 years if it's unsuccessful. Hundreds of Tibetans filled the compound of the Tsuglakhang temple in northern India's Dharmsala, the hill town that has been the headquarters of the government-in-exile, where the oath-taking ceremony took place in the presence of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetans. They clapped when Lobsang Sangay arrived with his wife and daughter and greeted him with ceremonial white silk scarves.

  • Online dance craze sweeps police departments across US

    Online dance craze sweeps police departments...

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an online sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion. The videos, set to "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's, began in early May after police in New Zealand issued the Running Man Challenge to the New York Police Department. The meme started with two teenagers in New Jersey and became viral after college basketball teams picked it up. The police videos posted on the Internet have been steadily getting more elaborate and more popular, with even some police chiefs joining in.

  • Kay Jewelers accused of swapping diamonds with fakes

    Kay Jewelers accused of swapping diamonds with...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    NEW YORK — Diamonds are supposed to be forever, unless, as some consumers are alleging, you shop at Kay Jewelers. Some customers are claiming that after they took their diamond jewelry to Kay Jewelers, the rare stones were mysteriously replaced with cheap imitations. Kay said that it is “actively reviewing this issue.” Shares of Signet Jewelers (SIG), Kay’s parent company, fell as much as 11 percent on Thursday, although the share plunge came after the company’s earnings fell short of analysts’ estimates. Chrissy Clarius told BuzzFeed that she would bring her $4,300 engagement ring, which was bought at Kay Jewelers, to Kay every six months to get it inspected, as this was part of the company’s gemstone guarantee that insures the stone will “last forever.” After taking the ring in February for its six-month checkup, she said the Kay employee couldn’t find the diamond’s certification number. Suspicious, she took the ring to another jeweler, who tested the stone and declared that it was moissanite, a cheaper stone.

  • Airport screening made 70,000 miss American Airlines flights this year

    Airport screening made 70,000 miss American...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines (AAL.O) customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Thursday.   A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with airport wait times in places like Chicago stretching beyond two hours. While TSA is taking steps to shorten lines such as hiring more full-time officers, it lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times this summer, Administrator Peter Neffenger said on Wednesday.

  • Katie Couric slammed for 'deceptive' documentary about gun rights

    Katie Couric slammed for \'deceptive\'...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Gun rights activists featured in a new documentary hosted by Katie Couric say it utilizes deceptive editing to misrepresent their response to a question from the news anchor.   Members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League took part in a roundtable discussion in the film "Under the Gun."   A clip appears to show nine seconds of silence after Couric asks them, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?"

  • Daughters for Sale: How American Girls Are Being Sold Online

    Daughters for Sale: How American Girls Are...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    In an old home movie, young Natalie is laughing and running around with a soccer ball. She’s around 12 years old, and she looks at the camera and says, “When I grow up, I would like to be a doctor.”   But a few years later, that laughing, carefree young girl was sold for sex allegedly through the website, Backpage.com. She estimates she was paid for sex over 100 times, and she firmly believes that the site made it possible for her pimp to post ads offering her for sex over and over again.   “Continuously. All day, every day. 24/7,” Natalie told ABC News “Nightline.” She has asked us to refer to her as “Natalie” for this report, and her parents have asked that we do not use their last name.

  • Barack Obama 'will reveal alien and UFO details held by the US before he leaves office'

    Barack Obama \'will reveal alien and UFO details...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Barack Obama is close to making a groundbreaking announcement regarding UFO and extra-terrestrial activity before he leaves office, it's been reported.   The US President is under pressure thanks to similar disclosure promises made by the campaign of Democratic candidate for Obama's replacement, Hillary Clinton.   Stephen Bassett, executive director of US-based Paradigm Research Group (PRG), believes that there could be a massive announcement to come.

  • Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband

    Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby -...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    A Jordanian doctor who helped deliver a baby at a Saudi hospital was shot by the woman's husband who was angry that a male obstetrician tended to his wife, according to a report in the London-based Al-Araby newspaper.   Dr. Mohannad al-Zubn helped a woman give birth in the King Fahd Medical City in the Saudi capital of Riyadh last month.   According to Al-Araby, the father went to the hospital in order to "thank" the doctor, only to pull out a gun and shoot him at close range.

  • How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington

    How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in...

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SHANGHAI (AP) — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted. Fast forward to 2016. The same lobbying group, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, reversed its position. Alibaba had become "one of our strongest partners." The group welcomed Alibaba as a member and invited its celebrated founder, Jack Ma, to be the keynote speaker at its spring conference in Orlando, Florida. This is the tale of how one of China's corporate giants won — and ultimately lost — a friend in Washington, using legal methods long deployed by cor

  • G-7 leaders express concern over South China Sea, urge peace

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SHIMA, Japan (AP) — The leaders of the Group of Seven countries expressed concern Friday over China's increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China seas, renewing their warnings against one-sided attempts to change the situation, and stressed the importance of peaceful resolutions. In a declaration wrapping up their annual summit, the G-7 leaders called for regional and international cooperation on preserving freedom of navigation in the regional seas and cooperating to use the ocean in a sustainable way. "We are concerned about the situation in the East and South China Seas, and emphasize the fundamental importance of peaceful management and settlement disputes," they said.

  • Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies

    Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action...

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SHIMA, Japan (AP) — 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 for its crayfish and pearls, Abe appealed for more action to stave off a downturn, insisting that an earlier lack of urgency contributed to the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

  • Health officials confirm 2 cases of measles in Arizona

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials have confirmed two cases of measles in Arizona and say people may have been exposed to the virus in Pinal County. The Arizona Department of Health Services says both patients are recovering. One of the cases may have exposed the public to the measles last Saturday at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa and the Arco AM/PM Store in Casa Grande on Sunday. Health officials say people who were at these locations last weekend should monitor for symptoms and call their health care provider if they begin exhibiting symptoms. The other case did not have exposure to public places and doesn't pose a risk to the public.

  • World's largest hedge fund in line for government aid

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut commission is expected to approve a $22 million loan and grant package to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade its offices. The Connecticut Bond Commission, which is chaired by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and oversees state borrowing, is scheduled to meet Friday. Typically, items that appear on the commission's agenda win approval. Republican legislative leaders have questioned why the successful Bridgewater Associates should receive the funding when state programs that serve vulnerable citizens are being cut in the state new budget. The firm manages approximately $150 billion in global investments for institutional clients.

  • North Carolina furniture market could show boycott impact

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Organizers of North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market are releasing attendance figures that could show whether some buyers boycotted the event in reaction to the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people. The High Point Market Authority plans to release data Friday about the April version of the twice-a-year event, which generates $5 billion annually in economic activity. Chief Operating Officer Tammy Nagem says the data will compare the number of registered buyers attending last month to those who visited the same spring market in 2015.

  • Dump Trump? Some millennials aren't so sure

    Dump Trump? Some millennials aren\'t so sure

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — 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 in love with him immediately," he said, sporting a "Make America Great Again" T-shirt. "Since day one, I've loved him. But I knew it would take some time for people to figure out what he was about and what he was going to do and it's finally happening." While most polls show Bernie Sanders is the overwhelming favorite of millennials — voters between the ages of 18 and 35 —some young voters are taking a serious look

  • West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel

    West Bank outpost\'s impending evacuation a test...

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — 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 expected to face staunch opposition from within the coalition and pit security forces against the wishes of leading members of the Cabinet. Amona is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts — built without permission but generally tolerated by the government — that dot the West Bank. The outpost became a symbol of settler defiance after a partial evacuation a decade ago sparked violent clashes between resi