• Marco Rubio willing to speak for Trump at Republican convention if asked
  • Idaho teenager sues school district over alleged locker-room rape
  • Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles tabbed to host Super Bowls in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Toyota and Volkswagen invest in ride-hailing apps: ‘the future of mobility’
  • ‘Tomato Ebola’ hits Nigeria as moths destroy country’s staple food

Marco Rubio willing to speak for Trump at Republican convention if asked

The former GOP candidate said he wants to be helpful in securing presidency for Republicans amid calls for Rubio to seek re-election for Florida senate seat Marco Rubio has signaled a thaw in his attitude to Donald Trump, saying that if asked he will speak on behalf of dropped out of the presidential race in March, after losing his home state to Trump, told CNN he planned to attend the…


Idaho teenager sues school district over alleged locker-room rape

Three teens have been charged over the attack, which took place after one of the victims teammates pretended to give him a hug, lawsuit says A black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in the locker room of a Idaho high school has sued the school district, alleging the rape was the culmination of months of racist taunts and physical abuse. The federal lawsuit…


Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles tabbed to host Super Bowls in 2019, 2020, 2021

NFL names Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles as host cities for Super Bowls following 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come. Three times over. The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by…


Toyota and Volkswagen invest in ride-hailing apps: ‘the future of mobility’

Toyota announced partnership with Uber as Volkswagen puts $300m into Tel Aviv-based app Gett, in move that could pave way for apps to use self-driving cars Two major car companies announced on Tuesday investments in ride-hailing apps, signaling both a growing role for on-demand cars and a new groundwork for app-enabled self-driving fleets. Toyota will be investing and partnering with Uber, and Volkswagen is putting $300m into Tel Aviv-based ride-sharing…


‘Tomato Ebola’ hits Nigeria as moths destroy country’s staple food

Government declared a state of emergency after moths destroyed swaths of tomato fields, forcing factories to close and driving prices up astronomically A state government in northern Nigeria has declared a state of emergency after moths destroyed swaths of tomato fields, threatening supplies of the countrys leading staple food. Nigerian farmers describe the outbreak as tomato Ebola after the deadly disease that devastated west Africa in 2014. The news from…


Vice Media lays off 20 staff in restructuring plans

Two foreign correspondents, three writers in London and 15 staff members in US to leave positions in company Vice Media has laid off about 20 staff based in the US, London and in two foreign correspondent positions as part of restructuring plans. It comes as Josh Tyrangiel, a former Bloomberg journalist who was hired last year to oversee the development of a nightly programme to be aired on HBO, is…


Air pollution could increase risk of stillbirth, study suggests

Exposure to vehicular and industrial emissions heightens risk during pregnancy, researchers say Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of stillbirth, new research suggests. Stillbirths, classed as such if a baby is born dead after 24 weeks of pregnancy, occur in one in every 200 births. Around 11 babies are stillborn every day in the UK, with aproximately 3,600 cases a year. Researchers have called for tighter curbs on…


Parents of young boy who fatally shot six-year-old must pay nearly $600,000

Anthony Senatore admitted to keeping a loaded rifle unlocked in his bedroom, where his four-year-old took it and shot a neighbor once in the head The parents of a New Jersey boy who was four years old when he fatally shot a six-year-old neighbor have been ordered to pay nearly $600,000 to the slain youths family. Anthony and Melissa Senatore will also have to pay punitive damages to Brandon Holts…


Clinton attacks Trump at SEIU rally: we don’t need a ‘bully in the pulpit’

Clinton also criticized Trump economics during event in Detroit with Service Employees International Union, which has endorsed the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton launched a no-holds-barred attack on her likely general election opponent, Donald Trump, in a speech laced with explicit warnings about the dangers of electing him to the presidency. The former US secretary of state returned to Detroit on Monday to address the Service Employees International Unions international convention…


Five people die in Hawaii plane crash on skydiving trip, officials say

Small skydiving plane believed to have pilot, two instructors and two tandem jumpers on board said to have crashed outside Kauais Port Allen airport Five people died in a fiery plane crash on Kauai Monday morning, officials said. The small plane crashed about 9.30am during a skydiving tour just outside Port Allen airport, the Kauai fire department said in a statement. The pilot, two skydiving instructors and two tandem jumpers…


North Korea official rejects Trump meeting with Kim Jong-un as ‘nonsense’

UN ambassador calls Trumps proposal to dialogue with the North Korean leader a kind of a propaganda just a gesture for the presidential election A senior North Korean official has dismissed Donald Trumps proposal to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, as a kind of propaganda or advertisement in the election race. Last week, Trump said he would be willing to talk to the North Korean leader to try…


TB and scarlet fever: why Victorian diseases are making a comeback

Despite 100 years of medical advancement, old-fashioned infections are creeping back into Britain. Should we be worried? The notice pinned to the door of my sons nursery in Bristol made me start: A child at this nursery has been diagnosed with scarlet fever. Googling the symptoms, I found images of peeling, strawberry-red tongues and blotchy rashes, but it was the name that really gave me the shivers. Charles Darwin lost…


3 climbers die in 3 days on Mount Everest

(CNN)Three climbers died in three days on Mount Everest, including a Sherpa and two Westerners. Two other climbers are missing. This year’s climbing season on the world’s highest peak resumed in April after a two-year hiatus due to a catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 and a deadly avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas in one day in 2014. But tragedy struck again as authorities reported three consecutive days of…


CNN Student News – May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 How does China factor into a U.S. presidential visit to Vietnam? What are some of the challenges the nation of Egypt has faced in recent years? And why are a U.S. federal judge and a school district at odds over student demographics in a Mississippi town? The answers to these questions — as well as an update on a missing passenger plane — are all featured this…


Louis van Gaal tactics left Manchester United players close to mutiny | Daniel Taylor

The scale of disillusionment in the Manchester United dressing room has been laid bare as the Louis van Gaal era ended to little sympathy among players or fans So, how did it ever reach the stage where the manager of Manchester United can win the FA Cup, with all the glories it is supposed to bring, then be booed by considerable swaths of the clubs supporters and carry the trophy…


Barack Obama in Vietnam as US seeks to turn former enemy into major trade market

President becomes the third US leader to visit the nation since the end of the Vietnam war US President Barack Obama has arrived in Vietnam for a landmark visit capping two decades of rapprochement between the former wartime foes, as both countries look to push trade and check Beijings growing assertiveness in the South China Sea. Air Force One touched down in Hanoi just after 9:30pm (1430 GMT) for the…