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World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms
By Minami Funakoshi and Matt Spetalnick HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms. The two governments hope Obama's visit to Hiroshima, where a U.S. atomic bomb killed thousands instantly on Aug. 6, 1945, and some 140,000 by the year's end, underscores a new level of reconciliation and tighter ties between the former enemies. "We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past," Obama said after laying a wreath at a Hiroshima peace memorial.
G7 vows growth efforts as Japan's Abe warns of global crisis
By Tetsushi Kajimoto ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. G7 leaders wrapped up a summit in central Japan vowing to use "all policy tools" to boost demand and ease supply constraints. "Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist," they said in a declaration.
China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-U.S. ties
By Greg Torode and Megha Rajagopalan HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea. As U.S. President Barack Obama marked one of his last trips to Asia by the historic lifting of Washington's arms embargo on Vietnam, he repeatedly insisted it was not directed at Beijing. Operationally, China faces the short-term prospect of Vietnam obtaining U.S.-sourced radars and sensors, surveillance planes and drones to better monitor and target Chinese forces, the analysts say.
Curry scores 31, defending champion Warriors reach Game 6 (Yahoo Sports)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- ''We ain't going home! We're not going home!'' Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs. No, his Golden State Warriors are going back to Oklahoma City, after keeping their title reign and the winningest season in NBA history alive for at least one more game. Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to fire up Golden State's raucous crowd, and the defending champions staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final (Yahoo Sports)
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust's life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward's mind was simply too busy.
Baylor looks to rebuild after report on sex assaults (Yahoo Sports)
Baylor University will look to rebuild its reputation and perhaps its football program after an outside review found administrators mishandled allegations of sexual assault and the team operated under the perception it was above the rules. The largest Baptist school in the U.S. took the first steps Thursday when regents demoted high-profile President Ken Starr, a former prosecutor who investigated the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, and fired football coach Art Briles, who turned the football program from a laughing stock into a Big 12 powerhouse. More fallout could be coming if the report by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton attracts the attention of the U.S. Department of Education, the NCAA or even criminal prosecutors.
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
U.S. economic growth revised higher in first quarter; profits rebound
U.S. economic growth slowed in the first quarter although not as sharply as initially thought, as a surge in home building and steady inventory accumulation partially offset the impact of modest consumer spending and soft business investment. The government also reported a rebound in after-tax corporate profits, which increased at a 0.6 percent rate in the first quarter after plunging at an 8.4 percent pace in the fourth quarter. Income growth for the first quarter also was revised higher.
Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata air bags
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed. Honda Motor Co is recalling 4.5 million U.S. vehicles while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 4.3 million, according to the documents. The new recall is focused on passenger-side air bag inflators, while prior recalls were for driver-side inflators.
Wall Street opens flat as Yellen's speech awaited
Yellen is due to speak at an event hosted by Harvard University at 1:15 p.m. ET (1715 GMT). A rate hike in June was seen as highly unlikely until recently. "We're expecting a lot of major data in the next few weeks and Yellen will balance her comments keeping that in view," said Nadia Lovell, U.S. equity specialist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York.
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In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics
An employee of the Russia's national drug-testing laboratory holds a vial in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Russians have been accused of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the IOC has asked WADA to carry out a full-fledged investigation and plans to retest Sochi samples. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies
CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.
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