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Iranian missile strikes its own ship, killing at least 19 sailors

World May 11, 2020

Iranian missile strikes its own ship, killing at least 19 sailors

An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the U.S. in Gulf waters. The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off ...

Mercury rises as Japan sees midsummer heat in May

National May 11, 2020

Mercury rises as Japan sees midsummer heat in May

Temperatures across Japan soared Monday, with many areas in the Kanto region topping 30 degrees Celsius — levels on par with those of midsummer days. As of noon, the mercury had hit 31.7 degrees Celsius in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture; 31.1 C in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture; ...

Semiconductor companies consider new plants in the U.S.

Business / Tech May 11, 2020

Semiconductor companies consider new plants in the U.S.

Intel Corp. and a Taiwanese company are talking to the Trump administration about building new semiconductor plants in the United States amid concern about relying on suppliers in Asia for chips used in a wide variety of electronics. A spokesman for Intel, the biggest American ...

Leaders across globe balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

World May 11, 2020

Leaders across globe balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday as life within the White House reflected the stark challenges still posed by the pandemic, with one of Vice President Mike Pence's aides testing positive. A balancing act was playing out ...

New Zealand's Super Rugby teams to resume play without fans on June 13

Rugby May 11, 2020

New Zealand's Super Rugby teams to resume play without fans on June 13

A domestic tournament involving New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams will begin on June 13 after the New Zealand government on Monday loosened restrictions on sporting competitions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament is called Super Rugby Aotearoa and involves the Auckland-based Blues, ...