Today is Friday, May 22, 2020. Let’s get caught up.
These non-virus headlines are in the news this morning: Alex Trebek earned another Daytime Emmy nomination as host of ‘Jeopardy’; the man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death has been arrested; and more on that 9-part ESPN documentary planned for quarterback Tom Brady.
Read on for these stories, celebrity birthdays and more.
Pakistan plane with 107 on board crashes near Karachi
A passenger plane with 107 people on board crashed in a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the international airport near Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday after what appeared to be an engine failure during landing.
Mayor Wasim Akhtar said at least five or six houses were destroyed in the crash of the domestic flight operated by Pakistan International Airlines.
He said all those on board died, but two civil aviation officials later said that at least two people survived the crash. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media. Read the full story here:
Kelly Clarkson, Alex Trebek among Daytime Emmy nominees
The first season of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” received Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for best entertainment talk show and host, while “Jeopardy!” veteran Alex Trebek’s nod for best game show host could give him a second consecutive win in the category.
“General Hospital” earned a leading 23 nominations Thursday, including best daytime drama, lead actress nods for Finola Hughes and Maura West, and lead actor nods for Steve Burton and Jon Lindstrom.
Other top nominees are “Days of Our Lives” with 22 bids, “The Young and the Restless” with 21 and “The Bold and the Beautiful” with 13. Read the full story here:
Brady’s Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series
Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year.
Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. It should be a rare opportunity for up-close revelations from the usually private quarterback who left New England this year after 20 seasons and now is with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read the full story here:
In other news today …
- President Donald Trump said Thursday that Russian violations make it untenable for the U.S. to stay in a treaty that permits 30-plus nations to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory, but he hinted it’s possible the U.S. will reconsider the decision to withdraw.
- The Georgia man whose cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting helped reignite the case was charged with murder Thursday, making him the third person arrested more than two months after the slaying.
- A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead early Thursday was being investigated as “terrorism-related,” the FBI said, but divulged few details as to why.
- Joe Biden’s campaign wouldn’t let reporters listen to a question-and-answer session during a virtual fundraiser with Wall Street donors on Thursday night, a break from its usual procedures and from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s past pronouncements about promoting transparency.
- The University of California will drop the SAT and ACT tests as admission requirements through 2024 and eliminate them for California residents after that, a landmark decision by the prestigious university system.
- The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents who’d been sentenced to death for an operation that cast a cloud of suspicion over the kingdom’s crown prince.
- It took seven years to settle on a plan for cleansing two rivers and floodplains polluted with dioxins from a Dow Chemical Co. plant in central Michigan. The work itself has lasted nearly twice as long, with plenty still to do. Now, scientists and activists fear some of the progress may have washed away with floodwaters that overwhelmed two dams this week.
- India authorities on Friday began assessing damage and clearing roads in the wake of Cyclone Amphan that killed more than 90 people and left millions displaced after barreling through the coastal communities of eastern India and neighboring Bangladesh.
- Iran’s supreme leader on Friday called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that “will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed” in an annual speech in support of the Palestinians, renewing threats against Iran’s Mideast enemy.
- A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback that would make it hard to finish the $8 billion project.
- A 20-year-old construction worker who opened fire at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex, injuring three people, wanted to target people in his own age group in retaliation for being bullied, authorities said Thursday.
- Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers sharply criticized China’s move to take over long-stalled efforts to enact national security legislation in the semi-autonomous territory, saying it goes against the “one country, two systems” framework in which Beijing promised the city freedoms not found on the mainland.
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Memorial Day weekend forecast
Severe storms and heavy rain could threaten your Memorial Day weekend plans in parts of the country. Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the national forecast. Watch here:
Memorial Day weekend watch list
Movie critic Bruce Miller says Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been the kickoff to the summer blockbuster season, but you’re going to have to wait a few months for the live-action version of “Mulan” and the much-awaited sequel to “Top Gun.” Instead, make this a retro blockbuster summer. Netflix brings “Back to the Future,” and on Hulu, look for “The Dark Knight.” Amazon now has last year’s big music journey, “Rocketman,” and if you want to dig back to the first summer blockbuster, look for “Jaws” on HBO. Watch:
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On this date
The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean, and more events that happened on this day in history.
Here’s a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, May 22: