NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES MAY 26 2016


(FOX) Search teams in the Mediterranean Sea have detected emergency signals from EgyptAir flight 804. Wall Street Journal and FOX News report that an investigator in Egypt has narrowed the search radius for the wreckage from 40 miles to just three miles. The plane, carrying 66 passengers and crew, crashed last Thursday morning in a flight from Paris to Cairo. Various human and property remains have surfaced, but the black boxes are yet to be found. Philip Baum, an aviation specialist, says there isn’t enough information to determine what type of explosion brought the plane down.

(FOX) China is sending nuclear-armed submarines to patrol the Pacific Ocean. According to FOX News and The Guardian, the timing hasn’t been determined, but this comes days after President Obama announced he had lifted a decades-long arms embargo against Vietnam. Chinese authorities praised the decision. There are disputes in the South China Sea over islands, many of which are partially claimed by Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as China.

(CNN) Donald Trump, presumptive GOP nominee, has officially reached the magic number of delegates required to earn the nomination. He passed the mark of 1,237 after delegates from North Dakota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania pledged support to him, according to CNN. It’s not over, however, as Trump still has to accept the nomination at the GOP convention in Cleveland in July. President Obama met with world leaders at the G-7 summit, who say they are “rattled” by the thought of Trump as president. Policies from Trump that concern leaders include his proposed ban on Muslims, pledging to build a wall between Mexico, and calling the Iran deal “horrendous.” Trump responded to criticism from the British Prime Minister in a Good Morning Britain interview.

(CNN) South Carolina governor Nikki Haley signed a law Wednesday to make abortions illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It doesn’t give exemptions to rape or incest. According to CNN, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act says there is “substantial medical evidence” that fetuses can feel pain by 20 weeks. South Carolina is the 13th state to enforce the ban. The bill says that any physician who violates the law is guilty of a misdemeanor offense and faces a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment plus a potential fine.

(FOX) At least 20 homes in northern Kansas were damaged Wednesday in a tornado. No injuries have been reported. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado formed just after 7 p.m. near the Ottawa County community of Niles and stayed on the ground continuously for about an hour and a half.

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