Top US News: Obama’s Visit To Hiroshima The First By Any Sitting US President; Two Winners Crowned 2016 National Spelling Bee Champions; & More
Obama’s visit to Hiroshima the first by any sitting US president
On Friday, Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the atomic bombing of 1945 – Hiroshima. As reported by the Huffington Post, the purpose of Obama’s visit is to showcase his nuclear dismemberment agenda. An atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, leading to the deaths of thousands of people and around 140,000 more by the end of the year.
Two winners crowned 2016 National Spelling Bee champions
For the third successive year, two winners were crowned the Scripps National Spelling Bee championships, ESPN reports. Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga had to spell as many as three times the words as previous years. Jairam is the younger brother of Sriram Hathwar, who bagged the championship in 2014. Nihar, who is 11 years old, is the youngest winner of the spelling bee.
Woman lost while hiking on Appalachian trail kept journal
Geraldine Largay, who went missing while hiking on the Appalachian trail, kept a journal and asked that her family members be informed if her body is discovered, as reported by Cleveland.com. The remains of Largay, who was last seen on July 22, 2013, were discovered in 2015. Her last journal entry has been dated August 18, 2013. It is believed that she died of starvation and exposure.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom file for divorce
Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from NBA star Lamar Odom, E! Online reports. Citing irreconcilable differences, a source close to Kardashian said that she is “looking forward to moving on.” The two had first filed for divorce in December of 2013.
Johnny Depp releases statement after Amber Heard files for divorce
In the wake of Amber Heard filing for divorce from Johnny Depp, the rep of the Pirates of the Caribbean’s star released a statement.
“Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” the statement reads. “Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.” As reported by Business Standard, Heard filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.”