North Korean State TV Gets A Makeover : NPR

There’s an evening show on North Korea’s state TV that brings soldiers news from their hometowns. Last September, the show on the regime-run Korean Central Television, or KCTV, was interrupted for an urgent update. “Another piece of news from our families on the homefront, just in from the Kangson steel …

On This Day in History – May 22nd – Almanac – UPI.com

On May 22, 2017, a suicide bomber killed 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. More than 500 people sustained injuries. Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2019 with 223 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and …

Celebrity birthdays for May 22, 2019

Actor Michael Constantine (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” ”Room 222″) is 92. Pianist Peter Nero is 85. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 81. Actor Frank Converse is 81. Actress Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ”Valley of the Dolls”) is 77. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 69. Actor Al Corley (“Dynasty”) is 64. Singer …

The Definition of a Kilogram Just Changed Worldwide – VICE

The kilogram is the last unit of measurement to be untethered from an artificial object. The definition of a kilogram, a unit roughly equal to 2.2 pounds, has changed forever. Since 1889, the kilogram has been defined by a platinum-iridium alloy cylinder nicknamed Le Grand K, which is located in …

About 1,000 commuters spend hours trapped in Moscow subway

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours because of a power outage. Moscow’s subway said in a statement that passengers of three subway trains have been safely evacuated and there have been no injuries. It said that Tuesday’s glitch on the …

Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

The airline industry’s U.S. trade group is predicting another record for summer travel. Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 257.4 million people will fly on U.S. carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31. That’s a 3.4% increase over last summer, and it works out to about 2.8 million travelers a …