AP News一分钟新闻:2017-05-20


AP NEWS一分钟,是美联社(Associated Press)推出的长度约一分钟的新闻简讯形式的报道。它因短小简洁、时效性强,深受广大英语爱好者追捧。美联社是美国最大的通讯社,也是国际性通讯社之一,全称为“美国联合通讯社”,英文简称AP。 马克·吐温曾说:“给地球各个角落带来光明的只有两个:天上的太阳和地上的美联社。”“美联社时事精华,一分钟展现鲜活世界”不但是英语听力训练的好素材,也是通晓国际时事的窗口。


This is AP NEWS minute.

1. President Donald Trump says he is very close to naming a new FBI director. When asked Thursday whether the former Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman was among the top contenders for the job. Trump’s response was “he is”. President Trump has said he could name a new director before he leaves Friday on his first overseas trip as president.  

2. A teenager was killed and 22 others injured after a man who appeared intoxicated, drove his car the wrong way up a Time Square street in New York, plowing into pedestrians on the sidewalk. Authorities have arrested the driver who they say had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated.

3. A medical examiner has determined that SoundGarden singer Chris Cornell now killed himself by hanging in a Detroit Hotel room. The 52-year-old front man was found at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel Wednesday night, just hours after performing a concert.

4. And a tiger that once sent fear through a Russian city as he prowled around freely now has a new home where wild life officials hope he will thrive. The Siberian tiger was captured last October, and was flown by helicopter Monday to a national park, 340 miles north where he was found.

Suzanne Yee Gaffney, the Associated Press with AP NEWS Minute.

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