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2013-07-21T00:00:00Z Around the nationFrom Wire Reports From Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star
July 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

District of Columbia

Michelin recalling tires over possible holes

WASHINGTON - Michelin is voluntarily recalling 100,000 tires after a retailer discovered that some had holes and quickly deflated.

The recall affects certain sizes of Michelin's LTX M/S 2, X Radial LT2 and Latitude Tour tires. The tires are typically used on light trucks and SUVs.

The puncture, in the sidewall, was caused by machines used to handle the finished tires. The tires were made in Michelin's Lexington, S.C., plant.

There have been no reports of damage, death or injury. Michelin says about 2,500 of the recalled tires may have the defect.

Customers who may have purchased the tires will be notified by mail beginning this week. Customers who have already replaced the tires may be reimbursed.

Owners can contact Michelin at 1-855-851-4951 or www.michelinman.com/voluntarysafetyrecall

Hawaii

Fisherman is rescued after tuna capsizes boat

LIHUE - A 54-year-old fisherman is safe after his 14-foot boat capsized as he was landing a 230-pound tuna in the ocean off Hawaii.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued Anthony Wichman on Friday after receiving a distress call from his wife.

Wichman was fishing about 10 miles southwest of Port Allen on the island of Kauai Friday morning when he hooked the ahi tuna. Coast Guard Lt. Jessica Mickelson tells Hawaii News Now that Wichman was able to use his cellphone to call his wife for help.

The Coast Guard sent a helicopter to rescue Wichman. Friends arrived on another boat and were able to right Wichman's boat. They towed it - and the fish - back to port.

Washington

Wildfire is 35% contained

WENATCHEE - Officials say a wildfire at Lake Wenatchee is 35 percent contained, one day after burning four vacation homes and charring six acres.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Mick Mueller says the four structures were summer homes permitted on Forest Service land, which were adjacent to the Wenatchee Ranger Station.

Mueller says the fire is reported to have been caused by people, but it remains under investigation.

Fire crews on Saturday were mopping up and detecting hot spots with infrared cameras.

California

Yet-to-be-filmed movie will pair Superman, Batman

SAN DIEGO - Superman is coming back, and he'll have a caped co-star.

"Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder announced Saturday at San Diego's Comic-Con that he was making another Superman film and that it will include Batman - the first time the two superheroes will be united on the big screen.

He declined to reveal many details, saying the script is just being written. He then invited an actor onstage to read a passage to hint at the story line.

"I am the man who beat you," read Harry Lennox, before an image of the Superman logo, backed by the Batman symbol, flashed on the screen.

Warner Bros. then confirmed the first-ever pairing in a statement.

The Associated Press

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