Coronavirus Strands Merchant Ship Crews at Sea for Months

Athens, Greece (AP) — Countries across the world have imposed lockdowns, shut borders and suspended international flights to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Merchant ship crews have become unintended collateral damage. About 150,000 seafarers are stranded at sea in need of crew changes, according to the International Chamber of Shipping, whose secretary general…

Murder charge upgraded in Floyd case, 3 other cops charged

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers. Bystander video showing Floyd’s May 25 death has sparked violent protests nationwide and around the world. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was…