2 Kids Vanished, and it Just Got Stranger. Now, a Grim Turn

Boise, ID (AP) — Relatives were suspicious and then police got involved after 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and his 17-year-old sister Tylee Ryan hadn’t been seen in far too long. Soon strangers around the world were following the case, transfixed by the strange circumstances surrounding Lori Vallow Daybell and her new husband, Chad Daybell. The…

‘All eyes’ on New York: Reopening tests city torn by crises

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City gradually began reopening Monday in a turning point in the three-month-long coronavirus crisis and a test of the city’s discipline. Stores previously deemed nonessential were cleared to reopen for delivery and pickup, though customers cannot yet browse inside. Construction, manufacturing and wholesalers also received the go-ahead to resume…

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…

With Victories in 7 states, Biden Closes in on Nomination

Washington D.C. (AP) Joe Biden has taken a big step toward winning enough delegates to be the Democratic presidential nominee. The former vice president swept the seven states that conducted presidential primaries on Tuesday. Those victories have put hundreds more delegates in Biden’s corner ahead of the summer nominating convention. He could lock down the…