Execution of Man in Missouri Who Fatally Stabbed Woman is the First Since the Coronavirus Pandemic Took Hold in the U.S.

Bonne Terre, MO (AP) A Missouri man is put to death for fatally stabbing an 81-year-old woman nearly three decades ago, in the first U.S. execution since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Walter Barton died via lethal injection yesterday. Barton had long maintained he was innocent of killing Gladys Kuehler, and his case was tied…

Philippines Riding out Typhoon After Virus Slows Evacuations

Manila, Philippines (AP) — More than 150,000 people are riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by the coronavirus. The typhoon has weakened and was blowing northwestward toward the populous main northern island of Luzon. There was no immediate reports of casualties…