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…

Feds Seek $225M Fine for Pair Who Made a Billion Robocalls

(AP) The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers. The Federal Communications Commission said two men in Texas, through their companies, made the calls that purported to sell products from major insurers but…

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…