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…

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…

Weekend Protests Cause Widespread Damage Throughout the Region

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Last weeks’ death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police sparks widespread protests here locally. Sunday, people gathered at the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville in what officials described as a peaceful protest. But, weekend demonstrations in places like Ferguson were marred by violence. County Police Spokesman Benjamin Granda…

Unrest Overshadows Peaceful US Protests for Another Night

Washington D.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters have again taken to the streets across America. Peaceful demonstrations Sunday against police killings of black people have been overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. A truck driver drove into demonstrators in Minneapolis nearly a week after George Floyd pleaded…