Battle brewing between turtle rescuers, Florida’s wildlife commission

Tensions are rising between turtle rescue organizations and the Florida Wildlife Commission that oversees their work – so much so that the unpaid volunteers may soon be banned from helping to save the reptiles. Every year between March and October, multiple species of sea turtles, mainly loggerheads, swim up to Florida’s shores to lay their eggs. But once the hatchlings […]

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Singapore locks down for a month as mystery COVID cases rise

Singapore is returning to lockdown conditions it last imposed a year ago, banning dining-in and limiting gatherings to two people, as a rising number of untraceable infections pressures one of the world’s COVID-containment stories. For four weeks from May 16 to June 13, gathering sizes as well as household visitors will be cut to a maximum of two people from […]

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Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dies at 85

CHICAGO (AP) — Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spokesman announced Wednesday. He was 85. Pervis Staples died May 6 at his home in Dolton, Illinois, according to Adam Ayers, a spokesman for Staples' sister, Mavis Staples. The cause of death wasn’t given. Pervis Staples […]

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Police downgraded urgent request to find boy, 17, inquest hears

Police downgraded urgent request to find boy, 17, who told call handler he was ‘about to kill himself’ in park… hours before he was found hanging from tree, inquest hears Matthew Mackell, from Tunbridge Wells, was found dead on May 7 last year Police downgraded the priority of a request to find Matthew, 17, inquest heard He told a call […]

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2-year-old boy shoots parents in Maine home

More On: shootings NYPD officer wounded in Brooklyn shootout with gangbanger identified Suspect arrested in Times Square shooting that injured two women, child Four shot, including two teens, in series of NYC shootings Two Texas sheriff’s deputies shot dead after responding to dog complaint A 2-year-old boy in Maine shot his parents Wednesday morning with a gun he picked up […]

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Police release e-fit of missing mother of baby George

Police release e-fit of missing mother of baby George who was found by a dog walker dumped in a park just hours after he was born Baby, thought to be just hours old, was found at The Mounds in Kings Norton Newborn named George because he was discovered just before St George’s Day A young woman captured on CCTV walking […]

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