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Delroy Lindo on his titanic performance in ‘Da 5 Bloods’

NEW YORK (AP) — In the jungle of Spike Lee’ssprawling and anguished “Da 5 Bloods,” Delroy Lindo’s titanic performance as a Vietnam veteran rises to a ferocious, even Shakespearean pinnacle. Lee’s film, now streaming on Netflix, follows four African American veterans who decades later return to Vietnam to find the remains of their fallen squad […]

Red-hot Judge powers streaking Yankees past Red Sox 9-7

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge insists he’s not quite locked in at the plate yet. Tell that to his teammates — or the Boston Red Sox. The big slugger homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the […]

Mexico’s president turns attention to cartel-plagued states

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is traveling to three of Mexico’s most violent states this week to counter what many call a “hands-off” strategy toward drug cartels that has exacerbated tensions with state governors. A surge in cartel killings in Guanajuato, Colima and Jalisco – all states governed by opposition parties […]

US challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic’s radio

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government will try to stop a company’s planned salvage mission to retrieve the Titanic’s wireless telegraph machine, arguing the expedition would break federal law and a pact with Britain to leave the iconic shipwreck undisturbed. U.S. attorneys filed a legal challenge before a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia, late […]

Judge: Salvage firm can recover Titanic’s telegraph machine

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. In an order released Monday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith agreed that the telegraph is historically and culturally important and could soon […]

Volunteer + tutor = learning and fun for isolated students

NEW YORK (AP) — “Tell us about Vikings; tell us about shipwrecks; tells us about pirates and ancient myths.” Sara Herlevsen nods, smiles and answers these questions from students via video conferencing. Or this 31-year-old massage therapist and tutor from Calgary helps them with their math homework, a science quiz or an art project. Sometimes, […]

Commerce locks up and retail sales plunge unprecedented 8.7%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales plummeted 8.7% in March, an unprecedented decline, as the viral outbreak forced an almost complete lockdown of commerce nationwide. The deterioration of sales far outpaced the previous record decline of 3.9% that took place during the depths of the Great Recession in November 2008. Auto sales dropped 25.6%, while […]

Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

MADRID (AP) — Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people suspected of dying from the new coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday. Defense Minister Margarita Robles said the elderly residents were “completely left to fend for themselves, or even dead, in their […]

Amid virus, Congress’ leaders resist call for remote voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are resisting calls to let lawmakers vote remotely, a dispute pitting the scourge of the coronavirus against two centuries of tradition that underscores Washington’s struggle to adapt to recommendations that evolve daily about how to handle the pandemic. Advocates of the voting change cite the health perils of air travel […]

Infantino says ‘wrong’ only men deciding laws of soccer

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino acknowledged it was “wrong” that the annual laws of football meeting had only men taking the decisions on Saturday. FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura could not make the trip to Northern Ireland for the International Football Association Board (IFAB) annual meeting so Infantino headed an all-male […]

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