Justice delayed? In wealthy California town, officer kills 2

Diane Wilson holds a photo of her son Tyrell Wilson. AP Photo DANVILLE: Two fatal shootings by the same police officer in a wealthy San Francisco suburb have cast a spotlight on what criminal justice activists are calling a case of delayed justice and its deadly consequences. Felony charges were announced last month against Officer … Read more

Myanmar town pleads for help as thousands flee fighting

People flee from fighting in Myanmar’s northwestern town of Mindat in Chin State, Myanmar, YANGON: Desperate residents of a Myanmar town hit by clashes between the military and an anti-junta defence force pleaded for help Wednesday as the UN warned the fighting may have forced thousands to flee. Government forces used artillery to flush out … Read more

Myanmar army battles anti-coup rebels in northwestern town

Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger salute during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar Myanmar’s army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta that seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February. The fighting in … Read more

Could pandemic further erode the New England town meeting?

[ad_1] MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition where people gather to debate everything from the purchase of local road equipment to multimillion-dollar budgets to pressing social issues. The basis of the town meeting … Read more

How Italian town with 1st known virus death fared

[ad_1] VO, Italy (AP) — Italy delivered the first shocking confirmation of locally transmitted coronavirus infections outside of Asia a year ago Sunday, with back-to-back revelations of cases more than 150 kilometers (nearly 100 miles) apart in the country’s north. First, a 38-year-old man in Codogno, an industrial town in the Lombardy region, tested positive … Read more