Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies made it possible to extort huge ransoms from large companies, hospitals and city governments.
By Greg Myre/NPR
School districts across the country are hiring kindergarten teachers and preparing summer programs as they brace for a supersized class.
By Heather Hollingsworth and Cedar Attanasio/AP
A commercial lobster diver says he escaped relatively unscathed after nearly being swallowed by a humpback whale, in a biblical-sounding encounter that whale experts describe as rare but plausible.
By Rachel Treisman/NPR
RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin
President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are holding their first face-to-face meeting this Wednesday in Geneva.
By Robert Burns/AP
The scheduled July 20 flight comes on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.
By Avie Schneider/NPR
Israel is set to swear in a new government that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office.
By Joseph Krauss/AP
In Pennsylvania, the Republican-led Legislature voted Thursday to end Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration
By David A. Lieb/AP
The United States plans to push democratic allies to publicly call out China for forced labor practices as the Group of Seven leaders gather for day two of their summit in England.
By Jonathan Lemire, Aamer Madhani and Jill Lawless/AP
The 76ers outscored the Hawks 66-58 in the paint and 15-6 on fast breaks.
By Charles Odum/AP
It is highly unusual for the Justice Department to subpoena members of Congress. But the subpoena fits into the Trump Justice Department’s aggressive approach toward investigating leaks to the media.
By Krishnadev Calamur/NPR
J. Scott Applewhite
They are accused of conspiring with one another in a plot to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.
By The Associated Press