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'Out of the lion's mouth': How American Gaylen Grandstaff finally got out of Russia after years falsely jailed

By: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- Standing at border control in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in early April, Gaylen Grandstaff wasn't sure what was about to happen.A 53-year-old American from Texas, Grandstaff had been trapped in Russia for almost three years, stuck in a nightmare because of a cleaning product.Falsely…... Read More

By: JON HAWORTH, ABC News (EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, Penn.) -- LAA Pennsylvania man has been charged with the kidnapping of an Amish teenager who has been missing since last month and has yet to be found.East Lampeter Township Police in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, charged 34-year-old Justo Smoker on Friday with…... Read More

By: JON HAWORTH and MATT ZARRELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 566,000 people worldwide.Over 12.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for…... Read More

By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Over 12.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be…... Read More

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(MERRITT ISLAND, Fla.) -- SpaceX scrubbed its launch of dozens of Starlink satellites Saturday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center.SpaceX wrote on Twitter that the mission needed "more time for checkouts" and the team was working to identify the next launch opportunity.The launch -- which was scheduled…... Read More

By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) -- Every year, more than 20 million visitors flock to Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which, after being closed for several months, reopened July 1.But for the first time in its nearly 300-year history, it's largely empty."There is no foot traffic," business owner Sara Youngelson told…... Read More

By ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- "I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it's not." Those were the final words of a 30-year-old patient who died at a San Antonio, Texas, hospital this week after attending a so-called "COVID party," according…... Read More

By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(ZUURBEKOM, South Africa) -- At least five people are dead and more than 40 people arrested in South Africa Saturday following an attack at a church in Zuurbekom, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.Four people were found shot and burnt to death in…... Read More

By DEVIN DWYER and JANET WEINSTEIN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- The resurgence of COVID-19 across the country this summer has deepened anxiety for millions of American small business owners who face another imminent cash crunch in their battle to survive a historic pandemic.The government’s $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program, first rolled…... Read More

By DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Fay has now transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone, with winds of 35 mph. The storm’s center is located about 30 miles south of Albany, New York, on Saturday and is moving north at 17 mph.As the storm came ashore on Friday,…... Read More

By HALLEY FREGER, ALLISON PECORIN, and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC NEWS (AUSTIN) -- The senior citizens who populate Texas nursing homes were not jammed into bars or packed onto beaches on Memorial Day, but officials there now fear that coronavirus that began spreading among younger people over the past month is imperiling…... Read More