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Murder charges laid

NEW YORK—A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, police say.

The New York Police Department said 26-year-old Richard Rojas, of the Bronx, also was charged late yesterday with five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Monday boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of “medium long-range” ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Outsiders also saw a significant technological jump, with the test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile.

’WannaCry’ virus spreads to Asia, experts warn of new wave

LONDON — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands more computers on Monday as people across Asia logged in at work, disrupting businesses, schools, hospitals and daily life. But no new large-scale outbreaks were reported, and British officials said a feared second wave of infections had not materialized.