Migrant rules may shutter crab houses

BALTIMORE — Many Maryland crab houses expect to stay idle this summer after U.S. immigration officials approved additional migrant worker visas this month for only one picking house.

The H-2B visas for seasonal workers were awarded by lottery for the first time this year due to high demand for workers from multiple industries. Idle crab houses could drive up the price of Maryland’s crab meat.

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Pentagon suspends drills with SKorea

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a move stemming from President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The Defense Department said planning for the summer drills has stopped, but there have been no decisions made on any other military exercises with South Korea. Military exercises with other countries in the Pacific will continue.


Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead

DEERFIELD BEACH — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt.

The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital. He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.