Mollie Tibbetts: Police say remains are ‘consistent’ with missing Iowa boy

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa — Human remains recovered from a creek this week are believed to be those of a 16-year-old autistic boy who vanished from his small Iowa hometown in April, authorities said Thursday. Jake Wilson’s disappearance had prompted a search involving the FBI, state and local police officers, and hundreds of volunteers in La Porte City, a town of 2,300 in northeastern Iowa. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. Wilson was last seen April 7, when he said he was going for a walk blocks from his home along Wolf Creek,… Read More

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The week’s best photojournalism

Crocodiles rest at a farm in the Jordan Valley, West Bank. | (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) A turtle peers out of a pond in Chavornay, Switzerland. | (EPA-EFE/VALENTIN FLAURAUD) A man looks into a cobra’s eyes in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. | (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) A worker examines a rotary dredge near Sharypovo, Russia. | (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) Men look at their cell phones in Beijing. | (EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY) A man in a mask looks at a robotic cat in Tokyo. | (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon) A woman swims among seagulls near Lisbon, Portugal. | (EPA-EFE/RODRIGO ANTUNES) People float on Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland. | (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) A diver competes near Hrimezdice, Czech… Read More

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Will the IMF ever come clean?

Greece is finally free. The country whose profligacy and fraudulent accounting first touched off the eurozone crisis in 2010 has reformed and been rewarded with a return to the fold of fiscally responsible nations. They’ve got a new deal with their creditors in the European Union and are finally able to relax some of the strictures of prior bailout agreements. They can stop focusing on what their lenders demand and start focusing on their own people’s needs — like the devastating wildfires. So why was the International Monetary Fund — which was a party to the first two of Greece’s three bailouts — so eager last week to pour cold… Read More

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