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Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence News

Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone's request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months. He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Stone was the sixth Trump ... Full story

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence News

Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone's request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months. He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Stone was the sixth Trump ... Full story

FBI investigates reported July 4 lynching attempt in Indiana

(Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a hate-crime report lodged by a Black civil rights activist in Indiana who said he was assaulted by several white men threatening to lynch him before a group of bystanders and friends intervened to stop the attack. The federal inquiry into the July 4 confrontation at Lake Monroe, near Bloomington, Indiana, was confirmed to Reuters on Thursday by FBI and U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington and ... Full story

Brazilian environmentalist Sirkis killed in car crash

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Alfredo Sirkis, a founder of Brazil’s Green Party and a tireless campaigner for policies to curb climate change, died on Friday in a car crash, television network TV Globo said. FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian presidential candidate for the Green Party Marina Silva and environmentalist Alfredo Sirkis attend a news conference after a meeting with the Party leadership in Brasilia, Brazil October 13, 2010. ... Full story

Dolphins return to Lisbon's Tagus river

LISBON (Reuters) - Amid hard times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, one sight is putting a smile on people’s faces in Portugal - dolphins splashing around near Lisbon’s shores. “I have loved dolphins forever,” wrote a social media user left in awe at a video shared online of a group of dolphins jumping out of the water. “It is great to see them up close, and in our very own Tagus river!”. Though dolphins have been sighted in the Tagus ... Full story

Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence

Washington — President Trump is commuting the prison sentence of Republican political operative Roger Stone via an executive grant of clemency, the White House said in a statement. Mr. Trump extended reprieve to his longtime informal adviser and ally days before he was expected to report to prison. The statement from the White House called Stone a "victim of the Russia Hoax" and said there was "never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or ... Full story

New York judge gives Trump deadline in lawsuit over tax returns following major Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Manhattan has given lawyers for President Trump a Wednesday deadline to say whether he will further challenge a subpoena for his tax documents, part of an ongoing investigation by local prosecutors here into hush money payments made during the 2016 election season. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The order by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero follows Thursday's highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling in ... Full story

University of Houston researches create heated air filter that can kill coronavirus 'instantly'

Researchers at the University of Houston claimed to have designed a special air filter that can trap the novel coronavirus and blast it with heat to kill the disease on contact. Dr. Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center of Superconductivity at UH, is the brains behind the project, the Houston Chronicle reported . Ren worked with Medistar CEO Monzer Hourani to bring about a "unique design" made from heated nickel foam, which was detailed in ... Full story

Opinion election. We haven’t taken them yet. Post

Kevin Johnson is executive director of Election Reformers Network. Yuval Levin is director of social, cultural and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Across the country, election officials are living with a palpable sense of dread. Their worry is less about who will win or lose on Election Day than about how our vast, diverse system of voting will function amid a pandemic. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. ... Full story

UK PM Johnson to tell office workers to return to work to save economy: Daily Mail

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay. (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell office workers next week to start returning to their desks to help save the country's economy, the Daily Mail reported here on Friday. Johnson, in his update on virus strategy will press employers to get their staff back to the workplace- if it is safe, the ... Full story

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