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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

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

Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the ... Full story

U.S. coronavirus cases rise by record for third day in a row, up over 62,500

Adrian Marquez, a juvenile probation officer, prepares to has his blood drawn for an antibody test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Cheney Orr. (Reuters) - The United States reported at least 62,500 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, a record daily increase for a third day in a row, according to a Reuters tally. Seven states reported record increases in cases on ... Full story

The struggle to keep India's Covid-19 patients breathing

Image caption India has the third-largest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world. In April, a sprawling hospital in a village in western India was directed to quickly set up an additional 200-bed ward for coronavirus patients. Infections were surging in Maharashtra state, where the 934-bed Kasturba Hospital is located in Sevagram village, some 50 miles south of the city of Nagpur. The busy not-for-profit hospital was already getting a ... Full story

Relentless heat wave to bake the U.S. for "multiple weeks"

Heat wave bearing down on Southwest Heat wave bearing down on Southwest. A punishing and relentless heat wave is just getting underway in the South, with some spots forecast to peak above 110 degrees starting this weekend. But the heat will not stay in the South; next week it is forecast to move north and east, spreading 100-degree temperatures across the Ohio Valley and into the Mid-Atlantic. The National Weather Service is forecasting 75 or ... Full story

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