Reynolds applauds legislators for advancing felon voting amendment

Reynolds applauds legislators for advancing felon voting amendment

  • Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence before three-year prison term was to begin
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    Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence before three-year prison term was to begin

    President Trump on Friday commuted the three-year prison sentence for Republican operative Roger Stone, who was to report to a federal prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of obstruction, witness tampering and lying to Congress. In a statement released Friday night, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Stone's prison sentence “unjust.” “Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency,” McEnany said in the statement.

  • Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show
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    Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

    A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail. Comet Neowise — the brightest comet visible from the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter-century — swept within Mercury's orbit a week ago. Its close proximity to the sun caused dust and gas to burn off its surface and create an even bigger debris tail.

  • Five Guys workers ‘turned their backs’ on cops, Alabama police say. Now some are fired
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    Five Guys workers ‘turned their backs’ on cops, Alabama police say. Now some are fired

    Several Five Guys employees accused of refusing service to local police officers have either been fired or suspended, the company says. Officers stopped at a Five Guys in Daphne, Alabama on Tuesday, only to get the cold shoulder from several employees, local station WALA reported. Police said the workers, about seven in all, turned their backs when they walked in the door at the popular burger restaurant.

  • Turn off your air conditioning, experts say after WHO shifts stance on airborne coronavirus
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    Turn off your air conditioning, experts say after WHO shifts stance on airborne coronavirus

    Air conditioning units that recirculate the same air in a room should be switched off or only used with open windows, experts have urged, amid mounting concern around the role of airborne transmission to spread Covid-19. Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, a fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering, said there were two types of air conditioning units - ones that take air in from outside and expel it out again, or those that recirculate the same air. Guidance from the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers, which Dr Fitzgerald helped draw up, warns that split air conditioning units that do not have a “dedicated source of outside air supply into a room… could be responsible for recirculating and spreading airborne viral particles into the path of socially distanced users”.

  • Outdoor Dinging Decor That's Sure to Bring Joy to Any Table 
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    Outdoor Dinging Decor That's Sure to Bring Joy to Any Table 

    Cheerful furnishings in citrine bring smiles to the outdoor table Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Dentist who slaughtered Cecil the lion ‘hunts and kills protected wild ram’ just four years later
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    Dentist who slaughtered Cecil the lion ‘hunts and kills protected wild ram’ just four years later

    The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion is reported to have hunted another endangered wild animal. Walter Palmer is said to have slaughtered a protected ram in Mongolia, paying up to £80,000 for the kill. The hunter, who prompted a worldwide outpouring of fury when he targeted Cecil five years ago, was identified as one of two men in a photo with the dead Altai argali – the largest wild sheep in the world.

  • A revival of ultrafast supersonic passenger jet travel is inching closer to reality – take a look at the prototype debuting in October
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    A revival of ultrafast supersonic passenger jet travel is inching closer to reality – take a look at the prototype debuting in October

    Boom Supersonic Aircraft start-up Boom Supersonic is one step closer to bringing back supersonic passenger travel with its flagship Overture jet. The Overture's prototype and demonstrator, the XB-1, will be unveiled in October and plans to take to the skies in 2021. If the XB-1 has a successful test flight program, the Overture could fly within the next 10 years, bringing back supersonic travel to the public.

  • In Hong Kong Security Law, China Asserts Legal Jurisdiction over the Entire World
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    In Hong Kong Security Law, China Asserts Legal Jurisdiction over the Entire World

    The Chinese Communist Party's new security law has criminalized any actions it deems to be subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign entities in Hong Kong. The law spells an abrupt end to the political freedoms that Hong Kongers used to enjoy. The text of the legislation's Article 38 is blunt, and makes an unprecedented jurisdictional claim: “The Law shall apply to offences under this Law committed against the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from outside the Region by a person who is not a permanent resident of the Region.”

  • Scientists race to explain why COVID kills a lot more men than women
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    Scientists race to explain why COVID kills a lot more men than women

    When Florida couple Cecilia and Marvin Lawton were infected with the coronavirus, their daughter Briana worried her mother was most at risk because of her history of high blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory illness. "I really wasn't expecting my dad to get as bad as he was," Briana Lawton told CBS News' Dr. Tara Narula. Researchers have been studying the effects of the coronavirus on both men and women, and they've found that men are more likely to suffer worse outcomes from the disease, and are as much as 2.4 times more likely to die.

  • The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait
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    The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait

    A political campaign built around making videos designed to bait the president of the United States into overreacting would almost certainly have been a total waste of time at any other moment under any other commander in chief. But Donald Trump is unlike any other president. And so for the Lincoln Project, which was created by a group of anti-Trump Republican political operatives last December, that means there is a logic to being a metaphorical fly buzzing around the president's head.

  • Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus
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    Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus

    Dozens of U.S. Marines at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have been infected with the coronavirus in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, Okinawa's governor said Saturday, demanding an adequate explanation from the U.S. military. Gov. Denny Tamaki said he could say only that a “few dozen” cases had been found recently because the U.S. military asked that the exact figure not be released. The outbreaks occurred at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which is at the center of a relocation dispute, and Camp Hansen, Tamaki said.

  • Russian accused of harassing Black family in Oregon was ordered deported 10 years ago
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    Russian accused of harassing Black family in Oregon was ordered deported 10 years ago

    One of the seven men arrested after police said they harassed a Black family at an Oregon beach was ordered deported to Russia a decade ago, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Oleg Saranchuk and six other men were arrested on July 4 after they were accused of yelling racial slurs and made a Nazi salute at a Black family at a Lincoln City beach, according to the Lincoln City Police Department. Saranchuk initially refused to identify himself to the police.

  • Russia's journalists under increasing pressure from the secret services in wake of Putin's shaky referendum victory
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    Russia's journalists under increasing pressure from the secret services in wake of Putin's shaky referendum victory

    Russia's intelligence services have 'stepped up' their war on free media, carrying out a series of operations designed to intimidate journalists in the wake of Vladimir Putin's controversial referendum victory last week. In an unprecedented case for post-Soviet Russia, prominent defence reporter Ivan Safronov was seized outside his home on Tuesday morning by secret service agents and arrested on suspicion of treason. Last week's overwhelming approval of constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay in office at least until 2036 was hailed by the Kremlin as a “triumph.”

  • A patient in their 30s has reportedly died from coronavirus after attending a 'COVID party' in Texas
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    A patient in their 30s has reportedly died from coronavirus after attending a 'COVID party' in Texas

    Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images A patient in their 30s reportedly died from coronavirus after attending a "COVID party," according to healthcare officials in San Antonio, Texas. "This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the COVID virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected," Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, told News4 reporters. "Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said 'I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it's not,'" Appleby said.

  • Shooting of man by Baltimore police highlights 'total failure' of city's behavioral health response, agency says
    Baltimore Sun

    Shooting of man by Baltimore police highlights 'total failure' of city's behavioral health response, agency says

    After Baltimore police officers shot a man who pulled a firearm while undergoing a behavioral health crisis last week, the organization that oversees the city's behavioral health services called the current system “a total failure” that needs better integration of mental health professionals with the police. There is no indication that police dispatchers attempted to connect available behavioral health resources with officers on the scene before they shot Ricky Walker Jr. on July 1, said Adrienne Breidenstine, vice president of policy and communications for Behavioral Health System Baltimore. The city has two so-called crisis response teams that handle mental health issues, one inside the police department and another at the nonprofit Baltimore Crisis Response Inc. Breidenstine said the incident highlights how the city has created an unnecessarily complex system to deal with people in crisis.

  • Salt Lake County DA: Police who shot fleeing man won't face criminal charges
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    Salt Lake County DA: Police who shot fleeing man won't face criminal charges

    Two Salt Lake City police officers won't face criminal charges in the death of an armed man shot more than 30 times as he ran from officers.

  • Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator
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    Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator

    Mexico is to seek the arrest and extradition from Canada of the former chief investigator in the murky disappearance of 43 students in 2014, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Friday. Tomas Zeron, who was head of the Criminal Investigation Agency, is in Canada and work is underway to extradite him, the minister said. "There is going to be no impunity, part of our function at the ministry of foreign affairs is to guarantee that, when there are cases of this nature, extradition occurs," Ebrard said.

  • Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says ride-hailing will make up only 50% of the company's business moving forward as food delivery growth surges
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    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says ride-hailing will make up only 50% of the company's business moving forward as food delivery growth surges

    Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview with NDTV Thursday that Uber's business will be split "50-50" between ride-hailing and other divisions like food delivery. "Our delivery business is growing at rates that, frankly, I didn't think was possible, and we have doubled up on that," Khosrowshahi told NDTV. The coronavirus pandemic has decimated Uber's core ride-hailing business, with trips plummeting as much as 94% earlier this year and the company losing $2.9 billion last quarter.

  • Author Christopher Buckley: 'Everything Trump touches dies'
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    Author Christopher Buckley: 'Everything Trump touches dies'

    Christopher Buckley's new novel “Make Russia Great Again” is a rollicking satire of Donald Trump's White House — and of a president whom Buckley told Yahoo News must not be reelected or “we're all going to be sitting in lifeboats.” “It's not really very funny when you think about it,” Buckley said during a Friday interview on the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast. This latest effort skewers the Trump administration and its various enablers, including a South Carolina senator modeled after Lindsey Graham named Squigg Lee Biskitt “whose ability to adapt was beyond even Darwin's imagination.”

  • Pompeo slams UN report on deadly US drone strike on Iranian
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    Pompeo slams UN report on deadly US drone strike on Iranian

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized an independent U.N. human rights expert's report insisting a American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January was a “watershed” event in the use of drones and amounted to a violation of international law. The report presented by Agnes Callamard to the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council on Thursday chronicled events around the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the legal implications of his killing as part of a broader look on the use of drone strikes.

  • U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China
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    U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China

    The U.S. State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to "exercise increased caution" in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country. "U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime," the State Department said in a security alert issued to its citizens in China, adding that U.S. citizens may face "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" for reasons related to state security. "Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government," it added, without citing specific examples.

  • Hong Kong security law: Why we are taking our BNOs and leaving
    BBC

    Hong Kong security law: Why we are taking our BNOs and leaving

    Since China imposed a draconian national security law on Hong Kong, a lot of dinner party chatter in this protest-minded city has been about personal exit strategies. Michael and Serena have decided to leave Hong Kong for good and settle in the UK, a country they have never set foot in. The couple have British National (Overseas) - or BNO - passports, which were issued to Hong Kong residents that registered before the city was handed back to China on July 1997.

  • New records released in Flynn case as appeals court issues stay of dismissal
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    New records released in Flynn case as appeals court issues stay of dismissal

    A federal appeals court on Friday delayed a decision to dismiss charges against President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge join Elaine Quijano to discuss.

  • New York's hungry rats torment alfresco diners after lockdown famine
    The Guardian

    New York's hungry rats torment alfresco diners after lockdown famine

    New York City is starting to tentatively emerge from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic but a revival in outdoor restaurant dining is facing a new hazard – a plague of rats. Diners are facing a surge in rat activity following a lockdown period where the rodents were cut off from key food sources as businesses including restaurants and grocery stores shut down, forcing rats to battle for snacks and even eat each other. Since 22 June, New York City restaurants have been allowed to serve people again in outdoor settings, prompting sidewalks and car parking spaces to be dotted with tables and chairs.

  • Three LAPD officers face felony charges for falsely labeling people as gang members
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    Three LAPD officers face felony charges for falsely labeling people as gang members

    The three defendants are accused of falsifying cards used by officers to conduct interviews while in the field. In some instances, the defendants allegedly wrote on the card that a person admitted to being a gang member even though body-worn camera video showed the defendants never asked the individual about gang membership, prosecutors said. In other instances, the defendants allegedly wrote that a person admitted to being a gang member though the person had denied gang affiliation.