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Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Jonathan Lemire and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:06pm

Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag.

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Jill Colvin and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:00pm

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct.

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Jill Colvin and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:49pm

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Democrats denounced the move as just another in a series of unprecedented interventions by the president in the nation’s justice system.

It's not just the presidency: Trump is changing the Congress

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 2:45pm

Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress.

AP: Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B

Reese Dunklin and Michael Rezendes  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:54am

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.

Ethics panel clears Rep. Gaetz in lease for district office

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:33am

The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended no further action against a Florida congressman who is paying a donor and former legal client $5,000 a month to rent space for his district office.

Russia's foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:23am

Russia’s top diplomat on Friday dismissed U.S. intelligence information alleging that Moscow offered bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers as a product of election year politics in Washington.

Russian court jails governor facing murder charges

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:19am

A court in Moscow ruled Friday to jail a provincial governor pending a probe on charges of his involvement in multiple murders.

Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension prospects

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:46am

Russia's top diplomat said Friday he's not very optimistic about prospects for an extension of the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control agreement because of Washington's focus on making China sign up to the pact.

Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:19am

The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday.

Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests heat up

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:15am

Police fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators who tried to storm Serbia's parliament on Friday, the fourth night of protests against the Balkan country president's increasingly authoritarian rule.

UN fails for 2nd time to agree on Syria aid from Turkey

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 12:38am

A divided U.N. Security Council failed for a second time Friday to agree on extending humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest from Turkey as the current U.N. mandate was ending, leaving nearly 3 million people at risk of losing aid.

US envoy, after Seoul visit, reassures Japan of alliance

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 12:30am

A U.S. envoy reassured top Japanese officials Friday of the importance of their alliance in dealing with regional security threats, just as the North Korean leader's sister expressed low expectations of a summit between her brother and President Donald Trump this year.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:26pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

Roger Stone tells AP that President Donald Trump called to say he would commute his prison sentence in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:54pm

Roger Stone tells AP that President Donald Trump called to say he would commute his prison sentence in Russia probe.

Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:59pm

Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

Turkish Cypriots urge probe over gunshots at migrant boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:50am

Turkish Cypriot human rights groups on Friday called for an investigation after police reportedly fired their weapons at a boat that had ferried 30 Syrian refugees to ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north.

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down three vetoes, upholds one in mixed ruling for Democratic governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:17am

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down three vetoes, upholds one in mixed ruling for Democratic governor.

China rejects prospect of joining arms control talks with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:04am

China on Friday rejected any prospect of joining in nuclear arms limitation talks with the U.S., calling reports from Washington that it would do so a distortion of its stated position.