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Today β€” July 12th 2020Actual

Presidential Pardons and Commutations, From Whiskey Rebellion to Roger Stone

By Bryan Pietsch and Allyson Waller

President Trump’s commutation of his friend Roger Stone’s prison term is part of a tradition of controversial pardons going back to George Washington.

Fire ravages 249-year-old Spanish mission in Southern California

By Alicia Victoria Lozano

The San Gabriel Mission was founded in 1771 by Franciscan priest Junipero Serra, who has become a flashpoint for activists denouncing colonialism and systemic racism.

  • July 12th 2020 at 01:56

Future Harvard law student discusses his viral acceptance video

Rehan Staton worked for years collecting trash to help support his family and pay for his education. With the unwavering support of his father, brother and cousin, Staton was finally accepted into his dream school: Harvard Law.

  • July 12th 2020 at 01:00

Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit

By Alana Wise
President Donald Trump wore a mask during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Saturday.

"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said Saturday. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:56

Employees become enforcers of mask requirements as tensions grow

Countless viral videos show retail and restaurant employees taking heat from customers over mask requirements. While some business owners are training staff on how to deescalate the situation, others think employees shouldn’t be the ones required to enforce mask policies.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:55

Detroit protesters demand justice after Hakim Littleton killed by police

The 20-year-old was shot and killed by Detroit police on Friday afternoon. Officers were arresting another man and say that Littleton, who was standing nearby, appeared to pull out a weapon and fire.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:50

Former USA Gymnastics coach arrested on suspicion of lewdness with a minor

By Alicia Victoria Lozano

Terry Gray, 52, was suspended from coaching in 2019 for two years by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct with a minor.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:49

Disney World reopens amid coronavirus surge in Florida

The park opened with new restrictions, including mask requirements for everyone over age 2, temperature checks at gates and social distancing signs. Florida has now reported over 250,000 coronavirus cases.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:49

Minority communities hit hardest in coronavirus hot spots with limited testing access

Hispanics and Latinos make up a third of the population in Arizona. They also account for nearly half of coronavirus cases and over a quarter of deaths there. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard speaks to impacted residents as test sites are overwhelmed with demand.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:43

Rising coronavirus death tolls in Texas, Arizona, Florida echoes early crisis

Death tolls over the last month have surged more than 50 percent in at least six states. Some counties in Texas and Arizona are requesting refrigerator trucks to store bodies in a grim parallel to the early crisis in New York.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:40

Trump pledges to preserve DACA, says U.S. is winning war against COVID-19

In an exclusive interview with José Díaz-Balart for Telemundo, the president promised a road to citizenship for Dreamers. The White House now says the executive order would “establish a merit-based immigration system to further protect U.S. workers” that “would not include amnesty.”

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:37

Uproar after Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence

President Trump erased Roger Stone’s 40 month prison sentence that was set to begin Tuesday, saying that his friend and adviser “was not treated properly.” The decision sparked outrage among some White House officials, Democrats and Republican Senator Mitt Romney.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:35

Eight arrested after protest of Detroit police shooting

Eight arrested after protest of Detroit police shooting"A handful of agitators became disruptive and started throwing projectiles at officers. Two were hurt, and that's when arrests started," a sergeant said.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:29

Eight arrested after protest of Detroit police shooting

By Dennis Romero and Gabriel Samandi

"A handful of agitators became disruptive and started throwing projectiles at officers. Two were hurt, and that's when arrests started," a sergeant said.

  • July 12th 2020 at 00:29

Writer for Tucker Carlson Resigns After β€˜Abhorrent’ Online Posts Are Revealed

By Michael M. Grynbaum

Fox News condemned Blake Neff, a writer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” after he was revealed as the pseudonymous author of racist and misogynist online messages.