Coronavirus: Fines for failing to wear a face mask in shops in England

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England from Friday 24 July, Boris Johnson has announced. Enforcement will be carried out by police – not retail staff – and anyone failing to wear a face covering while shopping will be subject to a fine of up to £100, or £50 if paid […]

Tortured for supporting the ‘wrong’ side in war

Looking out from a grid of thumbnail-sized pictures, women and children hold placards; forlorn expressions on those with uncovered faces. “Bring back my son”, reads one; “Bring back my brother”, says another; and “Bring back my father”. All are relatives of men who have been disappeared in Yemen. The picture has come to me by […]

Ask Amy: Friendship for three leads to awkward triangle – The Denver Post

Dear Amy: I became friends with a co-worker, “Marilee,” two years ago. We developed a great friendship. I recently invited another girl, “Trina,” into our friend group. Trina does not work with us, but we have other common interests. Recently, though, Marilee and Trina seem to have bonded and are gradually excluding me from things […]

Critics blast Trump for commuting Stone jail term

Leading Democrats have condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his former adviser and friend Roger Stone. Presidential contender Joe Biden’s spokesman accused Mr Trump of abuse of power and “laying waste” to US values. The move – sparing Stone from jail but not a pardon – came just after […]

Man gets 12 years for murdering ex-president’s son

A German man has been convicted of murdering Dr Fritz von Weizsäcker, the son of Germany’s former president. A Berlin court handed Gregor S a 12 year sentence and sent him to a psychiatric hospital. The sentence took into account his “reduced liability” due to a psychological disorder. Dr Fritz von Weizsäcker had just finished […]

No rest for Colorado voters in Gardner-Hickenlooper Senate race

Just in time for the dog days of summer, the November election has arrived in Colorado. Ads already are flooding TV stations and social media platforms for the fall Senate matchup between Sen. Cory Gardner and his challenger, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, with nary a break since last week’s Democratic primary — itself a costly […]

Strike ballot for Isle of Man teachers in pay row

Teachers on the Isle of Man are to be balloted on whether to take strike action as their pay row continues. Members of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) will be asked to vote between 21 July and 4 August. Teachers could strike between August 2020 and February 2021 if they […]

It’s now a crime for Colorado doctors to impregnate patients with their own sperm

Doctors who artificially inseminate patients with their own sperm or that of other donors without a patient’s permission will soon be subject to felony charges and civil lawsuits. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1014, which had bipartisan support, into law on Monday. The bill was introduced after Grand Junction gynecologist Dr. Paul B. […]

White woman charged for police call on Black man in Central Park

Amy Cooper will face criminal charges over call to New York City police falsely claiming Black man was threatening her. A white woman in the United States who called police and falsely accused an African-American man of threatening her life after he asked her to leash her dog in New York’s Central Park is being […]