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Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa’s Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has “screwed” the U.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks during a news conference to discuss the FBI background investigation into the assault allegations against U.

The right response to Saudi Arabia’s executions | Letter | World news

The UK must not remain silent on human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, says crossbench peer
David Alton

Salman al-Odah, a Saudi reformist scholar, faces execution.Photograph: Salman Al-Odah/Facebook

The spike in executions in Saudi Arabia is great cause for concern, as highlighted by the son of reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Odah (My father called for reform in Saudi Arabia.

Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was “happy” to testify before the Democratic-led U.FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski departs after appearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.

Court leaves PG&E with sole right to submit bankruptcy plan

REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday allowed PG&E Corp to retain the sole rights to propose a plan to exit bankruptcy, as he rejected efforts by investors to put forward competing plans, according to court documents.Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco turned down requests from two groups of creditors wanting to propose a Chapter 11 exit plan for PG&E, which is facing huge liabilities from California wildfires.

PES up against the clock to sell Philadelphia refinery in cash crunch

FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is shown after a fire that caused significant damage to the complex, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.At least three parties have potential proposals to buy the shut Philadelphia refinery, each with plans to reopen the 1,300-acre (5.

Prosecutions in England and Wales fall to record low | Law

59 million people dealt with by criminal justice system in year to March, data shows

Two-thirds of prosecutions are brought to court by authorities other than police.59 million people formally dealt with by the criminal justice system in England and Wales between April 2018 and March 2019, a fall of 2% on the previous period, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said.

Gay marriage cake: customer takes case to European court | UK news

Four years later the supreme court reversed earlier decisions at Belfast county court and court of appeal that Ashers had discriminated against Lee on the grounds of him being gay.The lawyers contend that no reasonable person would equate producing the cake for an individual private customer with the bakery supporting the pro-gay marriage message on it.

Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed

The department’s announcement of the staff changes was made hours after President Donald Trump said he wanted a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death.Kupec said James Petrucci, the warden at Federal Correctional Institution Otisville in New York, was named as acting MCC warden.

The brutality of deportations from the UK | Letters | Law

One man I know well was sent back with a broken rib from a previous removal attempt and injected with a drug to make him quiet on the plane.The latest disturbing account I received came from a Cameroonian man who lived with our family for many months but was sent back last year.

Fidelity battles IRS in court over coal tax credits

corporations because the production of chemically treated, or refined coal, generates more than $1 billion a year in tax credits.Boston-based Fidelity invested in the production of refined coal at three South Carolina power plants to qualify for tax credits that could total up to $330 million over 10 years.

Letter: Marcel Berlins campaigned against the portrayal of British judges using a gavel | Law

Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian

One aspect of Marcel Berlins’ life that must be mentioned is the gloriously quixotic campaign in his Guardian column to stop TV producers presenting British courts as American ones.He was particularly exasperated by the widespread fallacy that British judges wield gavels and he would pounce on sightings – even in programmes as classy as Rumpole.

Guns N' Roses settles lawsuit over Guns 'N' Rosé beer

rock band Guns N' Roses, perform during their "Not in This Lifetime.REUTERS/Christopher Pike(Reuters) - Guns N’ Roses has settled a lawsuit in which it accused the Colorado brewery Oskar Blues of trademark infringement for selling Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale and merchandise without permission.