Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including longtime Republican political operative Roger Stone pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to Congress and obstructing an official proceeding; British Prime Minister Theresa May won a few weeks to salvage a Brexit deal but headed toward a clash with the European Union by promising to overhaul the divorce agreement she spent a year and a half negotiating with the bloc; The integrity of U.S. elections took center stage at a packed House Judiciary Committee hearing on a cornerstone of Democratic anti-corruption legislation that is vehemently opposed by GOP lawmakers as an overreach of federal powers, and more.

Sign up for CNS Nightly Brief, a roundup of the day’s top stories delivered directly to your email Monday through Friday.

National

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

1.) Longtime Republican political operative Roger Stone pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of lying to Congress and obstructing an official proceeding.

(Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP)

2.) The integrity of U.S. elections took center stage at a packed House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on a cornerstone of Democratic anti-corruption legislation that is vehemently opposed by GOP lawmakers as an overreach of federal powers.

3.) The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld the government’s use of a terror-reporting tool that critics say puts innocent Americans on a watch list just for being Muslim or engaging in innocuous activities like taking photos in public.

International

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

4.) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday won a few weeks to salvage a Brexit deal but headed toward a clash with the European Union by promising to overhaul the divorce agreement she spent a year and a half negotiating with the bloc.

(Photo via sea-watch.org)

5.) The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ordered Italy to provide food and medical care to 47 migrants on board a ship anchored off the coast of Sicily, but stopped short of approving the migrants’ request to disembark.

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

6.) In a move expected to increase overseas exports, the European Union approved the use of U.S. soybeans Tuesday in the production of biofuel.

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

7.) The Trump administration ratcheted up its efforts to oust embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, leveling sanctions against the state-owned oil company aimed at cutting off $11 billion in annual oil export revenue for Maduro’s government.

Science

white cows

8.) Flatulence has long been identified as the main culprit in cattle’s detrimental impact on the climate, but a new study released on Tuesday indicates bovine urine may actually be worse for the planet.

%d bloggers like this: