The Daily Populous

Sunday July 12nd, 2020 day edition

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma man who was ejected from a frozen yogurt shop for not wearing a mask is facing charges for pulling out a gun in response.

Yuma County Sheriff’s officials say the incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday when 64-year-old Steven Covington entered Tiki Hut Frozen Yogurt.

According to the staff, Covington was agitated when told to wear a face covering and gloves provided by the store.

Covington then started dispensing frozen yogurt into his bare hands.

The store was locked down but Covington allegedly pointed the gun at the employee and tried to get inside the store and a neighboring business.

They seized the gun and arrested Covington without incident.

He was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, misconduct involving weapons and disorderly conduct. »

Sen. Mitt Romney Calls Trump's Decision to Commute Roger Stone's Sentence 'Historic Corruption'

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On Saturday morning, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney became the first Congressional Republican so far to speak out against President Donald Trump’s Friday night decision to commute the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone.

“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney tweeted Saturday morning.

The President’s announcement that he would commute Stone’s sentence came just a few days before the Republican political operative was set to enter prison. »

Trump Allegedly Suggested Selling Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria Approached

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Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico in 2017 were to suggest that the United States sell, or “divest” from the territory, a former acting secretary of Homeland Security said on Friday.

Duke also described to the Times how as Hurricane Maria approached Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017—it would go on to devastate the island, leaving much of it without power for months—other Trump cabinet members derided her for trying to urge the president to take it more seriously.

Duke said that Trump did initially show concern for the suffering of Puerto Rican people after the disaster, but was disturbed by his first instincts on how to react:. »

Inside Michael Jackson’s Close Friendship With Princess Diana

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On hearing of his decision, Diana asked him not to exclude the song as it was one of her favorites by the artist.

“I took it out of the show in honor of Her Royal Highness,” Jackson told Barbara Walters in 1997 of their first meeting.

The first, on September 6, 1997, was that of his friend Diana, Princess of Wales, whose funeral drew 33.2 million viewers. »

Okinawa demands answers from US after 61 marines contract coronavirus

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US military officials have told them the two bases have been put into lockdown.

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The marines said on Friday that the troops were taking additional protective measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus and were restricting off-base activities. »