Obama commutes sentences of 58 non-violent drug convicts

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, May 6 : US President Barack Obama has commuted the prison terms of 58 non-violent drug offenders, nearly a third of whom were serving life sentences, the White House said . “It just doesn’t make sense to require a non-violent drug offender to serve 20 years, or in some cases, life, […]

Top US House Republican, Ryan, not ready to back Trump

By Emily Stephenson and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, May 6 : The top elected US Republican, Paul Ryan, said he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party’s presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid. Ryan, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, […]

Top US House Republican, Ryan, not ready to back Trump

By Emily Stephenson and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, May 5 : The top elected US Republican, Paul Ryan, said he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party’s presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid. Ryan, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, […]

British canoeist Pennie has novel answer to Zika threat

By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 6 : British slalom canoeist Fiona Pennie is leaving nothing to chance at this year’s Rio Olympics where she will fit a mosquito net to her boat between races to minimise the threat of the Zika virus. Pennie will contest the K1 kayak event at the state-of-the-art Deodoro Whitewater Stadium […]

Top US House Republican Paul Ryan not ready to endorse Trump

By Emily Stephenson and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, May 6 : The top elected US Republican, Paul Ryan, said he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party’s presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid. Ryan, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, […]