President Trump supporter Dinesh D'Souza, come on down: You're the next candidate for a presidential pardon. D'Souza, a conservative commentator serving probation for illegal campaign contributions, received a pardon Thursday from Trump. The next to benefit by what some are calling president the president's pardoning spree could be lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, convicted for obstruction of justice in 2004, and ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of corruption in 2011. Trump said both received unfair treatment. Both also appeared on spinoffs of Trump's TV show, The Apprentice. "She used to be my biggest fan in the world, before I became a politician," Trump said of Stewart.
Europe to U.S.: Payback's a-coming
President Trump slapped steep metal tariffs on American allies Thursday, igniting promises of payback from Europe that could affect U.S.-made motorcycles, orange juice and sweet, sweet Kentucky bourbon . The long-threatened metal tariffs — 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum aimed at Canada, Mexico and the European Union — inch the U.S. closer to a trade war, analysts said. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called it a move to "reduce our trade deficit." The head of the European Commission called it something else: "protectionism, pure and simple."
Family of man shot gets $4
In January 2014, sheriff's deputies in Florida's St. Lucie County responded to a noise complaint. A deputy knocked on the garage door. No one answered. He knocked on the front door, heard the music get louder and turned to see the garage door opening. Gregory Hill Jr., 30, stood facing out of the garage with his left hand on the door and his right hand down. The deputy drew his gun, and as the garage door started to go down, fired four times, killing Hill. On Thursday, a federal court jury found the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office 1% liable and Hill 99% liable, because he was intoxicated. The jury awarded $4 in damages — $1 to Hill's mother for funeral expenses and $1 to each of Hill's three children for loss of parental companionship, instruction, guidance, mental pain and suffering.
Toblerone isn't just a candy bar. It's a troubling body trend
Just in time for beach season comes more unattainable and possibly harmful body goals for women. This time, it's the "Toblerone tunnel ." The name stems from the triangular-shaped gap near the top of a woman's thighs that some say resembles a piece of Toblerone. The reference first appeared in British publications and on social media, like Instagram. "We've seen it before with the thigh gap trend, which ... can encourage [girls] to use unhealthy methods," one body positivity advocate warned.