Washington, D.C.

Judge wants to know more about clemency

A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered that the parties provide her by Tuesday with a copy of the executive order that commuted Stone's 40-month sentence. She also asked for clarity about the scope of the clemency, including whether it covers just his prison sentence or also the two-year period of supervised release. There was no immediate public response to the judge's directive, but the Justice Department's pardon attorney posted on its website a two-page order making clear that the clemency extended to both Stone's prison sentence and his supervised release.

New Jersey

Woman takes ride through storm drain

A New Jersey woman survived a harrowing mile-long ride through a storm drain after flash floods swept her and her car into the drainage system. Passaic authorities said Nathalia Bruno, of Newark, attempted to drive through fast-moving water dumped by a storm on July 6 when her car began to fill with water and float. Bruno, 24, escaped before her car filled with water but was pulled into a brook that runs beneath Passaic. Police said Bruno eventually was "shot out" of the drain into the Passaic River and swam across to the other side of the river.

South Korea

Accusations against mayor made public

A former secretary of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who killed himself last week, has accused him of sexually harassing her over a four-year period. The longtime mayor of the South Korean capital was found dead Friday amid a criminal inquiry and media reports of sexual harassment allegations against him that threatened his reputation as a "feminist mayor" and a high-profile supporter of the country's MeToo movement. The alleged victim went public with her accusations against the mayor on Monday.

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