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Four Phoenix police officers were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit over the death of a Black man during a 2017 arrest attempt in which one officer pressed his knee into the man’s neck and shoulder area, according to a newly unsealed court ruling that rejected the city’s bid to throw out claims of excessive force and wrongful death. The Aug. 31 ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Brnovich said disputes over facts in a key moment during the encounter prevented her from making a pretrial ruling on whether the four officers engaged in excessive force in the arrest of Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin, who was homeless and had schizophrenia. “Accordingly, the court finds that the law is clearly established that the officers’ conduct at issue of applying weight to Muhaymin’s neck area while he was in the prone position could constitute excessive force,” Brnovich wrote.
States, Native American tribes and U.S. territories will receive $7.4 billion in 2022 to improve water quality and access, the first installment from the infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law last month, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. The legislation commits $50 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure over five years, with $15 billion allocated for removing lead pipes and $10 billion to address contamination from toxic chemicals frequently used in cookware, carpets, firefighting foams and other products. The federal government cannot dictate how that money is spent, but the EPA says it is urging governors, mayors and other local administrators to prioritize sending money to historically underserved communities that have long faced challenges in accessing clean water.
Fans of Black A-list actors and Jay-Z went hard for Netflix’s revisionist Western banger “The Harder They Fall,” which shot up to No. 1 overall on Nielsen’s streaming rankings and to No. 1 on Nielsen’s Top 10 SVOD Movies list in the first week of November. “The Harder They Fall,” which debuted on the streamer […]
Ours is an age of nostalgia. Now that the rose-tinted glasses have increasingly turned their gaze toward the 1990s — they’re literally making a “That ’90s Show,” in case you didn’t already feel old enough — “Mixtape” almost feels timely. With a pre-Y2K setting, soundtrack featuring the likes of Vitamin C and Lit, and plot […]
Here's another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re in people ops, a founder or seeking a job in Silicon Valley, I would love to answer your questions in my next column.”
The pending recertification of Boeing's 737 MAX in China, along with lessening concerns about the Omicron variant, resulted in the Dow Jones more than making up for yesterday's big sell-off.
On Wednesday, Wall Street was in panic mode due to the threat of the new COVID variant. Airline stocks are taking off as a result, with shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL), United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL), Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE), and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) each up more than 5% at midday Thursday.
New graduation numbers show college athletes continue to graduate at higher rates than overall students. On Thursday, the NCAA released its annual Graduation Success Rate report that shows college athletes who entered school from 2011-12 through 2014-15 graduated at a rate of 89%, 21 points higher than the federal graduation rate — and well above the 80% goal set by late NCAA President Myles Brand when he first introduced the report in 2002. NCAA numbers include athletes who remain academically eligible and graduate after transferring.
The U.S. will restart a controversial border program that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. immigration hearings.U.S. and Mexican officials on Thursday said the program would resume, following a judge's order that the program, called the Migrant Protection Protocols, was improperly shut down by U.S. President Joe Biden.Biden ended the policy soon after his inauguration in January. "I'm going to be sign orders a full review of the previous administration's harmful and counterproductive immigration policies basically across the board."But a federal judge ruled Biden's rescission did not follow proper procedure and in August ordered the policy's reinstatement. Restarting MPP is a setback for Biden, a Democrat, who has tried in his first year in office to reverse many hardline immigration policies put in place by his Republican predecessor Donald Trump.MPP left many Central American asylum seekers stranded in squalid encampments along the U.S.-Mexico border, many of them in areas plagued by gang violence. The policy was a cornerstone of Trump's immigration crackdown. Officials told reporters on Thursday the U.S. would take steps to address Mexico's humanitarian concerns, including offering COVID-19 vaccines to returning migrants, and exempting more categories of people deemed vulnerable. The reinstatement of MPP adds to a confusing mix of immigration policies in place at the southern border, where arrests reached a record 1.7 million in the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September.It's a problem that has confounded the Biden administration. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who oversees borders and immigration, last month pressed lawmakers to act."We must invest in addressing root causes, creating legal pathways and ensuring swift adjudication of asylum claims. The immigration system though is fundamentally broken. A fact everyone agrees upon. Congress must pass legislation to fix it."One U.S. official said the MPP program will restart on Monday.At the same time, the Biden Administration is still actively trying to end the MPP program, issuing a new rescission memo in the hopes it will resolve the court's legal concerns.
Some artists launch themselves into the world with a cautious toe in the water; some make a huge splash. Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,” which may have been one of the first songs to “go viral,” was more than just a song — it was a statement of intent and a blueprint for everything she’s […]
ESPN will instead air a game featuring the two teams with the best record in the NBA.
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Oil prices dropped more than 4% before rebounding on Thursday after OPEC+ announced it would continue its supply hike of 400,000 barrels per day per month, despite the threat of Omicron variant cases.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to issue new profitability targets for the next three years, consistent with longer-term goals it set in 2020, thanks in part to the investment banking and trading boom during the pandemic, three sources at the bank told Reuters. At its last investor day in January 2020, Goldman set three- and five-year targets for return-on-equity (RoE) and return-on-tangible-equity (RoTE), two measures of profitability, that analysts at the time said were ambitious. Goldman has since benefited from the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus measures pumping liquidity into capital markets, while the subsequent boom in the Wall Street firm's main businesses has meant progress has been faster than anticipated, the three sources said.Still, the sources said executives understand that the favorable environment is likely to recede as the central bank tightens monetary policy.
The airline will have less flying to Europe than it would have in January due to the new variant, CEO Scott Kirby had told the newspaper. Kirby fears passenger numbers will drop on some of its key routes after Omicron's discovery, but he does not expect a change in United's overall outlook, the FT reported.
A South Dakota judge on Thursday sentenced a woman to 10 years in the state prison system for her infant son's 1981 death that went unsolved for decades. Judge Bradley Zell called the sentencing of 60-year-old Theresa Bentaas a difficult decision that he belabored for weeks, in part because it was not clear whether her son died from complications during birth or abandonment in the South Dakota cold. Zell suspended nine years of the sentence, meaning Bentaas will likely spend two months in state prison and serve the rest of her time under community supervision.
The No. 19 San Diego State Aztecs have to make one more trip to the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, this time to host the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday against Utah State in their temporary home at a soccer pitch. Win and the Aztecs (11-1, 7-1 MWC) will gladly make a final drive up interstates 5/405 this year, because the MWC title includes a berth in the inaugural Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl at $5 billion SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Dec. 18.
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Kyle Larson was 18 years old and looking to jump from dirt racing to the big leagues when he went into a meeting at Hendrick Motorsports with childhood idol Jeff Gordon. “I was like star struck a little bit,” Larson recalled. “We sat down in his office, and Jeff Gordon is such an awesome race car driver and one I’ve looked up to since I was a little toddler,” Larson said.
CFRA Research's Ken Leon joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss housing market trends, the outlook for 2022, and how homebuilders will benefit.