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Top U.S. general Mark Milley will retire on Friday after a four-year tenure that saw successes like the killing of ISIS head Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and helping Ukraine to defend against Russia's invasion, but also included the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and a rocky relationship with former President Donald Trump. Milley will hand over command to Air Force chief General Charles Q. Brown, who will be only the second Black officer to become chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after Colin Powell two decades ago. Milley took the reins in 2019 after being nominated by Trump, but soon found himself having to balance the need to maintain his relationship with the former president without appearing to be political.
Death of longest-serving female US senator, who was due to retire at end of her term next year, has weighty political implications
A Michigan judge ruled during a hearing Friday that Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley can serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Crumbley will appear in court on Dec. 8 for sentencing. The hearing Friday -- called a Miller hearing -- was held due to Crumbley's age.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether shareholders can sue companies for fraud when they flout a rule requiring them to disclose trends expected to affect their bottom line in a case involving a suit by hedge fund Moab Partners against Macquarie Infrastructure. The justices took up Macquarie's appeal of a lower court's decision in favor of Moab Partners in the case in which the infrastructure company was accused of failing to disclose that its revenues were vulnerable to an international phase-out of high-sulfur fuel oil between 2016 and 2018. Moab Partners filed a proposed class action against Macquarie in 2018, accusing it of hiding the fact that a subsidiary's revenues relied on demand for storage of a freighter fuel that international regulators sought to eliminate by 2020.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to clarify the time period for which plaintiffs can recover damages over copyright claims in a case involving a Miami music producer who sued Warner Music's Atlantic Records label after hip-hop artist Flo Rida made use of a 1980s song that he claims he owns. The justices took up an appeal by Atlantic Records and two music publishers of a lower court's ruling that defendants in copyright infringement cases can be held liable for actions that occurred prior to the three-year statute of limitations for filing such litigation. The two companies had challenged the lower court's decision that they may owe copyright damages that accrued prior to three years before plaintiff Sherman Nealy sued them.
Long-serving U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, has died at 90, a source familiar with the news said on Friday, although Feinstein's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. From banning assault weapons to uncovering human rights abuses by our own government, her legacy is unmatched and her firsts too many to enumerate.
Stock markets posted solid gains in Europe and the US on Friday on signs that inflation is slowing on both sides of the Atlantic, rekindling hopes that central bankers will hold back on further interest rate increases that could weigh on economic growth.Later Friday, a key US inflation measure, the personal consumption expenditures (PEC) index, showed core inflation dropping to 3.9 percent in August, the slowest rate in over two years.
Dianne Feinstein, who became California's first female senator and went on to serve six terms, the longest of any woman in Senate history -- and whose political career was forever changed by the assassination of two colleagues -- has died. "There are few women who can be called senator, chairman, mayor, wife, mom and grandmother," her chief of staff, James Sauls, said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer seemed at varying points to choke back tears as he memorialized Feinstein in remarks from the chamber on Friday morning, hailing her as "one of the most amazing people to ever grace the Senate."
Hard-right Republicans who represent a sliver of the U.S. are set to send the entire country into a federal government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.
Millions of families are at risk of losing child care after this weekend when emergency funding allocated to providers during the coronavirus pandemic expires.
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Ahead of his sixth studio album, “Killed the Cowboy,” Dustin Lynch sensed some inner conflict. The 38-year-old country star had achieved many of his goals: He spent the last decade securing country radio hits, raking in billions of streams and touring with the likes of Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and Kane Brown.
Arguments in the challenges to laws from Florida and Texas will be heard in the term that begins Monday.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged Newell Brands and former CEO Michael Polk with misleading investors about sales. In a settlement, Newell and Polk, without admitting or denying the SEC findings, agreed to pay civil penalties of $12.5 million and $110,000, respectively, the SEC said in a statement. The SEC said Newell, a Georgia-based consumer products company, and Polk, "took actions that increased the company's publicly disclosed core sales growth in ways that were out of step with Newell’s actual but undisclosed sales trends, allowing the company to announce “strong” or “solid” results in quarters it internally described as disappointing due to shortfalls in sales."
Karin Engstrom thought she’d be paying off her federal student loans for the rest of her life. It's for people in income-driven repayment plans who have been paying back loans for 20 or 25 years but who never received credit for late or partial payments. It also credits borrowers for periods before the pandemic when they were allowed to pause or reduce payments due to financial hardships.
Hundreds of Syrians protested Friday in the southern city of Sweida, as women play a growing role in the anti-government demonstrations that have rocked the province for over a month, activists said.Peaceful protests have swept Sweida province, the heartland of the country's Druze minority, since President Bashar al-Assad's government ended fuel subsidies last month.
(Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the legality of Republican-backed state laws in Texas and Florida that constrain the ability of social media companies to curb content on their platforms that these businesses deem objectionable. The justices took up two cases involving challenges by technology industry groups who argued that these 2021 laws restricting content-moderation practices of large social media platforms violate the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment protections for freedom of speech. Lower courts split on the issue, striking down key provisions of Florida's law while upholding the Texas measure.
The New York City area is facing major flooding as heavy rain slams New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency as the rainfall rate reaches 1 to 2 inches per hour. Flash flood warnings were issued in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island on Friday morning.
Flashes of intrigue greeted guests at Loewe’s meticulously designed space for Paris Fashion Week. Bright, other-worldly lighting brightened a dove-gray runway where gold modernist sculptures by American artist Lynda Benglis were scattered as if dropped by a fashion divinity, hinting at the merging of fashion and art. The set mostly was a blank canvas upon which Jonathan Anderson put his latest designs, a collection that played with proportion and quirks.
Is justice – and are the justices – blind to partisan politics? Simple Images/Moment via Getty ImagesWhen the Supreme Court is in the news for overturning a long-standing precedent or violating standard judicial ethics, the news is often accompanied by the description of one or more justices as liberal or conservative. You’d think it would be easy to tell the difference between the two, but judicial scholars will tell you it’s more difficult than you might think. There’s more to the story than w