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Suspect Arrested in Killing of Migos Rapper Takeoff
  + stars: | 2022-12-02 | by ( Jennifer Calfas | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was 28 years old when he was killed. Police arrested a 33-year-old man in the shooting death of Takeoff, a member of the popular hip-hop trio Migos who was killed outside of a bowling alley in Houston last month. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said officers arrested Patrick Xavier Clark on a murder charge Thursday evening. They also arrested Cameron Joshua , a 22-year-old at the scene, in November on a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon, Chief Finner said.
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The airline said it saw a record number of visitors to its Sky Clubs in 2022 and hasn’t been able to keep up with long lines. For some Delta Sky Club denizens, free cookies, carrot sticks, wine and Wi-Fi at the airline’s lounges may soon be a perk of the past. Delta Air Lines is overhauling its requirements for fliers to access its airport lounges in an effort to stymie overcrowding, an issue raised often by customers. The airline said Wednesday it saw a record number of visitors to its Sky Clubs in 2022 and hasn’t been able to keep up with the long lines for food and seating.
Severe storms spawning tornadoes, hail and high winds swept across the South Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, killing at least two people in Alabama, state officials said. A 39-year-old mother and her 8-year-old son died around 3:30 a.m., Wednesday when their home was struck by severe weather, likely a tornado, said Capt. Joshua Douglass Sr. with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The boy’s father, 51, was injured and is being treated at a nearby hospital, Capt. Douglass said.
Severe Storms, Tornadoes Predicted for Parts of South
  + stars: | 2022-11-29 | by ( Jennifer Calfas | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
The weather could affect more than 40 million residents across the South and Midwest Tuesday afternoon and overnight. Severe storms could bring hail, tornadoes and damaging winds to communities across the southern U.S., prompting local officials to warn residents to heed safety precautions. The weather could affect more than 40 million residents across the South and Midwest Tuesday afternoon and overnight, with central Mississippi and northeast Louisiana expected to experience the most severe storms.
Katie Meyer, a senior studying international relations and a team captain of Stanford’s soccer team, was found dead in her dorm room on March 1. The parents of Katie Meyer , a star Stanford University soccer player who died by suicide earlier this year, are suing the university, alleging its management of a potential disciplinary action led to her death. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County, alleges Stanford administrators pursued unwarranted and “overly punitive” disciplinary action against Ms. Meyer for an incident that occurred months before her death. It also alleges they failed to respond appropriately to Ms. Meyer’s distressed response to the potential disciplinary action.
This Turkey Trot Is Older Than the Boston Marathon
  + stars: | 2022-11-24 | by ( Jennifer Calfas | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
Benjamin Franklin once said nothing is certain except death and taxes. Residents of Buffalo, N.Y., can add the annual Turkey Trot to that list. The race, held in Buffalo on Thanksgiving Day, has persisted for 127 years, despite two pandemics, two World Wars and a variety of snowstorms. YMCA Turkey Trot organizers in Buffalo boast the race is “the oldest continuously run footrace in the world.”
Atlanta to Pay Rayshard Brooks’s Family $1 Million
  + stars: | 2022-11-23 | by ( Jennifer Calfas | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
Tomika Miller, the widow of Rayshard Brooks, and their daughter Dream at his funeral in June 2020. The Atlanta City Council approved a $1 million settlement to the family of Rayshard Brooks , a 27-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer there in 2020. The settlement, passed in a 15-0 vote Monday, addresses civil claims brought by Mr. Brooks’s family. It comes several months after a special prosecutor declined to pursue criminal charges against the officer who shot him and a second officer at the scene.
The Georgia Supreme Court allowed the state’s ban on most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to once again take effect, reversing a lower court’s ruling that blocked enforcement of the 2019 law last week. The justices on Wednesday granted a request for an emergency order brought by the state’s attorney general’s office. The state had quickly appealed the decision of Judge Robert McBurney of the Superior Court of Fulton County that allowed clinics in the state to resume appointments after six weeks of pregnancy.
The killings have rattled the community of Moscow, Idaho, a college town of about 25,000 people. Autopsies of four University of Idaho students killed in an off-campus home over the weekend confirmed they were stabbed to death in a homicide. Police continue to search for a suspect in the killings, which have rattled the community of Moscow, Idaho, a college town of about 25,000 people.
A jury found Darrell Brooks guilty on dozens of charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, in October. A Wisconsin judge sentenced Darrell Brooks to life in prison without parole Wednesday for driving through a Christmas parade last year in Waukesha, Wis., killing six people and injuring dozens of others. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow said Brooks lacked remorse for his actions as she detailed the elements of the case, statements from victims and testimony that informed her decision. She said it was clear the state had overwhelming evidence of his guilt.
A Georgia judge permanently blocked enforcement of the state’s ban on most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, ruling that it was clearly unlawful at the time the state legislature passed it in 2019. Judge Robert McBurney of the Superior Court of Fulton County noted Tuesday that there has been a sea change in abortion law because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that overturned Roe v. Wade and ended federal constitutional protections for abortion. But the judge said that if Georgia wants to impose an abortion ban, the legislature would need to revisit the issue and pass a new law.
Amazon Clinic, Amazon’s new telehealth service, allows people in 32 states to get care for common conditions. Amazon .com Inc. launched a new telehealth service Tuesday, the e-commerce company’s latest effort to expand its healthcare offerings. Amazon Clinic allows customers in 32 states to get virtual care for common conditions such as allergies, acne, hair loss and heartburn, according to the company.
New Jersey Man Arrested Over Synagogue Threat
  + stars: | 2022-11-10 | by ( Jennifer Calfas | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
An 18-year-old New Jersey man was arrested and charged Thursday in connection to threats he allegedly made to attack a synagogue and Jewish people, an incident that prompted an FBI warning last week. Omar Alkattoul , of Sayreville, N.J., was charged with one count of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce. Prosecutors said Mr. Alkattoul allegedly sent a document titled “When Swords Collide” to several people over social media and told one person he wrote the manifesto “in the context of an attack on Jews.”
Abortion-rights supporters in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday as the state voted to end a 1931 ban on the procedure. Voters passed measures guaranteeing abortion access in California, Michigan and Vermont, while an antiabortion proposal in Republican-leaning Kentucky was trailing early Wednesday. The midterm elections provided the first national temperature-taking on voter attitudes toward abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in late June, ending federal constitutional protections for the procedure. The decision returned abortion policy to the states, creating a host of new battlegrounds.
The Supreme Court’s elimination of legal protections for abortion has prompted months of speculation about how the ruling would affect the political landscape. Voters will provide some answers in Tuesday’s midterm elections, where the issue is in play across state ballots. The high court’s decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade empowered voters and politicians to make decisions about abortion policy in ways not seen in 50 years. In a range of states, races for governor, the legislature and the courts could help determine where and to what extent the procedure is available.
Thousands Tell FAA to Fix Shrinking Airplane Seats
  + stars: | 2022-11-02 | by ( Jennifer Calfas | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
Some commenters accused airlines of discrimination against people who may not comfortably fit in the seats. The Federal Aviation Administration wanted to hear whether the public thought seat sizes on airlines posed a potential safety issue. The FAA got more than 25,000 comments over a 90-day period that ended Tuesday. Some commenters accused airlines of discrimination against people who may not comfortably fit in passenger seats. Others said compact passenger seats are already difficult to get in and out of even when there isn’t an emergency.
A jury found Darrell Brooks guilty of six counts of homicide for driving into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., last year. The verdict, reached Wednesday, comes less than a year after Brooks plowed through police barricades and drove a red SUV along the local holiday parade route in November 2021, killing six people and injuring dozens of others.
More than 1.06 million Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in the U.S. since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins. Men died of complications from Covid-19 at a higher rate than women in both rural and urban parts of the U.S. during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new federal report. The report, published Tuesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, examined Covid-19 deaths by sex and age groups for 2020, when the virus became the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. and before vaccines against it became widely available.
Covid-19 became the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, and according to a new report, death rates from the virus were at least 50% higher for men compared with women that year. Men died of complications from Covid-19 at a higher rate than women in both rural and urban parts of the U.S. during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new federal report. The report, published Tuesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, examined Covid-19 deaths by sex and age group for 2020, when the virus became the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. and before vaccines against it became widely available.
A Michigan teenager accused of killing four fellow students and injuring seven others in a school shooting last year pleaded guilty to charges including homicide and terrorism Monday. Ethan Crumbley , who is 16 years old and being charged as an adult, is accused of opening fire at Oxford High School, about 40 miles north of Detroit, in November 2021. He pleaded guilty to all 24 felony counts brought by prosecutors, including terrorism and first-degree murder.
Filming of “Rust” will resume outside of New Mexico in January, the production team for the Alec Baldwin movie said Thursday, a year after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on set. Melina Spadone , a lawyer representing Rust Movie Productions LLC, said the team is considering other locations such as California, though “no decisions have been made.” Production will resume with a safety officer on set and under agreements with industry labor unions.
Taylor Swift promised her upcoming album “Midnights” would capture 13 “sleepless nights” in her life. For weeks, Ms. Swift has unveiled the names of the 13 tracks to “Midnights” with videos posted promptly at 12 a.m. New merchandise—including signed CDs and vinyl records—also came late at night. Billboards from Spotify revealing lyrics to some of the songs on her album appeared at midnight local time this week in cities like New York City and London.
Kevin Spacey arrived at U.S. District Court in New York on Thursday. A Manhattan jury found Kevin Spacey not liable in a civil case brought by actor Anthony Rapp , concluding a two-week trial related to sexual-misconduct allegations first made public five years ago. The jury found in favor of Mr. Spacey, who had denied Mr. Rapp’s claims he made an unwanted sexual advance decades ago.
Police arrested two climate protesters who threw tomato soup on a famous Van Gogh painting at London’s National Gallery Friday. The protest was organized by the group Just Stop Oil, which aims to stop the U.K. government from engaging in new oil and gas licenses and projects. Metropolitan Police in London said the two protesters were arrested for criminal damage and aggravated trespass.
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