The federal judge who blocked Biden's student-loan forgiveness plan is playing 'politics instead of actually following the law,' Elizabeth Warren says
Student-loan relief is officially blocked following a ruling from a Texas federal judge. Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed the decision as "politics."news.yahoo.com
Navajo woman walks from Ariz. to D.C. to spotlight her missing aunt, other victims
Seraphine Warren made the 2,400-mile trek to call attention to the disappearance of her aunt, who went missing 16 months ago, and to raise awareness of the alarming numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women.washingtonpost.com
Harlan rallies past Warren in overtime shootout; Sotomayor earns program's first win; Judson’s Stanley scores six touchdowns in 60-50 win
Week 5 of the high school football season featured some of the highest scoring games of the season, headlined by Harlan and Warren's incredible overtime tilt that saw 111 points put on the board.
Wimberley edges Fredericksburg in chaotic game
By the time kickoff was set, the Wimberley Texans and the Fredericksburg Battlin Billies were ready to smash each other in what is becoming a heated rivalry between the Hill Country communities.With t[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Clay Travis calls for taking Warren's Martha Vineyard tweet literally: 'Send every' migrant to Massachusetts
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton react to Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeting that her state is 'fully capable of handling asylum seekers' following migrants being flown to Martha's Vineyard.foxnews.com
One of the largest student-loan companies could be engaging in 'unconscionable' behavior by encouraging refinancing to federal borrowers, Elizabeth Warren and Ayanna Pressley say
In a letter provided exclusively to Insider, Warren and Pressley called out Navient for encouraging refinancing that could strip federal debt relief.news.yahoo.com
In a win for gun control advocates, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express plan to start separately categorizing sales at gun stores
The decision comes after the International Organization for Standardization, a Geneva-based nonprofit, approved the creation of a merchant code for gun retailers.news.yahoo.com
The student-loan company responsible for taking on 6 million borrowers' accounts next year says it 'couldn't agree more' with Elizabeth Warren's repayment concerns: 'It is imperative we get it right'
Maximus is taking over Navient's federal student-loan accounts next year, and Warren worried those borrowers will be subject to "abusive practices."news.yahoo.com
6 million student-loan borrowers are 'far better off' after yet another major company announced it will shut down its services, Elizabeth Warren says
Navient, one of the biggest student-loan servicers in the US, has "spent decades misleading, cheating, and abusing" borrowers, Warren told Insider.news.yahoo.com
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Poth rolls past Natalia, Smithson Valley battles South San, Burbank sweeps Sam Houston
Week 7 of the high school volleyball season features some impressive performances in district play, as Poth rolls past Natalia in 27-3A, Smithson Valley takes on South San in 27-6A and Burbank sweeps Sam Houston in 27-5A.
Probe faults mayor, officials for keeping Prude death secret
The report said Singletary told the mayor the officers restrained Prude, but the chief “consistently deemphasized” the role of restraints in Prude's death, and his statements to officials didn't “capture the disturbing tenor of the entire encounter." AdA lawyer for Singletary said, under a first review of the report, Singletary “was truthful in his statements" to Warren and other city officials. “He never participated in any cover-up nor did he intentionally downplay the circumstances" around Prude's death, Michael Tallon said in a statement. Warren told the public Singletary initially told her Prude’s death was a “drug overdose,” but Friday’s report said he never told her that. His family has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police department sought to cover up the true nature of Prude’s death.
Harlan boys use 4th-quarter rally to top Warren, advance to Regional Semifinals
SAN ANTONIO – Trailing by two at the start of the fourth quarter, the Harlan boys basketball team took control of their third-round playoff game against Warren with an 8-0 run and hung on late to defeat their District 29-6A rivals 45-42 and advance to the Regional Semifinals.
Sen. Warren's 'Pinkie Promises' to be published this fall
This combination photo shows cover art for "Pinkie Promises," by Elizabeth Warren and illustrations by Charlene Chua, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 4, 2021. (Godwin Books via AP, left, and Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)NEW YORK – Sen. Elizabeth Warren has not forgotten the many young people she befriended during her 2020 presidential run. The Massachusetts Democrat has a picture book out this fall called “Pinkie Promises” in honor of a favorite campaign ritual. “The pinkie promises I’ve made with thousands of girls will stay with me always,” Warren said in a statement Wednesday. AdA portion of the author’s proceeds for “Pinkie Promises” will be donated to several Massachusetts chapters of Girls Inc., a nonprofit that encourages girls to “be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy.”
Rochester officers who pepper-sprayed 9-year-old suspended
Rochester, New York police released two body-camera videos of officers restraining the girl. According a local news outlet, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren expressed her concern for the child. (Rochester Police Department via AP)The city of Rochester has suspended police officers seen in body-camera videos spraying a chemical “irritant” in the face of a distraught and handcuffed 9-year-old girl, officials announced Monday. The city did not specify how many officers were suspended. “There is no conceivable justification for the Rochester police to subject a 9-year-old to pepper spray, period," NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said Monday.
"We do a lot of work": Texas' low-wage workers hope for more as Biden, Congress push minimum wage hike
That’s well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. “Any type of attempt to file legislation in the Texas Legislature to increase minimum wage is dead on arrival. This year, he’s already filed House Concurrent Resolution 21 that urges Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. “I don’t know that they say: ‘We need to raise the minimum wage,’” Moore said of the communities she studies. The U.S House two years ago agreed to raise the minimum wage, though the measure never got through the Senate.
LeVert, Pacers await test results before plotting next move
He was eager to meet his new teammates, join the starting lineup and make his Pacers debut. LeVert spent his first 4 1/2 seasons with the Nets after the Pacers selected him in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft. Though teams conduct physicals at the start of each season, LeVert wasn't sure if the Nets ever scanned his lower back. That changed when he joined the Pacers, who came up with a diagnosis LeVert never expected. And until LeVert does return, first-year coach Nate Bjorkgren will be dealing with a short-handed roster.
Mass on kidney to keep LeVert out indefinitely for Pacers
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) brings the ball upcourt in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers will be without newly acquired Caris LeVert indefinitely after an MRI showed a mass on his left kidney during a physical to complete this week's blockbuster four-team trade. “On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance," LeVert said in a statement. LeVert was expected to replace Oladipo and help replace forward T.J. Warren, who is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. “We acquired Caris because of who he is as a young man first and foremost," Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said. Plus, LeVert is signed through 2022-23 as are three other Pacers starters.
Rochester mayor pleads not guilty in campaign finance case
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren walks out of city court after her arraignment in Rochester, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Warren, who has faced calls to resign over her city's handling of the suffocation death of Daniel Prude at the hands of police, pleaded not guilty Monday to campaign finance charges dating to her 2017 reelection campaign. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who has faced calls to resign over her city’s handling of the suffocation death of Daniel Prude at the hands of police, pleaded not guilty Monday to campaign finance charges dating to her 2017 reelection campaign. “She welcomes the opportunity for the public to see whether the district attorney’s charges hold water,” attorney Joseph Damelio said outside court after the proceeding. Supporters who gathered outside court said they still have faith in Warren.
Rochester mayor indicted in campaign finance probe
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted Friday on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago, adding another layer of crisis in a city that has been reeling over its handling of a police killing. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley also announced charges against Warren’s campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and the treasurer of her political action committee, Rosalind Brooks-Harris. The Democrat is midway through her second term as the first female and second Black mayor of Rochester, a city of more than 200,000 by Lake Ontario. Elections officials began fielding complaints about Warren's campaign finances in 2017, when Warren defeated two challengers in a Democratic primary leading to her reelection. “Lovely Warren is still the mayor of the city of Rochester,” she said.
White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family's home
A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)WARREN, Mich. – A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Frederick told Judge Michael Chupa that he wanted Eddie and Candace Hall to forgive him, though he didn't specify what he did to make him seek their forgiveness. Outside, they discovered the swastika and found that someone had written “terrorist Black Lives Matter,” “not welcome” and a phrase containing an expletive on their pickup truck. A neighbor’s home surveillance video showed a masked and hooded man carrying what appears to be a handgun outside the Halls' home.
Police leaders pressed Rochester to keep Prude video secret
FILE- In this March 23, 2020 image made from police body camera video provided by Roth and Roth LLP, a Rochester police officer puts a hood over the head of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y. After seeing the video, Warren emailed Singletary that she was “outraged” at the conduct of the officer who pressed Prude's head against the ground, Mark Vaughn, and that he should face an immediate disciplinary investigation. In an unsent draft of that email, Warren excoriated Singletary for having “grossly underplayed” Prude's death by first describing it to her a drug overdose. “Quite frankly, I would have expected the Chief of Police to have shown me this video in March,” Warren wrote in the draft. His family has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police department sought to cover up the true nature of Prude’s death.
Rochester police chief out in fallout over Prude death
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. “This initial look has shown what so many have suspected, that we have a pervasive problem in the Rochester Police Department,” Warren said. “I have apologized to the Prude family and this community for the failures that happened along the way, including my own,” Warren said. “As mayor, I own these failures.”Roj said he accepted the suspension, but claimed he was not aware of what happened to Prude until Aug. 4. He said Singletary told him in an email of an ongoing criminal investigation and that the mayor was already informed.
Naked with 'spit hoods' on, protesters decry Prude's death
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Naked except for spit hoods in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported. Seven police officers were suspended Thursday, and state Attorney General Letitia James said Saturday she would form a grand jury and conduct an "exhaustive investigation into Prude's death. Warren and Police Chief LaRon Singletary have faced calls for their resignations over the delay in releasing details of Prudes death. Protesters gathered in a Rochester park Monday evening before moving to the city's Public Safety Building by nightfall, for a sixth consecutive night of demonstrations. On Sunday, police said more than 1,000 protesters marched to the Public Safety Building on a night more peaceful than the rest, with community elders acting as a buffer between officers and protesters.
Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude's death
Warren suspended the seven officers involved in Prude's death last week after his family released police video from the March night when he was restrained on a city street. "The mayor and RPD must stop these warfare tactics now.The marches took place as New York's attorney general announced Saturday that a grand jury would investigate Prude's death. Protesters have called on Warren and Singletary to step down over the delay in releasing details of Prude's death. They've also demanded police accountability and legislation to change how authorities respond to mental health emergencies. But she said the city will double the availability of mental health professionals and work with Rochesters Commission on Racial and Structural Equity, or RASE, to re-envision the police department and how it responds to mental health crises.
Officers suspended in suffocation death; protesters unswayed
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the suspensions at a news conference Thursday amid outrage that city officials had previously kept quiet about Prude's death. Journalists were among those hit by pellets during the confrontation, which came on the second day of peaceful demonstrations over Prude's death. The mayor said she only became aware that Prude's death involved the use of force on Aug. 4. Warren said the seven officers would still be paid because of contract rules and that she was taking the action against the advice of attorneys. Prude's death happened just as the coronavirus was raging out of control in New York and received no public attention at the time.
Warren scores 39, Pacers surge past Lakers late, 116-111
Warren scored 18 in the first quarter, one off the franchise record he tied in a bubble-opening win over Philadelphia a week ago, before getting held without a shot in the second quarter. TIP-INSLakers: After Justin Holliday opened the second quarter with a 3 that pushed the Pacers' lead to 13, the Lakers went on a 22-5 run for a 46-42 lead. James scored six straight points on layups to start the run and later hit a 3. Pacers: Indiana's JaKarr Sampson had back-to-back putback dunks in the first quarter to finish a run to a 32-17 lead. ... Aaron Holiday had seven points and matched James with a game-high seven assists.
No shortage of points scored inside the NBA's bubble
Scoring numbers are soaring inside the NBAs bubble, where the restarted season is happening at Walt Disney World. Games on average have seen nine points more than what had been the norm this season. There was a six-game NBA schedule on Feb. 21, 1988, and all the teams playing that night scored at least 110 points. That hadnt happened, on a day of five or more games, again in the NBA until July 31 the second day of bubble games. And the fact that, you know, the skill sets of NBA players are increasing exponentially by the month.
Analysis: Early returns say so far, so good for NBA bubble
If that wasnt enough, the quality of play is so good that its almost like the NBA hadnt stopped playing for 4-1/2 months. In all honestly, its better than I was expecting ... talking about all the teams in general, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. So, you see some of the talents these guys have are coming out.The numbers inside the bubble are ridiculous. Try 36 points again, 18 rebounds and eight assists in the Bucks loss to Houston on Sunday night. The Rockets beat the Mavs 153-149 in overtime Friday and then tried 61 3-pointers to tie an NBA regulation-game record Sunday.
Warren scores career-high 53 as Pacers beat 76ers 127-121
I just wanted to be aggressive, do what I do best, Warren said. Tobias Harris scored 30 points for Philadelphia, and Ben Simmons had 19 points and 13 rebounds. But the leading trio for the Sixers wasn't enough to overcome Warren, who matched a franchise record with 19 points in the first quarter. He punished us tonight from the beginning of the game on.The Pacers got the restart-opening win without two starters. The Sixers were down 35-29 after the first and had eight turnovers, including two each from Embiid and Milton.
Drone footage shows aftermath of deadly tornado in Tennessee
Survey teams reported damage caused by an EF-3 tornado in East Nashville, Donelson and in Mt. Officials in Putnam County, which suffered 18 storm-related deaths, said they are working to locate 18 people who are unaccounted for, down from 38 earlier in the morning. Besides Putnam, there were three deaths in Wilson County, two in Davidson County and one in Benton County, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported. Power out for thousands, schools closedIn East Nashville, residents had only a six-minute warning to get to safety, according to Davidson County. In East Nashville, a neighbor came to help board up a large window at a Crye-Leike Realtors office that was blown out.
Teen who says he was kicked by Warren football coach has fractured leg, medical records show
SAN ANTONIO – A Warren High School student who claims the school’s head football coach kicked him in October has a fractured leg that could take up to nine months to heal, according to medical records related to the injury viewed by the KSAT 12 Defenders. Coach Jeff Robbins remains on administrative leave, more than eight weeks after the incident, which occurred during an athletics class on campus in late October. Records: Warren football coach kicked student, could face felony chargeThe student, a 16-year-old member of the Warren football team, was lined up in a formation and did not hear Robbins tell his players to take a knee, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Robbins is then accused of kicking the teen behind his right knee, causing it to buckle, the source said. A source said the teen could be forced to miss up to nine months of competitive athletics.
Teen who says he was kicked by Warren football coach has fractured leg, medical records show
Teen who says he was kicked by Warren football coach has fractured leg, medical records showPublished: December 17, 2019, 5:17 pmA Warren High School student who claims the school’s head football coach kicked him in October has a fractured leg that could take up to nine months to heal, according to medical records related to the injury viewed by the KSAT 12 Defenders.