Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend
Philadelphia bans minor traffic stops to limit “negative interactions” with police
Philadelphia will become the first major US city to ban police from arresting drivers for offenses such as a broken tail light. In some departments, such stops were used as a pretext to search for vehicles looking for drugs or weapons. But critics say the stops involve a disproportionate number of colored drivers. The mayor is expected to sign legislation approved by city council perhaps this week, specifying which infractions will continue to result in traffic stops and “secondary infractions” that will not. The change was prompted in part by a review of 309,000 stops that showed 72% involved black drivers while less than half of city drivers are black. After the stop, black drivers are twice as likely to be searched, but 35% less likely to be found with contraband.
World leaders support global corporate minimum tax at G-20
President Joe Biden and the leaders of some of the richest countries in the world on Saturday backed a 15% global minimum corporate tax, a radical restructuring of the international tax system aimed at ensuring that large corporations pay their fair share. Finance ministers from nearly 140 countries had already backed the tax change. Biden and other G-20 leaders spoke in favor of the tax at the opening session of their first in-person summit in two years. G-20 support for the international tax package has been a sort of victory for Biden, who pushes Congress to pass a minimum 15% corporate profit tax to help pay for one of his major national plans – a ambitious program to combat climate change. and social security proposals.
“Rust” deputy director says he failed to properly inspect weapon given to Alec Baldwin
An assistant director of “Rust” told investigators he did not check all the cartridges of the weapon used on the set before handing it to Alec Baldwin before the shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins . Baldwin first spoke on camera about Hutchins’ death on Saturday, calling him a friend and saying he was in “constant contact” with his grieving family. “She was my friend,” Baldwin told roadside photographers in Vermont. The news follows the revelation by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday that the “actual lead bullet that was fired” was recovered from the shoulder of “Rust” director Joel Souza and is believed to have come from of a “real round” drawn by Baldwin. As to how a live bullet was placed and undiscovered in the gun used by Baldwin, authorities said the investigation is continuing.
American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights, blaming weather
American Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights over Halloween weekend due to two days of high winds in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “With additional weather conditions throughout the system, our staff is starting to run out as crew members find themselves outside of regular flight sequences,” according to a staff letter shared with USA TODAY. American said most of the customers affected by the cancellations had been rebooked the same day. The airline also noted that it would have more staff available in the coming days, with nearly 1,800 flight attendants returning from leave as of November 1 and more than 600 new hires by the end of December.
World Series 4 game recap, game 5 preview
Spectacular back-to-back homers on Saturday night left the Atlanta Braves with a victory after winning their first World Series championship since 1995. Trailing 2-1 with a seventh inning takedown, the city shortstop native Dansby Swanson hit her first home run of the playoffs to tie the game. Four shots later, batter Jorge Soler called with another homerun as Atlanta beat the Houston Astros 3-2. The Braves lead the series in the best of seven games three to one with a chance to win their first World Series title in a quarter of a century on Sunday night. The Astros looked set to tie the series at two games apiece, but reliever Cristian Javier put in a poor performance at the worst possible time. Atlanta’s late-inning exploits were made possible by the performance of its own reliever Kyle Wright.
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This is a compilation of stories from across the USA TODAY Network. Contribution: Associated Press.