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Skier’s etiquette has emerged as a sticking point in a highly publicized trial where Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of causing a 2016 ski collision. Nearly every witness who has testified so far has been questioned about the tenets of a ubiquitous but mostly unknown skier’s responsibility code. Both Paltrow and the man who is suing her have claimed they were downhill on the slope, claiming they had the right of way when the crash happened. The trial has made “uphill” synonymous with “guilty,” and shone a spotlight on the legal implications of the etiquette rules that govern the expensive snow sport.

The Army is working to quickly pull together some new recruiting ads to air during the NCAA’s Final Four basketball games this weekend, after being forced to yank commercials that featured actor Jonathan Majors in the wake of his arrest last Saturday. Army leaders had been excited to feature Majors in the ads, as a key part of their new campaign aimed at reviving the service’s struggling recruiting numbers — which fell far short of their enlistment goal last year. They believed the ads would capitalize on Majors’ popularity coming off his recently released “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania,” movies — hoping it would help them reach the youth audience.

A Maryland appellate court has reinstated Adnan Syed’s murder conviction and ordered a new hearing in the case, marking the latest development in the protracted legal odyssey chronicled in the podcast “Serial.” Though Syed’s conviction has been reinstated, he won't immediately be taken back into custody. In a 2-1 decision released Tuesday, the Appellate Court of Maryland ruled a lower court failed to give sufficient notice to the victim’s family when it scheduled the September hearing that vacated Syed’s conviction and allowed him to regain his freedom after more than two decades behind bars. Maryland law provides victims with the right to prior notice of such hearings, and the court ruled that right was violated in the case of Hae Min Lee’s brother.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning to sign a new law that could penalize oil companies for making too much money. The law is in response to record high gas prices last summer while oil companies made enormous profits. Newsom is scheduled to sign the bill into law Tuesday. It's the latest in a string of legislative defeats for the oil industry. California was once one of the leading oil producers in the United States. Today, a separate California law requires the state to be carbon neutral by 2045. California also plans to ban the sale of most new gas-powered cars by 2035.

Migrants fearing deportation set mattresses ablaze at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico, starting a fire that killed at least 40 people. That's according to the Mexican president. It was one of the deadliest events ever at a Mexican immigration lockup. Hours after the fire broke out late Monday, rows of bodies were laid out under sheets outside the facility in Ciudad Juarez, which is across from El Paso, Texas, and a major crossing point for migrants. Ambulances, firefighters and vans from the morgue swarmed the scene. Twenty-nine people were injured. At the time of the blaze, 68 men from Central and South America were being held at the facility.