News: National

Parents of a 6-year-old girl killed at a theme park file a wrongful death lawsuit
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Jonathan Franklin | October 20, 2021
Wongel Estifanos of Colorado Springs, Colo., died from her injuries on Sept. 5, 2021, after investigators said she fell 110 feet. She was visiting the amusement park during Labor Day weekend while on vacation with her family.Dagne Estifanos | Estifanos Family The parents of the 6-year-old Colorado girl who fell ...
NFL agrees to race-based brain testing in $1B settlement on concussions
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The Associated Press | October 20, 2021
Former NFL players Ken Jenkins (right) and Clarence Vaughn III (center right), along with their wives, Amy Lewis (center) and Brooke Vaughn (left), carry petitions demanding equal treatment for everyone involved in the settlement of concussion claims against the NFL, to the federal courthouse in Philadelphia in May.Matt Rourke | ...
The Trump Organization faces a new criminal inquiry tied to a New York golf club
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Ilya Marritz | October 20, 2021
Donald Trump addresses supporters and the media at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., on June 7, 2016. The county's district attorney, Miriam E. "Mimi" Rocah, is investigating property valuations at the club, NPR has learned.John Moore | Getty Images A New York prosecutor has opened up ...
The FBI is still looking for a trove of nuclear sub secrets in an espionage case
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Ryan Lucas | October 20, 2021
Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana Toebbe, are seen in booking photos. Federal prosecutors accuse the Maryland couple in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government.West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP The FBI has not recovered the vast majority of secret ...
From bankruptcy to IPO in a year? It’s a tune Guitar Center might play
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Alina Selyukh | October 20, 2021
View of Guitar Center in Hollywood, Calif.Valerie Macon | AFP via Getty Images Mattress Firm, Claire's, Guitar Center — they're all recent bankruptcy survivors whose stores you might have passed in a mall, perhaps with their doors shuttered early in the pandemic. But this year brought an unexpected, dramatic reversal, ...
The owner of three escaped zebras in Maryland has been charged with animal cruelty
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Becky Sullivan | October 20, 2021
An escaped zebra photographed in 2019 in Germany. Three zebras escaped in August from a Maryland farm owned by Jerry Holly, who has now been charged with three counts of animal cruelty.Bernd Wustneck | dpa/AFP via Getty Images Updated October 20, 2021 at 5:08 PM ET The owner of three ...
San Francisco shut down its In-N-Out for not checking patrons’ vaccination status
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Rachel Treisman | October 20, 2021
People in San Francisco cannot dine in at the city's only In-N-Out Burger, a popular California chain, after the restaurant did not follow COVID-19 protocols.Adam Lau | AP Here's a story with some meat: The San Francisco Department of Public Health briefly shut down the city's only In-N-Out Burger location ...
White House drops free community college from its spending bill
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Elissa Nadworny | October 20, 2021
New graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 17, 2018.Seth Wenig | AP The Biden administration's program to make community college tuition-free will not become a reality in this round of the president's spending priorities, leaving progressive groups disappointed. Both ...
The U.S. is ready to roll out the COVID vaccine once it’s approved for kids age 5-11
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Joe Hernandez | October 20, 2021
Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination at a vaccination booster shot clinic on Oct. 1, in San Rafael, Calif.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The White House said on Wednesday that it is ready to quickly roll out COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5 ...
Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
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Bill Chappell | October 20, 2021
The Montalto and Hoyer families hold hands inside the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz's guilty plea in the 2018 shootings. The Montalto's daughter, Gina Montalto, 14, and the Hoyer's son, Luke Hoyer, 15, were ...