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A Florida school district will pay $25 million to the families of Parkland victims
Greg Allen | October 18, 2021
Mourners visit a makeshift memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2020, during the two-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting that killed 17 people and injured another 17.Matias J. Ocner | Miami Herald/Tribune News Service/Getty Images Updated October 19, 2021 at 10:51 AM ET ...
Jury selection has begun in the trial of the 3 men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery
Joe Hernandez | October 18, 2021
Attorney Ben Crump, left, and Marcus Arbery Sr., the father of Ahmaud Arbery, second from left, arrive at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga., as jury selection begins for the trial of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery on Monday.Sean Rayford | Getty Images Updated October 18, 2021 at ...
PHOTOS: Colin Powell’s life in public service
Tien Le | October 18, 2021
President George W. Bush, with national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appear at the White House Rose Garden in June 2002. Powell's time in the administration would be defined by the beginning of the war in Iraq.Alex Wong | Getty ...
Dayton is spending some of its COVID aid in unexpected ways. It’s not alone
Tamara Keith | October 18, 2021
Zac Wyrick, 28, is training to become a firefighter in Dayton after a long delay. The city didn't think it would have enough money, and pressed for funding in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.Tamara Keith | NPR Updated October 19, 2021 at 8:00 AM ET Early last week, the ...
Chicago brings home its first WNBA championship trophy
Nell Clark | October 18, 2021
The Chicago Sky celebrate after winning Game Four of the 2021 WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. It's the city's first-ever WNBA title.Jeff Haynes | NBAE via Getty Images For Candace Parker, Sunday's WNBA final was the culmination of a personal ...
House lawmakers ask Amazon to prove Bezos and other execs didn’t lie to Congress
Alina Selyukh | October 18, 2021
Jeff Bezos, then the CEO of Amazon, testifies in Congress by videoconference on July 29, 2020.Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images Five members of a congressional committee say Jeff Bezos and other Amazon executives misled lawmakers and may have lied under oath, according to a Monday letter to Andy Jassy, who succeeded Bezos ...
Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, dies at 84
Scott Neuman, Don Gonyea | October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has died at age 84. Above, Powell speaks at eBay headquarters in California in 2010.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Updated October 18, 2021 at 4:39 PM ET Colin Powell, who served as secretary of state during the ...
What you need to know about the start of the trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery
Joe Hernandez | October 18, 2021
Demonstrators march on June 4, 2020 in Brunswick, Ga., after a court appearance by Gregory and Travis McMichael, two suspects in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.Sean Rayford | Getty Images Updated October 18, 2021 at 3:06 PM ET Jury selection is underway Monday in the trial of the three ...
LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to get a psych exam before her lawsuit goes to trial
Jaclyn Diaz | October 18, 2021
Vanessa Bryant, pictured in a 2010 photo, and others sued over photos from the 2020 helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and others.Alex Brandon | AP Los Angeles County is demanding that a judge force Vanessa Bryant and others to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before a ...