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Opioid trial judge could deliver biggest judgment in US history

Opioid trial judge could deliver biggest judgment in US history

The judge presiding over the historic Oklahoma opioid trial will deliver his ruling Monday afternoon — a decision that could have sweeping implications as other states and communities try to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid epidemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans since 2000. The state has accused Johnson & Johnson…MORE

Brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations in Glendale, California

Brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations in Glendale, California

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for homes on both sides of Glenoaks Canyon in the city of Glendale, California, in response to a brush fire reaching nearly 25 acres, the city said. Glenoaks Canyon is about 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles. An evacuation shelter has been set up at the nearby Civic Auditorium on…MORE

Three dead, four injured in shooting at New Mexico party

Three dead, four injured in shooting at New Mexico party

Three people died and four others were injured in a shooting at a house party in Hobbs, New Mexico, police said. Khalil Carter, 18, Kristal Avena, 24, and Lamar Lee Kane Jr., 22, died at the scene, the Hobbs Police Department said in a release. Four people aged 20-23 were taken to hospitals for treatment,…MORE

Thousands of people gather to commemorate 400 years since American slavery began

Thousands of people gather to commemorate 400 years since American slavery began

400 years ago, a ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived in Point Comfort on the shores of Virginia. The landing marked the beginning of slavery in British North America, forever transforming the modern world. Thousands of people gathered at that same port this weekend in what is now Hampton, Virginia, to honor those Africans, who were…MORE

Harvey Weinstein to appear in court Monday on indictment not yet made public

Harvey Weinstein to appear in court Monday on indictment not yet made public

Harvey Weinstein, the movie producer facing sexual assault charges, will appear in court Monday to be arraigned on an indictment, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. The indictment, which was returned by a grand jury, has not been publicly disclosed. It’s not clear whether additional charges will be brought against Weinstein. The last-minute court…MORE

David Ortiz just posted his first photos since being shot in June

David Ortiz just posted his first photos since being shot in June

Big Papi is back. David Ortiz has been largely radio silent since he was shot June 9 while at a bar in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The former Boston Red Sox designated hitter has been home recovering, but he hasn’t posted any photos of himself and has stayed out of the limelight. Until…MORE

Gas explosion levels part of a building in Maryland shopping center

Gas explosion levels part of a building in Maryland shopping center

A gas explosion in Maryland destroyed part of a building in shopping center on Sunday morning, local fire departments report, in an incident that affected businesses and residents miles away. No one was reported injured, but the building is at risk of collapsing, said Stephen Hardesty, battalion chief for Howard County Fire and Rescue, at…MORE

Former students allege Yeshiva school ignored ‘vicious and sadistic’ abuse

Former students allege Yeshiva school ignored ‘vicious and sadistic’ abuse

Nearly 40 former students of the all-boys Yeshiva University High School in New York have filed a lawsuit against the school, accusing it of ignoring allegations of serial sexual abuse. The lawsuit accuses former principal George Finkelstein of targeting the children of Holocaust survivors and then imploring them “to not add to their parents’ suffering…MORE

St. Louis mayor announces $100,000 in rewards for arrests in 4 child killings

St. Louis mayor announces $100,000 in rewards for arrests in 4 child killings

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has announced $25,000 rewards for information leading to arrests of the people who killed four children in a rash of shootings this summer. Five children aged 10 and under have been shot and killed since April and Krewson asked anyone with information to come forward because “conventional policing tactics are…MORE

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