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Company pays $1.5 million for breaking child labor laws in 8 states, Labor Department says

The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday announced more than $1M in fines paid by a Wisconsin-based meat-packing company that violated child labor laws in eight states.

Department of Energy to award $50 million for clean energy projects on tribal lands

The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday announced $50 million to help promote clean energy use on tribal lands.

Suspect in custody after shooting in small Mississippi community leaves six dead

A shooting in the small community of Arkabutla, in Tate County Mississippi, left six people dead Friday, local authorities said.

House Republicans seek Afghan withdrawal documents from Biden administration

Several U.S. House Republican committee chairs have sent letters to Biden administration officials requesting all documents, communications and information related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Former NBA player Paul Pierce to pay $1.4M to settle SEC crypto fraud charge

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Friday charged former NBA player Paul Pierce for touting EMAX cryptocurrency tokens without disclosing he was paid to do it. The SEC also said he made false statements.

4 U.S. service members injured in raid that kills Islamic State leader in Syria

U.S. Central Command said Friday it killed senior Islamic State leader Hamza al-Homsi during a helicopter raid in northeastern Syria late Thursday in a mission that left four U.S. soldiers and a service dog injured.

The Conference Board expects a U.S. recession in 2023

A leading index on the trajectory of the U.S. economy is pointing toward a recession, with expectations of lackluster consumer spending going forward, The Conference Board said Friday.

Five ex-Memphis police officers plead not guilty in Tyre Nichols killing

The five former Memphis police officers charged with murdering Tyre Nichols pleaded not guilty in court Friday.

Chevron gets support for shale, Gulf of Mexico production

Infrastructure-focused company Williams said Friday it would work with Chevron to support development of U.S. shale basins and production from the Gulf of Mexico.

Fox News stars texted disbelief of Donald Trump’s election fraud claims

Star hosts for Fox News, including Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, privately texted their disbelief in former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud, court documents reveal.

Power outage closes JFK Airport terminal for second day

A power outage forced international flights at JFK International Airport to be canceled for the second day in a row on Friday.

AAA: Low demand leads to lower gasoline prices

Lackluster demand and lingering concerns about an economic slowdown have kept retail-level gasoline prices in the U.S. economy from moving very much, data show.

R. Kelly prosecutors seek 25-year sentence in sex crimes case

Prosecutors said this week that they want Singer R. Kelly to serve 25 years in prison for child pornography and other convictions, essentially turning the penalty into a life sentence

Supreme Court cancels oral arguments on rescinding Title 42

The Supreme Court has scrubbed oral arguments seeking to rescind Title 42 -- a pandemic-era policy that allows illegal migrants to be quickly deported -- weeks after the White House announced plans to end it.

New Mexico cattle growers oppose federal plan to shoot feral cows from the air

The U.S. Forest Service will use aerial gunning to eliminate 150 head of feral cattle in New Mexico's Gila National Forest starting Thursday. The cattle pose a public safety threat, according to the Forest Service.

LAPD arrests suspect accused of shooting 2 Jewish men leaving places of worship

Police in Los Angeles have arrested a suspect on accusations of shooting two Jewish men leaving houses of worship within the city's Jewish community in a 24-hour span, authorities said.

Arizona appeals court rejects Kari Lake's election challenge

The Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected Republican Kari Lake's challenge of a lower court's decision that affirmed she had lost November's governor race to Democrat Katie Hobbs.

Biden blasts ‘denialism’ while discussing racism during ‘Till’ screening

President Joe Biden on Thursday blasted "denialism" while discussing racism during a White House screening of Till, a film chronicling the story of Mamie Till-Bradley, the mother of Emmett Till.

SEC announces lawsuit against Terra blockchain creator Do Kwon

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced that it had filed a lawsuit against Do Kwon, the creator of the blockchain protocol Terra.

Half Moon Bay shooting suspect pleads not guilty to seven counts of murder

Chunli Zhao, the 67-year-old man accused of killing co-workers at two California farms in January, pleaded not guilty to all charges on Thursday.

FBI investigates death of Alabama inmate allegedly left naked on jail floor

The FBI has joined an investigation into the death of a man who was in custody in an Alabama jail where he allegedly was left naked on the floor of an empty cell for several days.

‘Patriot Boys’ militia leader pleads guilty to Jan. 6 assault on police officer

A leader of the Patriot Boys of North Texas, a self-described militia based near Dallas, pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting a police officer during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

President Joe Biden remains 'healthy, vigorous,' doctor says after president's physical

President Joe Biden remains fit and fully able to execute all the duties of the presidency, his doctor said after the president underwent a routine physical on Thursday.

Defense Department announces accommodations for non-covered reproductive healthcare

The Department of Defense announced new policies to make it easier for troops to seek non-covered reproductive healthcare.

2 victims in military helicopter crash identified as Tennessee National Guard pilots

The Tennessee National Guard confirmed the identities of two pilots who were killed in a helicopter crash in northern Alabama.