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Uvalde survivors file a $27 billion class-action lawsuit against police and others

Survivors of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, filed a $27 billion class-action lawsuit against the city, the school district, multiple law enforcement agencies and individual officers present that day, court documents show.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Austin, lists the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District's police department, the Uvalde Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, as well as individual officers from each of these agencies as defendants.

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Some clothing choices have caused a stir at the World Cup

Qatar warned about clothing restrictions for this year's World Cup, and fans are finding out that officials weren't bluffing about cracking down.

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Ye says 'I see good things about Hitler' on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' show

In an appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' show, Ye – the rapper formerly known as Kanye West – doubled down on a series of antisemitic comments he's made in recent months. Ye appeared on the show alongside Nick Fuentes, the white-nationalist internet personality. The pair had dinner with former President Donald Trump last week.


Celebs and dignitaries meet at the White House for Biden's state dinner

Orchestrated in part by the first lady, President Biden hosted French President Emmanuel Macron and several hundred other guests at the White House Thursday evening for his first state dinner as commander in chief.

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What we know about the deadliest U.S. bird flu outbreak in history

The U.S. is enduring an unprecedented poultry health disaster, with a highly contagious bird flu virus triggering the deaths of some 52.7 million animals.

The culprit is highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI. It has ravaged farm flocks and chicken yards in 46 states since February, when the first cases were reported in commercial flocks.

Job market cooled only slightly last month, as employers added 263,000 jobs

Updated December 2, 2022 at 9:53 AM ET

Hiring slowed only slightly in November, as rising interest rates weighed on businesses, but the U.S. job market remains unusually tight.

The Labor Department' monthly job report released Friday shows employers added 263,000 jobs in November — down only modestly from a revised 284,000 jobs added the month before.

The unemployment rate held steady, at a low 3.7%.


Glastonbury organizers say the festival will be Elton John's U.K. farewell show

LONDON — Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain.

The festival announced Friday that the star will play the 2023 festival's final night on June 25.

The festival tweeted: "We are incredibly excited to announce that the one and only @EltonOfficial will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night at Glastonbury 2023, for what will be the final U.K. show of his last ever tour."


A Canadian man is charged in the deaths of 3 more Indigenous women

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Police alleged Thursday that a Canadian man previously charged with murdering an Indigenous woman also killed three other women — two also confirmed to be Indigenous and one believed to be.

Jeremy Skibicki was charged May 18 and kept in custody after the partial remains of Rebecca Contois, 24, were found in a garbage bin near an apartment building. Contois lived in Winnipeg but was a member of O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation, also known as Crane River.


South Africa's leader faces calls to resign over charges of cash stuffed in couches

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced calls Thursday to step down after a parliamentary panel's probe found he may have breached anti-corruption laws in connection with the alleged theft of a large amount of money from his Phala Phala game farm.


President Biden calls for a big shakeup in Democrats' presidential nominating calendar

Updated December 1, 2022 at 10:06 PM ET

President Biden is calling for upending Democrats' presidential primary calendar, elevating South Carolina to the first spot, moving the swing states of Georgia and Michigan up to the early slate, and putting Iowa back in the pack.

Word of Biden's proposal came out Thursday evening, ahead of a Democratic Party gathering to vote to shake up the order of states on the 2024 nomination calendar.