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Wednesday October 20th, 2021 4:08AM

AP Top U.S. News at 9:51 a.m. EDT

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Vaccines are here. School's open. Some parents still agonize
A year and a half in, the pandemic is still agonizing families
11:21AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Ex-Facebook employee says products hurt kids, fuel division
A former Facebook data scientist is telling Congress that the social network giant’s products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. but its executives refuse to make needed changes because they elevate profits over safety
10:51AM ( 48 minutes ago )
Biden eager to get out of DC, push benefits of spending plan
President Joe Biden is shifting strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plan by getting out of Washington and courting moderate Democrats who are key to hopes for any deal
10:15AM ( 1 hour ago )
U.S. News
Robinson the engine behind the offense for No. 21 Texas
Bijan Robinson spent far too much of last season watching others play football
11:09AM ( 29 minutes ago )
NYC public libraries will end late fees in push for equity
Officials have announced that New York City’s public libraries will no longer charge late fees and will waive existing fines for overdue books and other materials
11:07AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Russian film crew in orbit to make first movie in space
A Russian actor and a film director have rocketed into space to make the world’s first movie in orbit
10:56AM ( 42 minutes ago )
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Russian film crew blasts off to make first movie in space
A Russian actor and a film director have rocketed into space to make the world’s first movie in orbit
10:21AM ( 1 hour ago )
Garland says authorities will target school board threats
Attorney General Merrick Garland is directing the FBI and U.S. attorneys to meet with federal, state and local law enforcement to address the increasing threats targeting school board members, teachers and other employees in the nation's public schools
10:11AM ( 1 hour ago )
Virus deaths in Russia hit record for third time this month
Coronavirus deaths in Russia have hit a record for the third time this month
10:08AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
COVID vaccine mandate takes effect for NYC teachers, staff
A COVID-19 vaccine requirement for teachers and other staff members has taken effect in New York City’s million-plus-student public school system
9:55PM ( 13 hours ago )
Did ship's anchor cause California oil spill? Maybe
Officials investigating one of California’s largest oil spills are looking into whether a ship’s anchor may have struck a pipeline on the ocean floor, causing a major leak of crude
9:33PM ( 14 hours ago )
Jury awards $6.3M to Shannen Doherty in State Farm fire suit
A federal jury in Los Angeles has awarded $6.3 million to actor Shannen Doherty in a lawsuit alleging that State Farm failed to pay for damage to her house in a 2018 California wildfire
9:17PM ( 14 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Vaccines are here. School's open. Some parents still agonize
A year and a half in, the pandemic is still agonizing families
11:21AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Ex-Facebook employee says products hurt kids, fuel division
A former Facebook data scientist is telling Congress that the social network giant’s products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. but its executives refuse to make needed changes because they elevate profits over safety
10:51AM ( 48 minutes ago )
Biden eager to get out of DC, push benefits of spending plan
President Joe Biden is shifting strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plan by getting out of Washington and courting moderate Democrats who are key to hopes for any deal
10:15AM ( 1 hour ago )
Rittenhouse due in court for likely final motions hearing
An Illinois man accused of shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year is due back in court for what could be the final hearing before his trial begins next month
9:50AM ( 1 hour ago )
Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress
A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty in its fight against hate and misinformation
5:49AM ( 5 hours ago )