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29m ago

Ex-Texas nurse gets death penalty for killing 4 patients with air injections

William George Davis injected air into the patients’ arteries after they underwent heart surgery at the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler in 2017 and 2018, prosecutors said.
William George Davis.
William George Davis.

Sitting Bull's great-grandson identified through DNA fragments

It took scientists 14 years to develop a technique to search for “autosomal DNA,” which is non-sex-specific DNA that people inherit from both their mother and father.
Image: Ernie Lapointe
Image: Ernie Lapointe

Why even some vaccinated parents aren't planning to rush to give kids Covid shot

“I’m not opposed to vaccinating them in the future, maybe, but right now my husband and I are not comfortable with the data,” one parent said.
Students begin the Fall semester of school in Long Beach.
Students begin the Fall semester of school in Long Beach.
6h ago

Jury awards $10M to former exec who said he was fired because he is white male

David Duvall had claimed that he was fired without cause as the company sought to promote diversity, which Novant Health denies.
7h ago

Dealer expected to plead guilty in Mac Miller overdose death

A plea agreement filed in federal court calls for a 17-year sentence. Three people were indicted in the rapper's 2018 overdose death.
Image: Mac Miller performs at Sussquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., on Aug. 3, 2012.
Image: Mac Miller performs at Sussquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., on Aug. 3, 2012.
10h ago

Former California school safety officer charged with murder in fatal shooting

Manuela "Mona" Rodriguez was shot when Eddie Gonzalez allegedly fired at a car she was in as it sped away after a fight.
he family of Mona Rodriguez appears outside Long Beach Memorial Care Hospital, where Rodriguez was taken off life support today. Mona Rodriguez, age 18, was shot by a Long Beach Public safety officer as she sat in the passenger seat of a car unarmed.
he family of Mona Rodriguez appears outside Long Beach Memorial Care Hospital, where Rodriguez was taken off life support today. Mona Rodriguez, age 18, was shot by a Long Beach Public safety officer as she sat in the passenger seat of a car unarmed.
10h ago

Felony charge dropped for man who underpaid for Mountain Dew

Joseph Sobolewski was jailed for seven days on the felony theft charge.
Image: Mountain Dew
Image: Mountain Dew

Man awarded $10 million in reverse discrimination case, claims fired for being 'white'

David Duvall says he was fired from his top executive position at Novant Health because of the company's efforts to diversify leadership positions. NBC News' Priscilla Thompson has more.
Man awarded $10 million in reverse discrimination case, claims fired for being 'white'
Man awarded $10 million in reverse discrimination case, claims fired for being 'white'

Pittsburgh man sends care packages to Venezuela

After seeing Venezuela suffer under back-to-back dictatorships, Cesare Pampena made it his mission to help supply the people of Venezuela with basic needs such as clothes, food and home supplies. NBC News' Tom Llamas reports.
Pittsburgh man sends care packages to Venezuela
Pittsburgh man sends care packages to Venezuela

Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early Covid

The $4 pill, called fluvoxamine, reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults, according researchers.
Image: Dr cares for Coronavirus patient
Image: Dr cares for Coronavirus patient
12h ago

Nor’easter: Restoring power in New England may take days after strong winds

Nearly 500,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Wednesday after the powerful nor’easter battered the region.
A car was crushed by a falling tree in Duxbury, Mass., overnight.
A car was crushed by a falling tree in Duxbury, Mass., overnight.