Cherokee Nation officials say their community has been disproportionately harmed by the opioid crisis. The drug companies denied any wrongdoing.
A judge in Maryland has sentenced the gunman who killed five people in the Capital Gazette newsroom in 2018 to five life sentences without parole, along with other prison time. A jury found Jarrod Ramos criminally responsible for the massacre in July, rejecting his insanity plea.
The number of murder charges filed in the U.S. rose nearly 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to FBI statistics. It is the largest single-year increase since the record-keeping began.
Pfizer and BioNTech say they plan to submit a formal request for emergency use authorization of their vaccine in young children "in the coming weeks."