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5 things to know for October 14: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment

5 things to know for October 14: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment

Today is Columbus Day, though an increasing number of cities and states are updating the observance to Indigenous People’s Day. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)…MORE

Amber Alert expanded for 3-year-old girl last seen at birthday party in Alabama

Amber Alert expanded for 3-year-old girl last seen at birthday party in Alabama

An Amber Alert has been expanded to surrounding states as authorities search for a 3-year-old girl last seen at a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama, city Police Chief Patrick Smith said Monday morning. Two people are being questioned in the disappearance of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, Smith said at a news conference. Smith said there does…MORE

Here’s what we know about the Fort Worth police shooting

Here’s what we know about the Fort Worth police shooting

A concerned neighbor called police at 2:23 a.m. to check on the woman across the street because her front door was open. At 2:30 a.m., she would be dead. A white police officer shot and killed Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, through her window early Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas. Police say…MORE

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, authored by state assemblymaker Laura Friedman, applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items…MORE

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride Saturday at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The girl was ejected from a ride called “Extreme” at 6:18 p.m. and suffered serious injuries, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. She was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at…MORE

A neighbor kills 4 people eating dinner in a Chicago apartment, police say

A neighbor kills 4 people eating dinner in a Chicago apartment, police say

A neighbor is in custody after he shot five people — four of them fatally — in an apartment building in Chicago, police said. The shooting happened Saturday night and a weapon has been recovered from the scene, according to Tom Ahern, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department. The suspect — a 67-year-old retired…MORE