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Company pays $1.5 million for breaking child labor laws in 8 states, Labor Department says

The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday announced more than $1M in fines paid by a Wisconsin-based meat-packing company that violated child labor laws in eight states.

SpaceX launches 51 Starlink satellites from California

SpaceX launched 51 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California Friday. The satellites lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Friday at 11:12 a.m. PT, 2:12 p.m. EST.

Department of Energy to award $50 million for clean energy projects on tribal lands

The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday announced $50 million to help promote clean energy use on tribal lands.

Look: Swan hitches a ride atop city bus in England

The bus operator in a British city shared a photo of a swan utilizing public transit by taking a ride atop a city bus.

Plane spends 16 hours in the air, ends up back at same New Zealand airport

Passengers on a flight from New Zealand to New York spent 16 hours in the air just to end up at the same airport where their journey began.

Watch: Deer crashes into two classrooms at Tennessee high school

A deer crashed through a window into a Tennessee high school and ended up breaking through another window into a second classroom.

Idaho man wins $100,000 Powerball prize 10 years after winning $10,000

An Idaho man scored a $100,000 Powerball prize about 10 years after collecting $10,000 from the lottery drawing.

American, foreign national charged in Brazil energy company bribery scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted a Connecticut man and an foreign national for allegedly bribing officials to win energy contracts from state-owned Brazilian energy company Petrobas.

Suspect in custody after shooting in small Mississippi community leaves six dead

A shooting in the small community of Arkabutla, in Tate County Mississippi, left six people dead Friday, local authorities said.

Look: Tree-trimmer rescues cat stuck in tree for two days

Animal rescuers in Britain enlisted the help of a tree trimming service to rescue a cat that spent two days stranded in a tree about 50 feet over the ground.

House Republicans seek Afghan withdrawal documents from Biden administration

Several U.S. House Republican committee chairs have sent letters to Biden administration officials requesting all documents, communications and information related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Selena Gomez slams online bullies, says weight gain due to lupus medication

Selena Gomez addresses body shamers in a video posted to her social media accounts. She says a recent weight gain is due to lupus medication.

Colin Egglesfield struggled to understand murderer Randy Roth

Colin Egglesfield plays convicted murderer Randy Roth in the Lifetime movie "A Rose for her Grave." Egglesfield and co-stars Laura Ramsey and Chrishell Stause discussed what made Randy dangerous and violent.

Former NBA player Paul Pierce to pay $1.4M to settle SEC crypto fraud charge

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Friday charged former NBA player Paul Pierce for touting EMAX cryptocurrency tokens without disclosing he was paid to do it. The SEC also said he made false statements.

Watch: Loud boom in Texas county believed to be from a meteorite strike

A mysterious boom that prompted multiple reports of an explosion in a Texas county was caused by a meteorite strike, officials said.

4 U.S. service members injured in raid that kills Islamic State leader in Syria

U.S. Central Command said Friday it killed senior Islamic State leader Hamza al-Homsi during a helicopter raid in northeastern Syria late Thursday in a mission that left four U.S. soldiers and a service dog injured.

Listen: Seventeen's DK shares 'Amusement Park' cover on his birthday

K-pop star DK released a cover of "Amusement Park," a song by EXO's Baekhyun, on his birthday.

The Conference Board expects a U.S. recession in 2023

A leading index on the trajectory of the U.S. economy is pointing toward a recession, with expectations of lackluster consumer spending going forward, The Conference Board said Friday.

Padres' Manny Machado to opt out of $300M contract after MLB season

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado will opt out of his $300 million contract after the 2023 MLB season, despite guaranteed annual salaries of about $30 million due from 2024 through 2028, he announced Friday.

NASA, Boeing target April for manned Starliner test flight

NASA and Boeing said Friday they aim to launch the first manned test flight mission of the CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station in April.

'Ted Lasso' partners with ice cream brand on new flavor ahead of final season premiere

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream and the Apple+ Tv show have collaborated on a new flavor based on the character played by Jason Sudeikis.

Tina Fey, Tim Meadows to return for 'Mean Girls' musical film

Tina Fey and Tim Meadows will reprise their "Mean Girls" roles in a movie musical based on the original film.

Packers RB Aaron Jones reworks contract, will stay with team

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones agreed to lower his salary for 2023 and will remain with the team, his agents said Friday.

Tapir wanders through Malaysian city, falls into storm drain

A wild tapir caused a scene in a Malaysian city when it went wandering through the town's streets before being rescued from a storm drain.

Five ex-Memphis police officers plead not guilty in Tyre Nichols killing

The five former Memphis police officers charged with murdering Tyre Nichols pleaded not guilty in court Friday.