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Top eight stories for today including the EU is proposing to include nuclear and natural gas in its efforts to tackle global warming; Donald Trump and two of his children have been subpoenaed by the New York attorney general; The FDA moved to allow children as young as 12 to receive booster shots of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, and more.

National

FDA greenlights Pfizer boosters for young teens

Tying a neat bow on a holiday season that barreled through the U.S. alongside a winter surge of the coronavirus omicron variant, the Food and Drug Administration moved Monday to allow children as young as 12 to receive booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine against the deadly respiratory disease.

Lucas Kittikamron-Mora, 13, holds a sign in support of Covid-19 vaccinations on May 13, 2021, as he receives his first Pfizer vaccination at the Cook County Public Health Department in Des Plaines, Ill. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, file)

Snowstorm pushes Capitol rioter hearing to anniversary of attack

A snowstorm battering the mid-Atlantic Monday delayed a number of hearings for those accused of storming the U.S. Capitol a year ago.

Supporters of then-President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Donald Trump, Don Jr. and Ivanka subpoenaed in NYAG fraud probe

Donald Trump and two of his children, Don Jr. and Ivanka, have been subpoenaed by the New York attorney general in connection with an ongoing state probe into the former president’s real estate dealings.

President-elect Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. at a Jan. 11, 2017, news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, with Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, in the background. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Regional

Judge: Probation didn’t reform PG&E

A federal judge on Monday called himself “a total failure” for not achieving his goal of reining in Pacific Gas and Electric’s criminal behavior as its five-year probation term comes to an end.

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, a house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope, File)

Man sentenced to 21 years for robbing 21 Trader Joe’s

A man who robbed 21 Trader Joe's grocery stores in Southern California over the course of 11 weeks was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday.

The Trader Joe's in Agoura Hills, the first of 21 stores robbed by Gregory Johnson in 2020 (Patrick Pelletier / Flickr)

International

Nuclear and natural gas get EU’s nod in climate change battle

Natural gas and nuclear power have long been important sources of heating and electricity in energy-hungry Europe, and they seem poised to remain at the heart of the continent's energy grids for years to come.

Steam rises from the cooling tower of a nuclear power plant in Gundremmingen, Bavaria, Germany, on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. Germany shut three plants, including this one, at the end of last year, but the European Union is intent on keeping nuclear and gas energy in the bloc's path to a climate-friendly future. Drafts of the plans came under immediate criticism over the weekend from both environmentalists and some governing political parties in EU member nations. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)

Opinion

Tom Brady was right

In just a few words Sunday night, Tom Brady showed what right about sports, and what’s wrong with the U.S. Congress.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates with Mike Evans after Evans scored a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Munson)

Moderation for moderators

If you get a nice settlement from one big company, you might as well go after another big company for the same thing. Also, how do you moderate something you can't see?

(Image by Fernando Arcos from Pixabay via Courthouse News)
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