Top stories this PM: Boy Scouts’ $850M payout; child’s body pulled from condo; food workers strike over heat

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.
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What happened today:
An $850M settlement. The Boy Scouts of America agreed to pay $850 million to people who say they were sexually abused when they were scouts. Attorneys for the BSA filed court papers on Thursday outlining the agreement with lawyers for approximately 60,000 abuse victims. In all, at least 92,700 people have made abuse claims against the organization.
The latest on Florida’s condo tragedy. Two more bodies, including the 7-year-old child of a Miami firefighter, were pulled from the rubble of the collapsed Surfside, Florida, condo building, officials said Friday. At least 20 people have now been confirmed dead in the June 24 collapse and 128 people remain unaccounted for.
The "tip of the iceberg." Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, said there are likely more charges on the way against the Trump Org. The Manhattan district attorney filed charges against the former president’s company and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg, alleging grand larceny and falsifying business records. Weisselberg has pleaded not guilty to 15 counts.
"It was uncomfortable and hard to breathe." The record-setting heat wave has made working conditions at some fast-food restaurants unbearable. Workers at a California Jack in the Box went on strike this week when the restaurant hit 109 degrees. The location is one of many where employees say they have been forced to work in extreme heat.
Britney’s coconservator wants out. A financial firm serving as a conservator of Britney Spears’ estate alongside her father, Jamie, has asked to withdraw after a judge denied Spears’ request to remove her father as her conservator. The firm, Bessemer Trust, cited "irreparable harm" to the pop star’s interests.
That’s all for now. See you next week.
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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/latest-news-boy-scouts-agrees-to-pay-850-million-to-sex-abuse-survivors-2021-7

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