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Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strike
Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strike
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  • 2019-01-23 21:42:56Z

Thousands of teachers in Los Angeles returned to the job on Wednesday, fresh off a six-day strike against the nation's second largest school district that disrupted the education of half a million students. Rank and file members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted overwhelmingly late on Tuesday to approve a 3-1/2 year contract agreement that the union and school district had reached before dawn that day, union officials said. The Los Angeles Unified School District kept schools open during the strike, staffing them with substitute teachers and support staff to supervise students.

Trump wants to do alternative to State of the Union address
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  • 2019-01-23 21:07:55Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would do an alternative event to the traditional State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent him a letter that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during

Five workers hospitalized after leak at Pennsylvania refinery: report
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  • 2019-01-23 18:55:41Z

(Reuters) - Five workers were hospitalized after a hydrofluoric acid leak on Wednesday at Monroe Energy's Trainer, Pennsylvania refinery, a report with Delaware Online said.

White man who wanted race war pleads guilty to New York stabbing
White man who wanted race war pleads guilty to New York stabbing
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  • 2019-01-23 18:22:15Z

A white Baltimore man who traveled to New York City in 2017 and killed a black man with a sword in hopes of sparking a race war in the United States pleaded guilty to murder as an act of terrorism, prosecutors said on Wednesday. James Jackson, a 30-year-old U.S. Army specialist, stabbed Timothy Caughman, 66, to death on March 20, 2017, and turned himself in at a police station the next day after police circulated surveillance video of the killing.

FAA says 43 flights into Newark held up Tuesday after drone sightings
FAA says 43 flights into Newark held up Tuesday after drone sightings
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  • 2019-01-23 17:22:53Z

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that 43 flights into Newark Liberty International Airport were required to hold after drone sightings at a nearby airport on Tuesday, while nine flights were diverted. An FAA spokesman added that the event lasted for 21 minutes. The flights into Newark - the 11th busiest U.S. airport - were suspended after a drone was seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles (27.3 kilometers) away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes.

Judge dismisses claims over 2009 Fort Hood massacre
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  • 2019-01-23 17:04:40Z

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said on Tuesday night she lacked jurisdiction over claims by roughly 150 victims and family members against the secretary of defense, secretary of the army and FBI director because the United States was not also named as a defendant. The damages lawsuit was filed three years after the Nov. 5, 2009 attack where U.S.-born Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, opened fire at a Fort Hood medical facility.

Arizona police arrest man for alleged rape of patient in vegetative state
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  • 2019-01-23 15:57:14Z

The woman, who is in her 20s and had been a long-term patient at the Hacienda Healthcare center after suffering an injury that left her in a vegetative state, went into labor on the afternoon of Dec. 29, police said. Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Tommy Thompson identified the suspect as Nathan Sutherland

Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg launches 2020 White House campaign
Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg launches 2020 White House campaign
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  • 2019-01-23 12:53:02Z

Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, launched an underdog 2020 bid for the White House on Wednesday, aiming to stand out as a problem-solving Midwestern outsider who would be the first openly gay nominee of a major U.S. political party. The relatively unknown Buttigieg, 37, a two-term mayor of the Rust Belt city of about 100,000 residents, has argued the party needs new leadership that can appeal to the working-class voters who deserted Democrats in favor of Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race. Buttigieg enters what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Trump, the likely Republican candidate, in 2020.

Senate sets votes but U.S. shutdown likely to go on
Senate sets votes but U.S. shutdown likely to go on
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  • 2019-01-23 12:48:37Z

There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals to end the month-long impasse that both faced long odds. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he planned to hold a vote on Thursday on a Democratic proposal that would fund the government for three weeks but does not include the $5.7 billion in U.S.-Mexico border wall funding demanded by President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives has passed several similar bills, but Trump has rejected legislation that does not include border wall funding.

Denver public school teachers vote to strike over pay, incentives
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  • 2019-01-23 06:39:25Z

Public school teachers in Denver overwhelmingly voted late Tuesday to go on strike to press their demands for more money and incentive pay, after negotiations with Colorado's largest school district hit an impasse last week. Having failed to reach a settlement after 15 months of talks, 93 percent of the 3,500 members of the city's largest union, Denver Classroom Teachers Association, voted to authorize their first strike in 25 years. "They're striking for better pay, they're striking for our profession, they're striking for Denver students," union spokesman Rob Gould said.

U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage
U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage
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  • 2019-01-23 06:07:44Z

U.S. Army pilot Shaun Perez spent ten hours flying an Apache helicopter over Afghanistan, providing gun cover for Special Forces soldiers on the ground as they hunted for high-value targets, guns and weapons. Returning to his base at dawn, he donned a fresh uniform before shutting himself into a small room to secure the next stage of his career - as a commercial airline pilot. Perez took advantage of one of the tightest labor markets in the United States, created by years of slow hiring, a wave of pending retirements at major U.S. airlines, and Federal Aviation Administration rules that in 2013 increased the number of required training hours from 250 to 1,500.

Iowa
Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban ruled unconstitutional
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  • 2019-01-23 05:35:45Z

Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the restriction in May 2018, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. A fetus that is viable outside the womb, usually at 24 weeks, is widely considered the threshold in the United States to prohibit an abortion. The district court decision is a victory for supporters of abortion rights, but abortion opponents have vowed to take the fight to Iowa's appellate courts, the Des Moines Register and other media reported.

Charred human remains found in Malibu area burned by wildfire
Charred human remains found in Malibu area burned by wildfire
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  • 2019-01-23 03:21:16Z

The charred, skeletal remains of a human body have been found in an area of the posh seaside town of Malibu left blackened by a massive wildfire in November, and investigators were trying to determine if the victim was slain or died in the flames, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The bones were discovered late on Monday afternoon and sheriff's homicide detectives, joined by investigators from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office, responded to the scene at first light on Tuesday, Deputy Trina Schrader said. The body is the second to be discovered in the area devastated by the Woolsey Fire, which broke out on Nov. 8 and charred 96,000 acres in the...

Los Angeles teachers vote on contract deal with school district
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  • 2019-01-23 03:19:49Z

The union for more than 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers clinched a tentative contract deal with the second-largest U.S. school district on Tuesday, paving the way for classes to resume for nearly half a million students after a weeklong walkout. A ratification vote by the teachers on the 3-1/2-year deal commenced Tuesday evening, United Teachers Los Angeles union spokeswoman Kim Turner said. If approved, as expected, the teachers would return to work on Wednesday at the city's 1,241 schools.

FBI joins investigation into shooting deaths at Texas mansion
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  • 2019-01-23 02:38:33Z

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said on Tuesday he requested "technical and investigative assistance" from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as his detectives probe the deaths of Nichol Olsen, 37, Alexa Montez, 16, and London Bribiescas, 10, at the mansion. "We owe it to Nichol, Alexa, London, and their families to find the truth through meticulous investigation. It's always better to have more tools at our disposal and more eyes on any case," Salazar said in a written statement.

U.S. courts have funds to operate through Jan. 31: statement
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  • 2019-01-23 02:15:39Z

U.S. federal courts can operate through Jan. 31 despite a partial government shutdown, but warned they will not have funds to operate as normal beyond Feb. 1, officials said in a statement on Tuesday. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, which oversees operations for the federal district and appeals courts, revised its estimate as to when it will exhaust available funds from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31 after using a "strategy of deferring non-critical operating costs and utilizing court filing fees and other available balances." After Feb. 1, the courts could still conduct limited "mission critical work," it said, but added that no further extensions of normal operations are possible.

Ex-
Ex-'El Chapo' lieutenant says he discussed killing cop as favor to mayor
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  • 2019-01-23 00:17:55Z

A former top lieutenant to accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday said he and his former boss once discussed killing a police officer as a favor to a local politician. Guzman, Nunez said, responded that they should do the mayor the "favor," because she was a favorite for a state-level office in an upcoming election. The mayor of La Paz in 2013 was Esthela Ponce Beltran, who could not immediately be reached for comment.

FAA says drone sightings temporarily halted traffic into Newark Airport
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  • 2019-01-22 23:50:11Z

Reports of drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, a spokesman from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. The spokesman said flights into Newark - the 11th busiest U.S. airport - were temporarily suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The federal agency said information about the drone sightings was turned over to law enforcement.

Four charged in bomb plot against Muslim community in New York
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  • 2019-01-22 23:47:55Z

Three men and a teenager have been arrested after planning to bomb a Muslim community in upstate New York, and investigators have recovered three homemade bombs and nearly two dozen guns, authorities said on Tuesday. The alleged plot was uncovered after a student at Odyssey Academy, a school in Greece, New York, showed a classmate a photograph of another student and said, "He looks like the next school shooter, doesn't he?" Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan told reporters at a news conference. The remark was reported to school security, which along with local police interviewed both the student who had the photograph as well as the student in the picture.

Walgreens pays $269.2 million to settle U.S. civil fraud lawsuits
Walgreens pays $269.2 million to settle U.S. civil fraud lawsuits
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  • 2019-01-22 23:42:09Z

The pharmacy chain will pay $209.2 million to resolve claims it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs from 2006 to 2017 for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens it dispensed to patients it knew did not need them. Walgreens will also pay $60 million to resolve claims it overcharged Medicaid from 2008 to 2017 by failing to disclose and charge the discount drug prices it offered the public through its Prescription Savings Club program. The Deerfield, Illinois-based company said it "admits, acknowledges, and accepts responsibility" for conduct alleged by the federal government, according to the settlement agreements.

U.S. courts have funds to operate through Jan. 31: statement
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  • 2019-01-22 23:08:33Z

U.S. federal courts can operate through Jan. 31 despite a partial government shutdown, but warned they will not have funds to operate as normal beyond Feb. 1, officials said in a statement on Tuesday. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, which oversees operations for the federal district and appeals courts, revised its estimate as to when it will exhaust available funds from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31 after using a "strategy of deferring non-critical operating costs and utilizing court filing fees and other available balances." After Feb. 1, the courts could still conduct limited "mission critical work," it said, but added that no further extensions of normal operations are possible.

Body found in area of Southern California charred by wildfire
Body found in area of Southern California charred by wildfire
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  • 2019-01-22 22:41:45Z

A body has been found in an area of the California seaside town of Malibu left blackened by a massive wildfire in November, and investigators were trying to determine if the victim was slain or died in the flames, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The skeletal remains were discovered late on Monday afternoon and homicide detectives, joined by investigators from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, responded to the scene at first light on Tuesday, Deputy Trina Schrader said. Schrader said the Coroner's Office would conduct an autopsy to help determine the identity of the victim, who could be either a man or a woman, and whether foul play was involved.

Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to decide census dispute
Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to decide census dispute
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  • 2019-01-22 21:38:42Z

President Donald Trump's administration said on Tuesday it will urge the Supreme Court to rule by the end of its term in June on a bid to implement a plan, blocked by a judge, to ask people in the 2020 national census whether they are U.S. citizens. The Justice Department said in a court filing it will seek immediate Supreme Court review of the high-profile dispute even before a lower appeals court time has time to consider the case. Opponents have accused the Trump administration of devising a citizenship question to use the census to pursue the political objectives of Trump's fellow Republicans by engineering an undercount of the true population and reducing the electoral...

USDA says exploring options to continue food stamps amid shutdown
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  • 2019-01-22 18:53:25Z

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it is exploring ways to keep providing food assistance to America's poor if a partial government shutdown continues much longer, and urged lawmakers to end the uncertainty with a budget deal stalled by President Donald Trump's demand for funding for border wall with Mexico. The administration's position places the so-called Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, (SNAP) which feeds roughly 40 million Americans, at the center of a budget standoff between Trump and the Democrat-controlled Congress that has cut off funding for much of the government since late December. SNAP has received funding through February thanks to a legal provision that...

U.S. military service member killed in Afghanistan: statement
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  • 2019-01-22 18:50:27Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military service member was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said in a statement, without providing additional details. "The incident is under investigation ... We will share additional information as appropriate," the statement said. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Senate to vote on Trump plan to re-open government this week: McConnell
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  • 2019-01-22 18:24:29Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would vote this week on President Donald Trump's proposal to end a partial government shutdown.

Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns
Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns
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  • 2019-01-22 18:12:38Z

Trump's proposal on Saturday to relax his immigration policies for young immigrants known as "Dreamers" in exchange for funding for a southern border wall did not appear to be making much headway among Democrats who control the House of Representatives. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote on Trump's plan this week but there were doubts it would pass there. Leaders of the House of Representatives have already rejected it.

Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: official
Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: official
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  • 2019-01-22 17:54:09Z

U.S. President Donald Trump still plans to deliver his annual State of the Union address from the Capitol later this month as scheduled, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday as the federal government shutdown stretched into its second month. The White House has sent a request to the House of Representatives' sergeant at arms seeking a "walk-through" for the Jan. 29 speech, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week called on Trump to reconsider delivering the president's annual address before a gathering of both chambers of Congress and other dignitaries given that about one-quarter of the U.S. government has been...

Supreme Court again mum on Trump
Supreme Court again mum on Trump's 'Dreamers' appeals
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  • 2019-01-22 16:16:55Z

Unless the court breaks with its normal procedure, the nine justices would not be able to hear arguments and decide the case in its current term, which ends in June. The Justice Department has filed appeals concerning the Republican president's September 2017 move, blocked by lower courts, to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. DACA protects about 700,000 immigrants, often called "Dreamers" based on the name of the Dream Act legislation that failed to pass Congress, from deportation and provides them work permits, though not a path to citizenship.

Supreme Court lets Trump transgender troop restrictions take effect
Supreme Court lets Trump transgender troop restrictions take effect
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  • 2019-01-22 15:20:36Z

The conservative-majority granted the Trump administration's request to lift injunctions issued by federal judges against the policy while a legal challenge continues in lower courts. Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have kept

U.S. Supreme Court to hear major New York gun rights case
U.S. Supreme Court to hear major New York gun rights case
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  • 2019-01-22 15:09:27Z

The nine justices will review a 2018 lower court ruling upholding the city's restrictions after three gun owners and the NRA's New York state affiliate sued claiming the regulations violated the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms." The case will be

U.S. Supreme Court lets mystery company file appeal under seal
U.S. Supreme Court lets mystery company file appeal under seal
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  • 2019-01-22 15:03:11Z

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an unknown foreign government-owned company that is contesting a subpoena issued by a grand jury in a sealed case possibly linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential

U.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016: study
U.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016: study
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  • 2019-01-22 11:06:38Z

A person with type 1 diabetes incurred annual insulin costs of $5,705, on average, in 2016. The average cost was roughly half that at $2,864 per patient in 2012, according to a report due to be released on Tuesday by the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). The figures represent the combined amount paid by a patient and their health plan for the medicine and do not reflect rebates paid at a later date.

Striking L.A. teachers to resume picketing as talks drag on
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  • 2019-01-22 10:49:56Z

Some 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers were set to return to the picket lines on Tuesday after contract negotiations with America's second-largest school district stretched into the early morning hours with no word of a deal. More than 1,000 firefighters attending a conference in Los Angeles

Two killed as plane crashes near homes in Ohio: media
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  • 2019-01-22 02:52:02Z

Unspecified engine issues likely caused the crash, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, citing the Ohio State Highway Patrol. News photos showed the front end of Douglas DC-3 broken off, exposing the interior with bits of plane debris spread about. It appeared to have skidded into trees about 60 miles (100 km) south of Cleveland.

L.A. teachers to stay off the job Tuesday despite progress in strike talks
L.A. teachers to stay off the job Tuesday despite progress in strike talks
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  • 2019-01-22 01:00:08Z

The United Teachers Los Angeles union said in a statement that the two sides "are making progress" in the negotiations, aimed at settling a labor dispute that has disrupted classes for some 500,000 students in America's second-largest school district. Teachers walked off the job a week

Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio
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  • 2019-01-22 00:26:33Z

(Reuters) - An explosion of an Enbridge Inc natural gas pipeline in Ohio on Monday created a fireball of flame and damaged homes, prompting the evacuation of nearby residents.

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race
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  • 2019-01-21 20:36:12Z

Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party's increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters. "This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are," Harris said on ABC's "Good Morning America" in announcing her candidacy. Harris, who made history in 2016 as the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate from California, timed her announcement for the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio
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  • 2019-01-21 20:04:53Z

The explosion occurred on Enbridge's Texas Eastern pipeline system and appeared to have destroyed two homes, while firefighters were battling flames on a third as of Monday afternoon, said Chasity Schmelzenbach, emergency management director for Noble County, Ohio. "We got reports flames were shooting (up) 80 feet to 200 feet," Schmelzenbach said.

Los Angeles teachers
Los Angeles teachers' strike talks continue through holiday weekend
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  • 2019-01-21 19:29:16Z

Los Angeles teachers returned to the negotiating table on Monday for the fifth day of contract negotiations with the country's second-largest school district in an effort to end a strike that has disrupted classes for some 500,000 students. More than 30,000 teachers walked off the job a week ago in their first strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District in three decades, demanding higher pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff. The United Teachers Los Angeles union planned a news conference on Monday at 3:30 p.m. PT (2330 GMT) to update parents on whether students could expect schools to return to normal after Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

TSA absences rise as shutdown continues
TSA absences rise as shutdown continues
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  • 2019-01-21 15:14:59Z

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that unscheduled absences among the more than 50,000 U.S. airport security officers rose to 10 percent on Sunday as the government shutdown continues. The agency said that, despite the absences, nearly all 1.78 million passengers screened Sunday faced normal security waits of 30 minutes or less. The agency said many employees, who are not being paid because of the shutdown, are not reporting to work because of financial hardships.

A T. rex and a shark as neighbors? Yes, eons ago in South Dakota
A T. rex and a shark as neighbors? Yes, eons ago in South Dakota
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  • 2019-01-21 13:06:29Z

The huge meat-eating dinosaur did not meet its demise in a shark attack in some sort of "Jaws" meets "Jurassic Park" monster mash. The skeleton of Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved T. rex ever unearthed, is displayed at the Field Museum in Chicago, which kept the leftover rock for years in underground storage. If Galagadon ever interacted with Sue, it may have been when the thirsty dinosaur came to the river for a gulp of water.

Arctic blast brings dangerous cold to Midwest, New England
Arctic blast brings dangerous cold to Midwest, New England
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  • 2019-01-21 09:12:03Z

An arctic blast of frigid air has followed a January storm that dumped more than a foot of the snow and sleet across the Northeast, which started melting Sunday. Temperatures fell to single-digits Farhenheit from New York City to Boston and froze melting snow late Sunday and early Monday, said Marc Chenard at the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. "Boston will be just 3 degrees (Farhenheit) this morning, with wind chills of minus 12 or more," he said.

Student in Trump hat denies mocking Native American activist in videotaped encounter
Student in Trump hat denies mocking Native American activist in videotaped encounter
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  • 2019-01-21 05:48:14Z

Nick Sandmann, a student from the private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in northern Kentucky, is seen in the video standing face to face with the Indian activist, Nathan Phillips, staring at him with a smile, while Phillips sings and plays a drum. The students, many wearing baseball caps emblazoned with President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan, were in the nation's capital the same day for an anti-abortion rally. According to Sandmann, his group was waiting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for their bus back to Kentucky when four African American protesters nearby began shouting racially charged insults at them.

Flash freeze of melting snowstorm seen icing over U.S. Northeast
Flash freeze of melting snowstorm seen icing over U.S. Northeast
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  • 2019-01-21 01:26:48Z

Plunging temperatures after a wet winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast were expected to flash freeze much of the region on Sunday and make travel dicey during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday. "Any water that remains on the road will freeze into a sheet of ice and make conditions quite hazardous," said Rich Otto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS). Sub-zero temperatures tied to gusting winds prompted the NWS to issue wind chill advisories and warnings for more than 10 states, from North Dakota and other parts of the central United States to East Coast metropolitan centers including Washington, New York and Boston.

Trump says no amnesty for
Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader deal
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  • 2019-01-20 23:59:14Z

In a morning Twitter storm, Trump also said he would not seek the removal of millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States, while bashing House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for turning down an offer he made on Saturday, including for Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. "No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3-year extension of DACA.

Talks seeking to end Los Angeles teachers strike enter fourth day
Talks seeking to end Los Angeles teachers strike enter fourth day
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  • 2019-01-20 23:23:14Z

Bargaining teams for striking Los Angeles teachers and the second-largest U.S. school district were back behind closed doors on Sunday as negotiations to end a walkout disrupting classes for some 500,000 students stretched into a fourth day. More than 30,000 teachers walked off the job last Monday in their first strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District in three decades, demanding higher pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff. District Superintendent Austin Beutner has insisted he shares many of the teachers' goals but contends the district lacks the budget to meet union demands fully without securing additional funds from the state level.

Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout
Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions
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  • 2019-01-20 19:33:45Z

U.S. President Donald Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, his attorney said on Sunday, raising new questions for congressional investigators looking into possible ties between the president and Russia. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he may have continued to pursue the project and had discussions about it with his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, until as late as October or November 2016, when Trump was closing in on his election victory against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Moscow deal ultimately did not materialize but Giuliani's remarks suggest that Trump's discussions about the project with Cohen may have dragged on...

School condemns Trump-supporting students who harassed Native American
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  • 2019-01-20 00:14:00Z

The students from private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally on Friday when they were filmed surrounding Nathan Phillips and mocking the Native American's singing and drumming. Fellow students, many in hats and sweatshirts with President Donald Trump's "MAGA" slogan, cheered him on and chanted, "build the wall, build the wall," Phillips said.

Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow
Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow
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  • 2019-01-20 00:13:07Z

The Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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