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Los Angeles teachers' strike extends to second day with no talks on horizon

3:11am GMT

LOS ANGELES Some 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff from the nation's second-largest school district walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, with no new talks on the horizon. | Video

Los Angeles parents 'choosing to struggle' with striking teachers

1:40am GMT

LOS ANGELES Elizabeth Rietz says it has not been easy keeping her daughter busy at home during the first two days of a strike by Los Angeles teachers, while she and her husband try to start their own clothing line. But she believes it's the right thing to do.

Explainer: Striking L.A. teachers take aim at charter schools

1:40am GMT

LOS ANGELES The growing number of charter schools in the Los Angeles County school system - and the school board's support for them - is one of the most contentious issues in this week's teachers' strike in America's second-largest school system.

Confederate monument's pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina

15 Jan 2019

The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school's president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue.

Stormy Daniels sues over Ohio strip club arrest, calling it political

14 Jan 2019

Ohio police officers were politically motivated when they arrested Stormy Daniels, the porn star who has described having an affair with President Donald Trump, at a strip club last year, the actress said in a lawsuit on Monday.

Snowstorm targets Washington, at least five dead in U.S. Midwest

13 Jan 2019

A winter storm that dumped heavy snow on the U.S. Midwest, causing at least five roadway deaths, stranding some motorists in Missouri and canceling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on Saturday. | Video

Snow storm marches toward Washington, after pummeling Midwest

12 Jan 2019

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 A winter storm that dumped heavy snow on the U.S. Midwest, stranding some motorists in Missouri and cancelling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on Saturday.

Florida governor vows to hold officials 'accountable' amid reports of planned suspension of sheriff

11 Jan 2019

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pledged on Thursday to speak about government accountability at the headquarters of the Broward County sheriff, following speculation he would suspend the official over the police response to the Parkland mass shooting.

Thousands of au pairs could share in $65.5 million U.S. settlement

10 Jan 2019

About 100,000 au pairs who traveled to the United States to provide child care for American families could share in a $65.5 million settlement reached on Wednesday, in a lawsuit that said their wages were kept artificially low.

Second man charged with murder in seven-year-old girl's shooting in Texas

09 Jan 2019

A second black man was charged with murder on Tuesday in the shooting death of an African-American girl in the Houston area, after initial witness descriptions of a white suspect sparked fears of a hate crime.

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