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Chicago says students will stay home, New York erects COVID-19 checkpoints

05 Aug 2020

NEW YORK Chicago will teach online only when school resumes in September, the mayor said on Wednesday, and New York City announced checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to enforce a quarantine on travelers from 35 states on a list of coronavirus hot spots.

Chicago public schools to hold all classes online this fall: local media

05 Aug 2020

CHICAGO Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the United States, will hold all classes online this fall for its 350,000 students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported on Tuesday.

U.S. teachers protest school reopenings, coronavirus cases down in South, West

04 Aug 2020

CHICAGO Teachers at dozens of school districts protested from their cars on Monday over plans by some U.S. governors to resume in-class instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, while Arizona, Florida, California and Texas saw declines in new cases. | Video

Latina judge from New Jersey breaks silence two weeks after attacker kills her son

04 Aug 2020

A federal judge whose son was killed and husband wounded in a shooting by a disgruntled lawyer at her New Jersey home two weeks ago broke her silence on Monday, calling for measures to keep personal information of jurists private. | Video

Teachers protest across U.S. over re-opening schools in pandemic

03 Aug 2020

CHICAGO, Aug 3 Teachers and support staff at more than 35 school districts across the United States on Monday are protesting the re-opening of schools while COVID-19 is surging in many parts of the country.

Seven Marines, one Navy sailor remain missing after mishap off California coast

01 Aug 2020

Seven U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor were missing on Friday, a day after their amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) sank off the Southern California coast during a training mission, Marine Corps officials said.

U.S. authorities arrest, charge 23 gang members in Chicago

30 Jul 2020

CHICAGO The leader and 22 members of the Black Disciples street gang have been arrested and charged with drug and gun trafficking on Chicago's South Side, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

On Chicago's South Side, some violence-weary residents open to federal investigators

27 Jul 2020

CHICAGO Many Chicagoans vehemently oppose President Donald Trump's pledge to send federal officers to the third-largest U.S. city, after seeing camouflaged agents deployed in Portland club and tear-gas anti-racism protesters.

Texas county stores bodies in trucks as state sets one-day record for COVID-19 deaths

23 Jul 2020

Texas on Wednesday set one-day records for increases in COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations in the state, forcing one county to store bodies in refrigerated trucks and prompting a top health official there to call for new stay-at-home orders.

Ohio House speaker, 4 others charged in $60 million nuclear bailout bribery case

22 Jul 2020

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, a Republican, and four other men tied to state politics were arrested on Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery case stemming from a bill passed last year to bail out the state's nuclear power plants, a U.S. prosecutor said.

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