LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal

LOS ANGELES —Jan 23, 2019—Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers planned to return to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district. “I voted ‘yes,’ to approve,” said second-grade teacher Wendy Perez. “I think the union negotiated in good … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal

BOZEMAN, Mont. | Fox News host, family survive car crash in Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont.—Jan 23, 2019—Fox News host Bret Baier and his family survived a motor vehicle crash in Montana after the television anchor’s SUV slid on an icy road, collided with a pickup truck and turned over in a ditch, authorities said Tuesday. Baier, the executive editor of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” said that after … Continue reading BOZEMAN, Mont. | Fox News host, family survive car crash in Montana

NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin due in court on charges he punched over parking

NEW YORK —Jan 23, 2019—Alec Baldwin is due in court in New York City for a hearing on charges that he slugged a man during a dispute over a parking spot in last fall. The 60-year-old actor is scheduled to appear in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday morning. He’s charged with misdemeanor attempted assault and harassment, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin due in court on charges he punched over parking

MELBOURNE, Australia | 1 point away, Serena stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 23, 2019—Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport would lose … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | 1 point away, Serena stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

LAS VEGAS | Motive unclear in Nevada slayings Trump thrust in spotlight

LAS VEGAS —January 23, 2019— A Nevada community shaken by the fatal shootings of four people over the past two weeks is grateful that the suspect is behind bars, but a motive for the crimes remains unknown. The case has been thrust into the immigration debate, with President Donald Trump seizing on the killings as evidence … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Motive unclear in Nevada slayings Trump thrust in spotlight

MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Laver’s advice to Aussies: keep eye on the ball

MELBOURNE, Australia  —January 23, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 5 p.m. Tennis great Rod Laver has some advice for the younger generation of Australian players: Get on with business. Bitter feuding within Australian men’s tennis was exposed during the season’s first major, when Bernard Tomic and Davis Cup captain … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Laver’s advice to Aussies: keep eye on the ball

DENVER | Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

DENVER —January 23, 2019—Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay. Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said 93 percent of unionized teachers voted in favor of a strike. The union represents 5,635 educators in the Denver Public School system, … Continue reading DENVER | Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

GREENBELT, Md | Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question

GREENBELT, Md. —January 23, 2019—A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week. Former U.S. Census Bureau director John Thompson, the first plaintiffs’ witness for the bench trial in Maryland, testified Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross … Continue reading GREENBELT, Md | Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question