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Chicago teachers strike, say issue simple: 'It's…

Chicago teachers are on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings…

Under tentative four year contract at GM, raises and bonuses for workers, company can close factories in Ohio, Michigan and one near Baltimore

A gusty Northeast cleans up after storm for the…

Persistent winds are hampering efforts to clean up and restore power after a powerful storm trekked across the Northeast

Pence meets with Erdogan, seeking Syria border…

A senior U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence pursues an uphill mission to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call for a cease-fire in northern Syria

The Latest: Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela has won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council despite a campaign by organizations and countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record

Trump grants extension for nuclear fuel recommendations

A US task force has been given more time to recommend ways to revive domestic uranium mining as it lags amid low prices and global competition

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IMF head says more needed to boost growth than US…

The International Monetary Fund's new leader says a U.S.-China trade truce could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings…

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.

Why Thousands Of Cuban Asylum Seekers Are Stuck…

For the first time in 50 years, Cubans no longer receive special treatment at the border. That means the U.S. is keeping thousands of them in Mexico.

New Name in Wearable Tech: the Vatican

Describing your smart device as "aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell" maybe isn't the hippest way to appeal to the younger generation. But that's exactly what the Vatican intends with its Click to Pray eRosary announced Wednesday. The bracelet features a "smart...

Iconic Las Vegas wedding chapel is no longer up…

The owner of a Las Vegas chapel where celebrity couples like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have gotten married is staying wedded to her business

Larger portion of Americans has no religious…

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new…

Dozens of environmental groups and scientists are asking U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the American Southwest

Cuban official says revered ballerina Alicia Alonso has died

An official of the National Ballet of Cuba says the revered ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso has died at age 98. Miguel Cabrera says Alonso died Thursday at a hospital in Havana

Jury selection set Jan. 27 in Florida school shooting

The trial of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz is set to begin Jan. 27 with jury selection

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Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Federal prosecutors say a sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church

The Latest: Johnson sure UK lawmakers will pass…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he's confident that Parliament on Saturday will adopt the Brexit deal he reached with the European Union

Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death…

Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who says a racist juror tainted the outcome of his trial

New York City Council To Vote On Plan To Close…

The city council is scheduled to vote on a plan to close the eight jails on Rikers Island and build a system of smaller, borough-based jails instead.

Jennifer Aniston's Instagram Debut Set a New…

Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram on Tuesday—and her debut will be hard to top. So many people viewed her newly created profile that it caused the app to crash, CNN reports. The Guinness Book of World Records says she set a new record by getting 1 million followers in just...

APNewsBreak: Billionaire governor's family farms…

A family business of West Virginia's billionaire governor has maxed out a taxpayer-funded subsidy program meant to help farmers through the U.S. trade war with China

New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans…

A new construction crane has been moved to the New Orleans site where a partially collapsed building and two giant, damaged cranes are in danger of toppling after a weekend disaster that killed three workers

Europe's specialty food makers brace for US…

European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine and Italian Parmesan are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with trepidation.

Saturday drama: Brexit battle to be decided in UK…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost every important vote in Parliament, and he faces a titanic struggle when he puts his new Brexit proposal before suspicious legislators Saturday

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The Latest: Jury selection resumes for opioid…

Jury selection for a major trial on the toll of opioids has resumed even as major drug distributors and manufacturers press for a settlement of thousands of claims against them

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Johnson & Johnson agrees to $117M multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs, by not fully disclosing their risks.

Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for…

Juul Labs stops selling fruit and dessert flavors for its electronic cigarettes