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Chicago teachers to walk out after contract talks fail
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Chicago teachers to walk out after contract talks fail
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Chicago plans to cancel classes at all public schools this week after the city's teachers union and the school district failed to come to an agreement Wednesday on a new contract.
Trump's national security adviser to cut NSC staff to 120 by 2020
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Trump's national security adviser to cut NSC staff to 120 by 2020
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, said Wednesday he plans to reduce the amount of National Security Council staff from 174 policy positions to under 120 by early 2020.
Pompeo announces resumption of aid to Central America after asylum agreement
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Pompeo announces resumption of aid to Central America after asylum agreement
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department expects to resume financial assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after the three Central American countries signed an asylum agreement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced.
4th associate of Rudy Giuliani arrested in campaign finance scheme
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
4th associate of Rudy Giuliani arrested in campaign finance scheme
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a fourth associate of Rudy Giuliani on charges of involvement in a campaign finance scheme.
California woman sentenced to 3 weeks in prison in college admissions scandal
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
California woman sentenced to 3 weeks in prison in college admissions scandal
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A California woman received a three-week prison sentence Wednesday for paying a $15,000 bribe to get her son into college, the Department of Justice said.
House passes resolution condemning withdrawal of U.S. support for Kurds
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
House passes resolution condemning withdrawal of U.S. support for Kurds
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's decision to end U.S. military support of Kurdish forces in Syria.
Danish teen breaks own Guinness record with tea bag collection
Odd News // 14 hours ago
Danish teen breaks own Guinness record with tea bag collection
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old in Denmark is a Guinness World Record holder after amassing a collection of 1,237 tea bag covers.
U.S. authorities charge South Korean with running 'vile' child porn site
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
U.S. authorities charge South Korean with running 'vile' child porn site
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors unsealed a nine-count indictment Wednesday charging a 23-year-old South Korean man in connection with what the Justice Department said is the world's largest dark net child sexual exploitation website.
Investigators probe whether California quake sparked fuel storage fire
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Investigators probe whether California quake sparked fuel storage fire
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Northern California fire officials said Wednesday that a 4.5-magnitude earthquake could be to blame for an explosion and fire at a fuel storage facility near San Francisco.
Bomb cyclone may unleash destructive winds, soaking rain
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Bomb cyclone may unleash destructive winds, soaking rain
A storm forecast to undergo bombogenesis and peak over New England will still pack a punch in terms of strong winds, heavy rain and rough seas over the Maritime Provinces of Canada prior to the end of this week.
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