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Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally

1 hour 33 min ago
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is expected to rally with striking Chicago school teachers on Tuesday as a work-stoppage led to classes being canceled for a fourth-day in the third-largest U.S. school system.

Wildfires threaten southern California homes, prompt evacuations

2 hours 9 min ago
California firefighters worked through the night into early Tuesday to tackle a pair of wildfires threatening people's homes.

Facebook announces steps to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election

2 hours 27 min ago
Facebook has announced steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election, on the same day it disclosed the removal of a network of Russian accounts targeting U.S. voters on Instagram.

Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in California

5 hours 28 min ago
A wildfire raced up a steep hillside to threaten scores of homes in the Los Angeles coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades on Monday, prompting evacuations as water-dropping helicopters and firefighters swarmed the area to battle the flames.

'Hopes dashed': Chicago teachers strike to enter fourth school day

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:03pm
School classes were called off for a fourth day in Chicago after the city and striking teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system failed to settle a contract dispute over issues such as class size and staffing.

Colorado mother accused of murdering daughter she said was terminally ill

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 8:05pm
A Colorado mother who authorities said solicited donations, charitable services, and government aid for her purportedly terminally ill daughter who died in 2017 has been indicted on murder charges in the girl's death, court documents showed on Monday.

Dallas orders curfew after tornado shreds homes; thousands without power

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 7:53pm
Police declared a curfew on Monday in parts of Dallas where a powerful tornado tore apart homes and flipped cars, leaving tens of thousands without power for a second night.

Drug firms avert landmark opioid trial as talks on $48-billion settlement set to resume

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 6:45pm
Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260 million deal to avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Chicago teachers strike runs on; mayor demands 'urgency' on deal

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 6:18pm
School classes will be called off for a fourth day in Chicago after the city and striking teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system failed to settle a contract dispute over issues such as class size and staffing.

October brings losses for short sellers in U.S. opioid-related shares

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 6:01pm
October has been a rough month for short sellers betting against companies at the heart of the opioid crisis, although those traders still have paper profits of almost $600 million for the year, according to data from financial analytics firm S3 Partners.

Ex-CEOs plead guilty to roles in U.S. college admissions scandal

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 4:31pm
Four wealthy parents including the former chief executives of bond manager Pimco and specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions cheating and fraud scheme.

Drug companies avert landmark opioids trial as talks on $48 billion settlement set to resume

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 4:05pm
Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260 million deal to avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in Pacific Palisades, California

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 3:21pm
A wildfire raced up a steep hillside to threaten homes in the Southern California coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades on Monday, prompting evacuations as water-dropping helicopters and firefighters swarmed the area to battle the flames.

Democratic 2020 hopeful Warren still weighing Medicare for All financing options

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 3:06pm
White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middle-class households.

'Enough is enough': striking Chicago teachers, city demand deal

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 3:02pm
School for over 300,000 students in Chicago was canceled for a third day on Monday as the city's mayor and striking teachers complained of slow-moving talks on issues like staffing and class sizes in the third-largest U.S. school system.

San Jose to propose turning PG&E into giant customer-owned utility: WSJ

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 3:01pm
San Jose, California's third-biggest city, is proposing to convert PG&E Corp into the country's largest customer-owned utility, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing the city's mayor.

Massachusetts vaping sales ban can stand but needs fixes: judge

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 2:59pm
A Massachusetts judge on Monday declined to immediately halt a ban on the sale of vaping products adopted after an outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries, but he said the state must redo the ban and get public comment this time.

Opioid talks with Teva, distributors could resume Tuesday: attorney

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 2:06pm
Talks to reach a settlement of thousands of lawsuits stemming from the U.S. opioid addiction crisis could resume as soon as Tuesday, an attorney for local governments said on Monday.

Facebook announces new steps to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 1:36pm
Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression on Monday ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election, on the same day it disclosed the removal of a network of Russian accounts targeting U.S. voters on Instagram.

Trump says being president has cost him $2 billion to $5 billion

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 1:08pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that being president has cost him between $2 billion and $5 billion that he would have made if he had continued running his business instead of getting into politics.

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