Deal Reached In Teachers Strike In Chicago

The city of Chicago and its teachers’ union have reached a deal to end the teacher’s strike, compromising on the makeup days for the time the teachers spent on the picket line. On Thursday morning after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to accept a tentative deal with the city, , negotiations had resumed. However, the …

Federal Reserve Cut Interest Rates For Third Time This Year

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third consecutive time on Wednesday, but did not offer clues as to whether or not it will cut rates further. The Federal Open Market Committee on Oct. 30 voted to reduce the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a target range of between 1.5% to …

Twitter Says Platform Will Stop Accepting Political Ads

Twitter says the company will no longer accept political ads.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm on Wednesday, “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted …

House Democrats Release Text Of Impeachment Resolution

House Democrats have released text of the impeachment resolution they plan to vote on, however when that vote will take place is still unclear. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi originally claimed the vote would be this Thursday. But on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer walked that back and said that not only was the vote …

Grandfather Of Toddler Who Died In Fatal Fall From Cruise Ship Charged With Manslaughter

Authorities have arrested the grandfather of an 18-month-old who fell out of a window on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Puerto Rico during a family trip in July. Puerto Rico’s Justice Department ordered the arrest of Salvatore Anello. He faces a charge of negligent manslaughter in the death of his granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand. While …

Thousands Evacuate As Getty Fire Threatens Areas Surrounding Los Angeles California

With winds reaching hazardous levels in Southern California, the Getty fire in Los Angeles is growing,  forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes. Burning in the hills north of Los Angeles’ famous Getty Center, the fire has consumed 400 acres. The Getty Center and Getty Villa are safe, but many houses were already affected …

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Nearly $400M In Drugs In Port Everglades, Florida

U.S. Coast Guard crews off-loaded millions of pounds of illegal drugs Monday. The drugs were seized recently off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America. The contraband was recovered from drug-smuggling boats in 18 separate operations, and is worth nearly $400 million total. The drugs included more than 27 million pounds of cocaine and …

At Least Two Dead, 14 Injured After Shooting At Texas Homecoming Party

At least two people were killed and 14 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party.  The shooting occurred just before midnight Saturday at The Party Venue in Greenville, Texas, about 15 miles from the Commerce campus. Authorities believe that the shooter was targeting just one person at …

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead After US Military Raid In Syria

On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. Trump said in an address to the nation from the White House:  “A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, has violently been eliminated. He will never again harm another innocent man, woman …

Senate Republicans Support Resolution Condemning Impeachment Inquiry

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a resolution co-sponsored by more than three dozen of his colleagues condemning the House for a lack of transparency in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Graham said in a release, “Every American should be disturbed by what is taking place in the House of Representatives regarding the attempt to …