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LAUSD and UTLA Announce Tentative Deal to End Teacher's Strike

LAUSD and UTLA Announce Tentative Deal to End Teacher's Strike Preliminary balloting by two-thirds of teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District ( LAUSD ) showed over 80 percent in support, Caputo-Pearl said , adding that a final tabulation of paper ballots will be announced Wednesday. It was unclear exactly how the costs will be covered. He said elementary school students won't benefit as much as older students because the younger kids won't ge... [Full Article...]

Pelosi ready 'anytime' to meet Trump on shutdown

Pelosi ready 'anytime' to meet Trump on shutdown According to the poll , only seven percent of voters said they approve of dedicating funds to construct a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border if that was the only way to end the government shutdown , while 72 percent do not approve of dedicating funds to build a wall if that was the only way to end the shutdown . [Full Article...]

NZ UK trade relations advanced in Prime Ministers meeting

NZ UK trade relations advanced in Prime Ministers meeting New Zealand and Britain signed agreements on Monday to ensure trade continues to flow freely between the two countries even after Brexit. Australia and the United Kingdom signed a similar deal over the weekend, meant to serve as a stopgap to give exporters the assurance regulatory requirements won't change post-Brexit while free trade deals are hammered out. [Full Article...]

Defense Ministry pursues all lines of inquiry into bomber's crash

Defense Ministry pursues all lines of inquiry into bomber's crash Interfax quoted the ministry's press service as saying that the Tupolev Tu-22M3 made a "hard landing" and was destroyed after getting caught in a snow squall in the Murmansk region. The bomber wasn't carrying weapons, according to the ministry's statement that was carried by Russian news agencies. According to law enforcement officials, the Russian Air Force's fleet of Tu-22M3 will remain ground... [Full Article...]

Hamas refuses to let Qatar pay Gaza salaries

Hamas refuses to let Qatar pay Gaza salaries It is ordinary Palestinians, said the Special Envoy, who are bearing the brunt of the suffering, and the humanitarian situation in Gaza remains "desperate": economic growth is insufficient to keep the Palestinian economy afloat, and the United Nations is working with the Palestinian Authority to address some of Gaza's most pressing needs, such as maintaining an electricity supply, delivering ess... [Full Article...]

Scotland's papers: Salmond charged with two attempted rapes

Scotland's papers: Salmond charged with two attempted rapes Scotland's highest civil court ruled earlier this month that the way the Scottish government handled the allegations against Salmond was unlawful, but that didn't derail the police investigation into the harassment allegations. He was replaced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. As leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), he helped to push support for Scottish independence to a record level b... [Full Article...]

VP Pence delivers message of support for Venezuelan people protesting Maduro

VP Pence delivers message of support for Venezuelan people protesting Maduro A group of unidentified men saying they are friends of the Venezuelan military appears in a video saying they are preparing an advance into Venezuela to help unseat embattled President Nicolas Maduro and restore democracy. Marcos Perez Jimenez. "As you make your voices heard tomorrow, on behalf of the American people, we say to all the good people of Venezuela: estamos con ustdes", Pence conti... [Full Article...]

Italian leader lashes out at Macron as 'terrible president'

Italian leader lashes out at Macron as 'terrible president' The Head of the Ministry for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau , said that the French had already decided the last presidential election - and against the right populist Marine Le Pen, but for Macron. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who also leads the far-right Lega party, accused the French leader of "talking a lot but not achieving much" in a Facebook live stream. [Full Article...]

Early morning snow expected in Armagh as Met Office issue ice warning

Early morning snow expected in Armagh as Met Office issue ice warning Forecasters have said that ice will form on some surfaces later Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, with further wintry showers at times. " Behind this surface temperatures will rapidly fall away with some ice forming on some surfaces ". [Full Article...]

Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi names sister Priyanka to party post

Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi names sister Priyanka to party post The Congress also elevated up and coming new generation leader KC Venugopal as its general secretary in charge of Organisation. As general secretary incharge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi is expected to energise the party's campaign and queer the pitch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is the MP from Varanasi . [Full Article...]

President Trump Just Made a Huge Move on Venezuela

President Trump Just Made a Huge Move on Venezuela The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro today, announcing US recognition of the country's opposition leader as interim president and signaling potential new sanctions against its vital oil sector. [Full Article...]

Doctors who cared for incapacitated woman who gave birth leave Arizona facility

Doctors who cared for incapacitated woman who gave birth leave Arizona facility After the incident, Hacienda HealthCare spokeswoman Nancy Salmon said: "Hacienda Healthcare has been in business in the valley for over 50 years, and has an outstanding reputation providing high quality specialized care for our patients". [Full Article...]

May Plans Next Move in Brexit Fight as Chances Rise of Delay

May Plans Next Move in Brexit Fight as Chances Rise of Delay May told the House of Commons that she would be "talking further this week to colleagues.to consider how we might meet our obligations to the people of Northern Ireland and Ireland in a way that can command the greatest possible support in the House". [Full Article...]

Iran's Quds Force Commander's Visit to Syria Triggered Israeli Raid

Iran's Quds Force Commander's Visit to Syria Triggered Israeli Raid Sunday's overnight raid destroyed one of Iran's largest weapons storehouses - "the main storage hub for Quds Force" - near Damascus International Airport, IDF spokesperson Jonathan Conricus said . Why it matters: Israeli intelligence sources wasted no time blaming Sunday's foiled attack on Iranian militias. Israel holds Syria responsible for any attacks emanating from its territory. [Full Article...]

‘Bikini Hiker’ Freezes To Death After Mountain Fall

‘Bikini Hiker’ Freezes To Death After Mountain Fall She fall happened during a solo trek in Taiwan's Yushan National Park - home to some island country's tallest peaks. Wu relished in hiking alone - something she thought everyone should be able to do - and frequently emphasised safety and responsible hiking practices in posts to her Facebook page dedicated to hiking, which had more than 20,000 followers. [Full Article...]

4 charged in plot to attack Muslim community named Islamberg

4 charged in plot to attack Muslim community named Islamberg No federal terrorism charges have been filed. Authorities did not explain the relationship between the four suspects, but Phelan did reveal three of the four men had been in the Boy Scouts of America together. A message seeking comment about the new arrests was sent to The Muslims of America . The rural community in Delaware County is operated by The Muslims of America, an indigenous American... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court lets Trump's transgender military ban take effect

Supreme Court lets Trump's transgender military ban take effect It was first announced by Trump via Twitter in July 2017 and then tweaked in March 2018 to help it pass through lower courts attempting to block it. "The Trump administration's cruel obsession with ridding our military of dedicated and capable service members because they happen to be transgender defies reason and can not survive legal review", said GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) t... [Full Article...]

Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer

Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan was detained in a Moscow hotel room on December 28. Whelan's arrest and prosecution come amid persistent tension between Moscow and Western countries, particularly the United States and Britain, over a range of issues including Russia's interference in Ukraine, its alleged meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, and the poisoning of former Russian int... [Full Article...]

Trump marks MLK day with memorial visit

Trump marks MLK day with memorial visit Trump began his day with an early-morning tweet honoring King and the unity for which he fought. A commemorative service for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr . Speaking on CBS, Mr Pence used a line from Dr King's well known "I have a dream" speech in an attempt to build support for Mr Trump's proposed border wall. [Full Article...]

From snow to cold

From snow to cold Roads were icy and hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Forecasters are calling for single digit temperatures in most areas, with wind chills of -15 to -40 degrees in parts of the Hudson Valley on Monday. Isolated power outages are possible. High temperatures are back in the teens by Friday and Saturday. By 7 a.m., temperatures should run 26-35 over the area from northwest to southeast ... [Full Article...]


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