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Amtrak cancelling trains, cutting service ahead of winter storm
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:58:21 -0500

Amtrak cancelling trains, cutting service ahead of winter storm(Reuters) - Amtrak, the U.S. national passenger railroad, said on Thursday it will cancel at least 15 trains in the northeast and midwest this weekend because of an impending major winter storm, and reduce operations on other trains.


Judge acquits Chicago policemen in conspiracy trial
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:52:17 -0500

Judge acquits Chicago policemen in conspiracy trialA judge on Thursday found three Chicago policemen not guilty of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he fatally shot a black teenager in 2014 in an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement. A jury convicted Van Dyke in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in the shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17. Judge Domenica Stephenson of the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County also found David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney not guilty of official misconduct and obstruction of justice.


Talks resume as Los Angeles teachers' strike enters fourth day
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:16:32 -0500

Talks resume as Los Angeles teachers' strike enters fourth dayNegotiators for striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district returned to the bargaining table on Thursday for the first time since talks collapsed last week, as a walkout by some 30,000 educators entered its fourth day. "They are resolute on reaching an agreement," the union's president, Alex Caputo-Pearl, said at a news conference, referring to the union's bargaining team ahead of Thursday's talks. School District Superintendent Austin Beutner has said the demands, if fully met, would place too great a strain on the district's budget.



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