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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 7:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that will keep students from classrooms for at least 10 days. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Wednesday after...
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A helicopter drops water while battling the Kincade Fire near Healdsburg, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Millions of people have been without power for days as fire crews race to contain two major wind-whipped blazes that have destroyed dozens of homes at both ends of the state: in Sonoma County wine country and in the hills of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 7:19 pm
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. She also had little hope of getting a good night's sleep — there was no...
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Woodbridge firefighters work the scene of fire after a plane crashed into a home located at 84 Berkeley Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Woodbridge,N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, an athlete stands near a NCAA logo during a softball game in Beaumont, Texas. The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money without violating amateurism rules. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday, Oct. 29 by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow college athletes to profit of their names, images and likenesses. A California law set to take effect in 2023 would make it illegal for NCAA schools in the state to prevent athletes from signing personal endorsement deals. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher, File)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 2:32 pm
The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to...
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Firefighters work on a house destroyed by a wildfire called the Getty Fire in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 11:08 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as the state's biggest utility began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without electricity, some for five days or longer. The shut-offs, aimed at keeping windblown...
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People holding photos of those lost in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 listen as Boeing Company President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg, front left, waits to testify at a Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, about "Aviation Safety and the Future of Boeing's 737 MAX." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 10:33 am
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced tough questioning from senators Tuesday about two crashes of 737 Max jets and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system from regulators. "We have made mistakes, and we got some things wrong," Muilenburg conceded. Some members of the...
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In this Oct. 27, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the Air Force’s X-37B successfully lands at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on Merritt Island in Brevard County, Fla., following a record-breaking two-year mission. (U.S. Air Force via AP)
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 7:08 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Air Force's mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission. The X-37B landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Sunday. The Air Force is mum about what the plane did in orbit after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket in...
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A wildfire approaches a residential subdivision Oct. 24, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size. The flames that roared up a steep hillside...
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In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, are power lines in Lafayette, Calif., that show damage near where a fire started. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather. The fires described in PG&E reports to state regulators match blazes that destroyed a tennis club and forced evacuations in Lafayette, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of San Francisco. (Matthias Gafni/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather...
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This undated photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff's office shows Brandon Ray Gonzales. Gonzales, of Greenville, Texas, was arrested Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, and charged with capital murder of multiple persons in a shooting an off-campus college party that killed two people and injuring 12 others. (Hunt County Sheriff's office via AP)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 6:02 pm
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, killing two people and injuring 12 others, was arrested Monday. Brandon Ray Gonzales, 23, of Greenville, Texas, was taken into custody less than 48 hours after Saturday's shooting, Hunt County Sheriff...
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