Brendan O'Brien

Classes canceled in Chicago public schools as teachers inch closer to strike

9:44am IST

CHICAGO The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) finalized its decision on Wednesday to go on strike against the city's school district, the third-largest in the United States, after protracted labor negotiations did not produce a deal before their deadline. | Video

'More than just money': Chicago parents warm to teachers' contract demands

12:00am IST

CHICAGO Carmen Rodriguez, a life-long Chicagoan who lives on the city's Southeast Side, sends her two children to a predominately Hispanic elementary school where she says teachers are struggling with class sizes of up to 40 students.

Former North Carolina Republican Party chairman pleads guilty in bribery case

03 Oct 2019

The former chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party on Wednesday pleaded guilty to lying to federal law enforcement agents during an investigation into an attempted bribery scheme of a state official, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Chicago teachers to go on strike on October 17 if no deal is reached

03 Oct 2019

Chicago teachers will go on strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district on Oct. 17 if their protracted labor negotiations with the city do not result in a new contract, the teachers' union said on Wednesday.

Missouri executes man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend's lover

02 Oct 2019

Missouri on Tuesday executed a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's lover more than 20 years ago, local media reported, after a court rejected his argument he faced cruel and unusual punishment because of a rare medical condition that would make lethal injection severely painful.

Chicago teachers authorize strike against third-largest U.S. public school district

27 Sep 2019

CHICAGO Chicago teachers locked in protracted labor negotiations with the city have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union to launch a strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district as soon as next month, the union said on Thursday. | Video

Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right

27 Sep 2019

By Gabriella Borter, Brendan O'Brien, Andrew Hay and Zachary Fagenson | Video

Texas man executed for stabbing wife and two stepsons to death in 2007

26 Sep 2019

The state of Texas on Wednesday executed a man convicted of stabbing his wife and two stepsons to death, then sexually assaulting his two stepdaughters in their home in 2007, later telling police his wife was poisoning him.

U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

19 Sep 2019

Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Grand jury indicts man accused of killing 22 people at Texas Walmart

13 Sep 2019

A Texas grand jury on Thursday indicted the man accused of killing 22 people and wounding 26 others in a shooting last month at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, who had told authorities he was targeting Mexicans, a local prosecutor said.

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