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Thousands of Chicago teachers go on strike after failing to reach contract deal

(CHICAGO) -- Thousands of Chicago Public School teachers went on strike Thursday, fighting for working conditions "that respect educators and provide Chicago’s students with the schools they deserve."The strike follows months of failed negotiations between teachers and the city's public school system.Picket lines went up at 6:30 a.m. local time…... Read More

20-year-old in custody for Brooklyn street festival shooting that killed 1, injured 11

(NEW YORK) -- Three months after gunfire shattered a neighborhood block party, killing one person and injuring 11 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., police say they have a suspect in custody.Brooklyn resident Kyle Williams, 20, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and…... Read More

Dad shot dead by home intruders; wife, 2 young kids survive unharmed: Sheriff

(KATY, Texas) -- A 29-year-old man was shot dead by intruders in his Texas home, though his wife and young children, who were also there, escaped without injury, authorities said.Authorities rushed to the house in Katy, near Houston, just after midnight Wednesday morning, where they found neighbors performing CPR on…... Read More

Over 500,000 without power as Nor'easter hammers New England

(NEW YORK) -- Over half a million people were in the dark across New England Thursday after a powerful Nor'easter struck overnight, bringing heavy rain, flooding and violent winds. In the coastal Massachusetts town of Duxbury, where wind gusts reached 80 mph, Fire Capt. Rob Reardon told ABC News, "This…... Read More

Asylum-seeker details eight-month odyssey in immigration detention system

(WASHINGTON) -- For asylum-seeker Miguel Angel Giron Martinez, getting to the U.S. border was the easy part.It was the eight months afterward that he says was a nightmare. In an interview with ABC News, Giron Martinez -- a 23-year-old student activist from Honduras who had his life threatened by the…... Read More

School district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy amid death threats

(NEW YORK) -- A Georgia school district backtracked on its progressive transgender bathroom policy on Wednesday after staff members said they received death threats over the issue.Pickens County Superintendent Carlton Wilson reversed a decision that allowed transgender students to use the restroom that best matches their gender identity, claiming the…... Read More

State trooper rescues man from tracks just seconds before train collision

(CENTERVILLE, Utah) -- An officer with the Utah Highway Patrol said he was still trying to "process" the terrifying moment when he pulled a man out of the path of an oncoming train.The rescue of the dramatic save was caught on Utah State Trooper Ruben Correa's dashboard camera.The video, taken…... Read More

Gambler robbed after women spike drink at South Florida casino

(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Two women spiked a tourist's drink at a South Florida casino before bringing him back to his hotel room and robbing him of $1,000 cash and a Rolex worth $15,000, authorities said.Newly released surveillance video from the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood shows the victim talking to…... Read More

Boy, 14, arrested after threatening mass shooting at school, police say

(SEMINOLE, Fla.) -- Police arrested a Florida teenager on Wednesday when he allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting at school after getting into a fight.The 14-year-old student at LiFT Academy School in Seminole allegedly told a classmate that he planned to shoot up the school shortly after he…... Read More

School resource officer fired after accidentally discharging weapon in cafeteria

(WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.) -- A Florida school resource officer was terminated for accidentally discharging his weapon while fidgeting with it in a school cafeteria.Jonathan Cross, an officer at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School in Pasco County, was fired on Wednesday, concluding a months-long investigation that began earlier this year when…... Read More

After fire erupts at California energy facility, investigators look for answers

(CROCKETT, Calif.) -- California officials are investigating the cause of a fire this week at an energy facility that brought a major interstate highway to a halt and forced thousands of residents to shelter in place for hours, including the possibility that it was sparked by the 4.5 magnitude earthquake…... Read More

Tracking the nor'easter: Where the heavy rain, gusty winds are heading

(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rain, gusty winds and possibly flash flooding are headed to the Northeast as a nor'easter strengthens off the coast.The heavy rain is pushing across Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.The heavy rain will then move to New York City, bringing a rough evening commute for…... Read More

NYPD death by suicide is 2nd US officer within 24 hours

(NEW YORK) -- The death by suicide suffered on Tuesday by the New York Police Department was the second in the U.S. within 24 hours, continuing a worrying trend among law enforcement.It was the NYPD's 10th so far this year, and it came on the heels of an officer in…... Read More

Wisconsin man ordered to pay $450K to Sandy Hook father for saying son's death was a hoax

(NEW YORK) -- A Wisconsin man who claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting never happened was ordered to pay $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the massacre.Lenny Pozner, whose son, Noah, was killed in the shooting at the Connecticut elementary school that left 26 dead,…... Read More