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Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

Jan. 18, 2019 2:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers picketed and rallied Friday as a strike against the giant Los Angeles Unified School District entered its fifth day with a new round of contract negotiations underway. Drums, whistles, shouts and honks from supportive motorists echoed through downtown as groups of teachers and...

The Latest: Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day

Jan. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Teachers are picketing outside Los Angeles schools for a fifth day as negotiators work to end their strike against the nation's second-largest school district. The teachers plan a rally Friday in a downtown park...

TSA agents rally at Pittsburgh airport, urge end to shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 11:35 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Transportation Security Administration workers are venting frustration with the current government shutdown at a rally inside the Pittsburgh airport. The rally, organized by union leaders representing the 450 TSA workers in Pennsylvania, got underway Friday morning at the Pittsburgh...

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EST

GYOR, Hungary (AP) — Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker. Union leader Sandor Nemeth said that Friday's two-hour work stoppage was "exceptionally successful," proof that the workers support the...

UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

Jan. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that it's seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing." WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said at a press briefing in Geneva the agency has been investigating...

EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

Jan. 18, 2019 7:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the 28...

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

Jan. 18, 2019 6:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to use her crushing parliamentary defeat as leverage to get a better Brexit deal from European Union leaders. Johnson said Friday that May would be able to...

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

Jan. 17, 2019 11:21 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing services sank, the 25-year-old accountant in the eastern city of Hangzhou was laid off in December. Yu tightened his belt: No...

Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers

Jan. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new...

The Latest: Attendance falls again amid LA teacher strike

Jan. 17, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles school teachers (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The Los Angeles Unified School District says student absences during the ongoing teacher strike have cost the district about $97 million over four days. Officials estimate slightly more than 83,900...