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Teachers union: Los Angeles strike to go into 6th school day

Jan. 21, 2019 7:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district are expected to strike for a sixth school day Tuesday as talks between Los Angeles Unified and United Teachers Los Angeles continue. The union said Monday that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning even if an...

Two students leave Oklahoma University over blackface video

Jan. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two University of Oklahoma students have voluntarily withdrawn from the school after one appeared in a video posted on social media wearing black face paint and using a racial epithet, the university's president said Monday. Jim Gallogly said the two women apologized for what he called...

Bears hire Monachino as senior assistant, OLBs coach

Jan. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Ted Monachino as senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach. Monachino worked for new Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis and with him on John Harbaugh's staff in...

Kamala Harris opens presidential bid

Jan. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American....

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

Jan. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals...

With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight

Jan. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House and its...

The Latest: Teen in video says he sought to calm tension

Jan. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students in a confrontation at a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing to provoke...

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

Jan. 21, 2019 1:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader and win freedoms and human rights. Activists challenging President Omar...

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

Jan. 20, 2019 10:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation. The student...

Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

Jan. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims...