Oklahoma Teachers Prepare to Strike
Oklahoma Teachers are in the process of preparing for a statewide strike amid years of budget shortfalls that have cut into public education budgets.
How Trump’s Hudson Tunnel Snit Threatens the National Economy
Economic risks keeping Americans up at night include the hastily rewritten tax code and the possibility of a global trade war set off by U.S. tariffs. Consider another cause for insomnia: President Donald Trump’s opposition to a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
Italy election: Populist Five Star and League vie for power
The leaders of two anti-establishment parties have each claimed they have the right to govern Italy, after voters in Europe's fourth-largest economy did not return a majority to any single party.
North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hosted a dinner for senior South Korean delegates - the first time officials from Seoul have met the young leader since he took office in 2011.
Guatemala follows Trump and announces plan to move embassy to Jerusalem in May
Guatemala is following in Donald Trump's footsteps by deciding to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
U.S. Aircraft Carrier Stops in Vietnam in First Visit Since War
Vietnam welcomed the first visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier since the fall of Saigon in 1975, deepening defense ties between the former enemies as China presses its claims to the disputed South China Sea.
China warns Taiwan it won't tolerate separatist activities
China said on Monday that it would never tolerate any separatist schemes for self-ruled Taiwan and would safeguard China’s territorial integrity with the aim of“reunification” with an island it considers its sacred territory.
US embassy in Turkey closed over security threat amid tensions between nations
The US embassy in Ankara will be shut down starting Tuesday due to a security threat, it said in a statement. The reopening date is yet to be scheduled. The move comes amid tensions between the US and Turkey.
The Coming Decline of the Employment Drug Test
Employers are struggling to hire workers in tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please. The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance.
Florida teacher removed from classroom after report she hosts a white supremacist podcast
A Florida middle-school teacher has been removed from the classroom while her school district investigates a Huffington Post report that she hosts a white supremacist podcast, her district announced Sunday.