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  • Ex-NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether …


  • Obama, Romney campaign in each other’s shadow

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned in each other’s shadow for a third straight day, hunting for votes already beginning to be cast and …


  • Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’ in 2-minute ad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states …


  • In 2-minute ad, Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters ahead of next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground …


  • In NFL ref woes, key role of expertise spotlighted

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If good help is hard to find, just how expendable is expertise? In a year of strife between worker and manager, NFL referees found themselves with …


  • School strike first of many challenges for Emanuel

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grueling teachers strike is over. Now comes the hard part for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As he pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s …


  • Asian energy boom threatens Montana ranches

    ROUNDUP, Mont. (AP) — The big mining companies first came knocking on Ellen Pfister’s door in the 1970s, ready to tap the huge coal deposits beneath her family’s eastern Montana …


  • Decades later, Brooklyn has its own pro team again

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was like a death in the family for Brooklyn baseball fans when their beloved Dodgers left the borough behind in 1957 for the California coast. …


  • After teachers strike, doubts about implications

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago’s school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were able to soften a new evaluation …


  • Judge: Texas firm must pay disabled workers $1.4M

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must …


  • Alpha closing 8 mines, cutting 1,200 jobs in all

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it was cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing …


  • Obama takes on China as Romney shifts strategy

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Appealing to Rust Belt voters, President Barack Obama announced a new trade enforcement action against China on Monday, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney planned a greater emphasis …


  • Weighing offer, Chicago teachers remain on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they need more time before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff …


  • Chicago teachers union to continue strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central …


  • Will it end? Chicago teachers to vote on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district met late Sunday for a crucial vote that could end their weeklong strike, as parents and city officials alike waited …


  • Thousands of striking teachers rally in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers and their allies packed a city park Saturday in a boisterous show of force as union leaders and the district …


  • Negotiators have ‘framework’ to end Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a “framework” that could …


  • More progress reported in Chicago strike talks

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 public school students spent a fifth day out of class Friday as bargaining to end the city’s teachers strike dragged on ahead of a …


  • Calif. art work emerges from Solyndra’s bankruptcy

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A small building tucked in the hills of Northern California shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side …


  • Strike talks in Chicago move toward end game

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 students remain out of their classrooms as bargaining to end Chicago’s teachers strike dragged into Friday ahead of an afternoon union gathering where a …


  • Talks to end Chicago teachers strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district kept talking Thursday, …


  • Chicago schools to be closed at least 1 more day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the teachers union and the school district kept talking Thursday, with …


  • Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations between union and school officials in the nation’s third-largest school district resumed Thursday with an air of optimism and signals that a teachers’ strike could end …


  • Teacher evaluations at center of Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city’s school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in part …


  • Chicago teachers’ strike grinds into third day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The public teachers’ strike that has halted classwork and upset family routines across Chicago ground into a third day Wednesday with some movement reported by union and …


  • Parents support Chicago teachers but for how long?

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: …


  • Mayor of NJ’s capital arrested in corruption probe

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey’s capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking …


  • Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday night that it will go on strike Monday morning for the first time in 25 years after contract talks with the …


  • Chicago teachers, school board halt strike talks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago public school board president says talks with the teachers union have been called off as the clock winds down to avert the city’s first teachers …


  • Chicago teachers say latest offer disappointing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Saturday the city school district’s latest offer in contract negotiations was disappointing and that the wrangling would continue …

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