Los Angeles Teachers Begin Strike

Los Angeles Teachers Begin Strike

The walkout in the second-biggest school district in the U.S. comes at an impasse after nearly two years of contract bargaining. The school system plans to stay open, with its 480,000 students heading to auditoriums instead of classrooms.

Pentagon Extends Deployments at Mexican Border to September

Pentagon Extends Deployments at Mexican Border to September

U.S. troops will remain deployed along the border with Mexico until Sept. 30, the Pentagon announced Monday, as President Trump and Democratic lawmakers are deadlocked over building a border wall. Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security for an extension of U.S. military support. There currently are approximately…