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December 20, 2018 12:55 AM Los Angeles teachers union sets January strike date

In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, photo, thousands of teachers rally outside The Broad, a contemporary art museum downtown Los Angeles. Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district will go on strike next month if there's no settlement of its long-running contract dispute, union leaders said Wednesday, Dec. 19. The announcement by United Teachers 131

December 17, 2018 3:50 PM UK's May says rescheduling Brexit vote in parliament for mid-Jan

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that she intended to re-schedule a delayed vote in parliament on her Brexit plan in the week starting on Jan. 14. “Many members of this house are concerned that we need to take a decision soon,” May told lawmakers in the House of Commons. “We intend to return to the ‘Meaningful Vote’ 83

December 17, 2018 12:48 PM Google Is Spending $1 Billion on a Massive New York City Expansion

NEW YORK — Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot campus that includes lease agreements along the Hudson River in lower Manhattan. Google Hudson 97

December 15, 2018 2:34 AM Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman held as a sex slave by Islamic State militants who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday she intended to use the prize money to build a hospital for victims of sexual abuse in her hometown. The Yazidi survivor was speaking to a crowd of hundreds in Sinjar, her hometown in northern 94

December 14, 2018 9:59 PM Poste Italiane can withstand competition from Amazon: CEO

MILAN (Reuters) - Poste Italiane can weather competition from Amazon.com in its deliveries business, the chief executive of the former Italian postal services monopoly said on Friday. Last month the Italian government formally authorised the U.S. e-commerce giant to operate as a postal operator in the country through its subsidiaries Amazon Italia Logistics 142

December 14, 2018 6:03 AM Lakers' Lonzo Ball on defending Rockets: 'You can't touch them'

HOUSTON -- The Los Angeles Lakers found themselves so frustrated by the officiating in the second half of Thursday's 126-111 loss to the Houston Rockets that several players -- LeBron James and Lonzo Ball among them -- purposely held their hands behind their backs on several defensive possessions to make a point to the referees. "Just trying to defend 82

December 13, 2018 9:23 PM Out of many nations, a single message: Europe is united

European Union leaders attend a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. EU leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit which will center on the Brexit negotiations. (Piroschka van de Wouw, Pool Photo via AP) French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. EU leaders 86

December 13, 2018 6:41 PM Qualcomm to file suits in Chinese courts to ban iPhone XS, XR sales

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, the company confirmed on Thursday. On Monday, a Chinese court had ordered a sales ban of some older Apple iPhone models for violating two patents of Qualcomm 140

December 13, 2018 4:27 PM Record-breaking holiday traffic is expected this season, and these are the worst times to drive in it

AAA says it expects 102.1 million Americans to hit the road this season, and not all on Christmas Eve. Wednesday, Dec. 19 is predicted to be the worst day for driving in Boston, Houston and Seattle, with traffic moving 2.5 to 3.5 times slower than usual. New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. should peak the following day as folks try to escape for a very long weekend 116

December 13, 2018 12:22 PM Jose Canseco makes pitch to be Trump chief of staff

The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: "u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff." Canseco told his "little buddy" he has "a secret reorg plan already." He suggested Trump send him a direct message and signed off #yeswecanseco. This wasn't the first time Canseco 76