West Virginia Teachers Call for Statewide Walkout One Year After ‘Red4Ed’ Launch

John Raby / AP (CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again. Unions have called a statewide walkout Tuesday over complicated education legislation that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for last year’s strike. How long this one goes on will be a day-to-day decision, leaders of three unions for teachers and school service workers said at a news conference Monday. “We are left with no other choice,” said Fred Albert, president of the American Federation of Teachers’ West … Continue reading West Virginia Teachers Call for Statewide Walkout One Year After ‘Red4Ed’ Launch

Huawei Founder Says There’s No Stopping China’s Tech Giant, Despite U.S. Pressure

Hillary Leung The founder of Huawei said there is “no way the U.S. can crush” the tech giant, calling the December arrest of his daughter — the company’s chief financial officer — “politically motivated.” In an interview with the BBC, Ren Zhengfei spoke confidently about the company’s fate despite mounting pressure from Washington. The U.S. has accused the company of circumventing sanctions against Iran and stealing trade secrets. The U.S. has leveled 23 charges against Huawei and Ren’s daughter and Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested at Washington’s request in Vancouver, where she is currently under house … Continue reading Huawei Founder Says There’s No Stopping China’s Tech Giant, Despite U.S. Pressure

An 11-Year-Old Student Was Arrested in Florida After Refusing to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Casey Quackenbush A sixth grade student at a Florida school was arrested for disruption and resisting arrest after a confrontation with a teacher in which he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, reportedly saying the flag was racist and the pledge was offensive to black people. Spectrum Bay News 9 reports that the 11-year-old was removed from class on Feb. 4, suspended for three days, arrested shortly after and taken to a juvenile detention center. The dispute ensued after a substitute teacher at Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland asked him to stand up, reportedly unaware of that the … Continue reading An 11-Year-Old Student Was Arrested in Florida After Refusing to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

‘You’ll Lose Everything.’ President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro

Hillary Leung President Donald Trump urged Venezuela’s military to drop their support for President Nicolas Maduro and allow humanitarian aid into the country. “You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You’ll lose everything,” Trump said at a Monday night rally in Miami, warning Venezuela’s armed forces to suspend their loyalty to Maduro. The crowd at Florida International University was made up of mostly of immigrants from Venezuela and Cuba, Reuters reports. More than 100,000 Venezuelans and Venezuelan-Americans live in South Florida, the largest concentration in the country. Trump offered strong backing for Venezuelan opposition … Continue reading ‘You’ll Lose Everything.’ President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro

More Than a Dozen People Are Trapped on a Gondola Ride at SeaWorld San Diego, Police Say

Associated Press (SAN DIEGO) — Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on “Bayside Skyride.” Authorities estimate that between 15 and 30 people are trapped, some of them in gondolas suspended above water. The National Weather Service says it was about 49 degrees in San Diego at the time. Officials with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department are working to rescue passengers. Continue reading More Than a Dozen People Are Trapped on a Gondola Ride at SeaWorld San Diego, Police Say

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Is Expected to Depart in March, Official Says

Eric Tucker / AP (WASHINGTON) — A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month. The official was not authorized to discuss the move by name and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday night. The White House is expected to name a replacement for Rosenstein this week. Rosenstein’s departure had been expected with the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general last week. Rosenstein has been on the job for nearly two years. He oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation after then-Attorney … Continue reading Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Is Expected to Depart in March, Official Says

Roger Stone Apologizes to Judge for Posting a Photo of Her With Crosshairs

Associated Press (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone recognized “the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted.” Earlier Monday, Stone posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head. Stone later said that the picture had been “misinterpreted” and that any suggestion … Continue reading Roger Stone Apologizes to Judge for Posting a Photo of Her With Crosshairs