<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:38:22 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[A closer look as deadline for Chicago teachers strike nears]]> http://gazette.com/a-closer-look-as-deadline-for-chicago-teachers-strike-nears/article/feed/404226?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-closer-look-as-deadline-for-chicago-teachers-strike-nears/article/feed/404226?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the country's third-largest city have cranked up the heat in contract talks, threatening to go on strike in less than two weeks.

The Chicago Teachers Union and school district officials are clashing over cost-of-living raises, pension contributions and health care costs in negotiations that have stretched into a second year.

Union officials say they're prepared to strike on Oct. 11, a move that could disrupt the lives of 400,000 students. The district's last major strike in 2012 lasted seven school days.

The union says teachers face increasingly difficult conditions, while Chicago Public Schools says both sides have come close to agreement before.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:09:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Governor prepares Puerto Rico for control board's takeover]]> http://gazette.com/governor-prepares-puerto-rico-for-control-boards-takeover/article/feed/404235?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/governor-prepares-puerto-rico-for-control-boards-takeover/article/feed/404235?custom_click=rss SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is turning over the reins of his government's finances to a federal control board and outlining what he considers priorities during a televised address to prepare the U.S. territory for a historic change.

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla urged the board on Thursday to protect the pensions of retired public workers and the jobs that have been created. He also wants to ensure that Puerto Rico receives equal benefits in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, among other things.

He says his administration has tried everything to ameliorate a decade-long economic crisis before accepting that the creation of a federal control board was necessary.

The board was created under U.S.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:07:57 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Engineer in train crash released from hospital]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-engineer-in-train-crash-released-from-hospital/article/feed/404000?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-engineer-in-train-crash-released-from-hospital/article/feed/404000?custom_click=rss

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer in the fatal New Jersey train crash has been released from the hospital and is cooperating with investigators.

NTSB Vice Chairwoman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said Thursday that the engineer involved in the crash at the Hoboken station was no longer in the hospital. She says investigators will be interviewing him.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had said at a news conference earlier Thursday that the engineer was in critical condition.

One woman on the platform was killed and more than 100 other people were injured in the crash during

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:51:41 -0600 <![CDATA[US Treasury head touts trade, security in Mexico visit]]> http://gazette.com/us-treasury-head-touts-trade-security-in-mexico-visit/article/feed/404111?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-treasury-head-touts-trade-security-in-mexico-visit/article/feed/404111?custom_click=rss

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact during a visit to Mexico on Thursday.

Lew strongly defended globalization, but acknowledged that "some industries, towns, and workers" in both the U.S. and Mexico "are feeling the stress of this change."

Mexico was seen as a beneficiary of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, and the pact has become an issue in this year's U.S. presidential campaign.

Lew acknowledged a lot of people still have to be won over, saying, "We must win the argument, one that is supported by the facts, that fair trade will grow both of our economies."

The TPP seeks to expand free trade between North America and

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:46:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump goes after Clinton _ Bill Clinton _ in rancorous race]]> http://gazette.com/trump-goes-after-clinton-bill-clinton-in-rancorous-race/article/feed/403894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-goes-after-clinton-bill-clinton-in-rancorous-race/article/feed/403894?custom_click=rss

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump abruptly resurrected Bill Clinton's impeachment on Thursday, adding the former president's infidelities to the already-rancorous 2016 campaign. Trump warned voters in battleground New Hampshire that a Hillary Clinton victory would bring her husband's sex scandal back to the White House.

It was Trump's latest effort to bounce back from Monday night's debate performance, which has been widely panned as lackluster. In contrast, Clinton has delivered a mostly positive message in the days since her debate performance re-energized her candidacy.

Clinton is stressing that her plans will solve the kind of kitchen-sink problems facing American families — the high cost of childcare, mounting studen

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:40:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Mexico, 5 South American countries question Venezuela rules]]> http://gazette.com/mexico-5-south-american-countries-question-venezuela-rules/article/feed/404059?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mexico-5-south-american-countries-question-venezuela-rules/article/feed/404059?custom_click=rss MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has joined five South American countries in expressing concern over the decision by electoral authorities in Venezuela to effectively delay a presidential recall vote until 2017.

The foreign ministers of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Paraguay signed an open letter criticizing the decision, which they said undermines the point of having a referendum in the first place.

Venezuelan electoral officials said last week that while opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro can try to trigger the recall by collecting signatures from 20 percent of voters next month, any referendum would not be held until next year.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:26:23 -0600 <![CDATA[1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station]]> http://gazette.com/1-dead-over-100-hurt-in-train-crash-at-new-jersey-station/article/feed/403982?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/1-dead-over-100-hurt-in-train-crash-at-new-jersey-station/article/feed/403982?custom_click=rss

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy.

People pulled chunks of concrete off pinned and bleeding victims, passengers kicked out windows and crawled to safety, and cries and screams could be heard in the wreckage at the station just across the Hudson River from New York City as emergency workers rushed to reach commuters in the tangle of twisted metal and dangling wires.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:19:47 -0600 <![CDATA[House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO]]> http://gazette.com/house-lawmakers-heap-blistering-criticism-on-wells-fargo-ceo/article/feed/403863?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/house-lawmakers-heap-blistering-criticism-on-wells-fargo-ceo/article/feed/403863?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.

Chief Executive John Stumpf, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation, told the House Financial Services Committee that the bank is expanding its review of accounts and will evaluate executives' roles. But as during the grilling he received last week from a Senate panel, Stumpf remained on the defensive.

Several lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, alleged that Wells Fargo's sales practices may have violated federal laws, including the federal racketeering laws, which would

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:11:44 -0600 <![CDATA[British royal kids make rare appearance in Canada]]> http://gazette.com/british-royal-kids-make-rare-appearance-in-canada/article/feed/404142?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/british-royal-kids-make-rare-appearance-in-canada/article/feed/404142?custom_click=rss

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Princess Charlotte took her first steps in public on Thursday as she and brother Prince George played in a children's party with Prince William and Kate.

The 1-year-old Charlotte immediately bee-lined for some colorful balloons before heading to the petting zoo for some time with the goats, sheep, rabbits and miniature horses.

George sat on his father's knee before warming up to the party at a bubble-blowing station. He used a squirt gun while William picked up a wand to make huge bubbles.

The royals arrived in Canada last Saturday. George left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging on a high-five attempt at the airport.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:07:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Hurricane Matthew heads toward central Caribbean Sea]]> http://gazette.com/hurricane-matthew-heads-toward-central-caribbean-sea/article/feed/403810?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hurricane-matthew-heads-toward-central-caribbean-sea/article/feed/403810?custom_click=rss ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — People in the Dutch Caribbean islands reinforced their homes and stocked up on emergency supplies Thursday as Hurricane Matthew took a rare turn through the southern Caribbean ahead of an expected shift to the north.

Matthew was expected to pass to the north of the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, before shifting on a course predicted to take it toward Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti over the weekend.

The so-called "ABC islands" of the Dutch Caribbean, which were under a tropical storm watch, are usually spared from tropical storms. Matthew's approach prompted long lines at gas stations and supermarkets. Authorities in Aruba said government offices would be closed Friday and Curacao's parliamentary el

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:06:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Deputy governor in intensive care after shooting in Brazil]]> http://gazette.com/deputy-governor-in-intensive-care-after-shooting-in-brazil/article/feed/404211?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/deputy-governor-in-intensive-care-after-shooting-in-brazil/article/feed/404211?custom_click=rss SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian deputy governor is in intensive care after a gun attack that also killed his party's candidate for mayor of the small city of Itumbiara in the center of the country.

Hospital HUGOL said Thursday that Goias state Deputy Gov. Jose Eliton was in stable condition after a gunman shot into a campaign motorcade.

Authorities say three people were killed in the attack Wednesday afternoon — the mayoral candidate, a policeman and the gunman, who was identified as a former city employee in Itumbiara.

More than 5,500 Brazilian cities will have elections for mayor and city council this weekend after a campaign season that has seen attacks on candidates in at least 12 states.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:01:58 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: NC killing by police heats race in battleground]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-nc-killing-by-police-heats-race-in-battleground/article/feed/403895?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-nc-killing-by-police-heats-race-in-battleground/article/feed/403895?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (All times EDT):

4:40 p.m.

The killing of a black man by a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer and the aftermath together have intensified the political divide in a state critical to deciding whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency.

Republicans and Democrats alike say the killing of Keith Lamont Scott will energize both parties' strongest supporters in a presidential battleground state that also has competitive races for governor and the U.S. Senate. Both camps are citing the matter as part of familiar arguments on race relations, law enforcement and social unrest.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:46:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Police called as larger-than-life Hitler appears in Berlin]]> http://gazette.com/police-called-as-larger-than-life-hitler-appears-in-berlin/article/feed/403930?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-called-as-larger-than-life-hitler-appears-in-berlin/article/feed/403930?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler has prompted a shocked Berlin driver to call police.

Police say they received a call Monday about the apparition, which turned out to be part of an art installation.

The incident was a test for a video light show in which the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to Berlin's history are projected onto buildings in the center of the German capital. Only Hitler is silent.

Displays of Nazi imagery that glorify the Third Reich are forbidden in Germany, but police spokeswoman Valeska Jakubowski said Thursday the Hitler apparition was covered by exceptions granted for artistic works.

The installation is part of a month-long light show that starts Fri

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt]]> http://gazette.com/senator-education-dept.-mishandling-corinthian-student-debt/article/feed/404192?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/senator-education-dept.-mishandling-corinthian-student-debt/article/feed/404192?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is accusing the Education Department of moving forward with debt collection against nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students.

The Massachusetts senator has sent a letter to Education Secretary John B. King Jr. reporting the findings of an investigation by her staff. She says it is "unconscionable" that instead of helping Corinthian borrowers, the department's debt collectors are hounding vast numbers of them. Her letter describes the department's approach as backward and anemic.

In response, King says some of those students attended programs where there have been findings of fraud

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:38 -0600 <![CDATA[UN oficial to monitor Colombia peace tribunals closely]]> http://gazette.com/un-oficial-to-monitor-colombia-peace-tribunals-closely/article/feed/404196?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/un-oficial-to-monitor-colombia-peace-tribunals-closely/article/feed/404196?custom_click=rss BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official says he will closely watch how special peace tribunals set up as part of Colombia's peace process operate to make sure people who committed serious war crimes during the long conflict are held accountable.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein met with government officials and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia during his visit this week to the South American nation.

He said Thursday that while Colombia has made progress on some areas of human rights, in other areas there has been virtually none. He said he was "shocked" by the high levels of rural poverty in Colombia's predominantly black state of Choco.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:34:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man]]> http://gazette.com/video-shows-deadly-encounter-between-police-black-man/article/1586210?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-shows-deadly-encounter-between-police-black-man/article/1586210?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout commands to drop a gun.

The video, recorded by Keith Lamont Scott's wife and posted Friday by The New York Times, does not establish whether Scott had a gun. The 2 ½-minute video does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard.

Scott's wife tells officers that he has a traumatic brain injury. At one point, she tells her husband to get out of the car so police don't break the windows. As the encounter escalates, she tells them repeatedly, "You better not shoot him.

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