Category Archives: CNN – US

Chicago teachers are about to go on strike, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo

Chicago teachers are about to go on strike, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo

The country’s third biggest school district has canceled classes as 25,000 educators plan to walk off the job Thursday. The Chicago Teachers Union’s demands reflect what teachers across the country have been clamoring for: smaller class sizes, more support staff, higher raises. But in Chicago, the dynamics are different — and in some cases, dire.…MORE

Over 300 migrating birds smashed into Charlotte’s NASCAR building

Over 300 migrating birds smashed into Charlotte’s NASCAR building

Dozens of migratory birds were killed Tuesday night when more than 300 of them struck a building in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group said on its verified Facebook page. The birds, identified as chimney swifts, hit the windows of the NASCAR Hall of Fame building, according to video from CNN affiliate…MORE

Nearly half of US oil refineries are in states hit by earthquakes and hurricanes

Nearly half of US oil refineries are in states hit by earthquakes and hurricanes

After firefighters contained flames at an oil refinery in California, investigators are trying to determine if a recent earthquake is to blame. The fire at a NuStar Energy oil refinery happened after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit California’s Bay area on Monday. About 15 miles away, the shock waves disrupted operations at two oil refineries…MORE

LeBron James says he has more pressing issues to focus on than China controversy

LeBron James says he has more pressing issues to focus on than China controversy

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey as “misinformed” over a tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, James said Tuesday he has more pressing issues to deal with…MORE