LA teachers go on strike in 2nd-largest US school district

LOS ANGELES — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation’s second-largest school district, but schools were still open with the help of substitutes and district officials vowed “there will be learning.”

Kidnapping suspect watched 13-year-old as she got on bus

BARRON, Wis.— A man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding her captive for three months decided to abduct the girl after spotting her getting on a school bus, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

SAN FRANCISCO — Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control pose “potentially dire” financial and public health consequences for 13 states and Washington, D.C., a U.S. judge said in a decision blocking the rules from taking effect in those jurisdictions.

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

WASHINGTON — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency.