Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Sept. 14 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

OMAHA, Neb. — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in September.