NEW YORK (AP) — Graduate teaching assistants at private universities had high hopes 18 months ago when a federal labor board ruled that they had a right to collective bargaining, but after the election of President Donald Trump, some schools are taking another shot at halting the burgeoning unionization movement.
An Amtrak passenger train that was diverted onto a side track slammed into a parked freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing two crew members and injuring at least 116 others in the railroad’s third fatal crash in as many months. Amtrak Train 91, carrying nine crew members and 136 passengers, was traveling from New York to Miami when it hit the CSX Corp freight train that was stopped on a side track, or siding, at about 2:35 a.m. local time (0735 GMT). The section of track was operated by CSX and the Amtrak train was diverted onto the siding at a switch where a padlock had been attached to steer train traffic that way, Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Board, told a news conference.
Top officials from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday, amid growing pressure for the 75-year old leader to step down as head of state. Zuma, who is battling corruption allegations, has been in a weakened position since he was replaced as leader of the ANC in December by Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president. The ANC did not say what had been decided at the meeting between Zuma and the party’s “top six” leadership team at Zuma’s residence in Pretoria, but it summoned its National Working Committee (NWC) to an urgent meeting on Monday afternoon.
Appeals by “Sex and the City” actress Kim Cattrall for help in finding her missing brother ended in sadness on Sunday when she announced his death. “It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall,” she said in a tweet, less than 24 hours after publicly appealing for help in finding him. “MISSING! This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris as we call him,” she wrote in an Instagram post that accompanied a picture of the 55-year-old, sporting a short haircut, a slight smile, and a black sports-style jersey.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed early Sunday when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in Indianapolis, the team and police said.