WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders reached an agreement on Tuesday to vote this week on two competing proposals to end the government shutdown, including President Donald Trump's plan to have Congress pay for the long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that's likely to fail.The other measure, from Democrats, also seems unlikely to pass.
Fox News host Bret Baier and his family survived a motor vehicle crash in Montana after the television anchor's sport-utility vehicle slid on an icy road, collided with a pickup truck and turned over in a ditch, authorities said Tuesday.Baier, the executive editor of Fox News Channel's "Special Report," said in a statement that after a weekend of skiing he was driving to the airport on icy roads outside Bozeman with his wife and their two sons on Monday morning when they were "involved in a major car crash" in Bozeman.Baier, 48, said a passing motorist named Zach stopped, and the family was able to climb out of the flipped vehicle.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening and reports of difficulties in trade talks between the U.S. and China.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative deal reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district, officials said.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced the agreement at City Hall a few hours after a 21-hour bargaining session ended before dawn."I'm proud to announce that, pending approval by the teachers represented by UTA and educational professionals and this Board of Education, we have an agreement that will allow our teachers to go back to work on the campuses tomorrow," Garcetti said.Union President Alex Caputo-Pearl said teachers would vote Tuesday, and he expected approval.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young couple from India who wrote a travel blog were intoxicated when they died in a fall from a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park in California, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.Menakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband Vishnu Viswanath, 29, each had intoxicating levels of ethyl alcohol, a substance found in most alcoholic drinks, the Mariposa County coroner said.The report didn't provide a blood-alcohol ratio.Viswanarth's tripod was later discovered on the edge of the overlook.