Jill Connelly/Bloomberg via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Fifteen days into a strike across University of California system campuses, academic researchers and postdoctoral scholars have reached tentative agreements which include wage increases that reflect the cost of living, the United Auto Workers announced Tuesday. Postdocs and academic researchers said they would continue the strike in […]

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — Three employees at a McDonald’s in Atlanta, Georgia, helped deliver a baby girl after a pregnant mother went into labor there. Sha’querria Kaigler, Keisha Blue-Murray and Tunisia Woodward heard a piercing scream from the bathroom of the McDonald’s branch on Wednesday, only to find a customer in active labor. A […]

New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief A Massachusetts hiker, who had gone missing after departing on a solo hike over the weekend, was found dead in New Hampshire on Wednesday, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief. Emily Sotelo, 20, was […]

Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images (ALBANY, N.Y.) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed two bills into law Tuesday that will expand hate crime education and training in the state, saying there is a “rising tide of hate” across the country and violence prevention is the state’s “highest priority.” The first bill will require people […]

Nathan Griffith/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Federal prison records show that 29-year-old Cory Wayne Patterson, who was accused of stealing a small plane and threatening to fly it into a Walmart in Tupelo, Mississippi, has died in custody. Patterson was arrested on Sept. 3 and faced two federal charges; destruction of aircraft and attempt to commit an offense, […]

Emily Fennick / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Newly released research suggests four gun safety policies supported by gun owners and non-gun owners that could reduce overall gun-related homicides by 28% and gun-related suicides by 6.7%. One of the proposals alone, called closing the misdemeanor loophole, has the potential to reduce overall gun-related homicide rates […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Thousands of University of California graduate students, academic researchers and postdoctoral scholars are holding a system-wide labor strike at all 10 UC campuses. Their demands include higher wages, improved leave for parents and caregivers, childcare support and full funding for public transit. The strike, which started Monday, was organized […]

Manuel Augusto Moreno/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Two days after the midterms, the Senate races in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada remain undecided. With Georgia headed toward a runoff in December and Arizona and Nevada still counting votes, Alaska is moving to ranked choice voting to determine its winner. None of the candidates in the Alaska […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — No candidate in the Georgia Senate race will receive more than 50% of the vote, ABC News is projecting, which means the state will hold a runoff election between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican candidate Herschel Walker. The runoff election will be held on Dec. 6. Georgia state […]

Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Republican Rep. Ted Budd is projected to win the race for North Carolina’s Senate seat. The race in swing state North Carolina is one of several that will determine which party holds control of Congress. Going into Election Day, Budd was expected to win the race, based […]

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