Chicago, Ill.- Thousands of Chicago teachers went on strike on Friday, April 1 protesting a lack of a contract and demanding more money for education. The teachers were armed with “Fight for Funding” signs when they walked out of their classrooms in protest.

 

New York City-  A 20-year-old woman wearing a headscarf admitted that she had lied about being slashed across the cheek by an attacker who called her a terrorist. The woman allegedly inflicted the wound on herself and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for care.

 

Fallbrook, Calif.- A small plane carrying two people made an emergency landing on I-15 near Highway 76 in southern California on Saturday, April 2, causing the death of a passenger in a car on the highway.

 

Washington, D.C.- Secret Service tracked down an intruder on Friday, April 1 who threw a backpack over the White House fence and then climbed over the barrier. The individual was charged with unlawful entry and was transported to Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department.

 

Louisville, Ky.- Three people have filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, claiming that they were assaulted at a Trump rally last month and that Trump “incited a riot.” The lawsuit was filed by Molly Shah, Kashiya Nwanguma and Henry Brosseau in Jefferson Circuit Court.

 

North Hills, Calif.- 69-year-old Shehada Issa was charged with murdering his 29-year-old gay son, whom he had previously threatened to kill because he was gay, according to prosecutors. Issa faces life in prison without parole if he’s convicted.

 

Philadelphia, Penn.- An escalator sped up after a Philadelphia Flyers basketball game Saturday, April 2 at the Wells Fargo Center, sending fans tumbling to the ground in a pile. No injuries were reported and the escalator was immediately closed and was not in use when the team played the 76ers later on Saturday.

 

Broken Arrow, Okla.- In a report for the Food and Drug Administration, Blue Bell Creameries reported that the listeria contamination found last year in some equipment at the Brenham, Texas plant has spread in the drainage system of its Oklahoma plant. Last year’s contamination resulted in three deaths.

 

 

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