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Arizona teachers latest to stage walkout for better pay

Arizona teachers latest to stage walkout for better payArizona teachers say they will walk off their jobs in public schools across the state on Thursday to demand better pay and more education funding, which is expected to leave students sitting home for at least a day and possibly longer. In Colorado, meanwhile, public school teachers announced a two-day walkout for Thursday and Friday, when they plan a march to the state capitol in Denver. "I think our students understand that we need a change and enough is enough," Noah Karvelis, a music teacher and leader of the grassroots Arizona Educators United said at a Wednesday press conference.



Lawyers for Trump, Cohen to return to court over seized documents

Lawyers for Trump, Cohen to return to court over seized documentsA federal judge is expected to weigh who should get the first look at documents seized from U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, at a hearing in Manhattan on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood has ordered the hearing to discuss the possible appointment of an independent official known as a special master to review the documents and determine whether they are shielded by attorney-client privilege before handing them over to prosecutors. Lawyers for Cohen and Trump, who are seeking to limit prosecutors' ability to review the documents, are expected to appear at the hearing.



Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches U.S. border

Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches U.S. borderBy Delphine Schrank TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan through Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross into the United States together this weekend, in defiance of threats by President Donald Trump to repel them. The timing of the migrants' arrival could compromise a flurry of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump has repeatedly threatened to scrap if Mexico does not crack down on the flow of Central Americans through its territory.



Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdict

Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdictJohnson & Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said two of the plaintiffs' defective marketing claims were legally insufficient and a new trial was required overall in the case because of a judge's evidentiary rulings and "deceptions" by their lawyer. U.S. Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, writing for the three-judge panel, said U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas erred in allowing the hip implant recipients' lawyers to present certain "inflammatory character evidence" about J&J. Smith said the "most problematic evidence" were bribes J&J paid to "henchmen" of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, allegations stemming from the company's agreement in 2011 to pay $70 million to resolve U.S. foreign bribery probes.



Ex-Minnesota policeman to argue self-defense in Australian woman's shooting death-newspaper

Ex-Minnesota policeman to argue self-defense in Australian woman's shooting death-newspaperMohamed Noor, 32, who has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Justine Damond, will next appear in court on May 8, online court records showed. Minnesota's Star Tribune newspaper reported it obtained a court filing in the case made on Wednesday that said Noor intends to claim he used “reasonable force” when he shot Damond, a spiritual healer from Sydney, should the case go to trial.





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