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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union says its members will not be going on strike over contract negotiations with the nation's third-largest school district. The union had set Tuesday as a strike date, but both sides have reached a tentative agreement. The decision averts the second major strike for Chicago teachers since 2012. The district's nearly 400,000 students will be in class Tuesday.
DAME MARIE, Haiti (AP) — Frustration is growing in Haiti, where seaside villages hit by Hurricane Matthew last week are still waiting for food, medicine and fresh water to arrive. One doctor in the village of Dame Marie says he can hear helicopters flying overhead, delivering aid to the main city in Haiti's southwest peninsula, but that aid hasn't reached Dame Marie. The U.N. humanitarian agency in Geneva has made an emergency appeal for nearly $120 million in aid for Haiti.
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who accused former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer of assaulting her has been arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from him. Svetlana Zakharova was arrested Monday night in New York. Police say the 26-year-old Russian woman fled the country after accusing Spitzer in February of assaulting her at The Plaza Hotel. Spitzer denied the allegations. She's scheduled to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday.
UNDATED (AP) — A large, international study is tying heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour. Barry Jacobs, a psychologist at the Crozer-Keystone Health System in suburban Philadelphia and a volunteer with the American Heart Association, says the study shows that "When you're angry, that's not the time to go out and chop a stack of wood."
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa company is recalling its cookie dough because it may be contaminated with listeria bacteria. Dough-maker Aspen Hills supplies cookie dough to Blue Bell Creameries and other food companies. Aspen Hills' cookie dough was implicated in last month's recall of some flavors of Blue Bell ice cream. Blue Bell said its tests confirmed the presence of listeria in the cookie dough.
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