LA teachers’ deal to end strike offers higher salaries, smaller class sizes

recep-bg/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The union representing striking Los Angeles teachers reached a deal with the school district Tuesday to end the strike and increase teachers’ pay and shrink their class sizes. Teachers will head back to school on Wednesday.”This is a good agreement. This is a historic agreement,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.The mayor…read more »

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock In a video he shared with fans on Tuesday,  John Berry revealed he’s battling tonsil cancer. He’s already had surgery and will follow that with a five-week regimen of chemo and radiation. This isn’t the first health scare for the “Your Love Amazes Me” hitmaker: in 1994, he underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Trace…read more »

“What Makes You…” more exhausted? Luke Bryan reveals between touring and “American Idol,” it’s hard to say

ABC/Image Group LAToday in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Luke Bryan kicks off his fifth annual Crash My Playa fan getaway vacation. On Thursday, he gets back to work, as he headlines his first show of the year in the Caribbean. Since Luke’s also prepping the second season of American Idol, it raises the question: which is more work –…read more »

Maren Morris’s video for “GIRL” coming Thursday

Jamie NelsonOne week after Maren Morris unleashed her new single, “GIRL,” the accompanying music video is set to follow. “I don’t wanna wear your crown…” Maren shared on her socials, adding “premiere thursday” and the hashtag #GIRLvideo. Maren also attached a photo shot from behind showing her standing onstage at a packed stadium, with the massive crowd in…read more »