Here’s the latest for Tuesday February 9th: Impeachment trial to begin in Senate; House Democrats work on COVID relief bill; Police in Myanmar fire water cannon at protesters; Chicago Teachers Union to vote on return to school.
RITA FOLEY: This is “AP News Minute.” Former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial begins on Tuesday. Trump is accused of incitement of insurrection, stemming from the January 6 Capitol riot. Republicans insist the trial is unconstitutional.
House Ways and Means Committee Democrats are proposing details for a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. Plans include an added $1,400 in direct payments to individuals, more unemployment benefits, and tax breaks for lower-earning families with children.
Demonstrators in Myanmar marched against the military takeover of the government, despite new rules banning protests. Police in one city arrested demonstrators and fired water cannons at them.
The Chicago Teachers Union votes Tuesday on a plan to get students back to classes. The coronavirus has kept more than 300,000 Chicago students out of schools for months. Rita Foley, the “Associated Press,” with “AP News Minute.”