2015-16 News Feed Compilation: Issue 7

Current events from around the world, country, state and city.


by Maggie Knox, Editor-in-Chief

In the world

Brazil’s largest political party, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), announced Tuesday it will leave the country’s governing coalition. The party announced it would pull six members of President Dilma Rousseff’s cabinet. This comes after a public movement asking for the impeachment of Rousseff.

In the U.S.

The Supreme Court voted 4-4, a tie, in a case Tuesday over fees for a teacher’s union. The law required a group of California teachers to pay collective bargaining fees to the union, regardless if they were a part of it. This tie means that the lower court’s ruling, in favor of the union, stands.

In Missouri

A pregnant Missouri woman tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling to Honduras, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday. This is the second confirmed case of Zika in Missouri, according to The Associated Press. About 80 percent of those infected with the virus do not show symptoms, but birth defects have been linked to the disease.

In Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals make their return to Major League Baseball at the home opener this Sunday at 7:35 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals will be playing the New York Mets, whom they beat in the game five of the World Series last November. Players Ben Zobrist, Johnny Cueto and Jeremy Guthrie will not be returning this season.