Syria's Palmyra: Ghost town bearing scars of IS destruction

PALMYRA, Syria (AP) — Explosions rocked the ancient town of Palmyra on Friday and on the horizon, black smoke wafted behind its majestic Roman ruins, as Syrian army experts carefully detonated hundreds of mines they say were planted by Islamic State militants before they fled the town.

  • Written by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press

Chicago teachers launch one-day strike in call for funding

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers took to picket lines Friday in a one-day strike they said was aimed at getting lawmakers to adequately fund schools in the nation's third-largest district.

  • Written by SARA BURNETT, Associated Press JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

India considers possible murder charges in overpass collapse

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indian police said Saturday that they are investigating possible murder charges against 10 construction company employees who have been either arrested or detained in connection with the collapse of an unfinished overpass in Kolkata that killed at least 26 people.

  • Written by RISHI LEKHI, Associated Press RISHABH R. JAIN, Associated Press