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

Trooper mourned after shooting at busy Virginia bus station

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state trooper who was fatally shot at a busy bus terminal during a training exercise was being mourned Friday in Virginia and in Michigan, where he grew up and maintained ties, as officials tried to learn what sparked the shooting.

  • Written by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers notched another solid month of hiring in March by adding 215,000 jobs, driven by large gains in the construction, retail and health care industries.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer