Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts.

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  • Written by By SEAN MURPHY and BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press

Dow dives 600 points as China puts tariffs on US goods


NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are tumbling Monday after China officially raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products. It's a fairly small move but investors are worried it could be step toward a trade war that harms global commerce and company profits.

  • Written by By MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer

Cellphones gaining acceptance inside US schools


Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons.


  • Written by By CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press

Shulkin says he has 'comfort' with potential successor at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin downplayed concerns about his potential successor's lack of managerial experience Monday, saying the key for improving the VA will be surrounding White House doctor Ronny Jackson with a good team "because no one person can do this alone."

  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press