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Jenn Gray, right, Ciara Schmalfeld, center, and Jessica Amstutz, left, help set up a special food table at the South Phoenix Missionary Baptist Church for kids affected by the Arizona teacher strike Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classes today over low salaries keeping hundreds of thousands of students out of school. It's the latest in a series of strikes across the nation over low teacher pay. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 26, 2018 - 3:57 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Arizona teachers marching to the state Capitol are breaking into occasional chants along the route in downtown Phoenix, including their signature "Red for Ed." Employees at courthouses and office...
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Volunteer Monroy Martinez, left, hands out a free to-go lunch to a young boy at the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance due to the Arizona teachers strike Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 26, 2018 - 2:48 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A sea of teachers clad in red shirts flowed toward the Arizona Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state's public schools, part of an educator uprising that bubbled up in other parts of the nation and spread west. Waving signs and red balloons,...
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April 26, 2018 - 1:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes. The tax increase followed what many voters saw as a failed fiscal experiment. Now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes...
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Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk speaks to reporters after it was announced the team and head basketball coach Mike Budenholzer have decided to part ways Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 26, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer's exit as "harmonious" and "as mutual as parting can be." Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday , came after many discussions with Budenholzer and was not based on just...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards guard Ty Lawson (4) looks on during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, in Washington. Less than three weeks ago, Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Nowadays, he's been one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the No. 1 seed Toronto Raptors (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 26, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three weeks ago, Ty Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Nowadays, he's one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Lawson is hardly the only player who went...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after a public outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2007 file photo, a Yawkey Way street sign hangs on a pole outside Fenway Park before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, FIle)
April 26, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the city of Boston's approval to rename Yawkey Way (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The charity named for former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey says it is disappointed with Boston's decision to rename Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park. The city's Public Improvement Commission on...
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In this image provided by the European Space Agency, ESA, The ExoMars Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System, CaSSIS, captured this view of the rim of Korolev crater (73.3ºN/165.9ºE) on 15 April 2018. The European Space Agency has released its first image taken by a probe orbiting Mars, showing the ice-covered edge of a vast crater. Scientists combined three pictures taken by the Trace Gas Orbiter’s camera instrument, CaSSIS, from an altitude of 400 kilometers (249 miles) on April 15. (ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 11:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has released the first image taken by its Trace Gas Orbiter showing the ice-covered edge of a vast Martian crater. Scientists combined three pictures of the Korolev Crater taken from an altitude of 400 kilometers (249 miles) on April 15. Lead researcher...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 31, 2010 file photo, the arena ahead of the NFL Football match between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium in London. The English Football Association received an offer on Thursday April 26, 2018, to buy Wembley Stadium, from Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan. (AP Photo/Dave Shopland, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has made an offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the English Football Association, increasing the prospect of an NFL franchise in London. Wembley has staged regular-season NFL games since 2007 and the Jaguars started playing at the stadium in 2013...
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Waffle House employee Stan Brudnicki wears a ribbon on his uniform to honor shooting victims Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday after four people were killed by a gunman Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2018 - 10:29 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee residents living near a Waffle House where a gunman fatally shot four people have been filing into the restaurant to grab a meal and show their support for employees determined to carry on after the attack. Workers who had expressed a desire to get the restaurant...
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