CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has decided against striking over the lack of a contract, for now.
The union's House of Delegates met Wednesday and did not take a vote on a strike or set a strike date. Union officials have indicated teachers could wait until fall to strike. Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey said there's concern over losing health insurance and end-of-the-year pay checks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy and fight bigotry.
Obama says America's tradition is to welcome newcomers because it's a nation that was born of immigrants. And he says that tradition makes it difficult to understand why some people are blocking attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws.
In a reference to Donald Trump, the likely Republican...
HOUSTON (AP) — A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century says it has prevailed over the "bureaucratic bullying" of a Texas agency now that the state has acknowledged that about 38,000 books and artifacts at an Alamo library don't belong to the state.
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit last year, alleging the Texas General Land Office "unilaterally declared" the state owner of the organization's private library collection at the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska couple face child neglect charges after authorities say their two teenage daughters lived in the basement of a filthy, mold-filled house without heat or power while the couple stayed in a camper in the driveway.
Timothy Hogan and Patricia Haugstad-Hogan of Anchorage are charged with misdemeanor counts of child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The two were arrested in March and are out on bail.