Poll: Vast majority of Americans don’t trust the news media

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the...

Chicago union says clock has started toward teachers’ strike

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said on Saturday the countdown toward a possible strike had begun after it rejected the recommendation of a neutral arbitrator that it accept a contract offer from the nation’s third-largest school system....

Police: Alabama officer shot, suspect dead following chase

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a Florence police officer has been shot and the suspect has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. Capt. Mike Holt tells The Associated Press that the officer was shot in the face just after midnight Sunday during a...

Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Painstaking organization and in-person campaigning paid off again for Ted Cruz on Saturday as he nailed down all 14 delegates up for grabs at the Republican Party convention in Wyoming. The result leaves Donald Trump facing yet another loss in a string...

GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

AP Photo/John Minchillo WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party’s rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of “a breach of our trust” by improperly trying to impede a proposed change...

Chess’ 1st African-American grandmaster enters Hall of Fame

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — Maurice Ashley was 14 when he saw a high school friend playing chess and challenged him to a match. He lost badly, but it sparked a love affair that started him playing nearly non-stop ever since. There were the countless hours...

Police: Man who shot firefighters released from custody

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Police worked Saturday to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington. John Ulmschneider, a 13-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire...

Mother, father, 3 children killed in suburban duplex fire

BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — A fire at a suburban duplex has killed a mother, a father and their three children. The Friday night blaze in Bellevue, just northwest of Pittsburgh, doesn’t appear to be suspicious, an Allegheny County fire official said Saturday. Arriving crews...

Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

GUN BARREL CITY, Texas (AP) — A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress – a $1,000 tip. Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant in...

Chess’ 1st black grandmaster enters Hall of Fame

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — Maurice Ashley was 14 when he saw a high school friend playing chess and challenged him to a match. He lost badly, but it sparked a love affair that started him playing nearly non-stop ever since. There were the countless hours...