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DETROIT (AP) — Public school officials in Detroit say at least 43 schools will be closed Monday after the teachers union urged instructors to call out sick. The union says if there's no more funding from the state, the district will have no money to continue paying teachers this summer. Sick-outs earlier this year caused tens of thousands of students to miss class.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The 2016 presidential campaign is rumbling through Indiana with the candidates getting ready for Tuesday's primary. The front-runners of both parties, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are itching to fully engage in the one-on-one battle, but the underdogs are making it clear that they have no plans to quit. Democrat Bernie Sanders is holding on to the unlikely prospect that superdelegates now committed to Clinton will support him. Republican John Kasich is still in, and Rival Ted Cruz says he's "going the distance."

CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise. A new study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says of around 215,000 kids treated each year for playground injuries, almost 10 percent had traumatic brain injuries including concussions. And the monkey bars and swings are most often involved in concussion injuries. The study is online in Monday's journal Pediatrics.

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky continues his fight to prove that he was wrongly convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. Sandusky is scheduled to appear in a Pennsylvania Court Monday for a hearing in which he can present evidence to support his claim. The 72-year-old is serving a 39- to 60-year sentence.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The team of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan is going out on top. "Live with Kelly and Michael" has won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show host. The award at Sunday's non-televised show caps a tumultuous two weeks that began with Strahan's announced departure for "Good Morning America" and Ripa's taking several days off to gather her thoughts.

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