Nearly all Detroit public schools were closed for a second straight day on Tuesday as teachers called in sick to protest news the cash-strapped school system will run out of money to pay employees at the end of June. Ninety-four of the city's 97 public schools were closed as a result of the "sickout," said Chrystal Wilson, a spokeswoman for Michigan's largest public school system. Leaders of the Detroit Federation of Teachers told reporters that their members want assurances they will be paid for working.
By Emily Flitter BEDFORD, Ind. (Reuters) - On a day when his U.S. presidential bid could suffer a mortal blow, Ted Cruz became embroiled in a name-calling contest on Tuesday with Republican front-runner Donald Trump whom he described as "a pathological liar" in one of the most bitter exchanges in the White House campaign. Cruz, Trump's main rival, has been counting on a win in Tuesday's Indiana primary to slow the New York billionaire's progress toward the nomination. Campaigning in Evansville, Indiana, Cruz sounded deeply frustrated by the bombastic real estate mogul.