WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.
A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials said. The suspect also was killed.
More suspects are likely to be charged in the 1975 disappearance of two young Maryland sisters, with a cousin of the man charged in the case a focus, authorities said on Thursday. The disappearance of Sheila Lyon, 12, and her sister Katharine, 10, from a Wheaton, Maryland, mall triggered one of the biggest searches in Washington-area history. Authorities said on Wednesday that a former carnival worker, Lloyd Lee Welch, had been charged with first-degree murder in the case.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 15 about Netflix's rapid subscriber growth, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company executed a seven-for-one stock split last week. The first day of post-split trading of Netflix's stock occurred Wednesday.
Presidential candidate Chris Christie said Thursday that nonviolent drug offenders should have a better shot at rebuilding their lives and he wants to mend relations between communities and their police forces.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday refused to delay a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa sheriff's office after a former volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed and restrained man in April.