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Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:44

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The nation’s main education law, long overdue for an overhaul, is headed for a major revision in the Senate. Lawmakers plan to vote July 16 on a bipartisan bill to rewrite the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act, a day after voting 86-12 to limit additional debate on further changes to the bill and move forward to a vote on final passage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)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.


U.S. hikes security at federal facilities after Tennessee shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are increasing security at federal facilities "out of an abundance of caution" after a shooting on Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed four Marines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the shooting and supporting the FBI investigation, Johnson said in a statement. He cautioned "there are many unconfirmed and possibly false reports about events." (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Los Angeles airport votes for Uber, Lyft passenger pickups

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:40

Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has moved toward becoming the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.


2 convicted in shooting death of toddler in his stroller

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:31
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men charged in the shooting death of a toddler being pushed along a street in a stroller were convicted on Thursday.

US official: 4 Marines, gunman dead in Tennessee shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:15

 4 Marines, gunman dead in Tennessee shootingA 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.


Judge keeps exhibit sealed in Las Vegas Sands case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:01
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge on Thursday denied an attempt to unseal a private investigator's report in a wrongful termination case against casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China Ltd. and the companies' chairman Sheldon Adelson.

Driver's ed car collides with truck; 2 teens dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:56
WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a driver's ed car collided with a tractor-trailer at a rural New York intersection, killing two teenage passengers.

NYPD, feds break up street gang that terrorized New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:51
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police and federal agents said Thursday they dismantled a violent street gang that terrorized residents, made big bucks off drugs and robberies and left a trail of bodies in its wake.

Verdict reached in Colorado theater shooting trial of James Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:50

Verdict reached in Colorado theater shooting trial of James HolmesJurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.


Denver firefighter dies of injuries he expected to survive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:44

This photo provided by the Denver Fire Department shows Denver firefighter John Whelan. Whelan, injured after falling about 20 feet through a skylight last month has died. The Denver Fire Department says Whelan died of his injuries Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The department says the 15-year veteran died after going to the hospital for shortness of breath and then going into cardiac arrest. (Denver Fire Department via AP)DENVER (AP) — A Denver firefighter who fell through a skylight while battling a blaze nearly three weeks ago has died of injuries that he was expected to survive.


Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:41
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — An engine fire forced a Delta flight with nearly 270 people on board to make an emergency landing at the Seattle airport before dawn Thursday.

More indictments likely over Maryland girls missing 40 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:37

Lloyd Lee Welch is pictured in this 1977 booking photo courtesy of the Montgomery County PoliceMore 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.


Correction: Thriving Netflix story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:36

FILE - This March 20, 2012 file photo shows Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix reported second-quarter financial results on Thursday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)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.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:28
DENVER (AP) — A verdict has been reached in the Colorado theater shooting trial of James Holmes.

Christie offers proposals to alter criminal justice system

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:19

Christie offers proposals to alter criminal justice systemPresidential 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.


Chattanooga mayor says five individuals killed, including shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:16
(Reuters) - Five people, including the shooter, were killed in two shooting incidents in Tennessee in Thursday, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said in a news conference. The incident is being investigated as an "act of domestic terrorism," officials said. A police officer was wounded in the shooting at two separate military facilities, officials said. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Fiona Ortiz and Sandra Maler)

Court allows grand jury probe into Tulsa sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:12

FILE - In this July 13, 2015 file photo, Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz listens to proceedings of a county commissioners meeting in Tulsa, Okla. The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday, July 16, 2015 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, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)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.


US mayor calls shooting 'nightmare' for city, says 5 killed, including shooter; others hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:06
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (AP) — US mayor calls shooting 'nightmare' for city, says 5 killed, including shooter; others hurt.

Mayor calls shooting 'nightmare' for city, says 5 killed, including shooter; others also hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:05
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Mayor calls shooting 'nightmare' for city, says 5 killed, including shooter; others also hurt.

Ohio man indicted on charge alleging Islamic State support

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:56
CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man has been indicted on a charge alleging he provided material support to the Islamic State group.