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WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down. In an effort to avoid a nomination fight, a White House official says President Barack Obama will tap Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace Sebelius. Burwell was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for her current post.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says education is the key to opportunity for poor and minority children. And he says the No Child Left Behind law, which he signed into law in 2002, helped close the achievement gap between white and minority students. He also criticized efforts to weaken the law in the closing speech at a three-day civil rights summit in Texas.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old girl who was killed when a car crashed into a Florida day care describes her daughter as "beautiful and passionate and innocent." And Nicole Quintus says Lily "deserved so much more." Robert Corchado, a driver blamed in yesterday's crash in Winter Park has turned himself in and has been charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident. Fourteen others were injured in the crash.
DETROIT (AP) — Several hundred people are gathered at a Detroit church to stand against racism and pray for a white motorist beaten by a black mob after he stopped to check on a child who was hurt after being struck by the man's pickup truck. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is at the church. Steve Utash was attacked April 2 and remains hospitalized with severe head injuries.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the attack nearly a year ago on telephone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley. The nighttime, coordinated attack involved snipping AT&T fiber-optic lines to knock out phone and 911 service and firing shots into a PG&E substation. AT&T has also offered a $250,000 reward.
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