WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law today. The new law ushers in a new approach to accountability, teacher evaluations and the way the most poorly performing schools are pushed to improve. The president was joined by lawmakers, students and teachers at the signing ceremony.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials say a six-car train with passengers that left a suburban Boston transit station without its driver was tampered with. The train went through four stations before it was disabled by cutting power. None of the 50 or so passengers was hurt, although the person who was supposed to be driving was brushed by the train.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former director of a foundation started by ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has been sentenced in Indianapolis to 27 years in prison for producing child pornography. Federal prosecutors said Russell Taylor sent photos and videos to Fogle, who was sentenced last month for trading in child porn and having sex with underage prostitutes.
SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters say dramatic storms in the Pacific Northwest that have left two people dead are easing up. But the threat from mudslides and flooding remains. Drivers on Interstate 5 north of Portland, Oregon, have been stranded since Wednesday afternoon after northbound lanes were swamped by a massive landslide.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells says he is "deeply sorry" about the customers who were sickened after eating at the chain in recent weeks. In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Ells repeated the company's pledge to tighten food safety procedures to ensure such incidents do not happen again.
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