The New York Times
Updated: 7 hours 38 min ago
A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again on Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature had pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still failed to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among districts.
Mr. Healy wrote multiple books starring John Francis Cuddy, a widower and Vietnam veteran whose cases often touched on social issues.
A coroner said Thursday that the firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head.
Lawyers in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, debated how the judge should describe bribery to the jurors.
After a girl from New Jersey accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, her parents’ cellphone video caused a worldwide spectacle.
Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The company, which had experienced setbacks in its efforts in recent years, said it had not yet made a final decision on whether to drill next summer.
Twelve American jurors, expected to begin deliberating next week, will have to decide whether the 2007 episode in Iraq was a massacre, a firefight or a horrible accident of war.
Pennsylvania will become the 27th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, using federal funds to buy private health insurance for some 500,000 low-income residents starting next year.
In a rarity for the league, Commissioner Roger Goodell issued an apology, but his more sensitive statement on domestic abuse in the wake of the Ray Rice case should have come much sooner.
Fueled by a growing interest in urban living and a shortage of rental housing, rents have risen sharply in cities like Milwaukee and San Francisco and in states like Maine, Georgia and Kentucky.
McCauley Conner, 100, an artist from Madison Avenue’s golden age of illustration is being commemorated in a retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York.
The report, prepared by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, did not explore what caused Clayton D. Lockett’s execution to go awry in Oklahoma.
Mrs. Clinton, who had been criticized for not speaking out on the subject, praised Mr. Obama for deciding to send Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to Ferguson, Mo.
Part of the proceeds will be used to retire a $120 million loan, in addition to $100 million that will go towards paying two classes of bankruptcy creditors. The remaining amount is to be invested in public improvements.
Amid national attention to police shootings involving black men, Gregory L. Towns Jr.’s death seemed certain to provoke new discussion about the use in law enforcement of Tasers.
High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday.
The substation, which is near San Jose and provides energy to thousands, was hit by thieves early Wednesday, despite increased security, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company said.
The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a 4.2 percent rate, but businesses still seem to be benefiting more than consumers.
The move comes as a result of the state’s retreat from Common Core, a set of reading and math standards adopted by more than 40 states.