Posted: Sep 17, 2013 4:00 AM
Updated: Sep 17, 2013 4:18 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The State Board of Education is holding two public hearings on high school graduation requirements and what science textbooks should be approved for Texas. Members will devise new graduation standards under a curriculum overhaul overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature this summer. The law reduced how many standardized tests high school students must pass.
DALLAS (AP) Two former Secretaries of Defense are scheduled to speak to a Dallas audience one day after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Robert Gates and Leon Panetta will appear before an audience at Southern Methodist University. The two men will offer their thoughts and opinions on current events.
DALLAS (AP) Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') collected nearly $300,000 while awaiting trial for the Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounding 30 others. Service members charged with a crime continue to receive their salary unless they're convicted. Hasan's attorney says nearly all of it has been given to charity.
WASHINGTON (AP) Yesterday's attack at the Washington Navy Yard was the deadliest on a military installation in the U.S. since the tragedy at Fort Hood in 2009. Law enforcement officials say gunman Aaron Alexis carried three weapons at the Navy Yard. Investigators say his motive is a mystery.