Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.

  • Written by BY KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11


WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste."

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

No charges filed against Tennessee officers who killed man

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The district attorney's office will not file charges against six Tennessee police officers who fatally shot a black man after authorities say he threatened a child and an officer.


NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

  • Written by JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press