- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Topic - Ben Folds
"I'm just a walking example of someone who would be maybe bussing tables right now at best if it wasn't for my arts education," Folds told AP, recalling his second and third-grade years of singing and learning to read music while playing a simple recorder.
Those kinds of arts programs that emphasize creativity and help build problem-solving skills have been cut back as standardized tests emphasized achievement in reading, math and science, he said.