NEW YORK (AP) — Several times each month, a white bus picks up newly released ex-inmates at New York's Rikers Island jail complex and drives into Harlem, where helping hands await at a transition program run by a nonprofit called the Fortune Society.
Restrictions Eastbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
Restrictions Westbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
Conditions: Rock blasting is completed for the week. During blasting I-90 is closed from milepost 56, near Gold Creek to milepost 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between Hyak, exit 54 and Stampede Pass Interchange, exit 62. Bicyclists use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.
An anonymous letter claiming a Muslim takeover of public schools in Birmingham, England, inspired an investigation and has been largely disproved. But there were enough problems discovered that the issue has remained in the public eye. Public attitudes about Muslims have also come into play.
In 2001 a New York City police officer came out with a book about his longtime avocation — exorcism — to little fanfare. But now that a movie has been made based on that book, the now-retired sergeant is getting some attention.
A Catholic author pained by the clergy sexual-abuse scandals is working hard to present a different side of his faith: He’s gathering oral histories from around the country in which people talk about the role of religion in their lives.
A Slovakian farm boy who was an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp in World War II had lived a long, quiet life in Philadelphia. Then he fought, and won, a 10-year battle to keep his U.S. citizenship. Now Germany has issued an extradition warrant and accused him of war crimes.
PHOENIX (AP) — It was the worst loss of life for U.S. wildland firefighters in eight decades, a tragedy that killed 19 members of a Hotshot crew during an out-of-control inferno in a brush-choked canyon.