A school district in California is reinstating a controversial curriculum - an optional lesson on convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal is currently serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.
By Mark Blinch BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow. Creeks appeared to be flowing smoothly and no flooding had been reported as the sun began to go down, county officials said. More than 775 members of the New York National Guard were in Erie County and Buffalo to help with flood prevention after days of work to clear roads and dig homes and cars out of the record snow from a storm that killed 13 people. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.