Officials said part of a major interstate highway north of Los Angeles may remain closed at least until Tuesday as they work to remove charred debris from a fiery Oct. 12 tunnel pileup involving six trucks and several cars. Three people were killed and 10 injured.
The American League Champion-ship Series moves to Cleveland Monday after the Indians tied their best-of-seven showdown with Boston at a game apiece early Sunday morning. Former Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon broke the deadlock with a pinch-hit single that led to a seven-run, 11th-inning rally and a 13-6 Cleveland win.
As he did in 2005, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) of California vetoed a bill Friday that would allow for gay marriage by defining marriage as a union of two people regardless of gender. The California Supreme Court is likely to rule on the issue next year.
Former Duke University men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler, who resigned last year after rape charges were brought against three of his players, filed a lawsuit late last week against the school, claiming it broke the terms of a confidential settlement. The players were exonerated and Pressler has moved on to Bryant University in Rhode Island.
Even before the recent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Burma (Myanmar), the US had eased immigration restrictions on those fleeing the Southeast Asian nation, according to an Associated Press report. State Department statistics show that nearly 14,000 refugees were admitted during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, a sevenfold increase over 2006. Above, Van Tin Lian Zathang (l.), a Burmese refugee, looks for clothes at a church shop in Indianapolis.
Disability Rights Advocates for Technology, a group that assists disabled military veterans, has called on Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando to lift a ban on Segway scooters. Park officials say they believe that letting visitors use the two-wheeled vehicles could endanger other people.
Construction on a 234-unit affordable housing project for New York City teachers and administrators is expected to start later this fall in the Bronx. Backed by $28 million of bonds purchased by the Teachers' Retirement System, the complex is an effort to prevent school personnel in public, private, parochial, and charter schools from moving out of the city. Instead of paying $2,000 for a market-rate studio, teachers will be able to rent units from $806 up to $1,412 for a three-bedroom apartment. (Teachers make a starting salary of $42,000.) Above, an artist's rendering of the Boricua Village development.